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I bought the Philips HD4671 when I was moving out of my rented flat 18 months ago. We had absolutely nothing, as the flat had included all furniture and kitchen and household appliances. ¬The attraction behind all our purchases at the time was cheap and functional. All we knew we wanted from the kettle was that it was brushed aluminium rather than shiny, as the one in our flat had been shiny and it was a nightmare for picking up fingerprints. As it happened, we also needed a 4-slice toaster and the matching Philips HD2647 toaster was on special offer when purchased with the kettle from Argos. I think we paid around £50 for both at the time, a bargain considering the kettle is £39.99 and the toaster is £49.99 at RRP. I've just had a quick look at the Argos website and it is currently £56.98 for both or £31.99 for just the kettle. This is cheaper than Amazon at the moment. The 2 year manufacturer's guarantee is also reassuring.
The kettle has a stylish, modern look and goes well with the matching toaster. The main body is brushed aluminium and the spout and the handle are black plastic. The brushed aluminium is great for not showing up fingerprints, but the black plastic shows up limescale marks very easily. There is a transparent window so you can see how much water is left without opening the lid. The inside of the kettle is black plastic and the bottom is metal.
There is a button at the top of the kettle for flipping the lid open. This sticks a bit sometimes and you have to push it quite hard. The opening is nice and wide, so it's easy to fill. The kettle is cylindrical and the whole of the top lifts up, so it's easy to get under the tap if the sink is full. Not really a problem for us as we will it from a filter jug. The kettle being cordless also means there's no unplugging necessary. The base is round and the kettle rotates freely 360 degrees, so you don't have to line anything up to place it back on, making this step very quick too. The base is also non-slip and this has worked perfectly for us so far. The indicator on the side shows the volume in cups rather than ml, but it's on the low side. I find filling it up to the top of the picture of the cup rather than the marker line gives enough for a cup (roughly 250 ml). The markings go all the way up to 6 cups. The full capacity is 1.7 litres. The window does steam up when the water is hot, but not so much that you can't see the water level.
One of the marketing points for this kettle is that it is a one-cup kettle. This means it is fine for boiling just small volumes of water, making it more economical. I live in a very hard water area, and have to pre-filter the tap water before boiling it, otherwise the limescale builds up in a matter of days. I often get impatient in the mornings waiting for the filter and will often boil half cup of water and get the tea bag stewing while the other half is still filtering. I have had absolutely problems with doing this. I don't think as much steam escapes from this kettle as it does with others. This makes it quicker and quieter. 1 cup of water (250 ml) will boil from cold in less than a minute.
The spout is a bit too wide for my liking, so you have to tilt the kettle quite a lot before the water starts to come out and it often ends up down the sides of the cup and on the work top - maybe this is why I need to fill it just over the marking for 1 cup. Because the kettle is mostly made out of plastic, it is much lighter than standard metal kettles, which is always a bonus when trying to pour. I would say it's a similar weight to a standard plastic kettle.
The filter is pretty standard for most kettles. It just slots in front of the spout of the kettle. You can't use these things as an alternative to a filter jug if you have very hard water. Whilst, limescale does build up on it, a lot still gets through and, as I mentioned above, we still need to filter the water through a Brita jug. The filter is easy to remove and wash though.
Like most kettle theses days, the element is concealed, so it very easy to clean the inside. I use one of those powders that you empty inside and boil and it comes up looking like new. Sometimes, I squeeze the juice from a lemon then cut up the lemon into pieces and boil them in the kettle, which also clears the limescale quite well and without making it smell bad. I doubt the inside will ever need cleaning if used in a soft water area. Cleaning the outside of the kettle is easy with a damp cloth.
Overall, I think this kettle was good value for money when bought with the toaster. It looks smart and stylish and does the job quickly and quietly. The water leaks when pouring and the lid sticks a bit, so it's not perfect and loses 1 dooyoo star for these reasons.
* 3 kW.
* 1.7 litre capacity.
* Concealed element for easy cleaning.
* Rapid boil.
* Boil dry protection - automatically switches off when the kettle is empty.
* Removable and washable limescale filter.
* Push button operated lid.
* Keep warm function.
* 360 degree base.
* Non-slip feet.
* Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
We purchased this kettle as it has a nice look to it and goes with the design of our modern sleek kitchen. I do not like white kettles, I think they look cheap and so this one is great because it has a lovely brushed metal look. Then it also has a black spout and a black handle on it. There is not much else to the look but I like that it is quite simple and striking and works well in my kitchen.
The kettle has a 1.7L capacity which is large and definitely enough for all the cups of tea my husband and I drink. The kettle has a flip top lid which is accessed by a little lid release button on the top of the kettle. I fill my up with a jug of already filtered water as I prefer that from the tap but this kettle does open enough that you can place it under the tap to fill it up. The kettle is easy to hold and pour, even when it is full and what I like about it is that if you need to boil it again if you have a lot of people over you can just flip the lid and don't have to worry about touching a hot kettle lid when you take it off.
The kettle has a easy on/off flip switch which will turn itself off once the kettle has reached boiling point. I don't find this kettle too loud, of course it makes a noise but nothing too loud or annoying. The kettle sits on a base which has a plug attached to it. What I like is that the cord winds up into the base so you do not have ugly cords hanging out all over your kitchen. You obviously have to place it near a socket for this but if you have to have it a long way from the socket you have this option too.
The kettle cost me in the £30 region and I believe we found it in Argos.
What I like is that this kettle came with a little bit of advice in the paperwork that would be good for us all to follow:
"Filling your kettle completely to make just one or two cups of tea wastes energy.This Philips kettle has a unique 1 cup indicator so you can easily see exactly how much water you need. By only boiling the cup of water you need you could save up to 66% energy, that's enough to earn your kettle back in a year!* If everyone boiled only the amount of water they need, we could light the streets of the UK for 7 months! (DEFRA)."
I had to buy another kettle recently, since the lid of the last one I had seemed to become a little dislodged, which in turn meant the boiling steam would escape from the kettle, thus, not switching itself off.
So, I was again on the hunt for yet another kettle so that I could quench my ever lasting thirst for tea and coffee.
I have had many kettle over the years, with many different brands, most being well known names, but I have never had luck with any kettle at all, and that goes with toasters as well.
And on my hunt for another kettle I came across a rather silver sleek looking kettle from the well known company called Philips, in fact it is the Philips HD4671.
* Jug shaped kettle
* Silver and Black in colour
* 1.7 litre capacity
* Automatic shut off
* 360° turning ability
* Concealed element
* Attached filter
* Non slip feet
** MY OPINION...
It looks like many kettle out there, in fact it looks a little similar to the one I had been using for a while, until the lid problem that is, and it is operated in just the same way.
It is a simple yet stylish looking kettle, being mainly silver in colour with a black handle, a black spout a black lid and a nice black rim just above the bottom, (this is close to where the concealed element is on the inside of the kettle)
The top slopes forwards ever so slightly with the lid fitting snugly into the gap.
The handle is made of moulded plastic and feels solid in the hand, with any danger of your hand being scolded from the kettle hot sides eliminated due to the front of the handle being nice and wide.
The lid is easily opened by pressing a little button on the top which makes the kettle filling process a one handed job.
The on/off switch is just under the handle and protrudes out just enough to easily reach without looking out of place, with a little light illuminating when the kettle is in action.
The 'cup' measuring markings up the sides of the kettle are etched on a clear plastic which allows you to see exactly how much water you have put in, plus you can see the water boiling away, (if you're into that sort of thing). This is to help us not put too much water in each time we want a brew.
The spout isn't the greatest of sizes and I have found that if you pour the water out too fast then it can spill over the sides and can be a little dangerous. But, as with many kettles of this type, you can pour enough water out into your cups without over doing it.
The flat base of the kettle sits nicely onto the cradle and can be spun all the way around, allowing it to be picked up easily from any position, with the little rubber feet stopping the entire thing slipping around the work surface.
The 75cm cable can be stored under it, winding it around the slots, giving you the option of having only the right amount of cable showing
As for the speed of boiling the water, well, I tested it a few times, with one cup and a full kettle, (all in the name of science so forgive me for the global warming I have caused). Anyway, for one cup it came to the boil in well under a minute, whilst a full kettle took around 4 and a half minutes. As for the time the water boils to the time the kettle shuts off, well this varies but it averages around 7 seconds, depending on how much water is in it.
(These experiments where all performed in the name of science and should not be attempted by the inexperienced... thank you).
What more can I say about this kettle? Well, it does what it is supposed to do and does it at a quick enough speed to make it a very useful kitchen device indeed.
It's colouring makes it look good and it should fit nicely into any modern kitchen indeed.
As for the price, well, I got this one for around £30.00, which, for a branded name such as this, I thought this was a bargain indeed.
** Philips HD4671 **
This was our old kettle but we replaced him because he was ok but simply plain looking. We did use him for a couple of years with much satisfaction. The kettle is a Phillips one and it's really a brand I trust and have some good experience with it. We could have gone for a cheaper kettle but you want one that last you for a couple of years.
It's really your standard looking modern electric kettle and just looks a little bit better than some of its competition. Our new kettle looks way better but this one isn't bad or anything. What I like is that it doesn't look cheap and I like the grey colour. It has a clean and stylish look what fitted perfect in our kitchen at that time.
The Philips HD4671 has the capacity of 1.7 litres so that's like 8 cups of tea which I think is big enough anyway. Why do you need more? It's a pretty normal sized kettle but what I like is the cup indicator that shows you the amount of water you have in the kettle for the amount of cups. It's just a handy feature of the kettle. It's also good for the environment that you don't boil to much water than you really need. You also have a double action filter for clear water and a fast boiling flat heating element. Of course you have a little light that shows you have the kettle is on.
It's a Phillips kettle and the brand never let me down before. The kettle works really well and is very easy to use. The boiling goes quite fast and the handle doesn't get to hot. I really enjoyed this kettle and we still have it as a reserve just in case. We just wanted a fancier looking kettle that's why we aren't using this one anymore.
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My kettle at home is from Philips I brand that I trust and it's maybe not the cheapest one out there. Especially when you are talking about a kettle you can get them cheaper but I got the Philips HD4671 because I use my kettle every day and then I think you just need a good one because I would hate it when it breaks down.
The Philips kettle looks like your normal electrical kettle but it has a more stylish slick look with it greys but doesn't look as funky as for example a Alessi kettle. I'm fine with the way it looks and the kettle certainly doesn't look cheap. What I like about the colour is that it hides any stains and dust so it always looks clean.
The kettle has an capacity of 1.7 litre which means you have enough water to fill around 8 cups, so it's big enough. What I like about this kettle is that on the outside you see the cup indicator that shows you the level of water in the kettle and how many cups of water that is. You also have a one cup indicator which is also the minimum water level for the kettle. I thought it was quiet handy because I'm often alone and then one cup is perfect for me.
The cup indicator must also prevent people for boiling to much water and therefore saving energy which means it's energy efficient. Further on it has a double Action filter for clear water and a cleaner kettle and flat heating element for fast boiling and easy cleaning. You have a little light what indicates when the kettle is switched on which looks quiet nice.
Using the kettle is easy and I think the water boils quickly enough. Easily within the minute I have my one cup of water ready for use and it doesn't seem to make a lot of noise. What is quiet handy is that the lid stays cool so you won't burn yourself that easily.
I bought this kettle around 35 pounds which makes this kettle not the cheapest one out there but I'm still glad I bought this one. It looks stylish but more important is that I trust the brand Philips and know it will still work a year later from now. I love the little cup indicator and making myself one cup.
after my kettle broke i spent a bit of time looking for a new one that wouldn't cost the earth and came across this one in the argos book for just £34.99 even better if you bought the kettle you could get the 4 slice toaster for half price (i had to get a new toaster aswell as i had a kettle and toaster set before and had to take the toaster back with the kettle).
this kettle is 3kw and has a 1.7 litre capacity.the water gauge also measures in teacups which can be a bit confusing as you fill it up to one teacup if you only want to make one drink but it isn't quite enough water for a mug but it doesn't take long to figure out how much water you do need to put in.this feature is supposed to save you up to 66% energy.
it also has a removable washable limescale filter,safety cut out,dry boil protection,automatic switch off and easy pour spout.you can fill it up by pouring water into the spout or there is a little button you can press on the top of the kettle to open the lid.
there is cord storage in the 360 degree base and has non slip feet.it boils very quickly and is quiete.overall this a very good kettle and i have had no problems with it so far
When my last kettle died on me last month, I decided to look around to see if any energy efficient kettles were on the market. I chose this one after discounting the two chamber kettles because I had heard they were heavy.
This kettle is slightly heavier than my last one, but it is solid in construction and sits into a very firm and stable base.
It has a clear water level scale on the side, which is measured both in cups and litres. This is very clear to read, and enables you to only boil the amount of water you need each time, according to the publicity this could save you 66% in energy consumption, which has to be a good thing, both for your finances, and the environment.
The kettle also has a scale filter, stopping all the little bits of limescale entering your drink, which is particularly useful when you live in a hard water area, as I do. It also has boil dry protection and a flat bottom enabling easier cleaning. I was also impressed to see that in the manual it expalains how to descale the kettle using white vinegar, which again is a big plus for the environment.
I find the kettle is easy to fill, either through the spout or the flip up lid and the water boils quickly, which is great when you're desperate for a cuppa.
I'm not sure how a kettle can have picture quality, so for this rating I have thought about the look of the product. Again, for sound quality I have rated it according to the lack of excessive noise when in use.
Short name: Philips HD4671