Product Type: Asda kettles
Newest Review: ... does slightly let the product down which is a cheap white cardboard box with the Asda value logos on, as the kettle looks more expensive ... more
Asda Smartprice Kettle, exceeds expectations!
Asda Smartprice Plastic Kettle
Member Name: roo88478
Asda Smartprice Plastic Kettle
Advantages: cheap, easy to use, boils quickly
Disadvantages: Not the most attractive kettle
I bought this 1.7 Litre 220W Asda Value Kettle for my grandma very recently. (I bought it because the off switch on her kettle had stopped working, so if you put the kettle on to boil and left the room, the water would reach boiling point, but the kettle wouldn't turn off, so the kettle would boil itself dry, and steam anything in the surrounding area!) I bought this kettle for a very reasonable £5.49. The kettle is used on a daily basis by an elderly couple ( my grandparents) myself and for the occasional visitor.
The kettle is a plain white plastic design, which comes with a flip lid, and comes on a separate stand. Is a simple, smart design, certainly no flashy chrome here, but it is quite a modern design and does match the other appliances in my grandma's kitchen. There is a panel on the side, with a gauge so you can see how much water is in the kettle. This is a plus as my grandma is quite environmentally conscious and only likes to boil as much as she needs, but also as other value kettles I have bought in the past haven't had a gauge on the side. Being plastic it is also easy to clean off any splashes / spillages from other kitchen activities. (Kettle is kept quite near the hob)
The kettle is meant to hold around 7 cups of water, but I would say more like 6 (It would be 7 small cups) Fully filled it boils very quickly, in less than 2 minutes, and with just a couple of cups less than one. It is not the quietest of kettles but not overly loud either, definitely not the loudest I have heard, and because it boils quickly, I wouldn't say this is a problem, especially when you take the price into consideration.
The packaging does slightly let the product down which is a cheap white cardboard box with the Asda value logos on, as the kettle looks more expensive once it's out of the box than the packaging would lead you to believe, but at the end of the day this is thrown away / kept in a cupboard anyway, and I would rather they kept this style of packaging / design of packaging and pass the savings onto the consumer, which they are doing!
The kettle comes with a year's warranty with Asda, under their Asda price guarantee if you keep hold of your receipt (although I have found in the past that even without a receipt, Asda are usually happy to refund / exchange within reason) , which is an added bonus.
I would recommend this kettle, it has more than surpassed the needs required for my grandparents for the price I paid. Especially recommended to those with an smaller household, or a smaller office for moderate daily use.
Summary: exceeds expectations, great bargain buy
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