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Are eco kettles any good? Or are there better ways to save energy?

There certainly seems to be a lot interest in kettles – judging by the number of searches for ‘kettles’ we get on Sust-it. So why aren’t we trying to sell you ‘eco’ kettles? It’s quite simple; if your existing kettle is in good safe working order; regularly descaled and allows you to see how much water you’re boiling, there isn’t much point changing it. The important thing is how you use it. i.e. only boiling the amount of water you need, which is the biggest feature of most eco kettles.

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Ready to try our half fill challenge? We’ve developed a simple test which will illustrate how using your kettle efficiently could make a big difference to the amount of energy you’re using through-out the year. Fancy a brew? Let’s start by clicking here…

Boiling a kettle

P.S. Please be safe, electrical devices don’t mix with water, hot water is dangerous and children should be supervised at all times. Two sugars please!

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2 Responses to Are eco kettles any good? Or are there better ways to save energy?

  1. Carl says:

    Not convinced, my sister in law has an eco kettle rated at 650 watt.
    I timed it and it takes five minutes before it `sings` and another five minutes to boil.
    My 1kw kettle at home boils in three minutes so how can the eco be better?

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