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We'vce had this kettle for over 3 years. It's a great little kettle, looks lovely, quite traditional or vintage but with the advantage of modern innovation. We have the cream one and it looks lovely on the worktop in our kitchen, matching our vario 4 slice toaster. The indicator on the side is very useful, as is the light which shows it is on. It boils rapidly. I like how it lifts away from the base. The base itself is very neat. It is all very easy to clean and polish. The only thing I am not keen on is having to put the lid down when I fill it, as I get water on my worktop, which is wooden. I do not understand why it cannot be filled from the spout. I've never had a problem with it, have only had to descale it once, and although I live in a hard water area, I drink A LOT of tea so can guarantee it's been heavily used!
I've rated it as having a very poor picture and sound quality. I've not managed to tune in any TV or radio channels on it!!
I recently purchased the Dualit 72750 kettle from Amazon for £48.50 after seeing it in John Lewis for the much heftier price of £68.45! When I saw this kettle in John Lewis I did really like it and felt that its traditional design made the kettle stand out from the other ones on display - but I wasn't prepared to spend almost £70 for a kettle and so was pleased when I found it so much cheaper online. Once I ordered the kettle, it was delivered to me the next day, in line with Amazon's next day delivery policy. It also came supplied with a free 3 year guarantee which, for an everyday electrical product, seemed very generous.
The main body of the kettle is constructed of stainless steel which has a highly polished and shiny finish. The stainless steel makes me have more confidence in the belief that the kettle will be long lasting because it feels very sturdy and well made. The non-metal parts of the kettle are made of sturdy black plastic which are heat-proofed and so do not become heated with the kettle is boiling (although the metal parts definitely do!). On the side of the kettle is a clear plastic measuring gauge which tells you how much water is in the kettle at any one time. In addition to this, there is a LED light which indicates whether or not the kettle is switched on or off (if its lit up red then this indicates that the kettle is switched on).
The kettle itself is cordless and so it sits on a black plastic base which the kettle must sit on in order to have electricity delivered to it and so for the kettle to boil.
Using the kettle is idiot proof. To fill the kettle you need to removed the lid of the kettle - which removes completely. You then measure how much water you want to be in the kettle depending on how much boiled water you require. One thing that is wonderful about this kettle is that it is environmentally friendlier because the element is removable and so if you only need to boil a small amount of water (say enough for one cup of tea) then you can remove the element (because if the element was in position you would need to put enough water in to cover the element) and so it takes less electricity to boil the water. Once you have put in the water, you return the kettle to its base and press the lever on the back of the kettle. The kettle then boils the water. Boiling 1 litre of water takes about three minutes. Pouring water from this kettle is clean inasmuch as it does not seem to drip.
So - why do I like this kettle:
1) I like its traditional design.
2) I like the fact that it feels heavy and feels like a quality product.
3) Comes with a 3 year guarantee.
4) Removable element.
And is there anything negative about this kettle:
1) The price.....come on, it is quite expensive!
2) It could be too heavy for those with dexterity / mobility issues (such as the elderly, physically disabled etc.)
Overall, I like it. I am a sucker for the old age belief that you get what you pay for.....and I feel this product will bear this out.
(please note: I have given a rating of 5 for sound and picture quality because its not applicable and it seems unfair to mark it down on non-applicable ratings).
Short name: Dualit 72750