Product Type: Kenwood kettles
Newest Review: ... with this kettle given that it is easy to use and I know how much water I am boiling! If Kenwood can improve on the design on the lid an... more
Kenwood Kettle - Fast boiling, easy to use
Member Name: kerrycwy
Advantages: Fast Boiling; Clear Body
Disadvantages: Lid difficult to close, may spill out when pouring
I got this kettle by redeeming my points earned from using my credit card so I do not know its market price. While I do not actually "pay" for it, I still think that it's a good buy considering how often I have used this kettle since I got it two years ago.
The body of the kettle is made of acrylic. You can easily see how much water you have poured in. The other parts (the lid, the handle and the base) are white in colour. It still remain white after using it for two years! (Some of the white plastic products do turn a bit yellowish after years).
The jug is 1.7 litre and there are markings on the side showing measurements in cups and liters so you know how much water you are boiling. The markings were slanted so that you could see it easily when filling from the top. I found it to be extremely useful as I used to live alone and did not need to boil so much water at one time. It helped to save energy too!
Using the kettle
Boiling water using the kettle is fast. Boiling a whole jug of water took only a few minutes and you do not need to wait for a long time.
On the down side, the lid is difficult to close and sometimes I have to apply force to close it! Besides, it is not easy to pour out the water without spilling. I often found myself spilling water around when pouring water out. It is very dangerous considering I am pouring boiling water out!
To sum up, I am very happy with this kettle given that it is easy to use and I know how much water I am boiling! If Kenwood can improve on the design on the lid and the pouring mouth, then it will be a perfect kettle.
Summary: a fast boiling electric kettle with minor issues when using
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