I bought this kettle because my old kettle was looking past its sell by date. After trying all the limescale cleaners on the market to clean my old one, I gave up and treat myself, boring treat but I guess its a woman thing.
I thought it was a little expensive for a kettle but after using it for about 6 months now it was well worth the money.
The light changes from blue (standby) to red (boiling). Its very quick to boil although a little slower if you're filtering at the same time.
Its easy to clean when you replace the Maxtra cartridges. Although these can be a little expensive I bought the multi pack (6 in box) when they were on offer in tesco.
The water in my area is very hard but the results are amazing, I only drink tea but its definitely a better taste and so clear. Go on, treat yourself, you won't regret it.
I had this kettle in the last flat that i was renting and never has a cup of tea tasted so good. I especially noticed the difference in taste with the herbal teas that i like to drink.
The kettle takes a little while to filter the water which is to be expected having used water filters previously, but getting into the habbit of refilling the kettle once i had used the water saved me time when i was gasping for a cuppa!!
The only downside is the price of the kettle, it is pricy when you can get a decent kettle that doesnt filter for less than half the price, but in my opinion the cost of the kettle is justified as the taste and quality of the filtered water is amazing.
filters are readily availible in most supermarkets so there is no hassel in trying to find a replacement filter.
Its an amazing kettle which is why Ive gone and bought it for my new house before i even moved in so that i could have a decent cuppa when i was unpacking.
I dont actually own this kettle anymore as it was a joint gift with my ex partner and he got the kettle when we split!! However I still felt like writing a review because it was a fantastic kettle!
I wanted a kettle that had a water filter built in and this one takes Brita water filters or own make ones. I hate all the limescale you normally get at the bottom of kettles over the months so having a filter was great .The only slight downside to this was that it took ages for the water to filter into the kettle and you had to fill the kettle into the water filter part probably twice if you wanted the kettle completely full if you were making a lot of drinks.
The main reason i wanted this kettle however is simply because I thought the changing colours were pretty! It starts off blue and then goes different shades while it is boiling until it is red when it boils. When you leave the kettle on standby it flicks through all the colours slowly and I used to like it sitting in the corner when the kithen was dark giving off its coloured glow! Leaving it on standby of course wastes a little electricity but I don't think its that much and it did look nice!!
The kettle has a nice comfortable handle, boils very quickly and is ultimately easy to use and a great choice. When we were given it a year or so ago it cost about £50. I'm not sure if it has come down in price since then.
I came home to find my husband had bought us a new kettle, which surprised me because we didn't really need a new kettle. However, I love this kettle. It gives off a soothing blue glow which turns to red when you switch it on, but its not just pretty to look at, its practical too. Many stainless steel kettles have windows so that you can see how much water is in them, but after a while they begin to leak, as the temperature changes of the different materials eventually damages the seals. The body of this kettle is completely plastic however, and wrapped in a stainless steel outer cover, so there are no joined materials where it can start to leak. Not only that but it has a built in Brita water filterwhich uses the same filters as some brita water filter jugs, so you don't need an extra jug on your worktop to filter the water before you put it into the kettle. The only drawback I find is that it is rather heavy when it is full of water but other than that, its fast and efficient. It's smart, it has a handle that is comfortable to hold, with a button to press with your thumb to lift the lid. It's cordless, in that the kettle itself has no wires, just the base, and the kettle fits easily onto the base. This means no trailing wires when you have boiling water in your hand. It is filled through the main lid, if you try to fill it through the spout you bypass the filter, so that defeats the object of having a water filter kettle. Its quite quiet, and generally excellent quality. It doesn't have a keep warm function. It sells for about £45 , So if you're looking for a good quality kettle with a built in Brita filter, its a good buy
I love my kettle. I saw this, but the white plastic version in my cousins kitchen and rather liked the perpetual colour changing light. It's a girlie decor kettle really. Having admired it I wished it were available in something to match my own kitchen and my cousin said it was, only more expensive.
Satisfied with that I went and bought mine at Argos and was gleeful to find it on offer and it looked great in my kitchen, for 3 days before the bulb went.
The manual and guarantee said the bulb was meant to be lifelong of the kettle and should not blow. So it went back to Argos.
The replacement last 4 months before that bulb went too.
The next replacement is still with me and glowing cheerfully as I type.
It does a super fast boil which I really appreciate, I'm a tea fanatic and sometimes I need tea more than air I think, so the faster it comes the happier I am.
Not only does it have a fast boil but a quiet boil. Now, quiet would be a relative term, yes it's quieter than a jumbo jet taking off but it's not quiet in the same way mice can be. In fact it can be difficult to hear anything else if you are stood beside it at peak. However, since the boil is short lived I was prepared to live with that.
Having moved house since I bought the kettle I was pleased to see I needed no new changes to collate everything, the colour change means it fits with everything.
If not for the original glitches, it's perfect.
The blurb about the kettle:
* Concealed element.
* Rapid boil.
* 1.7 litre capacity.
* Dry boil protection.
* Safety cut out.
* Removable, washable limescale filter.
* Water window.
* Stand-by : soft ever -changing illumination, Boil mode: changing illumination indicates water temperature from blue to red.
* Keep warm : soft ever changing illumination.
* Easy pour and easy fill spout.
* Automatic switch off.
* 360 degree base.
* Non slip feet.
* Cord storage.
* Keep warm feature.
Easy to use, safe grip, no problems with any uses as the tip if the spout is pointed and directs the flow well.
Currently at £39.99 on offer at Argos at time of writing, usually £44.99.
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Short name: Breville JK164