Product Type: Asda kettles
Newest Review: ... I paid around £15 for it which I thought was quite reasonable and I didn't really think that there was much that could go wrong with a ke... more
Member Name: Brooke3
Advantages: Whistles, looks good
Disadvantages: The handle gets really hot.
I have always loved traditional kettles. My Nonna had one when I was a child and I always loved the sound that it makes when it's boiled. So when I had to get a new kettle I decided to go for one of the traditional kettles that you place on the cooker to boil the water. The reason why I chose the Asda one was because it was so cheap. I think I paid around £15 for it which I thought was quite reasonable and I didn't really think that there was much that could go wrong with a kettle that you just place on the cooker.
I am single and childfree so generally I'm just making tea for me and I never have more than one or two friends over at a time so I never really needed the kettle to boil a lot of water. The kettle is more than big enough to meet my needs. I only ever boil the amount of water that I need and even boiling enough water for one cup of tea did take a while. I never timed it but it was much longer than the electric kettle that I had before. I imagine that if you are boiling a lot of water it will take even longer.
Unfortunately when I used this kettle for the first time I noticed a huge flaw in its design. When the kettle boils the handle becomes really really hot and I couldn't pick it up. I had to use oven gloves everytime I used it and that is not what I want to do just to have a cup of tea.
It's a shame because I loved the way this kettle looked, it just felt so traditional and it made the whistling noise that I remembered from my childhood but this is all irrelevant because after a couple of months of using this kettle I have given up on it. It's just too much hassle and too awkward to pour tea using oven gloves.
Summary: Not Recommended.
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