Finding a good quiet boil kettle can be tough. As it turns out, there aren't many of them on the market. In this guide we list the best quiet boil kettles we can find, and do an in-depth comparison of our top 3 favourites.
If you're in a hurry, we've summarised everything in the table below:
|Tower Bottega ✔||HadinEEon Kettle ✔|
|Capacity||1.7 Litres||1.7 Litres||2.0 Litres|
|Colours||Midnight Blue / Copper Sunset||White & Rose Gold, Black & Rose Gold, Marble & Rose Gold||Glass|
|Lid Type||Flip||Lift Off||Latch|
|Variable Temperature Control||No||No||70C, 80C, 85C, 90C, 95C, 100C|
|Keep Warm Function||No||No||Up to 4 hours|
Up first is the 1.7 litre Russell Hobbs Eclipse Kettle. The Eclipse Kettle, when tested against Russell Hobbs kettles without quiet boil technology, ended up being up to 75% less noisy. It's very much a modern kettle, available in Midnight Blue (pictured) and also Copper Sunset.
It has a matching toaster which is also available in Midnight Blue and Copper Sunset. It has rapid boil zone markers (i.e. internal 1-2-3 cup markers), and can boil 1 cup (235ml) in about 45 seconds, which is impressive. Its standard features include a water gauge, a 360 degree base and internal illumination.
Next up is the 1.7 litre Tower Bottega Kettle. It's a classic kettle by design, with a stylish old fashioned temperature dial on the front, measuring between 0C and 100C. Its design is beautiful, mixing just the right amounts of silver stainless steel and rose gold. The Bottega Kettle is available in Black & Rose Gold, White & Rose Gold and Marble & Rose Gold.
One thing which stands out is the overhead handle with ergonomic handle, allowing for easy pouring and protection against scalding. Its other features include a 360 degree base, boil dry protection, automatic shut off and a 3kW heating element. There's also a matching toaster available.
Next is the HadinEEon Variable Temperature Kettle. It's a beautiful glass kettle with quiet boil functionality and it's also packed full of other features, the most notable of which is its ability to precisely control the boiling temperature. It has six settings - 70C, 80C, 85C, 90C, 95C and 100C. The controls are on the handle which is a convenient touch.
Featuring a 2.0 litre capacity, the HadinEEon Kettle is capable of boiling up to 10 cups at a time. It has a wide mouth for easy filling, a heat resistant and ergonomic handle, a 360 degree base, an up to 4 hours keep warm function, boil dry protection and automatic shut off.
Next is the Russell Hobbs Buckingham Kettle. It's a sleek and stylish brushed stainless steel kettle with a large handle, flip top lid, illumination when boiling and most importantly, it's a quiet boil kettle. The quietness is achieved through the use of a special coating on the base plate and a diffuser ring. When measured against previous Russell Hobbs kettles without quiet boil technology, the Buckingham Kettle had an up to 75% reduction in noise.
The Buckingham Kettle has safety features such as boil dry protection. It has a concealed heating element to prevent it becoming caked in limescale. Other standard features include the 360 degree base, a water level indicator and a limescale filter. Overall a stylish and practical kettle.
Next up is the Russell Hobbs Luna Kettle. It's a tall and stylish kettle which provides a quiet boil. It was found by Russell Hobbs to be up to 70% quieter when tested against other Russell Hobbs kettles without the quiet boil technology. The Luna Kettle has another trick up its sleeve in the sense that it's also an energy saving kettle. More specifically, when boiling 1 cup of water (235ml) instead of 1 litre, there's an up to 66% energy saving.
Its other features are mostly standard. They include a 360 degree base, a removable and washable limescale filter and a concealed heating element. It also has a perfect pour spout which aims to reduce drips and spills. The style is appealing, with a grey (or copper or red) stainless steel exterior and a strong black plastic handle.
Our next quiet boil kettle is the 1.7 litre Duronic EK42 Kettle. It's a variable temperature kettle, with four pre-set temperatures - 40C, 60C, 80C and 100C. Some ideas for usage are: 40C for lemsips and hot water bottles, 60C for certain exotic coffees, 80C for normal tea, 100C for black and herbal teas. The Duronic EK42 also has the ability to keep the boiled water up to temperature for up to 30 minutes at a time.
So far as design goes, the Duronic EK42 is elegant and well constructed. It's available in white, black and silver (pictured). There's also a slightly smaller version available with a lower capacity of 1.5 litres. The Duronic EK42 is also energy saving as the temperature settings will reduce excess boiling. Its other features are pretty much standard - a 360 degree base, concealed element, water gauge, etc.
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Next we have the Dualit Classic Kettle. It's a quiet boil kettle with a 1.7 litre capacity. Dualit say that it's the quietest kettle that they've ever designed. It has a superb style with polished stainless steel, an ergonomic silicon grip handle and a non-drip spout. For style and convenience, when the kettle is switched on, a light will illuminate to indicate that the kettle is boiling.
One feature which the Dualit Classic Kettle has which most others do not is a replaceable 3kW heating element. The kettle has the usual features such as a 360 degree base, a water window with level indicator on the front and rear, a removable and washable limescale filter and numerous safety features.
The ASCOT Glass Kettle is also a quiet boil kettle. It has a unique design, with a glass body, a lift off lid and an elegant classic jug shape. It also has stainless steel components which bring the design together. The entire construction is free from the chemical BPA. One feature of note is the heat resistant curved handle which allows for easy pouring.
With a 1.5 litre capacity, the ASCOT Glass Kettle has a powerful 3kW fast boil heating element. For safety reasons, it has automatic shut off and boil dry protection. Its standard features include a 360 degree swivel base, a removable/washable filter and an easy lift off lid.
Next is the sleek and stylish Tower T10023 Quiet Boil Kettle. It has a 1.7 litre capacity (6-7 cups), a powerful 3kW heating element and a solid stainless steel design. It's available in several colours. These are Black & Rose Gold, Marble & Rose Gold and White & Rose Gold. We particularly like how the handle and spout are silver, but the lid and base ring are rose gold.
The T10023 Kettle has a matching toaster with a very similar design. The kettle has most of the standard features, including a 360 degree base, a water window with gauge and safety features such as automatic shut off and boil dry protection.
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Finally, we have the Russell Hobbs Legacy Kettle. It features an overhead, almost circular handle, a ring lift off lid, and a perfect pour spout which reduces dripping and splashing. When measured against Russell Hobbs kettles without quiet boil technology, the Legacy Kettle was up to 70% quieter.
The Legacy Kettle is available in three colours - cream (pictured), black and red. There's also a matching two slice and four slice toaster available. Other features include an internal rapid boil zone (cup markers), a 360 degree base, and a fine mesh limescale filter which can easily be cleaned.