Yes, this is the kettle that they are currently using in Big Brother 9, and no I didn't realise this before I bought it. But I imagine that the producers chose it because of its nice style.
In my opinion there is no point scrimping on a kettle, afterall its always on display and you'll use it all the time. Firstly the deep red is a lovely colour (there is a matching toaster too if you want it) and I love the feel of it when you hold it, having the handle above means you carry it a bit like a bucket, giving it a good centre of balance, rather than the normal way which can feel quite heavy. For this reason, it might be a good choice for the elderly or infirm also. The 360 degree bass is pretty standard these days and the filling gauge is easy to see. One thing missing on this kettle is the filter that stops limescale and bits going into your tea which I have noticed is now fitted to most kettles. Apart from that I am a happy owner of about 2 months. Oh yes, and the whistle on boil function is brilliant. It is a gimic, but it hasn't worn off with me yet, and when it does, i'll just switch it off on the base.
The retail price for this kettle is £39.99, but I have seen it with discounts of around £10 recently. It is also available in black and cream.
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