Best Home Fire Extinguishers

While it isn’t mandatory to have a home fire extinguisher, some homeowners see it as an added layer of insurance to tackle the beginning of a controllable fire. 

If you’re unsure of what you need, then read our guide to the types of extinguishers

On this page, we pick our favourite ones for each type and list them below. Remember, if in doubt always call the fire service.

BEST DRY POWDER

Kidde 466112
4.6/5
Kidde 466112
££££
  • Solid build
  • Police trusted
  • Most popular

BEST WATER TYPE

amerex extinguisher
4.6/5
Amerex 240
££££
  • Solid build
  • Police trusted
  • Most popular

BEST FOAM TYPE

amerex 250
4.6/5
Amerex 250
££££
  • Solid build
  • Police trusted
  • Most popular

Best Dry Powder Extinguisher

Kidde KSPS1X

Our Rating (4.5/5):
4.5/5
kidde fire extinguisher
  • Manufacturer: Kidde
  • Weight: 1.41 Kg
  • Product dimensions: 31 x 9 x 9.5 cm

This Kidde KSPS1X is a traditional home fire extinguisher, fully approved for use in the event of a fire and as a means to clear a route to safety and as long as used when safe to do so, can also limit damage to property and possessions, also ideal to store in your vehicle.

For use with A, B or C category fires.

  • A: Wood, paper.
  • B: Flammable liquids, petrol.
  • C: Gaseous fires.

Positives

  • 7.8 second discharge duration
  • 5A 34B C fire rating
  • 6-year warranty

And the not so good…

  • No instructions for wall mount
  • Feels heavier than the listed 1.41kg

Best Water Extinguisher

Amerex 240

Our Rating (4/5):
4/5
water extinguisher
  • Manufacturer: Draper
  • Weight: 16 Kg
  • Product dimensions: 73.3 x 20.3 x 21 cm

This water extinguisher is effective on paper, cardboard, wood, textiles and similar materials. It can be used on class A fires and comes with a 13A rating.

It is a heavy and bulky item, so you’ll need to be able to lift 16kg off the floor or wall mounted bracket. It does come supplied with a wall mounting bracket with a readable pressure gauge.

For use on class A fires.

  • A: Wood, paper.

Positives

  • Refillable once used
  • 13A rating
  • 5-year warranty

And the not so good…

  • Really heavy at 16kg

Best Foam Extinguisher

Amerex 250

Our Rating (4.5/5):
4.5/5
  • Manufacturer: Fireshield
  • Weight: 4.26 Kg
  • Product dimensions: 12.4 x 12.4 x 39.1 cm

The Fireshield 2 litre foam fire extinguisher is a good sized item, ideal for the home and even your caravan and motorhomes.

The benefit of opting for a foam extinguisher is that there is less mess created. With a powder fire extinguisher, it is incredibly hard to clean up the mess afterwards i.e. you won’t be able to salvage anything. 

For use on class A and B fires.

  • A: Wood, paper.
  • B: Flammable liquids, petrol.

Positives

  • Kitemarked to BS EN3 standard and certified
  • Small sized, doesn't take up space
  • 5-year warranty

And the not so good…

  • A bit more expensive than other types