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Best Kettle for Arthritic Hands

As we're all well aware, age comes with a number of problems. One of these is joint pain, which can make even the simplest tasks painful to complete. In this guide we will look at the best kettles for arthritic hands or indeed any kind of hand or arm related pain.

We first look at the unique ergonomic uccello kettle tipper which is designed specifically for this purpose. We'll then look at hot water dispensers, and finally check out some lightweight and easy to handle standard kettles.

Ergonomic Uccello Kettle

Ergonomic Uccello Kettle
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In a nutshell, the BetterLife Ergonomic Uccello Kettle removes the need for the wrist tipping motion. The handle is "ergonomically" designed which basically means that it is designed to fit the hand for easy use. The lid has a large opening for ease of filling and cleaning. These features make it ideal for people with arthritis in the hands or wrists as well as those with Parkinson's.

Other features include:

  • Power Light - To indicate whether the kettle is on and boiling
  • Auto Shut-off - To switch off the kettle once the water has boiled
  • Low Noise - Designed to be quiet when boiling
  • Water Level Indicator - Easy to read water level indicator
  • High Quality Base - Stable and made from non-slip material
  • Capacity - 1.5 Litres.

More information / customer reviews / pricing can be found on amazon.co.uk, or read our full review.

Hot Water Dispensers

To get around the need for a kettle entirely, it may be worth considering using a hot water dispenser instead. We look at three options, neatly summarised in the below comparison table:

Breville VKJ142 HotCup Hot Water Dispenser Breville VKT111 HotCup Hot Water Dispenser Morphy Richards Hot Water Dispenser 131004
Breville VKJ142 Breville VKT111 Morphy Richards 131004
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Capacity1.5 Litres2 Litres3 Litres
ColoursBlack / Stainless SteelBlack / Stainless SteelBlack
Easy FillPush Button LidHinged LidRemovable Container
Temperature ControlledNoNoYes
Energy EfficientYesYesYes
Drip TrayYesYesYes
FilterYesYesYes
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Breville VKJ142 Hot Cup

VKJ142 Hot Cup
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The Breville hot cup water dispenser is able to boil a cup of water in less than 50 seconds. Its 1.5 litre capacity is enough for approximately 5-7 cups of water. It features a button release mechanism which opens the lid, allowing it to be refilled underneath the tap. It can boil 1 cup at a time for maximum energy efficiency. It also features a removable drip tray and a permanent limescale filter.

Quick summary:

  • Fast Boil - 1 cup in under 50 seconds
  • Capacity - 1.5 Litres (approx. 5-7 cups)
  • Push Button Release Lid - For easy filling under a tap
  • Illumination - When boiling, the blue water window lights up
  • Drip Tray - Removable
  • Limescale Filter - Permanent.

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Breville VKT111 Hot Cup

Breville VKT111 Hot Cup
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Another hot water dispenser you may want to consider is the Breville VKT111 Hot Cup. It carries over many of the same features as the VKJ142, but has an extra half a litre capacity and features a hinged lid. The hinged lid is perfectly suited for those who struggle to lift a heavy kettle. Another key selling point which makes the VKT111 so popular is the fact that its filling height can be adjusted meaning that it is suitable for a range of cups and containers.

Quick summary:

  • Capacity - 2 Litres (approx. 7-9 cups)
  • Hinged Lid - To aide those who cannot lift a heavy kettle
  • Illuminated Window - There is a large window on the side of the dispenser to indicate whether it is in boil mode
  • Cup Sizes - Option to fill 9 cup sizes (with manual control)
  • Manual Stop Control
  • Fast Boil.

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Morphy Richards Hot Water Dispenser 131004

Morphy Richards Hot Water Dispenser 131004
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At the premium end of the market sits the Morphy Richards Hot Water Dispenser 131004. It has a 3 litre capacity, only boils the water you need so is energy efficient, requires no plumbing (so can be used straight from the box) and, unlike the above two hot water dispensers, is temperature controlled.

  • Capacity - 3 Litres (approx. 10-14 cups)
  • Removable Container - For easy filling
  • BRITA Filter - Reduces chlorine, metals, limescale to improve the look and taste of your drinks
  • Temperature Control - For example, 100 degrees for pasta, 95 degrees for coffee, 85 degrees for tea, etc
  • Cord Length - 70cm
  • Energy Efficient
  • No Plumbing Required
  • Video - Viewable on Amazon.

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Lightweight Kettles

If the above dispensers aren't to your taste, then perhaps the traditional kettle will be. Of course, the biggest factor will be the weight of the kettle as lightweight kettles reduce the burden on joints (and muscles). We will also consider the usual things to watch out for, including durability and general features of the kettle.

After some research, some of the lightest kettles available are below. The latter two kettles are advertised as travel kettles which, by their nature, are light, small and compact.

Deik Electric Kettle Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle Quest 35690 Compact Travel Electric Kettle
Deik Russell Hobbs 23840 Quest 35690
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Capacity1.7 Litres0.85 Litres0.5 Litres
Weight0.87kg0.61kg0.5kg
ColoursBlackWhiteWhite / Grey
Auto Shut-offYesNoNo
FilterYesYesNo
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Deik Electric Kettle

Deik Electric Kettle
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Weighing in at only 0.87kg (31oz) is the Deik Electric Kettle. With a 1.7 litre capacity and hinged push button lid, there should be no problems filling this with reduced mobility. Cleaning is very easy too as the heating element is concealed, allowing for the inside to be washed out in no time at all.

Here's a quick summary of the main features:

  • Weight - 0.87kg
  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres (approx. 7 cups)
  • Auto Shut-off - Switches off automatically when the water is boiled
  • Boil Dry Protection - Switches off when the water level drops below safe minimum
  • Removable Filter - Filters limescale and other large particles from the water. Can easily be rinsed
  • Cleaning - Easy (due to hidden heating element)
  • Fast Boil
  • BPA Free
  • Energy Efficient.

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Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle

Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle
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Next up is the Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle. Travel kettles are great in terms of weight as they're designed to fit in suitcases. The Amazon reviews are very positive, and (at the time of writing) the price is excellent. As well as being light, there's a hinged lid to allow for easy filling. Again, the heating element is tucked away so cleaning is almost effortless.

Other features include:

  • Weight - 0.61kg
  • Capacity - 0.85 Litres
  • Filter - Removable and washable
  • Lid - Hinged to allow for easy filling
  • Light - Light to indicate whether the kettle is boiling
  • Heating Element - Concealed at the bottom of the kettle
  • Boil Dry Protection - Shuts off if the water level is too low.

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Quest 35690 Compact Travel Electric Kettle

Quest 35690 Compact Travel Electric Kettle
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An alternative lightweight kettle is the Quest 35690 Compact Travel Electric Kettle. This is another travel kettle which is ideal for anyone who struggles to lift a heavy full kettle. It's durable, with positive feedback on Amazon.

Features include:

  • Weight - 0.5kg
  • Capacity - 0.5 Litres
  • Material - Plastic
  • Water Level Indicator.

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