CHOICE have saved you time and money by testing out a range of electric kettles and rating the lowest scores in their lab tests.

Those that scored the lowest result for various reasons, including noise levels and ease of use are:

1. Morphy Richards Aspect
CHOICE Expert Rating: 62%
Price: $129

According to CHOICE this kettle is noisy and the lid is fiddly – it must be positioned correctly or it won’t lock into place. The water level visibility is poor, the water level markings are confusing and the spout is very wide, meaning you may easily overfill your cup if you’re not careful.

2. Sunbeam Quantum KE6310
CHOICE Expert Rating: 66%
Price: $70

CHOICE claim this Sunbeam kettles water level markers are difficult to see and the indicator light is quite faint, which makes it hard to see in a bright room.

3. Russell Hobbs Eden RHK4W
CHOICE Expert Rating: 66%
Price: $45

The CHOICE testers found this model kettle was awkward to use, with poor balance and an uncomfortable handle that needs to be tilted a lot to pour by the end. And again it was too noisy.

4. DeLonghi Icona KBO2001.S
CHOICE Expert Rating: 67%
Price: $129

Another model that needs a volume switch! Scoring equal lowest in the noise measurement test.

CHOICE shared the DeLonghi Icona water level isn’t indicated below 1000mL and both the detachable lid and filter are fiddly to remove.

5. Smeg 50s Style KLF04
CHOICE Expert Rating: 68%
Price: $259

The Smeg kettle is bottom-heavy, sports an uncomfortable handle and the water level is hard to see. It’s also notably noisy according to CHOICE.

You can see the full review of kettles HERE.

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