Product Type: Tesco kettles
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Basic, simple and cheap!
Tesco Value JK2
Member Name: bluebell190
Tesco Value JK2
Advantages: Boils your water just like any other kettle
Disadvantages: Not nice out on show, looks cheap
I purchased this kettle about 4 months ago now as my boyfriend's family lives down south and his family live in a hard water area. We live in Manchester so go and visit throughout the year. Their kettle is always so full of limescale I really don't like using it to make my baby's bottles up! He is only 6 months old and the water is always cloudy with floating white bits! So I decided to purchase just a simple and cheap kettle, which I could put bottled water in to boil, to make my son's bottles whilst down there.
I wanted something so cheap, as we only go down for a week about 5-6 times a year, so did not want to spend a lot of money, so for £6 in Tesco, this was just what I was looking for. I cannot fault this kettle for the price, I would be happy to use it always in my kitchen at home, there is nothing wrong with it! It may not look modern or expensive, it is just simple, basic and white, but works perfectly well.
It has a 1.7 litre capacity, and as I only boil 200ml a time for his bottle, this is more than big enough! It is plastic and so lightweight, it does feel a bit cheap and basic but this doesn't bother me, it isn't on display so it doesn't matter. You can clearly see how much water is in there, which I like the idea of, as my kettle at home I am always boiling way too much water as I can't see how much I'm putting in it! It has a clear strip so you can see the water level in there.
It isn't too hot to touch either once boiled, like my stainless steel one is at home. It isn't too noisy, and boils just as quick as a dearer one too. You can fill it up by pouring water into the spout, or you can lift the lid up on the top which is a bit quicker. The spout has a limescale filter in it too.
I would definitely buy another of these kettles, even if it gives up after 12 months, I would purchase again for what I use it for, I have no complaints about it, it always works, although not used yet for long, but when it is used the weeks I am down south, its on and off all day and is reliable every time.
Summary: An excellent kettle for the price
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