Product Type: Kenwood kettles
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Stylish and quick, but sometimes flips it own switch
Member Name: PinkyPopey
Advantages: Nice design, white and clean looking. Boils quickly.
Disadvantages: Lingering 'new kettle' taste. Sometimes turns itself off.
I have owned this kettle for about 2 months now, and overall I'm pretty happy with it.
We chose this kettle as part of our wedding gift list because of its overall sleek look and because of its power - 3000W. The boil time is so much quicker than our previous kettle which makes it much easier when boiling a large kettle when cooking etc.
The kettle itself looks nice in the kitchen, the kettle itself is just normal plastic which means it is easy to wipe clean. The handle has a slight grip to it to make it safer when you're filling and pouring. To fill, you simply press the button on the top of the handle and the lid lifts wide open which makes it easy to fill.
To turn the kettle on there is a little level-type switch near the base at the back, which lights up like a little torch at the end. I oddly like this feature, it's a bit quirky and fun. However, a couple of times I've gone to pour the water and realised that the switch has flicked itself off, and the water hasn't actually fully boiled. It's done this a few times and I was just about to send it back, and it hasn't done it since. So it might just be a quirk, or maybe the switch was a bit stiff at first and now it's easing up.
The final thing is that it did take quite a while to lose that 'new kettle' taste, and I do still notice when I drink tea. I did the fully boil and empty x3 routine when we first bought it, and use it most days for cooking, which means boiling a large amount of water, but the bad taste is still lingering there.
Overall, I would say it is a stylish, easy to use, good value kettle. Just boil and empty it quite a few times, and make sure it's little light up lever is fully pressed, or you'll get a cold cuppa!
NB: Please ignore my picture and sound quality ratings - it won't let me not rate those aspects. I don't tend to watch or sit and listen to my kettle!
Summary: Overall, very happy. Good, quick, stylish kettle.
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