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Really great kettle for the price. It's got a much wider lid opening than the other kettles I've had before so it's easy to fill up. I usually buy all metal kettles, but they tend to go rusty after a while. Don't have this issue with this black plastic kettle! It boils really quickly and isn't as noisy as the kettle I previously had. Made from plastic, which would usually make the kettle feel and look cheap, but as this plastic is so sturdy it's not an issue. It has a really comfortable-grip handle and it is quite light weight, so it is really convenient to use and fill up. It has such a big capacity that the kettle actually gets quite heavy if you try and boil a full kettle, but I usually just fill it halfway and boil that amount to make it easier to carry from the sink to the kettle base.
I purchased this kettle as a direct replacement for a previous Tefal kettle I owed, which broke suddenly. This particular model is both stylish and practical, despite not having a fairly hidden light to tell you its working. However, the lid opens easily, feels good to grip and is easy to fill with water. The only other issue I had with the kettle is it can be unsteady on its base, which has worried me on one or two occasions. If it is full of water, then it feels far more steady than when it is quarter full for example. It is for this reason that I keep it out of reach from children and pets. Bonus points are that it is quick to boil and extremely quiet too. We have also found that if you fill it up too much, it trips the electric - a useful, yet occasionally frustrating feature. The silver lining on the lid has started to peel, two months after purchase. Besides this I would happily recommend this product to anyone.
I purchased this kettle from Amazon as a replacement for my old stainless steel version, whose element finally gave out after many years of sterling service. The first thing that strikes you about it is how stylish looking it is. The black and silver colouring and the upright design really give it a modern and attractive appearance, which makes it stand out in any kitchen. The water capacity is good at 1.7 litres, which is more than enough for the average family, and there is also a 3 kilowatt rapid boil facility to ensure that lesser amounts of water are heated quickly and efficiently. Any excess cord can be conveniently hidden under the base unit if necessary, and the handle is soft-grip, which makes lifting and pouring both safe and comfortable. There is also a clear fill level indicator on the side of the unit to ensure that you never over-fill it. The one minor complaint I have is with the silver area on top of the lid, which has begun to peel away a little, giving the kettle a slightly lived-in appearance. It doesn't affect the performance of the unit in any way of course, so it's something fairly easy to live with.
A couple of weeks ago my kettle sprang a mysterious leak. If there was any water left in it over night I would wake up to a massive puddle across the work surface, this I could have lived with if it was not for the fact that the water was also leaking onto the base where the kettle connects. Fearing the possibility of electrocution when trying to make my morning cuppa I decided it was time to buy a new kettle. I had a good browse of what was available and resisted the urge to buy a red kettle as there are no other red appliances in my kitchen and the purchasing of one would inevitably lead to a full appliance overhaul. The kettle I chose was the Tefal BF273815 Avanti Cordless Kettle. The main attraction to the Avanti was that it was black in colour and relatively cheap costing me only £21. For my £21 I get a powerful 3KW rapid boil concealed element and a rather large 1.7 litre capacity, making it ideal for filling my electric steamer or making vast amounts of tea when I have company. As with the majority of non-budget kettles the Avanti is cordless and sits quite neatly on a 360 degree base allowing me to point the kettle in any direction I desire and making it easy to lift off and place on the base. Underneath the base there is plenty of cord storage which enables me to tuck away any unnecessary cable. Filling the kettle is simplicity itself, the lid easily clicks open for filling and simply pushes shut again. The Avanti can also be filled through the large spout but I prefer to open the lid. On either side of the kettle there is a clear window that is clearly marked at 0.7, 1.0 and 1.7 litre intervals enabling me to boil as much or as little water as I choose. Although I have not gone so far as to time the length the kettle takes to boil water I would have to say it is reasonably quick. I have plenty of time to prepare a couple of cups once the kettle is turned on to boil. The kettle is slightly noisier than my previous kettle but it is not over noisy and can reach boiling point without making excessive noise. When the kettle is turned on there is a small orange LED that lights up on one side. The boiled water pours neatly and cleanly from the spout with no hazardous drips. The kettle boasts a diamond element in the filter making it four times more resistant to limescale. The filter is easy to remove and clean. I do not suffer with limescale but I can imagine the inclusion of this filter would make it a more attractive option to those who suffer with limescale. The kettle is made from glossy black plastic which I find is a lot easier to keep clean than my previous stainless steel kettle, and the addition of a soft touch handle makes it very comfortable to hold and pour from. All things considered I find the Tefal Avanti to be a great addition to my kitchen and I look forward to many years of use from it. The kettle is currently available in currys for £29.99. Thank you for reading.
Short name: Tefal BF27381