Product Type: Sainsbury's kettles
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Sainsbury's Stainless Steel Cordless Jug
Member Name: hopey123
Sainsbury's Stainless Steel Cordless Jug
Date: 14/01/13, updated on 15/01/13 (81 review reads)
Advantages: Quick boiling
Disadvantages: Water appears on base
Put the kettle on love, No it really wont suit me, just an old joke in my household.
I purchased this kettle at the end of 2009, I remember the date clearly as we were moving into our new home after living with my father for a while and we'd left a lot of kitchen appliances at a previous address. I got this at the same time I got a toaster from our local Sainsbury's store and knowing me I used nectar points to get it cheaper. I personally don't drink a lot of drinks hot or cold but my partner does so this kettle gets regular use and also used when need hot water for cooking.
It cost approximately £15.00 and looking now I can see online it is selling at £15.99 so the price hasn't changed much.
This is a cordless kettle which a lot of them are nowadays. The kettle rests on a round base secured by a stud in the centre but it doesn't matter which way you put it on it will slot into the middle whether your left or right handed. The cable is 0.8m long so you can plug it into the socket yet the base can be a little way from the socket but remember you do have the cable between the base and socket. I have my plugged in and the cable runs behind the tea coffee and sugar jars.
I felt this was a modern kettle when I got it the nice shiny stainless steel and black base lid and handle would blend into any kitchen. It holds 1.7L of water which is approximately 5 cups worth depending on size of your cups (drinking cups).
It can be filled through the spout or click a button on the lid to open it up and fill it that way. I often have to use the spout as if my sink has washing up in it (No dishwasher here) then the kettle does fit into the sink allowing me to fill it from the lid. Once you are ready to make a brew then you simply flick the switch up which is on the back of the kettle underneath the handle. You will hear it start to work within a few seconds and also a faint red light appears on the bottom part of kettle, you can just about see it in the above picture. You can clearly hear when the kettle is on and it does tend to get louder as it gets boiling but as soon as it has reached boiling point it switches itself off again.
I've never really timed how long it takes to boil but it's about 3 - 4 minutes I think so quite quick. Did you also know that it is true that you should only put in the required amount of water each use as it does boil quicker then if you were to fill it to the top each time. This was information given to me by the electric company this week. but with a washing machine it uses the same amount of electric whether it is full or half empty.
I do find occasionally that when I lift the kettle from the base there is a little bit of water on the base which does bother me as it is electrical but it isn't always there. I don't think the actual kettle leaks but think it could be from the steam causing condensation. It pours nicely from the spout and doesn't dribble down. I'd like to get another kettle soon really as this has tended to loss it's bright stainless steel look and is now dull. Plus I've seen a purple kettle I like lol. There is no anti limescale thing inside so it needs to be cleaned with special cleaner quite often inside.
On the whole this is a good kettle, it does what is says on the tin, boils water.
Boil dry safety cut out guards against accidents, - I saw this online and didn't know it had it which is good to know really as more then once my partner has flicked the kettle on whilst I've been in the kitchen and it's had no water left in it. So if I'm not there one day I can relax that it isn't a major problem if he does that again.
Height width and depth are 23cm x 16.8cm x 24cm
just adding a bit I forgot. By the handle there is a water lever bit so you can see how much water is in it. This is if you don't want to lift the lid to look inside lol.
Summary: Nice modern kettle, easy to use, boils quickly.
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