Product Type: Eco kettles
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I appreciate their efforts, but I think the designers need to work on fine-tuning it!
Member Name: razielle
Date: 18/03/09, updated on 18/03/09 (93 review reads)
Advantages: Uses less water
Disadvantages: Made of flimsy stuff, leakage
I'm an increasingly green/eco-friendly minded person, the more I learn about the damage being caused to our environment, on a global scale as well as on a local level, the more I want to do to make an effort to change my behaviour pattern and develop a healthier lifestyle for myself and those around me, including animals/wildlife, plants trees etc.
So, in another step toward green living I purchased the Eco Kettle!
Described as energy saving, it looks pretty cool, it helps you to use only the amount of water you need, and it has a built-in filter, so you don't need anything separate for that.
The Energy Saving Trust have even recommended it, so I figured it must be good.
For the reasons mentioned above I thought it was a great idea to have one. However I did find it leaked a little and was perhaps less robust than I had imagined it might be, so unfortunately I must mark it down for this as it does defeat the object to buy a product which is calling itself 'green', to then have to replace it in no time because it's shoddily made!! How green is that, exactly?
I appreciate their efforts, but I think the designers need to work on fine-tuning it.
This section is an edit due to questions raised by a comment. The Eco Kettle costs in the region of £30 depending on where you shop.
The reservoir holds 1.5 litres of water (though you click a button to release the amount you want), and boiling time depends on how much you fill it with of course, though it tends to only be about 30 seconds for one cup.
Summary: ...defeats the object to buy a 'green' product', then have to replace it in no time!
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