Product Type: Prestige kettles
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Both a stylish and Functional Kettle.
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Member Name: debbi256
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Advantages: Stylish, reasonable price, fast and efficient.
Disadvantages: None that I can think of.
When my OH boiled our old kettle with either little or no water in (stupid!) and burnt the bottom of it, therefore rendering it useless, I wasn't amused at first, because I would have to go out and spend money to replace an item that up until then had been working perfectly for years. But once I actually started to look at the range of kettles that is available now-a-days, I was secretly pleased that I could buy a funky new one that would match my kitchen colour scheme better lol!
I'd started to introduce a lot more red items into my kitchen, and so I decided that this was the colour I would go for, and I certainly did have a lot of choice, red must be one of the 'in' colours this year or something! The one I really wanted was about £80, which was way more than I wanted to spend, and so I got it narrowed down to this Prestige one and a Bosch one, but upon comparing the two side by side, this one won hands down on both looks and functionality.
The usual recommended retail price of this kettle is £39.99, but when I bought it it had been reduced by a tenner to £29.99, and at this price, it was much more in my price bracket. Upon closer inspection of it, not only is it a very lovely shade of red, it also has very subtle flecks of red glitter in it! Another cool feature that I really like too -one I didn't realise until first using it- is that the water level windows glow a very bright blue when in use, and this looks really funky, especially in low light.
But, on to more technical details! It's a 3KW kettle which means it's a rapid boil, which means that when it is full to the maximum, which is 1.7 litres, it takes about 3 mins 20 seconds to boil which to me for a kettle full to capacity, is pretty fast., and obviously, if you just put enough in for one to two cups, it is extremely fast indeed. The element is concealed, which is great for helping prevent the build up of limescale, something that those of us living 'Oop North', don't really have to deal with, but for those who live in hard water areas, this should come in pretty handy.
If you haven't had a kettle with a concealed element before, you may notice the kettle might be abit louder when boiling, but I honestly haven't noticed this to be a problem at all, I really would say that compared to some kettles I have heard, this is actually a really fairly quite kettle.
There is a water level window on each side of the kettle, making this great for either left or right handed people and it has a 360 degree swivel base which makes it easy to change it's orientation. It has a non-slip base, and cord storage under the base of the kettle, which I make full use of, as my kettle always stays in the same place, I wind the excess cord around, then I haven't got a length of cord across my worktop.
The opening of the lid couldn't be easier and smoother, a simple flick of a button flips the lid up making it very easy to fill the kettle. When pouring the water into your cup etc, I have never had a problem with drips or with the water flowing out too fast, I've also never had a problem with any leakage at all with this kettle. It is also a faitly light kettle too, which is important for people who suffer with problems in their wrists and hands such as arthritis.
I think the feature that I love most about this kettle is the 'automatic boil dry safety cut out' feature, this, given the reason why I had to buy a new kettle in the first place, is a very good idea indeed! So in theory, it should be foolproof really....notice I said 'In theory'....
Another thing to note, is that there is also a matching toaster to go with this kettle, it is a 2 slice one, and usually retails at £29.99, although at the moment it is £24.99, and I am sooo tempted to buy it, but I'm being good, as I don't like buying things if I don't really need them, or if the one I've got already is still working, so for now I'll hold out on that. The kettle and toaster are also available in a cornflower blue colour too, which is also very nice.
Summary: A kettle that not only looks good, but does the job quickly and efficiently too.
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