Product Type: Tefal kettles
Newest Review: ... first fill it up you can hear a spluttering noise as the water moves through then it has a continuous loud vibrating noise as it continu... more
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Member Name: mckenziesmummy
Advantages: Makes a fast cup of tea.
Disadvantages: Not ideal for making coffee, hot chocolate or anything other than tea.
I live in a household full of gadgets, often ones I don't end up paying for! This one was no exception as it was given to me by a friend who didn't like the design of it once she'd got it home and because she'd already used it she didn't want to try and return it! I wasn't going to complain though and promptly set about placing this on my worktop for my morning cup of tea.
I must say that this is not the most attractive 'quick boil' kettle as it has a large area at the back for storing the water and a large piece sticking out at the front which you place your cup underneath. It's very simple to use, just place it where you want it, use the ample flex to plug it in and it's almost ready for your use. Just fill up the water holder and then you can dispenser hot water in just a few seconds or fresh filtered water depending on what you want. I must say that I've only ever used this for hot water so can't really comment on the filtered water feature. It's very simple to use, I just place my cup underneath, press the button, it will then dispense water, finish, drip for a few seconds and I can take my cup away. I must say that the hot water from this is not quite as boiling as I would like, if you like quite a bit of milk in your tea, then you might just find that this gives you a lukewarm cup of tea that is ready to drink immediately but it'll be a very average temperature cup of tea that's quite disappointing.
I've found it quite hard to find the cartridges for this 'quickcup' although they are easy enough to actually change over once you need to. The best place I've found for cartridges is eBay and while they are quite expensive when I go from having an almost empty cartridge to a full one I really can notice the difference, particularly in the water temperature (it's hotter when it has a full cartridge for some reason), a full cartridge is lasting me about 8-10 weeks depending on how regularly I am using this.
I would say that this not a bad little machine if you are a drinker of tea. I don't make coffee or any other hot drink using this, it's just not quite hot enough for the way I like my drinks. If you want a machine that will give you a cup of tea in just a few seconds then this is one for you. I find it very simple to use, it's quick and it helps me have a morning cup of tea in record time before I take the children to school. It's very simple for me to wipe this over with a cloth in the morning while I wipe down the sides and to clean the water container I just soak it usually with some hot water and either some bicarb, lemon juice or some distilled vinegar depending on what I have available.
This isn't too noisy and I can make a fast cup of tea in the morning. What more do I need?
Summary: A very average 'kettle'.
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