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Cookworks White Kettle
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Cookworks White Kettle
Advantages: Easy to use, inexpensive
Disadvantages: basic design
My kettle is one of my most used and treasured possessions, growing up in a house where the kettle is permanently on well and truly rubbed off on me and I am now a bit of a tea freak.
I usually spend quite a lot on a kettle, my last one cost £50 because it was supposedly the best thing since sliced bread, sadly after just seven months of having the thing, it decided to stop working. In my search of a new one I had a look in Argos, I still had the intention of buying a mid-top of the range one, but when I saw this Cookworks one for just over £10, I thought I had nothing to loose. That was just under two years ago and our relationship has never been stronger ...............
The kettle comes in two parts, a round base which has the plug attached. This is where the jug sits to boil, it needs to be clicked down properly or it will not work. This doesn't require any effort though, it just slides into place.
You also get the jug kettle, it is made of a white plastic, it has a light blue semi transparent section with cup and litre measurements printed in white, the measurements go up to 1.2 litres, but the maximum water level is 1.7 litres. These measurement are still visible although very slightly starting to fade. Just at the base of the kettle it had 'cookworks' printed in a light green colour, this has now totally faded.
On the top of the handle is a red light, when the kettle is boiling it will glow to show it is working.
At the base of the handle is the flick switch to turn the kettle on, when this is pressed down, a little light on the top of it will also glow red.
On the top of the jug is a lid that can easily be removed for filling or cleaning. However the spout is big enough to fill the kettle without removing the lid. Inside the kettle at the base of the spout is a small mesh filter, this stops any limescale making its way into your cuppa. You easily can take this out and wash it, I find a quick rinse under the tap is enough to clean it.
At the base of the jug is the silver element, this is the bit just does all the work so it is worth looking after it and treating it for limescale, every so often. I found if I leave it too long the whole thing gets coated, although it came off a treat with a limescale remover.
I find the kettle really nice to hold, the handle is big enough to fit your whole hand through so you can get a nice grip, which is important when it is hot.
The outside is really easy to clean with a damp cloth, the colour hasn't faded or gone yellow at all, apart from the lettering slightly fading it looks as good as new.
I really can't find fault with this kettle, it isn't that pleasing to the eye and doesn't have any nifty features like glowing in the dark or playing rule Britannia when the water has boiled, but it makes a lovely cup of tea and after nearly two years of constant use it is still going strong.
You can buy this from Argos, instore or online. I just had a look and saw that it is currently on offer for £6.99, which is an absolute bargain.
Summary: An excellent value for money kettle
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