Let's face it kettles are not the most exciting purchase in the world, but since my husband had some John Lewis vouchers gathering dust, we splurged on this one recently as I was instantly smitten by the vibrant, pink colour.
Our boring chrome kettle was beginning to fall apart, so we set about finding a replacement and I was easily drawn to this one, quite frankly on its aesthetic qualities alone to start with. However, even I am not that shallow and so I backed up my fickle decision based on some good reviews I found!
The kettle is made by Bodum, a cult brand that produces a range of functional, neutral kitchen appliances, as well as an uber-cool, bright, funky collection, which this item is part of.
Also available in citrus orange, purple, lime green, beige, black and red, this kettle is a must for those wishing to vamp up their kitchen or add a colourful, modern twist.
The kettle has a built-in water filter and a 1.7L capacity, meaning it is a good size, but still fits neatly into our small kitchen. Although its capacity is more than a lot of kettles I have owned, it looks no bigger, perhaps because of its well-designed, practical, cylindrical shape, meaning it holds more water.
It is cordless, has a stainless steel element, and boils quickly and quietly, even when full. It has a cute little button on the top for effortlessly popping the lid open. I know that's a simple thing, but it's a real luxury for us as our last kettle required serious pushing and pulling and a degree of strength in order to wedge the lid off!
Ok so we haven't had this kettle long so therefore I can't comment on how well it will stand the test of time, but so far both myself and my husband love it and its a real showpiece, which I never thought I would be able to say about a kettle!
Some of the reviews I read remarked on how infrequently ths kettle needs descaling. I hope this is true but only time will tell.
As this was bought with vouchers I can't remember exactly how much we payed for it, but it was around the £30 mark. It retails online from around £20 to £40, depending on the stockist.
So far I can't fault this kettle, but will admit rather shamelessly that it was bought primarily for its fantastic design and not its functionality, although that is obviously a bonus!
**Edit** Please excuse the irrelevent catagories in the quick bar rating as it would not let me publish without filling them all in!
Short name: Bodum 5500129