Best Glass Kettle

by Enda // in Kettles

Updated May 2022

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews of the best glass kettles, that are currently available on the UK market. Many UK buyers really like the idea of this type of transparent kettle. It does make it really easy to see if you need to fill it up or not.

They are very popular with UK buyers and they sell in their hundreds of thousands.

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People like this type of kettle as they have a very distinct and cool appearance. Another reason people like these is that they can very easily see when the water is close to running out.

Generally speaking these cost around £25-30 on average. There are some more expensive options and typically they are more expensive because they have a range of added safety features such as automatic cut-off and thermostat safety features.

You will also find that these use higher quality glass and also prevent any plastic parts from touching the water. If plastic touches the water there is a chance that it can create a slight taste in boiled water. This is never usually a strong taste but it does put some people off.

Wattage and what it means

The wattage of a kettle determines how quickly your kettle will boil. For example let's assume a kettle has a 1.7 litre water capacity. Then a 2200 watt kettle will boil faster than a 2000 watt kettle. One other thing to bear in mind is that the higher the wattage the more it costs to boil the kettle.

A good wattage for one of these glass kettles is around 2200 watts. The Russell Hobbs models tend to be much faster as they have 3000 watts of power.

Water Capacity

A typical kettle will hold between 1.5 to 1.7 litres of water. (Around 3 pints of water) That is a typical family sized kettle. In the better kettles they will also have a one cup option. That means you are not wasting money boiling a full kettle of water when you don't need to. That will save you money and is better for the environment.

The Light Up Ring

The blue light is what attracts a lot of buyers to this type of glass kettle. Almost always that is achieved by using some form of LED lighting. Brands such as Salter now make colour changing kettles which are super cool.

Boil Dry & Auto Shut-Off

We would highly recommend having both of these features in any kettle that you buy. They stop your kettle from getting damaged if it doesn't have enough water in it.

COSORI Electric Kettle

90% buyer satisfaction based on 16,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a 1.5 litre glass kettle, that has a stainless steel filter

It uses 3,000 watts of power and can boil 1.5 litres of water in 3.5 minutes

This kettle is easy to use and easy to clean and is also BPA free

The inner lid, heating plate and filter are made from stainless steel

Buyers said that overall it was good value for money and boils really quickly

Russell Hobbs 21600-10 Illuminating Glass Kettle

90% buyer satisfaction based on 8,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a 1.7 litre glass kettle, that has brushed stainless steel accents

This uses 3,000 watts of power

What makes this kettle attractive is that it has a blue tinted illumination when on the boil

It can boil a full kettle, or if you prefer, you can save considerable energy by boiling just enough water for one cup

It also has a removable washable filter, and the element is concealed.

Pohl Schmitt 1.7L Electric Kettle

90% buyer satisfaction based on 8,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a 1.7 litre glass kettle, from a very popular and higher end brand - hence the higher price

Buyers like this one because no plastic parts of the kettle actually touch the water

In addition to that this model is also made of very high quality borosilicate glass

It also has a lot of very good features including cut-off if water runs out, and thermostatic control

Russell Hobbs 26080 Hourglass Cordless Electric Glass Kettle

90% buyer satisfaction based on 8,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a 1.7 litre glass kettle, that has brushed stainless steel accents

This uses 3,000 watts of power

This one does have a very distinctive shape and spout for easier pouring

It can boil just one cup so ideal for saving you money on electricity which is always a good thing.

Buyers said it looked good, boiled quickly and overall they thought it was very good value for money

ANSIO Electric Kettle Glass Kettle

90% buyer satisfaction based on 5,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a 1.7 litre glass kettle, that has stainless steel accents

This uses 2,200 watts of power

What makes this kettle attractive is that it has a soft blue LED illumination when boiling

This cordless jug kettle sits on a base that lets the kettle swivel through a full 360 degrees so that you can turn the handle to the best position for you.

It also has a concealed element, boil dry protection and an automatic shut-off feature

It has a push-button lid and easy-pour spout and there is a cord wrap under the base for storage when not in use.

Salter EK2841IR Iridescent Colour Changing Kettle

80% buyer satisfaction based on 1,500+ online buyer reviews

This is a 1.7 litre glass kettle, that has black accents

This uses 2,200 watts of power

What makes this kettle attractive is that it changes colours which some people liked

This cordless jug kettle sits on a base that lets the kettle swivel through a full 360 degrees so that you can turn the handle to the best position for you.

It also has a concealed element, boil dry protection and an automatic shut-off feature

It has a push-button lid and easy-pour spout and there is a cord wrap under the base for storage when not in use.

About the author, Enda

I enjoy cooking and love using a whole variety of small kitchen appliances. On this website, I review many of the best kitchen gadgets that are fun to own, and even more fun to use.

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