Product Type: Prestige kettles
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A right red boiler!
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Member Name: garymarsh6
Prestige 51047 Dakota
Advantages: Rapid boil.
Disadvantages: Dangerous when pouring boiling water.
My rapid boil kettle blew up one morning prior to going to work so I used the spare kettle we had bought as an emergency standby but it was far too slow for my liking so off I went to Sainsburys on the hunt for a new kettle. Unfortunately there was very little choice on the shelves except for this Prestige Dakota kettle for £29.95 which I popped in the trolley to take home with me.
The kettle is a jug shaped kettle made from crimson red plastic and is rapid boil kettle with a 3000w concealed element in the base of the jug. It has a black lid and handle at the top there is a button to open the lid and just under the base of the handle the switch. At the front of the kettle is the pouring lip and just inside is a small filter which should stop any chalk from pouring out of the kettle should you be in a region where scale in the kettle is a problem.
The kettle sits on a black 360 degree swivel base so you can turn the kettle to pick it up whether you are left or right handed. The base comes with an inbuilt reasonable 12" long electric lead which means that it stays far away from the edge of the kitchen worktop surface reducing the risk of it being pulled by prying young hands. Once boiled the walls of the kettle are very hot.
Although the colour does not blend in with the rest of the kitchen decor it didn't really bother me although my wife gave me a bit of an ear bashing for choosing this colour! Although I like the look of the kettle and the fact that it is rapid boil it seems ok to me but my wife is not a fan of the colour. But hey ho I have the patience of a flea and couldn't be bothered waiting for the interminably slow spare kettle to boil.
On one side of the kettle there is a water gauge indicator which shows the minimum amount of water and the maximum amount of water that can be used safely in the kettle. What I like about it is that when the kettle is heating up there is an illuminating blue light which lights up the water gauge during the heating process. When the kettle has boiled the light goes out.
What I like about this kettle!
I have found that the kettle is indeed a rapid boil kettle.
I like the fact that it lights up while the water is heating up.
What I do not like is the pouring ability of the kettle.
I have found that when pouring the water into a teapot or a cup and I pour too fast then the hot scalding water seems to bypass the filter and leaks out either side of the pouring lip. I think that perhaps this is a bit dangerous if young children are around you and could potentially pour over the little mites! I think the filter tends to impede the water from being poured out at a fast rate.
Would I recommend this kettle?
I think that perhaps this is a bit of a design flaw and have great reservations about recommending this kettle to anyone else. That being said I think that there is a potential for accidents to happen with the kettle I cannot really recommend it. I guess the answer really is to take care when pouring water from this kettle and at a much slower rate than my previous kettles.
The rating system below is inappropriate for this kettle as it does not take pictures and certainly does not play music and needs no installation apart from plugging it in.
Summary: A kettle I cannot recommend.
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