Without any doubt, Philips have made an excellent product. With its sleek glossy design and huge range of features this is a must have appliance for those who have an eye for trendy kitchen gadgets. It fits in perfectly with a modern kitchen, looks stunning on any worktop and even helps you make that perfect cup of tea! This is designed for right or left handed use, the on/off button is exactly where it should be, right underneath your thumb as you hold the handle. There is a water level indicator on both sides of the kettle and there is an easy-clean water filter - great for those of us who live in hard water areas. There are quite a few kettles on the market now that will keep water warm for you as long as you need it, this is no exception. The really great feature though is one that you may not use all the time but is a very clever idea. You can set the kettle to switch off at different temperatures, not just when it boils (you can choose from 40, 60 or 80 degrees) and the keep warm feature also lets you choose these temperatures, how cool is that! Personally when I make fresh coffee or herbal tea, I set it to switch off at 80 degrees, not 100 degrees, you get a cleaner taste compared to when you use boiling water and it helps you save that little bit of energy and keeps your carbon footprint a little smaller. Now you can save the planet every time you make a cuppa!
Short name: Philips HD686