Product Type: Bosch kettles
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Member Name: DaveJMcW
Advantages: Looks good, very quick
Disadvantages: Problems with lid, expensive
I bought this on the strength of a Which? review. I like products to last, and my previous Jug kettle was a Russell Hobbs which lasted 10 years, before it began to leak.
This is not a run of the mill kettle, as the controls are on the base, rather than the kettle. There are some useful features, like being able to heat water to different temperatures - (handy if you have herbal teas, which don't have milk added to cool them down), and theres a useful keep warm feature too.
However! I have to be honest - I don't use any of these features at all, in practice just doing what I've always done with a Kettle - hit the button and wait for it to go beep when its done (a useful feature incidentally).
There were some initial teething troubles with the lid - you have to press it to open for refilling, but it would take several presses before it successfully opened. This problem seems to have disappeared as the kettle has worn in.
I have to say, it does look pretty sexy in the kitchen (can a kettle be sexy?!!), and it's much easy to keep clean being only part stainless steel.
All in all, recommended, if you're prepared to meet the rather steep price tag and are confident you'll be using the extra features you're paying extra for.
Summary: Decent enough
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