Product Type: Prestige kettles
Newest Review: ... nice. The gauges glow blue when the kettle is switched on. ===What I like about the Prestige Dakota Kettle=== I have this kettle in black... more
Blue tea anyone?
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Member Name: devongirlie
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Advantages: Fast boiling, easy to manipulate.
Last time I bought a kettle it was cheap and functional but didn't last very long. So this time around I decided to fork out for something a bit more expensive. I looked long and hard (along the shelves at my local Sainsburys - cos lets face it, its not quite as life and death as buying a new car) and plumped for the Prestige Dakota Jug Kettle. It appears to come in two colours and I opted for the cream, rather than the red shown above. It cost me the grand amount of £28.99, although it is cheaper on Amazon, about the middle of the range of prices.
I am happy with my purchase. It fits very nicely in the space my previous kettle occupied but looks much more stylish. It holds a generous 1.7 litres, and the measuring guage is situated at the back, by the handle, so you can read it easily when filling it up. The handle is comfortable to hold and the jug itself is easy to manipulate around while you hold it so it makes filling it up a doddle. I was initially concerned when looking at the kettle in the shop, that the small apperture at the top would make filling it difficult, but it wasn't at all. And it has a cool flip up lid which opens with the push of a button at the top of the handle. So you don't even have to work out what to do with the lid while you are filling it up. I also like the fact that the lip on the lid comes down into the lip of the jug and sits just over the top of the filter whilst it is shut. This lets in less dust and also lets out less steam after boiling.
The jug sits on a circular base with the electrical connection in the centre and this allows you to place the jug so that it swivels a full 360 meaning you can have the handle exactly where you want it so it doesn't matter if you are left or right handed. The element is concealed, so it even looks attractive on the inside and makes cleaning it really easy. The element is also 3000W and it boils really quickly.
This is a good thing, but also a shame, because when you switch the kettle on from it's little flip switch under the handle, the water guage glows blue. And it looks so cool in the dark!!! I sometimes wish I could just leave it to boil, just so I can watch the blue glow, but of course it turns itself off automatically. Ah well!
Summary: Great kettle, glad I bought it.
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