Product Type: Tesco kettles
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What you see is what you get
Tesco Value JK2
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Tesco Value JK2
Advantages: Cheap and chearful
Disadvantages: I wouldn't recommend filling to maximum and a little slow to boil
I've has several experiences with this kettle, we had one in our sixth form common room, my sister bought one to take to university and the family also invested in one for electric camping trips. At just £5 this product has probably been purchased by a lot of people and if their experiences are anything like mine, they are probably now very pleased people.
There isn't any wow factor about this product, its plain white and has only the basic function to boil water, so I wouldn't expect anything extra like you can get with more expensive and technology orientated kettles. On one hand I see the plainness of the kettle less than exciting, however on the other hand it means that it will go in pretty much any room without looking out of place.
I think the kettle has been designed very well when it comes to the shape and ease of use. The handle has a very generous gap to fit larger hands and smaller hands without causing any discomfort and there is an indent on the lid of the kettle for easy pulling to top up the water. The spout is a good shape and its very rare for any water to spill out of the spout in the wrong direction when pouring. Like I said there is nothing special about this product it is the absolute basic of what you need out of a kettle, just designed with the consumer in mind.
To use the kettle you literally plug it into the socket and take the kettle and fill it with water then plce it on the base and flick the switch. Realistically this kettle can boil enough for about 5 cups, the kettle claims it can do a little bit more but when we first tried to fill it to the maximum some of the water leaked out, not a lot just a little bit, but I tend not to do this any more as water and electrical s is enough to make anyone anxious.The kettle takes around 5-6minutes to boil a moderate amount of water which is fairly slow compared to our actual home kettle which does it in just a few minutes and filters the water!
I think if you need a kettle with basic functions for a temporary home or occasion don't hesitate to buy this kettle, however if you're looking for something more permanent it may be worth investing in a kettle that is more high end and can perform at a higher speed and have a few more functions. Overall this is a nifty little kettle and for just £5 the pros definitely outweigh the cons!
Summary: You see what you get
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