Product Type: Kenwood kettles
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Need a Coffee in a Hurry?
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Date: 10/01/13, updated on 10/01/13 (69 review reads)
Advantages: Boils quickly
My office kettle gave up last year, so my officemate and I decided to go halves on a new one. We use a kettle multiple times a day, so it's an investment and neither of us could do without our coffee! So, one evening after work I went to the large Sainsbury's I pass on the way home to check out their homeware section.
My colleague and I decided that we would spend up to £30 for a kettle, £15 each and for this I wanted to get a good brand which is cordless, with a mesh filter for trapping limescale and to able to make at least 6 cups at a time. We need a cordless kettle as I have to take it to a nearby sink to fill up and a cordless with a stand is more convenient than having to keep putting the plug in and out. The water in the area is hard and full of limescale so a mesh is good for trapping it, which it does very successful and now and again we need to pull the filter out and empty out the slithers of limescale. We need a larger kettle as sometimes we have meeting so make tea/coffee for up to about 6 people at a time.
This one caught my eye on the shelf in the supermarket because it is quick boil and has a concealed element which also makes cleaner it a lot easier, plus it fitted our criteria above. It was one of the cheaper kettles of this size in a well known brand there too at £27.95, although there were cheaper kettles which looked less good quality.
How does it work?
I am really pleased with this kettle, it boils very quickly perhaps 40 seconds for 2 mugs worth, a little longer the more water you have in. I like that you can see through the window how much water you have in and also see the water boiling. There are two windows, one on each side of the kettle so you can place the kettle on the surface to either side. The lid is easy to open, it flips up on pressing the button on the handle or pulling the button on the lid and is attached which is really convenient. To turn the kettle on you just flip the switch below the handle which is nice an easy and there is an illuminated indicator which shows when it is on.
The kettle is white and light grey plastic and I think it looks quite sleek. It's easy to wipe clean, which I often have to do as it seems to end up with splashes of tea and coffee over it. This is a good kettle for people who need lightweight thinks because of wrist etc problems as it is very light indeed without water in it. The kettle feels and looks sturdy and good quality.
I am really pleased we spent the extra few pounds a got a good quality, well known brand kettle as it has really paid off in the long run. The kettle anyway saves us loads of money compared to keep going out to buy tea/coffee as a take-out, but also saves lots of time! I think the best feature about this kettle is that it boils so quickly, but it's also nicely designed and easy to clean too. 5 out of 5 from me!
Summary: A great quick boiling kettle
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