Product Type: Black Swan kettles
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Black Swan 1.7 Litre Jug Kettle
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Black Swan 1.7 Litre Jug Kettle
Advantages: looks nice
Disadvantages: slightly overpriced
We don't seem to have a lot of luck with kettles in our house and go through them at a rate of a couple a years. I was getting fed up by the last purchase so looked around for something in a reasonable price bracket, but also something I was hoping would last longer than six months.
We eventually settled on the Swan 1.7 litre jug kettle in cream because it was on offer at half price, which meant we paid £17 instead of the £36 it currently retails for. We also chose this model because of the colour as it matches my kitchen, but you can buy this kettle in a range of other colours including a new vibrant purple which I think looks fun.
The main reason we chose this kettle was because of the jug design. My husband doesn't like using traditional style kettles so back to a jug we went.
This model comes with a two year guarantee, so this time the receipt is attached to the kitchen notice board should anything go wrong with it in the near future.
The kettle itself looks quite stylish sitting on my kitchen worktop. It has a removable base which also acts as a 360 degree turn for versatility. The lead isn't very long, but to be honest a kettle tends to be placed near a plug socket in my opinion so this didn't worry me.
Whilst the kettle is predominately cream, there are a couple of area of stainless steel on the outer body which includes the spout and the lid. In my opinion the lid is quite small for the kettle and can be tricky to remove. The base and handle areas are black plastic which ties in the overall co-ordination of the design.
Instead of a flip lid, this kettle comes with a removable lid, much like you would find on the top of a fancy sweet jar. If you were less abled in mobility I think you would find this kettle difficult to use, as the fitting is quite rightly very tight.
To hold the kettle, the handle goes from the top of the unit right to the base and provides a well gripped handle area. I find it comfortable to lift a full kettle without too much trouble. I think a lot of this is down to the design of the unit.
The capacity at 1.7litres is ample for a family of four, and we rarely need to fill the kettle to the brim. There is a clear water level indicator on the side of the kettle around the handle area, and I find this a useful function to have on the kettle.
When boiling the kettle, I find the time scale to be average compared to other kettles I have used in the past. It certainly isn't famous for its speed, but at the same time it's quite quiet when boiling which I find nice. We have owned kettles in the past which have been very noisy and I have worried that I'll wake the family up first thing in the morning.
Overall, I think this kettle is well worth the money we paid for it. I would suggest the RRP of £36 is slightly on the high side for what you actually get which is essentially a basic kettle in a pretty colour.
On sale you could do worse.
Summary: a reasonable purchase
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