Product Type: Tesco kettles
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Good cheap kettle - does exactly what you buy a kettle for!
Tesco Value JK2
Member Name: jenny23
Tesco Value JK2
Date: 13/11/12, updated on 13/11/12 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Good cheap basic kettle. Portable.
Disadvantages: Very stark white colour. Boring design.
I bought this style of Tesco Value kettle for university 7 years ago and it's still working!! I think mine must have been a super kettle because I know other people who said it had died after about 12 months. It cost £4.99 (clubcard points too) which is perfect for student/rooms to let, or for a spare kettle. It doesn't seem to boil any slower than other kettles, and has a good capacity (I can boil enough water for a full saucepan for rice, pasta, potatoes etc). I know better and more expensive branded kettles that have broken long before mine, such as Breville.
You can lift the kettle off the base so it's portable once boiled, which makes it really useful in the kitchen and even carrying outside to de-ice the car windscreen (just make sure the water hasn't just boiled as it may crack!).
It's just a bit boring to look at, but if you want something basic and cheap and don't mind the colour then it's fine. The lid is a little bit delicate - if you push it down too hard it does feel like it may break, so just be careful. Also, as with any kettle, make sure the element doesn't get covered in limescale, there are plenty of cheap cleaners out there that will work with just one full kettle boil.
Summary: Good kettle for a student / first house or for having a spare.
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