The average household will work its way through more than 250 electrical devices over a period of 60 years, according to a new survey.

The poll of 3000 households by shows that electrical items rarely last longer than 6 years - and the kettle is the item Brits use and replace the most.

Over 60 years, each household will get through 20 kettles and spend approximately £1000, which works out as a new kettle every 3 years.

The most expensive item is a home PC, replaced around 4 years at a cost of around £500 while the average oven costs more at £545, but lasts around 6 years.

In total, reckons Brits will fork out £48,940 on electrical devices over their lifetime.