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Cheap as chips
Cookworks White Kettle
Member Name: suziebenn
Cookworks White Kettle
Advantages: Boils water efficiently
Disadvantages: Looks cheap
A couple of months ago my kettle starting leaking, it cost us £40.00 and was just over 12 months old. I was pretty mad about this and decided to just buy a cheap one for the time being as we are due to completely redecorate the kitchen and was not sure of the colour scheme or anything and could pick up a decent one at a later date.
We opted for a basic kettle, Cookworks White Kettle from Argos for £12.99 and to be honest it has turned out to a pretty decent kettle.
It is a basic white colour, angled in shape with a blue see through panel so you can see how much water is in it. It also has a useful removable washable lime scale filter which is a must in our house as we live in a very hard water area. The kettle is cordless and has a power cord on the base that the kettle sits on; it can also be refilled from the spout for ease of use.
The kettle is 2200 watts, has a capacity of 1.7 litres, s safety cut out and automatic switch off, you can see if the kettle is on or off by a little illuminated power indicator.
What more could you want from a kettle it has all the usual features, its boils fairly quickly, and is not noisy, the only fault that I have found with it is sometimes you need to wriggle it around a little bit to get it off the base, and although it has non-slip feet it does tend to move a little around on the base as it comes to the boil.
This kettle does the job that you want it to quite efficiently, but it does look like a cheap kettle, so if you want something that people would admire then it would be better to spend a little more for something more attractive.
We have decorated the kitchen now but not got around to replacing the kettle yet as 3 months on from purchase it is still going strong, and looks as good as new. It is also very easy to clean just a quick wipe over with a damp cloth and it looks as good as new.
Summary: Does what we want it to do, boils water
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