Product Type: Bosch kettles
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Member Name: missniff
Advantages: Looks good and can actually boil
I purchased this kettle about 14 months ago for our office - it was the second kettle we had bought that month. It's immediate predecessor had died a brutal death! It had to boil water and couldn't, being that it only cost us a fiver. The kettle before that had been a Morphy Richards that finally disappeared under a blanket of lime scale.
The decision to buy this kettle was simple - it was the only one in the shop. In fairness to the shop it is a furniture and larger appliances type store - Hayes of Bath. They are really quite proper and very old fashioned, although I was surprised there was no other choice. However, i was confident this kettle would do a good job as Bosch is a well respected name and brand. Petty cash forked out the £39.99 it cost us. I think this is expensive for a kettle, but I certainly wasn't gonna make another trip somewhere else - I'm a busy lady.
The kettle is plastic, and stands fairly high - about 30cms. The plastic is a pleasant combination of gloss and matt finish. This is attractive and in my experience easy to wipe clean. The lid had a quick release button, which I personally like, although if you had a small sink it would be hard to fill as the kettle is tall and the lid just adds to this - we pour in the water from a filter as our office water is foul, so the lid isn't in the way and since it is attached to the kettle we haven't lost it! The capacity is a large 1.7L. However, when filled to capacity the kettle does rock n roll around the surfaces a little scarily, and it may switch itself off early (this has happened to me only once). Filled to 1.5L it is perfectly well behaved. The kettle is cordless and so sits on its own little island, with a fill 360 degree spin. Don't spin it when it has water in, especially hot water. The element is concealed under a metal plate.
This concealed element along with the plastic finish of the kettle had ensured that it is very easy to clean, and looks just as good as the day it was purchased. And, if I'm honest we aren't very tidy in our office, but the kettle has survived.
I think the best feature of this kettle is its reliability. We have about 15 people in the office who probably have 4 hot drinks each every day - that is a lot of boiling this baby has completed!
I would recommend this kettle if you want a sleek black design, don't mind having plastic, if you want something easy to clean and very reliable.
Also, it has a ridiculous name that I am quite taken with.
Summary: Solid reliable kettle
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