Product Type: Prestige kettles
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Prestige 51047 Dakota
Member Name: nayland
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Date: 23/08/10, updated on 23/08/10 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Boils quickly, large jug 1.7 litre and looks great especially at night!
Disadvantages: Maybe some taps may be awkward to fill this kettle up.
Well if your read my previous review then you will know that I just had to buy the kettle to match the toaster as well. It seems that I was right and that they do this Dakota set in red as the picture above proves. My kettle is black with a slight sparkle in it unlike the picture showing a red one.
The kettle we have been using was a cheap one from Tesco's which we have had for a couple of years and had started to get quite limscaley around the lid ( mainly because all the lazy people in my house fill it up through the spout!), so it was getting difficult to remove it. I hate tatty looking things in my kitchen and this was certainly looking that. So again I looked up all the reviews I could find and this brand came out tops again. I must admit it would not be the sort of kettle (or toaster!) that I would normally look at as usually everything I look at is in steel that I steer towards, but I did go and hunt this one after the good reviews I had read.
This is a cordless kettle which I have been used to using for some years now ( I couldn't go back to a corded one now!), but what I really like about this kettle is that it is suitable for both left and right handed people and being that I have 2 left handed people in my household it is perfect. The reason that I say this is because where the handle is there are two clear panels one of either side of the handle, which shows the water gauge. So you can swivel it round to either side depending on whether you are left or right handed and clearly see how much water there is in the kettle.
The water gauge has 3 lines on it which consist of the bottom one being the min line, the middle one being the 1 litre line and the top being the max line. In the center of the handle there is a soft textured rubber grip making it comfortable to use.
This is a concealed element kettle which is great as this stops the element from getting a limescale build up and will last longer. Having a 3000 watt motor means that this kettle boils up really quickly, saving on electricity as well.
When filling this kettle ( this has a button on the top that when pressed will let the lid pop up automatically) to the max ( this means 1.7 litres) you can get quite a few cups of tea or coffee out of this. We seem to just fill it to the min as everyone seems to be brewing at different times of the day or night. This kettle does have an automatic boil-dry safety cut out, which is very useful to have.
In the base of the spout there is a removable filter, which has to be cleaned on a regular basis, as if you do not keep this descaled it will affect your guarantee rights. This just slides out and upwards, which you then clean with soapy water and then return back to the spout. Never use it without the filter in place.
Now the best part is when you switch the kettle on it will glow a beautiful blue colour which looks lovely at night. You can see the water as it starts to boil all bubbling away.
You are recommended to boil the kettle up 3 times before using, which is what I did, because it boils so quickly this didn't take long at all before I could make my coffee.
Again this kettle is guaranteed for 2 years like the toaster, the only one thing that I would say is that being that it is a jug kettle it can get a bit awkward getting it under the tap, this is maybe because I have one tap that goes into a large arch arm, so I have to remove the board from my sink and fill it over that, which isn't hard (although I caught hubby forcing it under the tap!!! naughty!). I paid £31.97 in Tesco's , but have seen that you can get it cheaper elsewhere. Being I was using my Tesco vouchers it didn't in fact cost me anything to I don't mind paying the extra!
5 Dooyoo Stars for my lovely glowing kettle!
Summary: Great kettle which makes a quick cup of tea or coffee!
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