A new report by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) suggests that British households are wasting a combined £68m a year in energy costs, by overfilling their kettles.
The study of 86,000 British homes showed that 95% of people boil a kettle everyday, with 40% boiling water five or more times a day.
The EST recommends that you should only boil the amount of water you need, rather than filling your kettle to its maximum capacity. In fact, independent tests by the Which? consumer group show that by boiling two cups of water, when you only need one, you are using 64% more energy and taking 62% longer to do so.
If you’re looking to save money on the water you boil for hot drinks, why not consider one of the great hot water dispensers in our comparison chart, which allow you to boil just the water you need.
Top TV chef, Heston Blumenthal, has launched an exciting new range of kitchen appliances and gadgets called Sage. The products include an automatic tea maker, toaster, blender, espresso machine and many more.
Here we take a closer look at the highly-rated Soft Open Kettlewhich is part of the new range.
This stylish new kettle, with its space-age looks, packs in a number of innovative features, including the soft open lid which gives the kettle its name. As kettles boil, and the steam rises, it turns into hot water droplets as it cools down. When you open kettle lids, which flick up quickly, the hot water can easily splash on you. With this Sage kettle, the lid opens slowly when released, preventing this dangerous splash back from occurring.
Other great features include:
- Quiet boil element for reduced noise when boiling
- 3kW element for rapid boiling times
- Generous 1.7 litre capacity
- Large spout for safe pouring
- Comfortable soft grip handle
- Wide opening lid enabling easy access for cleaning
- Limescale filter for great tasting drinks