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Cookworks MK17P06A Signature Cordless Kettle
Member Name: welshwickedone
Cookworks MK17P06A Signature Cordless Kettle
Advantages: Lightweight, Safe, great features, value for money.
Yesterday morning whilst venturing into the land of the living, I decided it was time to wake myself fully with a second cup of coffee of the day. Sadly, my attempts failed as my old kettle decided it was going to retire after 6 years of dedicated service. I was then reduced to the saucepan on the cooker routine to boil water and eventually got that second coffee.
Whilst finally enjoying my coffee I decided to browse through the Argos Catalogue for a replacement kettle. After a few minutes browsing through the variety of kettle on offer, I was drawn to the Cookworks MK17P06A Signature Cordless Kettle for only £7.99. I immediately sent my husband packing to purchase the kettle.
The Cookworks MK17P06A Signature Cordless Kettle offers a 2200W output and has a 1.7 Litre water capacity. There are water window features on the kettle, which allow you to clearly see the water level in the kettle. The kettle also clearly shows that maximum and minimum water levels to prevent over-filling or under-filling of the kettle for added safety. The Kettle boasts a Boil Dry Protection feature as well as a Safety Cut Out feature. The kettle offers an Automatic Switch Off system as well as an Illuminated Switch to clearly see when the kettle is switched on. The base of the kettle boasts Non-slip Feet as well as easy cord storage.
The base of the kettle is all white and has a white cord, which can be stored in the base allowing you to store any excess cable out of the way for extra safety. The base has a small groove in either side of the base as well for the cable to be put through after the extra is stored which not only allows the base to stand flat on a surface but also as there is one on both sides this allows you to change the direction your kettle is facing with great ease. The base also has two Non-Slip circular feet on the base, which in my opinion are a bit small to give the kettle full non-slip features, but on saying that it does not slip when boiling.
The Jug of the kettle easily lifts on and off the base of the kettle to allow the cordless pouring and filling of the kettle and has a three prong socket system from base to kettle to supply power to the element. The Jug of the Kettle is mostly white but the section containing the electrics is silver as is half of the handle. The handle is just right for easy hand access but sadly, I feel lacks any sort of grip features, which is a shame.
A great feature of the kettle is that it has water windows on both sides of the kettle to allow you to choose the direction you want your kettle to face. These windows have clear level markings on the side, but sadly, they only show the Maximum 1.7 L, Medium 1.0L and Minimum 0.5 L markings rather than a more detailed measuring system.
The switch of the Kettle is like a white round lever, which has to be pushed up to switch on. I find this great for me as it is easy to switch on with my arthritis and prevents the kettle switch from being pushed down and switched on by mistake. The switch also lights up with a small orange glow when switched on to clearly show you that it is on and has power.
The Lid of the Kettle Jug is on a hinge system and is not removable to prevent it from falling off during filling but at the same time allowing easy access to the Removable Limescale filters system to allow you to wash and clean it. The Filter simply clicks in and out of the sliding grooves on the inside of the Jug Pouring Spout.
The Safety Cut-Out system and Boil Dry Protection features are provided by the fact that the element of the Kettle is raised so that water can easily flow under the kettle without touching the element and the element itself has a water sensor feature at the base of it, I can only go by the instructions on this though as I have never had it occur on me.
The Kettle Jug is extremely lightweight when empty which allows me to be able to carry it easily when full and not finding it to heavy to carry. I am a little disappointed by the fact that the kettle handle doesn't have any gripping facility on the handles but I suppose for the price paid all in all it is a very good Kettle which does offer good features. I have has no major problems with the kettle or any faults, but on saying that there is room for improvement.
To be honest, to me kettle boiling time in my own opinion is not exactly a super fast boiling kettle, but about average compared to most kettles. On saying that though it is not a long slow boiling kettle and I hope that doesn't change either.
The level of noise the kettle makes when boiling, I am pleased to say, I was shocked by this as you can hear it boil, but it is in no way noisy in an unpleasant way. It starts with hardly a sound and leads up to a medium range bubbling sound, when it reaches boiling point and make a medium click to switch itself off. So all in all for price it is good as it is quieter than my old kettle which cost me over £14.00 when new years ago.
Therefore, I am happy to give the Signature Electric Cordless Kettle from Cookworks 8.5/10 for quality and value for money and highly recommend it.
Summary: Good value for money and good quaity.
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