Product Type: Prestige kettles
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Prestige 51047 Dakota
Member Name: jellymonty
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Advantages: Boils water fast, doesnt spill
Disadvantages: too noisy, expensive.
I ordered this Kettle on Amazon a few months ago because I got fed up of buying bust up kettles from Asda and Tesco so I figured Amazon would have a better kettle for me to handle. I must admit, the pretty red/black color convinced me that this was the kettle of my dreams but sadly it didn't live to my expectations..
Don't get me wrong, it is a functioning kettle. It's light weight, has a cord storage inside it, it opens automatically when you slide the little black button on top of it rather the the convention kettle of using your hands to open the lid. It has a high capacity of water (1.7Litres) and it boils in three minutes which is rather fast. I love that it has a concealed element of stainless steel which prevents the kettle from building lime-scale. The handle of the kettle is very soft which makes gripping the kettle very easy. It also has the advantage of pouring well in that it doesn't spill when you pour into your cuppa, neither does it spit water when it boils.
Now comes the bad bit... ITS TOO BLOODY NOISY!! I don't know about you, but I hate noisy kettles, especially when you're watching TV or when your talking to someone and it just totally takes over your ear space. It is very hard to clean (difficult to reach those areas that are prone to lime-scaling) and the cord is a little too short, so its difficult to actually shift the kettle to where you really want it to be. I also found that the boiled water has a rather funny taste, like you're drinking swimming pool water. It's also too expensive for what it actually is worth.
Not an ideal buy, unless you're in a hurry and haven't got time to buy a decent kettle. I personally wouldn't recommend you buy this as they are better kettles out there.
Summary: Not Ideal if you use the kettle regularly.
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