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When we purchased our new Dualit toaster a couple of months ago I was keen to buy the matching kettle in order that my appliances matched. We were also in need of a new kettle being that our old model was looking a little worn around the edges and had lost its ring. The kettle that I opted for was this Dualit 72402 kettle which came in the Canvas White colour way to match the toaster however it is worth mentioning that it is available in other colours including black and a nice shade of red.
Unlike our previous kettle which had been the traditional domed shape, this kettle is an upright model and I like this look as I think it is both functional and modern. The kettle is mainly chrome in material and colour and this gives a very shiny and reflective finish which I think adds a touch of sparkle to my kitchen. The lid, base and handle of this kettle are lined with the canvas white plastic finish and this adds a touch of elegance in my opinion with the flip top lid featuring the Dualit imprint around the rim. On the front of my kettle is the measuring device and this features cup images in 2, 3, 4 and 5 levels depending on how much water you need to fill the kettle with. The kettle stands on a canvas white plastic base and this is quite solid in construction and houses the kettle sturdily without feeling wobbly.
This kettle doesn’t feature a huge amount of bells and whistles but this is what I like about it as I feel it is functional for its task of boiling water for my daily cuppas. The body of the kettle can boil up to 1.5 litres of water and a red circular light at the front of the kettle indicates when the knob has been switched on. This kettle does have a cord which can be wrapped neatly under the bsae of the unit and this is a handy feature in kitchens such as mine where the worktop space is quite limited. This kettle doesn’t make any special sounds when it has finished boiling the water but instead a heavy click from the knob being released indicates when the water is done.
~Set Up and Use~
Using this kettle is really simple in my opinion. It is just a case of opening up the lid via the hinged opening, filling with cold water and starting the boil by flicking the switch at the side of the kettle down. The hinge can be a little stiff at times but I attribute this to the solid chrome that the kettle is constructed in. The water boils at quite a steady pace depending on how full the jug is and I have found it to be no different in boiling time to that of any other kettle I have used. Once boiled Dualit recommend that you leave the water to stand for around ten seconds before pouring and I find that the water pours accurately out of the spout without any drips or spills. In our house where we usually only boil the kettle for two mugs of tea I generally find that pouring cold water up to the three cups marker is adequate for two average mug sizes.
~Cleaning and Maintenance~
Being a neat freak I do like to ensure that my appliances are clean and this kettle is no exception to this rule. I find that by gently wiping the chrome body of the kettle with a wet cloth and then buffing it with a dry tea towel I am able to keep the exterior of my kettle looking shiny new. I also have used a sachet of lime scale remover in the body of my kettle following the manufacturer’s instructions to keep the innards looking sparkly and working efficiently.
This kettle is not the cheapest model around but nor is it the most expensive as I found out recently when looking at the Kitchen Aid options (ouch). It is priced at around the £68 mark give or take a couple of quid depending on where you purchase it from. Although this is an investment it is one which I do believe is worth it given the good looks and functionality of this kettle together with the quality branding.
~My Opinion and Recommendations~
In my opinion this is a lovely kettle which I feel works well in our rather modern kitchen. For looks alone this kettle scores top marks in my opinion as it is classic yet modern in design and has a lovely neutral colour which would work well in the majority of kitchens. This kettle boils water efficiently and to a piping hot temperature and gives a nice steady pour of water during use. Add this to the ways in which this kettle is incredibly easy to use and set up and I believe that this kettle is a high scorer all round.
As a result of my review I do recommend this kettle and based on my thoughts would have to award it an excellent five stars for its quality design and usage.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
The Dualit jug kettle combines style and durability in polished stainless steel with a choice of accent colours / The kettle has a heatproof handle whilst the hinged lid has a large heatproof ball knob with finger-guard / Features include a removable laser cut limescale filter and large water indicator on both sides / This allows you to boil only what water is needed / According to the Energy Saving Trust this is a key recommendation in saving energy money and helping to prevent climate change / The axis rotary base enables the kettle to be placed back on the base from any angle / Features Cordless operation 12 cup capacity / 1.5 Litre Rapid boil concealed element Washable limescale filter Oversized non-drip spout Large viewing windows on both sides Can be placed on its base at any rotary angle Hinged lid with large heatproof ball knob and finger-guard Non-slip rubber feet One year guarantee / Short name: Dualit 72402