Product Type: Argos kettles
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Argos Value Cordless Kettle
Member Name: xmum2threex
Argos Value Cordless Kettle
Advantages: Works well
Disadvantages: Plug lead is a little short
We have had this kettle for around 8 months now we did have a Tesco value kettle before this and we were very happy with it so when they were out of stock in our nearest Tesco we popped into Argos and got this.
You do receive a user manual with this kettle but to be honest it is pretty self explanatory and we did not need to use it.
The kettle is plain white and comes in 2 parts as it is a cordless kettle you get the base itself and the kettle. It does not look very appealing but at the same time does not look to cheap and so fits in with our kitchen appliances well. There is a transparent part on the front of the kettle so that you can see the water level and this does not show how many cups you can get out of the amount in there so it is a case of hoping and guessing.
Using the kettle
To fill the kettle you lift the lid which is non detachable but it does open wide enough to allow plenty of room to fill it. This lifts up and clicks back down into place very easily so no fuss and mess for quick filling. Lifting and replacing the kettle on its base is very easy to do it sits well and is very stable both the base on the side and the kettle on the base.
Then you just push down the button and it illuminates letting you know that the kettle is working and then it is a case of waiting the kettle turns itself off once the water is boiled so you can leave it and get on with other things without having to sit and wait around.
The spout of the kettle is a little wide which if your rushing around can end up with water spilling out but once you get used to the kettle it is very easy to pour you just have to accommodate for how fast the water pours out.
With a full kettle you can get around 5 to 6 cups of tea from it which is not too bad in my opinion especially for the price.The kettle has a boil dry mechanism meaning if there is not enough water in it the kettle will automatically switch itself off for safety reasons.
Well as you would hope once the kettle has finished what you receive is boiling hot water perfect for making a nice cup of tea, coffee or of course hot chocolate. The kettle itself is warm to touch but not so much so you would scald yourself although I do not recommend touching it straight after boil.
It does take a while to boil not extremely long but a few minutes when full although this is not too much of a problem this is maybe a downfall compared to more expensive products. The kettle is also quite noisy it starts off rather quiet but the fuller the kettle is and the nearer it is to boil the more noise it produces.
The main body is easy enough to clean it's just requires a wipe and it comes up as good as new most of the inside is also easy to clean but the coil at the bottom of the kettle can be a little hard going with a little elbow grease you can get there in the end.
My only downside is that the cord of the base of the kettle that plugs in to the wall is rather short which means it sits underneath my cupboards and the steam rises underneath them. Although there is no visible harm on my cabinets it does worry me that the steam will be rising up into them.
This kettle only costs around £5 so is perfect for anyone on a budget and it is actually a great functional kettle that works fine and does everything we need it for. If it can survive a family of 5 with a tea obsessed mum I am sure it would do fine for anyone.
Summary: A fantastic product for under £5
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