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      02.05.2011 02:51
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      My kettle that i have owned for less than a year had recently broke, i was very disappointed as i had paid a lot of money for it and thought at the time it would last a few years. I have some fault in it breaking though, my water heater had recently broke and while waiting a few days for my handy man husband to fix it i had been excessively boiling the kettle for hot water to wash my dishes. I have recently had a black and red gloss kitchen fitted and have bought a red micro wave and toaster so it was finally an excuse to purchase the matching red kettle! I purchased the kettle from next, it is only available in next as it is from their own brand range. I bought the kettle from my next catalog but can be purchased online or in larger next shops that sell home wear. I paid £40 for it. It was a little more than i would usually pay but lets hope it last me more than a year! The kettle is a rounded dome shape, its quite a big kettle and holds upto 1.7L of water, this was one of a few reasons of purchasing the kettle. I always have friends and family popping by for a cup of tea and with the large capacity i will not have to boil the kettle several times to make everyone a cup of tea. The kettle is bright red, and has a stunning gloss finish to it, matches my kitchen perfect. The base and handle are black, the handle is rounded and situated on the top of kettle, this gives it a stylish retro feel and looks fantastic. The water gauge is on the back of kettle which i find quite strange and is also difficult to read. The spout of the kettle is chrome, very nice and shiny for the inner mag pie in me! To boil the kettle, you have a rounded thin press down button near the base of the kettle. The kettle take a long time to boil due to the large capacity of the kettle, but if i am making tea for one person i only boil the amount of water for one cup, this saves energy and money too. Its also a noisy kettle, its quite loud compared to previous kettles i have owned, its not a big issue as the design of the kettle makes up for this flaw. Now i will tell you my main issue with the kettle, its the handle! As i have said the handle is rounded and situated at the top of the kettle, i feel it is very difficult to hold and feels wrong, it makes the kettle feel heavy and puts strain on my wrist. I also find because of the handle when you pour the water into the cup the steam creeps up and slightly burns your hand. Its my main niggle, its not suitable for any elderly person as its to heavy to hold when full. Also i find the kettle leeks if slightly over filled, i am now more careful when filling it. Overall i love the retro design of the kettle, it looks fantastic and exactly what i wanted. It was a little expensive and i do not think i would spend that amount again on a kettle. Its well made but not well designed but would buy from next in the future. I think i would find the same faults with all dome shaped kettles. Its easy to clean with a damp cloth. Thank you for taking the time to read my review x

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        15.07.2010 18:37
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        A Cheap And Reliable Yet Stylish Kettle

        It seems to be the in thing on Dooyoo to review anything and everything in your house that is electrical so I thought Id jump on the bandwagon and review my kettle. Im also trying to get all my product suggestions out the way with and this happens to be one of them. But how on earth do you write 150 words on a kettle? Its hard to get excited about something that simply boils water but Ill definately give it a go. Now even though out kettle is the "Next Red Dome Kettle" I think the one in the picture must be slighter newer as while ours in more or less the same ours is just a it bigger. It holds the same amount of water and everything else though so it is just a slight difference in size. The kettle is bright red in colour and definately looks really pretty and brilliant quality. Its certainly a bit different anyway as usually kettles are boring white or black and I really like that this is a colour you dont usually see - although in all honesty we only have it as our kitchen is decorated in red. It looks stylish and everything you need is clearly laid out so you know exactly how to use it. This kettle also has a power of 3kw now I dont know what that means but for people who are looking to buy that could be important information. This kettle is also super easy to clean as it is made out of a material you can simply wipe clean and we have had a problem with any limscale which Ive heard can be an issue with kettles. I think everyone must be able to guess how to use a kettle by now and this one is no different. Simply plug it in and flick the little switch to on and then let it boil. This kettle can hold up to 1.7L maximum which I think is about average for a kettleand has a minimum water need of 0.7 litres but this is super easy to refill either with a cup or over the tap and when its full with water it does takes a while for the water to run out and even if you live in a house with a baby and people who are additced to coffee like I do. This takes around 3 minutes to boil and when the water is totally full you can make around 8 cups of tea out of one lot of water which I think is pretty good and that means you dont have to keep refilling aboiling all the time which is great for you and great for the environment as well. The measurments of water are clearly listed up the side of the kettle and are easy to read and level out the water and there is also a faint orange back light behind the numbers in case your trying to make a cuppa at night. Theres nothing special about this kettle in all honesty but it does the job. I dont want a fanc colour changing kettle or anything like that Im happy with one that I can make a decent cup of coffee with and that is exactly what this one does. Nothing fancy but you'll get a decent cuppa out of it. My mom got this from Next around 2 years ago for less than £15 and I think that is great value for money considering how long it has lasted and we do use it all the time. An inexpensive but pretty brilliant kettle. Wow. 607 words! How did I manage that? I do fully recommend to everyone. Thanks For Reading x0 Salz 0x

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          13.07.2010 19:36
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          LOOKS GREAT, BUT NOT SO GREAT IN PERFORMANCE.

          As I havejust reviewed my new next toaster, I am now going to review my next kettle. Obviously, I went for the red gloss design again in order to maintain the overall modern and contemporary design of the decor in my kitchen. As I had bought the toaster from next, I decided I would buy my kettle here as well. The kettle I chose, is very smart in style. It has a dome shape. quite retro in design. Infact, I remember having a kettle of this shape in my caravan when I was a little girl. It would go on the hob and whistle when boiling. This kettle from next is electric, and when plugged in, is turned on via a black switch situated at the back of the kettle. As with the toaster, there is smart black lettering which spells next along the front of the kettle. I really do believe that this adds a degree of classic glamour to the proceedings. The black handle and base also add a certain style to the kettle. Along with the steel spout and lid. There has certainly been a lot of thought put in to the design of this kettle. It is a real statement piece in the kitchen. Almost ornamental in appearance. What the kettle has in appearance it lacks in efficiency. Although it has a capacity of 1.7L. The water gauge on the back of the kettle, is really quite hopeless. As the water is filling into the kettle the gauge is impossible to read. It is not accurate as when you then level the kettle out, the water level rises dramatically. The kettle is also quite slow in coming to the boil. I have found that the water also cools very quickly when the kettle has boiled, requiring repeated boiling process. When the kettle is full of water, it does become very heavy and quite a strain on the wrist area. My mother in law has arthritis and finds it quite difficult to hold. I have also noticed that when the kettle is overfilled it leaks out of the bottom of the kettle causing a pool of water. So would I buy this kettle again? I paid approx £40 for it. Well I would say yes. Simpy because it looks so stylish. I have no hesitation in saying that as far as effectiveness, I would say a smartprice kettle from asda would be just as good. However, what makes this kettle stand out from the rest is it's smart and bold design. I have had this kettle for approx three months. I have found that although it doesnt have great added bonuses like other kettles of this price range. It is very smart and works well. I suppose at the end of the day, it is what you are after when you are looking for a new kettle. For me design will always outweigh performance. This kettle is easy to keep clean. A quick wipedown with a damp cloth will have it shine up as new. It appears so far, to be very durable and is scratch resistant. The actual sound of the kettle boiling is quite loud. It is not a particularly quiet and reserved kettle. Prefering to boil away with gusto. I have found if i am having a conversation in the kitchen, i have to raise my voice slightly when the kettle is boiling.

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