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Asda Illuminating Kettle
Member Name: jeffjen
Asda Illuminating Kettle
Date: 08/10/11, updated on 08/10/11 (128 review reads)
Advantages: Great quality product. Illuminates. Great price.
I was in need of a new kettle a while back as my trusty illuminating Breville which had served me well over the last three years was starting to look the worse for wear and had begun to leak.
I was shopping in Asda when I spotted this black illuminating kettle on offer priced at just £11.96 instead of its usual price of £16.97 and stopped to take a look.
Whilst I have never bought a 'cheap' kettle before, I must admit I was taken with how this kettle looks, which is why I stopped to examine it further and was surprised that despite its low price it isn't flimsy or really cheap-looking. After a minute's consideration I decided to buy one, as I figured that even if I wasn't all that impressed with it after all, I had only paid just under £12 and it had a year's guarantee anyway if anything went wrong with it.
~~ ASDA Black Illuminating Kettle ~~
This plastic kettle is a shiny black colour with a grey operating switch under the handle and a grey button at the top of the handle which when pressed, flips open the lid.
Whilst it may be plastic I was surprised by the quality, as the plastic is quite thick and the kettle looks sturdy and feels solid when you pick it up or handle it even though it is lightweight.
It is easily detached from its 360 degrees swivel base for filling and pouring and the base looks and feels as solid as the kettle.
The kettle holds a maximum of 1.7 litres of water and there are markings indicating how much water is in the kettle on the clear plastic planel on the side of the kettle.
It is the clear plastic planel which is illuminated a lovely blue colour when you switch the kettle on to boil and this is actually one of the main reasons I bought the kettle, as I must confess I loved my last kettle because it illuminated (sad I know!)
In my defence, I do think the coloured glow from illuminating kettles is nice to look at on your kitchen work surface...
The kettle also has a boil dry safety cut out.
Cleaning the kettle is easy by using a damp cloth for the outside and then the filter inside is also easily removed to rinse under warm water to remove any impurities, then it easily clicks back into place.
To descale the kettle, simply half fill with tap water and add the juice of a lemon to the water and boil. After boiling allow it to stand for 15 minutes before re-boiling and allowing to stand a further 15 minutes. Finally, re-boil a third time and then rinse the kettle well. I have carried out this procedure and it does do the trick of getting rid of the build up of limescale, which is quite a problem for me due to the water supply where I live.
~~ So... is this kettle a bargain? ~~
Well I certainly think so!
I have been using my kettle a number of weeks now with no problems at all. It doesn't leak, is very easy to handle and is a sturdy, quality plastic kettle despite the low price. It is lightweight and the lid opens easily when pressing down the button, making this kettle easy to use for those with arthritis in their hands. It also boils quickly.
It is so easy to keep clean too and fingermarks and water marks are easily wiped away.
You couldn't ask for anything more from a kettle in my opinion and the fact it illuminates is a feature that I personally am pleased with. I possibly would not have bought this kettle otherwise!
I also think the quality of this kettle is actually superior to my previous Breville kettle which I paid a lot more money for.
Whilst I wasn't looking to buy a kettle the day I purchased this, it caught my eye due to its looks and the price and I am very pleased with my purchase. It also carries a 12 month guarantee if anything should go wrong with it.
The ASDA black illuminating kettle is still available to purchase at the bargain price of £11.96 from ASDA stores and also is available to purchase online direct from www.ASDA.co.uk although there is a delivery charge of £2.95.
Summary: A bargain-priced kettle which does all you want it to and illuminates too!
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