All kettles do the same thing, really. Investing in an expensive one may bring some advanced features, but a cheap kettle will boil your water just as well.

For the money savers, we've rounded up the best cheap kettles available in a variety of styles. Read on for our favourites.

For more kettles, check out our guides to the best retro kettles and the best eco kettles.

Best cheap kettles for your home & kitchen in 2023

Swan SK31050WN Symphony 1.7L Jug Kettle

Swan SK31050WN Symphony 1.7L Jug Kettle

Cheap kettles don't have to look boring! The Symphony kettle from Swan features delicate, sweeping ribbons around the jug in high gloss and matte white finishes. The kettle sits on a 360-degree rotational base allowing it to be positioned in any direction, and it has a removeable and washable filter to keep your water tasting fresh.

Boil dry protection is another handy feature - the kettle will automatically turn off if there isn't enough water, protecting it from damage. Plus, the visible water line will make sure you're only boiling as much as you need.

Logik L17JBS17 1.7L Jug Kettle

Logik L17JBS17 Jug Kettle

An essential of any starter household, this kettle has a design that you've likely seen before. That's because it works, with an easy-to-read water level indicator and a simple button to open the lid. The jug kettle also has boil dry protection and a 360-degree rotational base.

Russell Hobbs 26053 Cordless 1.7L Kettle

Russell Hobbs 26053 Cordless Electric Kettle

Russell Hobbs are one of those staple brands that are widely known for their home and kitchen appliances. This sits in the more affordable range of their kettles without sacrificing too much on quality and appearance.

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The honeycomb design on the exterior adds something a little different compared to most kettles. It also has all the features you'd expect, including a 360-degree rotational base and a clear water level indicator. There's even an option for rapid boiling, for when you're short for time and need to get that quick brew.

Bosch TWK7507GB Vision 1.7L Kettle

Bosch TWK7507GB Vision 1.7L Kettle

Bosch's range of kettles spans from advanced, touchscreen options to the simpler, more affordable styles. The Vision kettle is one of their cheapest, while still carrying the necessary features you've come to expect from Bosch.

It comes in a soft, cream colour, too, which is great for mixing with both modern and traditional home styles.

John Lewis ANYDAY JLK093 1.7L Kettle

John Lewis ANYDAY JLK093 1.7L Kettle

The ANYDAY range from John Lewis & Partners offers cheaper alternatives to many household products, with good value for money in terms of quality. The ANYDAY kettle has a sleek, minimalist design and it does everything you'd expect a kettle to do.

ESSENTIALS C17JKW17 1.7L Jug Kettle


Students and graduates might recognise this kettle as the staple of any uni household. It's one of the cheapest out there, but it gets the job done just like other kettles. It has the standard 1.7L capacity and boil dry protection.

Tesco Textured 1.7L Kettle

Tesco Textured 1.7L Kettle

This Tesco kettle has an eye-catching textured swirl finish - a welcome extra at this low price point - which is guaranteed to look slick in well-lit kitchens. The kettle itself has a 3kW rapid boil element and a removable limescale filter.

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