Product Type: Prestige kettles
Newest Review: ... more work to tip it than a handle located to the side of the kettle. The Prestige Deco Kettle does have a few little quirks and eac... more
Prestige Deco Kettle
Member Name: danny691
Advantages: Affordable, simple to operate, stylish design.
Disadvantages: Loud and slow boil, few design flaws.
The Deco Kettle is made by Prestige, a company I were unfamiliar with before buying this product. The design of the kettle is very stylish and ompact, with a 1.5litre capacity it is adequate for most households. The kettle has a retro look and feel to it, and mine is red, making it stand out well in my kitchen. I have to say that the styling sold this kettle to me.
The first thing I realised was a design flaw. The handle of the kettle can get quite warm after boiling, and if I reboil the kettle in quick succession then I have to use a towel or oven gloves to pour it! This is due to the metal handle which conducts heat, something which is a shame for such a terrific looking kettle. I think this is a compromise though, as without the metal handle the styling just wouldn't be as outstanding.
The kettle sits on its base easily and I have never had an issue with this. A simple flick of a switch commences the boiling process, though I wouldn't say it does so in a hurry. When turned on the kettle is reasonably loud, so again no marks are scored here, though once boiled the switch clicks equally loudly, indicating to you clearly that it has boiled. The base of the unit has attached to it a flexible cable which can be stored beneath the base to prevent unsightly cable sitting on the work surface. The 1metre long flex is adequate for myself and the thick rubber coating adds a touch of quality.
You can remove the lid if you wish to fill the kettle, though I simply run water gently down the spout to fill it. To the side of the kettle there is a red float and a chamber, allowing you to see accurately how much water is in the kettle. As I have used this kettle for a while I judge it by the weight as I usually am just boiling water for one or two cups of how water. Once boiled I find the flow of water from the spout to be accurate and there are no drips. One word of warning is that because the handle is to the top of the kettle you must be careful of the steam emitted through the spout and this also means it takes a little more work to tip it than a handle located to the side of the kettle.
The Prestige Deco Kettle does have a few little quirks and each one is in order to accomodate the stylish design of the product. Priced at £30-£35 this kettle is available in a number of colours, the most popular being the red and black models. I think this kettle is reasonably well-priced and with the stylish design it will fit in well to any kitchen.
Summary: Overall a reasonably decent kettle for the money, very stylish!
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