Newest Review: ... probably the standard length for kettles. The kettle itself has a see-through window with markings for the amount of water so you can... more
Tefal 78471 Vitesse
Member Name: nadia_shhh
Tefal 78471 Vitesse
Advantages: lives long, has a filter
Disadvantages: can't think of anything
I bought this at least 5 years ago and it still works perfectly never failing me once. It cost me about 50 pounds at the time but it proved to be worth the money.
The kettle holds a recommended maximum of 1.7 litres of water but it seems to take a little more with no problems. It has a round base with the electricity plug. The cord is a little short but I guess that's probably the standard length for kettles. The kettle itself has a see-through window with markings for the amount of water so you can see and measure how much you put in. The button on the handle turns it on and pops out when the water is boiled and ready. It has a built in filter at the opening. The cover can be flipped open to fill the kettle or clean it. It is quite wide which makes it easy to clean the inside. It's not noisey, just the sound of water boiling but I guess that's expected?!
I have this kettle in a different colour. Mine is a light purple with a slightly darker purple for the button and the little piece on the cover. I noticed it didn't change colour although I use it several times a day and it did travel through different flats and even different countries. I am not sure you can say the same for a white one as the one pictured but the material itself seems to not be of the type that changes over time. I found a quick wipe always makes it look as good as new.
There is a little limescale build up on the metal base inside the kettle but this is where the filter comes in. So I didn't even notice until I looked in once. I didn't really try to get rid of it (disgusting I know) but it doesn't look that bad.
I don't know why this item has ratings for picture and sound quality! I just put 5 stars since it's not noisey and it looks ok.
Summary: Great kettle that proved to be good value for money
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