The UK's cheapest kettles - from £4.99 @ Currys, Argos, Asda, Wilko and more
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The UK's cheapest kettles - from £4.99 @ Currys, Argos, Asda, Wilko and more

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Found 8th Feb 2014
Need a new kettle?

I doubt there's much difference between these. If anyone knows any other shops with a similarly priced offering please comment.

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Currys £4.99
Argos £5
Wilko £5
Sainsburys £5
Asda £5
Tesco £6

Edit thanks to redhot999 - Buy one from Argos and pay £1.99 for a 3 Year Replacement Guarantee. If you buy more than one you can only buy 1 guarantee and use it on either ketle

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It's not a comment to do with price but an interesting point to note is if you buy a kettle from Argos for between £5 - £9.99 you can buy a 3 year replacement guarantee for £1.99. So if you break it you can get it replaced. That's worth doing imo.

If you buy 2 kettles at the same time (say one for the mother in law) you can buy one policy and get the cover for either of the kettles.
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Edited by: "redhot999" 8th Feb 2014

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redhot999

It's not a comment to do with price but an interesting point to note is … It's not a comment to do with price but an interesting point to note is if you buy a kettle from Argos for between £5 - £9.99 you can buy a 3 year replacement guarantee for £1.99. So if you break it you can get it replaced. That's worth doing imo. If you buy 2 kettles at the same time (say one for the mother in law) you can buy one policy and get the cover for either of the kettles.



Thanks, will add this to the post

I need a kettle! Heat

Note that if you buy replacement cover from Argos, after the 1 year guarantee if it goes faulty or it breaks and you make a claim, then your replacement cover finishes. So you can only make one claim with the replacement cover. So it does not mean unlimited kettles for £1.99.

d84rk_knight

Note that if you buy replacement cover from Argos, after the 1 year … Note that if you buy replacement cover from Argos, after the 1 year guarantee if it goes faulty or it breaks and you make a claim, then your replacement cover finishes. So you can only make one claim with the replacement cover. So it does not mean unlimited kettles for £1.99.

Yeah OP I didn't mean you get loads of kettles.

1p in tesco, so second cheapest!

asda has some for £5 in store as well instore as i got one about 2 weeks ago

had 2 of these both switched themselves on and ultimately broke and i have to take the second one back to get a third one. I got the £1.99 replacement thingy, so £7 paid for three years kettle but how many times will i have to go to argos for a replacement.

Im looking for a new kettle a proper one :). Any suggestions?

btw im not voting because of my bias
Edited by: "ciarandanielbyrne1" 8th Feb 2014

I'm ashamed to admit I have got the £5 Argos kettle. Before that I had a £2.50 one from Woolworth's before they closed down! That lasted ages. This one seems flimsier and not great quality. The mother in law got a stainless Steele one for £9.99 and HERS needs replacing not mine! I usually find the limescale is the biggest problem though and that kills even expensive kettles.

ciarandanielbyrne1

had 2 of these both switched themselves on and ultimately broke and i … had 2 of these both switched themselves on and ultimately broke and i have to take the second one back to get a third one. I got the £1.99 replacement thingy, so £7 paid for three years kettle but how many times will i have to go to argos for a replacement.Im looking for a new kettle a proper one :). Any suggestions?btw im not voting because of my bias

I had a £20 currys voucher to spend and couldn't think what to spend it on so I bought one of these for £6.99 plus some headphones. Come in different colours and are better quality than the £4.99 one. currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

These cheap plastic kettles always make my brew taste weird.

Asda ones are great. Work perfect for months and if not take back and get a new one. £5 for as many years you can be bothered to keep taking it back. Heat from me. Saves loads of money. Same for Toasters, Fryers etc

LiGhTfasT

These cheap plastic kettles always make my brew taste weird.



Have you tried boiling the water?

We have the asda one and its still going strong 3.5yrs later best kettle i have ever had!

ciarandanielbyrne1

had 2 of these both switched themselves on and ultimately broke and i … had 2 of these both switched themselves on and ultimately broke and i have to take the second one back to get a third one. I got the £1.99 replacement thingy, so £7 paid for three years kettle but how many times will i have to go to argos for a replacement.Im looking for a new kettle a proper one :). Any suggestions?btw im not voting because of my bias



Hi
I have a brita classic and has lasted me 10 years and it's still going strong. It has the built in water filter so I normally descale it every 3-4 MONTHS and that's living in London with the hard water. Obviously a lot more expensive then the cheap kettles but at least for me it is lasting longer. You have to buy the filter cartridges but they are cheap enough especially if it means that I don't have to descale the kettle as much

redhot999

I'm ashamed to admit I have got the £5 Argos kettle. Before that I had a … I'm ashamed to admit I have got the £5 Argos kettle. Before that I had a £2.50 one from Woolworth's before they closed down! That lasted ages. This one seems flimsier and not great quality. The mother in law got a stainless Steele one for £9.99 and HERS needs replacing not mine! I usually find the limescale is the biggest problem though and that kills even expensive kettles.



I have to say I don't like the stainless steel ones as I always end up burning myself.

As for the limescale problem, maybe try a good descaler, would probably work wonders in ur kettle

I've had a £5 curry's kettle for the past 4 years. Still working fine, why pay more?!

Exceptions - big families; people who drink a lot of hot drinks (then the "one-cup" type might be worth it to save power?)

Great for the office

LiGhTfasT

These cheap plastic kettles always make my brew taste weird.



Rinse out thoroughly before each use, and use filtered water to boil, and ensure you empty out any unused already boiled water.…..repeat the start of this sentence.

We never get any tainted water that way. ....and very rarely have to descale.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 9th Feb 2014

cicobuff

Rinse out thoroughly before each use, and use filtered water to boil, and … Rinse out thoroughly before each use, and use filtered water to boil, and ensure you empty out any unused already boiled water.…..repeat the start of this sentence.We never get any tainted water that way. ....and very rarely have to descale.




it's not the water that's the problem.......it's the cheap chinese plastics.

cicobuff

Rinse out thoroughly before each use, and use filtered water to boil, and … Rinse out thoroughly before each use, and use filtered water to boil, and ensure you empty out any unused already boiled water.…..repeat the start of this sentence.We never get any tainted water that way. ....and very rarely have to descale.



Sorry dosnt make sense to buy cheapest kettle maybe made with awful cheapest plastic contain bpa and use a filter water which in long go will cost You a fortune ,better buy any stainless steel kettle at least gonna be safe and to descale just pour half of glass white vinegar and two glasses of water and boil ,leave for 5 minute and rinse through if needed repeat and by the way if you pour this remaining mix into toilet not sink it will remove any limescale there better than domestos etc,its cheapest and safest method than any descaler available on market

I say can't be bothered to look after my kettle, descaling, filtered water etc etc rather get a new one once I've knackered it....preferably under warranty

1810marcin

Sorry dosnt make sense to buy cheapest kettle maybe made with awful … Sorry dosnt make sense to buy cheapest kettle maybe made with awful cheapest plastic contain bpa and use a filter water which in long go will cost You a fortune ,better buy any stainless steel kettle at least gonna be safe and to descale just pour half of glass white vinegar and two glasses of water and boil ,leave for 5 minute and rinse through if needed repeat and by the way if you pour this remaining mix into toilet not sink it will remove any limescale there better than domestos etc,its cheapest and safest method than any descaler available on market



I didn't say anything about it making sense buying a cheap kettle, I am referring to tainted water taste.....we get none of that by using filtered water instead of tap water and ensuring the kettle is rinsed out, that applies regardless of your kettle budget.

No point having a cup of tea with tainted water imo.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 9th Feb 2014

I'd have you know a little birdie tells me tesco had Tefal kettles going for 1p...shocker I know



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I didn't say anything about it making sense buying a cheap kettle, I am referring to tainted water taste.....we get none of that by using filtered water instead of tap water and ensuring the kettle is rinsed out, that applies regardless of your kettle budget.

No point having a cup of tea with tainted water imo.
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Sorry dont take me wrong its not personal absolutely agree that its not worth get a cupa tea with tainted water as You said its just my honest opinion when come to make saving in cost of health even if its small risk as in long go its not worth it

Banned

A lot of people letting off steam here.

Agree on the plastic taste even the more expensive ones have that needs to be stainless for me, also cheap isn't always good, you need a 3w one or you have to wait ages got the water to boil.

Problem I have with cheap kettles is that the boil time tends to be appalling - this is obviously down to the wattage of the main heating element.

Some people with limited funds can't really justify spending loads on a kettle just coz it takes ages to boil.

I'll assume none of these is 'rapid boil'. Life's too short.....................

redhot999

Some people with limited funds can't really justify spending loads on a … Some people with limited funds can't really justify spending loads on a kettle just coz it takes ages to boil.



Agreed. Also some people (me)<--- have the money to spend on a fancy kettle, but just don't see the point! I can afford to wait 30 more seconds when I need boiled water...

redhot999

I had a £20 currys voucher to spend and couldn't think what to spend it … I had a £20 currys voucher to spend and couldn't think what to spend it on so I bought one of these for £6.99 plus some headphones. Come in different colours and are better quality than the £4.99 one. http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/small-kitchen-appliances/kettles/logik-l17pkbk12-jug-kettle-white-black-17563621-pdt.html



cheers

I've got the Wilko one. It's a pain in the bottom to pour out. Too fast, and it goes around the little spout filter and water goes everywhere. Too slow and water tends to flow down the front and drip everywhere. I called it the Goldilocks kettle, before replacing it with one of the Tesco pyramid ones in the sale.

eslick

Agree on the plastic taste even the more expensive ones have that needs … Agree on the plastic taste even the more expensive ones have that needs to be stainless for me, also cheap isn't always good, you need a 3w one or you have to wait ages got the water to boil.



3kW would be even better!

Besford

3kW would be even better!



Gold star for you posted days ago and no one noticed
Edited by: "eslick" 11th Feb 2014
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