Product Type: Tesco kettles
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Member Name: juicy_lucy
Advantages: Reasonably priced and effective
Disadvantages: Not much
I am recently moving house and am having to start from scratch. Given that fact I don't want to spend too much on the essentials and so have turned to tesco on several occasions.
I bought this kettle online at www.tesco.com but it can also be bought at the larger stores. Costing £13 and with free delivery to my very close local store the price as well as the look of the kettle appealed to me.
The kettle itself is a chrome finish with black handle and trim as well as a black stand; the kettle sits neatly on this stand and because it can rotate 360 degrees on the base the is no chance of getting things tangled! The cord isn't overly long but I suppose this is sensible so it can't be easily pulled off the bench and if I ever needed to transport the kettle the wire fits neatly under the base. The kettle is by easy to set up, simply unwrap the plug from the base, sit the kettle on the stand and it's ready for use.
For safety the kettle should be filled no less than the minimum indication and no more than the maximum indicator. There is no way to see how full the kettle is from the outside which surprised me as most kettles I have had have an indicator. However, once I got used to this it was easy enough, I just have to look at the inside of the kettle to see how far up the water level is. Once I had used the kettle for a few weeks I found that I could tell how much water was on the kettle by the weight.
The kettle is easy enough to users it has a nice chunky switch in the top of the handle which just has to be pressed down to the I mark and the water starts to boil; I can see its on the boil because the light at the bottom of the kettle goes on. After a minute or so, depending on the amount of water in the kettle, it switches itself off but if I want to stop it mid boil I only have to press it to the 0 button or alternatively take it off the stand.
One of the features I haven't used is the removable scale filter in the spout of the kettle. This apparently attracts the lime scale and to do the job it just has to be removed and rubbed under running water.
There is a 12 month warranty on the kettle which I am hoping I won't have to use and the way this has performed for the few months I have had it, I expect it to last a lot longer than a year.
I really can't fault this kettle. It's a nice style, being quite chunky and solid looking and is good quality. It holds 1.7 litres of water but I find that to make a couple of cups of tea or coffee I can get away with filling it less than half full , which makes for a really quick boil. It's reasonably priced and easy to use.
Only problem is my problem not the fault of the kettle. It's not the best to clean but I tend to like chrome and black kettles and had I not wanted a kettle which got fingerprints on it then I could have bought a different one.
Other than this, I would thoroughly recommend this for anyone looking for a plain but stylish kettle which is effective and doesn't cost the earth.
Thanks for reading
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