Best Home Fire Extinguishers [2019]

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.

Our Winners in Each Category

If you are serious about buying one of these items, you need to act now. Go and read our guide on what type of fire extinguisher you should buy to determine which one the most suitable for you. Once you’ve done that, you can return to this page and work out which actual one you should buy. 

If you’re too lazy to read the guide linked above, then in short, you should probably opt for an ABC fire extinguisher for your home.

BEST DRY POWDER EXTINGUISHER
BEST WATER EXTINGUISHER
BEST FOAM EXTINGUISHER
Kidde KSPS1X
Kidde 10LLDCO
X-Sense CO03M
kidde ksps1x dry powder extinguisher
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Best Dry Powder Extinguisher

kidde ksps1x dry powder extinguisher
  • Manufacturer: Kidde
  • Weight: 1.41 kg
  • Dimensions: 31 x 9 x 9.5 cm
  • Cost: ££
  • Rating: ​⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Availability: In stock

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
NEGATIVES
  • 7.8 second discharge duration
  • 5A 34B C fire rating
  • 6-year warranty
  • No instructions for wall mount
  • Feels heavier than the listed 1.41kg
  • Not always in stock

Best Water Extinguisher

  • Manufacturer: Draper
  • Weight: 16 kg
  • Dimensions: 73.3 x 20.3 x 21 cm
  • Cost: £££
  • Rating: ​⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Availability: In stock

This Draper 21675 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
NEGATIVES
  • Refillable once used
  • 13A rating
  • 5-year warranty
  • Really heavy at 16kg
  • Quite pricey compared to the others
  • Bulky - needs extra storage space

Best Foam Extinguisher

  • Manufacturer: Fireshield
  • Weight: 4.26 kg
  • Dimensions: 12.4 x 12.4 x 39.1 cm
  • Cost: ££
  • Rating: ​⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Availability: In stock

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
NEGATIVES
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3 standard and certified
  • Small sized, doesn't take up space
  • 5-year warranty
  • A bit more expensive than other types
  • One time use only