The Tesco kettle worked perfectly for me took a couple of minutes to boil. The lid is very sturdy as is the button all-round great kettle I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a cheap kettle. Available for around £10 at most tesco stores.
Having an electric kettle is an essential in my household, so when our old kettle stopped working all of a sudden, we had to quickly get a replacement. As I often go to Tesco for my weekly grocery shopping, I thought I might as well see what kettles they had on offer. I was looking for a temporary replacement, so I was on the look out for a cheap kettle, and much to my amazement; I was more than happy to see that the Tesco Kettle more than matched my tight budget. ==PRICE== I remember purchasing this from my local Tesco supermarket for around £5 and it is located down the kitchen appliance aisle. In my opinion this is a great bargain price for an electric kettle, so when you're just looking for a basic electric kettle why spend more than you need too! especially if you're aiming for temporary replacement. ==PACKAGING== The kettle came enclosed in a box which had the usual Tesco branded design and logo. It had the trade mark blue, red and white colour scheme on the packaging, nothing fancy and it is what you expect from a basic Tesco branded packaging. ==PUT TO THE TEST== The kettle itself is made from white solid plastic, and although it is larger than your average kettle, it is still small enough to fit onto my kitchen worktop and still have plenty of room left over. It can hold up to 1.7 L of water, which in my opinion is great, as it means I we can make quite a few cups of tea before having to refill it back up with water (makes around 9 cups of tea). The transparent plastic scale allows you to view how much water the jug contains, which is very useful when determining the right time to refill it. The measuring scale states how much water can be used for many cups (e.g. 4 cups, 8 cups etc) which I think is quite good as it can be sometimes hard to determine how much water I need to make more 4 or 5 cups of tea. The kettle is very simple to get going, all you need to do is plug it into the mains and fill the jug with water up to the maximum mark which is clearly marked on the measuring scale. The plug wire is not that long, but its not a huge problem to find a suitable plug to use. The plug cable attaches to the detachable base of the kettle, and the jug itself can be pulled apart easily to fill up with water and to pour etc. Thankfully the jug itself is very easy to detach and attach to the base, and is somewhat lightweight (until it is filled up to the maximum mark which is expected). The kettle is switched on by clicking on the switch near the handle, which is easily visible by its grey appearance which sets a good colour change from the main white colour scheme. The handle is easy to grip onto and is designed well; making is easy to transport the jug to the sink or to fill up cups. The spout is also really well designed, as it is very hard to spill any water while filling or pouring due to its arching design. The top is somewhat easy to lift up, all that is needed to do use your fingers to press against the small gap and lift the top that way to fill it up. I find that the kettle heats the water quite quickly, although its does make a noticeable boiling sound; it is not too loud that you get annoyed by it and it let you know when the water is fully boiled by making a click sound towards the end. ==VERDICT== In conclusion this is good cheap kettle that does its job, it is well designed to make it easy to measure how much water is needed to make the desired cups of tea, and has a nice sturdy handle and design making it safe and efficient to use. Overall this is a great kettle that I had for a good five months, which is a lot longer than I had expected to have it for considering the cheap price, as it was meant to only be a temporary 2 month solution.
My kettle is nothing fancy, it's not very pretty to look at and it's not very expensive either but it does the job I need it to so it's fine by me! I sometimes am amazed by how much money people spend on kettles really, this one was under £10! I bought it from Tesco about 3 years ago and it's still just as good as it was on day one. At the time I had very little money and had just moved house so bought everything on a shoe string. I thought that I would get this cheap kettle and eventually replace it. I still haven't replaced it as I don't see why I need to. It is plastic and white so very basic looking but goes in the kitchen perfectly fine. It is light which is good so when it's full of water it's not massively heavy unlike the stainless steel types. The lid flips open when you press a button but be careful as if it's hot it can flip right back and get your hand! It does take a while to boil, a minute or so but I am used to this. I guess if I was used to a quick boiling one then i may become impatient but waiting another minute is fine. It pours fine, the spout is a nice shape so it pours into a cup/pan well and doesn't splash. It sits on a plate which is very secure and the lead from the base to the wall is long enough to make it practical but not so long that it can get in the way. Because it is just made from plastic it is very easy to keep clean, it wipes clean easily. I am pleased with the kettle i cannot believe it has cost me so little yet made me so many cups of tea! I know it isn't the nicest looking kitchen accessory but I do not plan on replacing it just yet, I'm quite happy with it.
I originally bought this kettle in my first year at university for my room in halls as my room was quite far away from the kitchen and you often had to queue to use the kettle as there was only one for 50 people. This was all a bit annoying when all I wanted was a cup of tea, especially during exam time. I noticed this one was only around £5 in tesco and thought that it was well worth it. Advantages -The lid is quite big and easy to open giving you plenty of room to fill the kettle up quickly with ease. -nice sturdy handle that is easy to keep grip off -pours well -measurement on the side so you can only boil as much as you need (which was useful when I was usually only making tea for one) -boils reasonably fast for a cheap kettle. -Cheap to buy -I've had this kettle for 2 years now and it's still going strong and looks as good as new despite being used alot! Disadvantages -Only comes in white, which isn't particularly stylish. - Cheap kettles are never going to boil water very fast- you get what you pay for. - The kettle is quite bulky. - Quite noisy When I moved into my student flat, we already had the argos value version of this kettle but we ended up using my tesco one that I brought with me because it was much faster and easier to use. I would recommend this kettle for anyone who wants a decent kettle at a low price.
It's one of the most important gadgets in the house and we always take them for granted. I tend to spend as little as possible on kettles - I remember owning a suicidal model in my student days that lost the ability to click off and had to be manually switched off before it boiled itself to a crisp. No such problems with this Tesco model I'm glad to say. The jug is a simple sloping design with ample capacity for 2 litres of water. I doubt this would be enough for 8 cups of tea that the water gauge promises but the jug's certainly big enough for most households. The plastic that the kettle is made from is ideal in terms of durability and offers enough heat protection that pretty much any part of the kettle can be handled without fear of burning oneself. It's also very cheap- my local Tesco is frequented by students and in late September they were on offer for £5. Any weaknesses? It's not the fastest and takes several minutes to boil when at full capacity. Maybe it's just because of the quality of Manchester water, but the element builds up with limescale very quickly and needs regular cleaning to prevent the taste of the water from deteriorating. Overall, a good value kettle, perfect for those on a budget.
I purchased this kettle for the bargain price of £4.97 from Tesco Direct. The kettle is a simple looking kettle in white, which would easily match most kitchen suites. The kettle is cheap but it doesn't look cheap. It has a sleek and elegant design which makes the kettle look more expensive than it is. Anyone visiting your home would think you paid more than a fiver for this beauty. It really does look nice. The kettle is easy to grasp in the hand. The handle is big enough for even larger fingers to get their grip around it. The lid secures itself down when using so you don't get any nasty spillages or accidents. The kettle takes an average time to boil. I'm not sure how long it takes to boil as I have never timed it but it won't keep you waiting too long! The less water you put in the less time it takes to boil. The water flows well from the kettle spout and I have never burnt myself when using this, even when making a hot water bottle. It just flows easily and doesn't clog. I haven't had any limescale build up in my kettle yet, saying that it is quite new though. However, if the kettle does break i'm not too bothered as I didn't pay the earth for it! It still looks brand new and i've had it for just over three months now. Not a bad kettle for the price. It looks nice and it does the job so why pay more???
Introduction: Recently I was in the middle of moving house and although we had secured the new house before we were ready to move in, we needed lots of work doing. This meant the house was occupied by builders and messy men before we were ready to move all our stuff in. To cut a long story short I thought it would be a good idea to buy them a cheap kettle rather than my posh on the hob kettle. That would also mean we had a kettle at both houses to cover our needs. Like I do with a lot of things I need to purchasde I went straight to Tesco. I knew there was no point buying an expensive one as it was just an temporary measure, so I bought their value kettle. I had had previous good luck with other items from the value range, so I was hopeful for this one to work out just as well. Price and availability: The actual kettle cost me five pounds. This was a year ago so price may have varied since then, but I doubt by much. I know they still sell them as I have seen them recently when I was scouring for my next bargain. I have seen them in a couple of Tesco stores from the medium to the large sized stores. They do not sell them in the Tesco extra or metro as far as I am aware. Actual product details: This is a simple and basic kettle. For those reasons, dictated by the price, this kettle does not have a large range of functions. It takes upto around 1800ml, which is enough for about six bigs mugs of tea. It obviously takes longer to boil if you fill it up, but just for one to two cups it boils within a couple of minutes. It is certainly no slower than more expnsive kettles I have bought in the past. There is only one button on the kettle a simple on to put it to boil and the button flicks back to off once the kettle is boiled. The kettle isn't that nice looking. It is plain and non offensive, but it does look cheap. Please understand this is not a complaint, I am aware how much I paid for it and that it was fully functional but it isn't one you would be proud to display in your kitchen. I rinsed the kettle a couple of times before use, and the water tasted perfectly normal once boiled. The kettle has quite an ergonomic design, it is easy to hold the handle and pour, it does not feel slippy or dangerous and the layout of the kettle makes it hard to burn your hand with steam unless you are being not very careful at all. Conclusion: All in all I am really pleased with this kettle. It works perfectly and was very cheap. The only downside is it's appearance, but for what I needed it for it was fine. I would definitely buy this again, if I had to. It hasn't broken yet though!
I brought the Tesco Value JK07 Jug Kettle a couple of months ago. I was just looking for something cheap as I don't really like hot drinks and my partner rarely bothers to make them, the kettle was more for guests than anything. I brought it from Tesco, obviously, and it cost £4.79. It did not come with any additional guarentee's or warranty although I think that as long as you have the receipt and original packaging and it breaks through no fault of your own then Tesco will replace it, I may be wrong so please don't quote me :) Anyway, we actually use this a lot more than we intended to and although there isnt any amazing features or anything that makes this kettle any different from other basic ones there isnt actually much wrong with it. It does what it's intended for and it does it correctly so for £4.79 I can't really complain. It is a white Jug shaped kettle and has a maximum capacity of 1.7 litres, this is about the equivilant to about 6-8 hot drinks. It is made from plastic but doesnt have a cool wall so the outside will get quite hot, its definetly not one for clumsy people like myself as I do forget quite often and go to pick it up by the jug, this can result in quite sore burns so please be careful :) The handle is also plastic and that doesnt get hot so if you have some sense, unlike me, this is very easily avoided. You can see the water level through the small window going up the side of the kettle, this tells you how many cups of water you are boiling. This window does fog up and has started getting a bit of condensation but it always clears up after a couple of hours and becomes clear again. The base is also white plastic and this is not very sturdy, the kettle fits onto it perfectly and will go on straight away as long as you line it up properly but it can wobble about a bit once its on. The kettle itself is cordless but there is a cord from the base to the plug that obviously goes into the wall. The only real feature it has is auto shut of. It has an anticalc filter and is 2200watts of power. As I've already said there isnt anything to shout from the rooftops about as it really is a very basic kettle, I do have a couple of little criticisms but to be honest for £4.79 they really are small. The first one, which may be a big problem for some people, is that as I live in a flat I can't use this until my partner wakes up as it is very loud when it boils. If you live in a house or have thicker walls than me then this shouldnt be an issue. The only other thing is that it does take a good few minutes to boil so you will need to be patient with it. It will need to be filled with water and boiled a few times before you should actually use it to make drinks as I forgot to do this to begin with and it did taste awful. The outside casing is very easy to clean exceot from the opening clip which is in the top of the lid as this is set in a dip and is akward to get into even with my tiny fingers. I've used it about 3-4 times a weeks for a couple of months so the inside hasnt needed a proper clean yet, just a complete empty and a wipe but if you're one of those who can't stand the slightest of mess then you'll be wiping it every day because the colour of it shows everything. It did come with a manual but I have not actually needed to look at it because literally all this kettle requires to work is wacking in some water, sticking it on the stand and pressing the switch down. It is also incredibly easy to open, just press the release button, the only annoying thing is that the lid will not hold itself open so you have to hold it whilst filling. If you want something low budget that you are not intending to use constantly then I'd recommend this, however if you are in a flat like me and have a baby then its probably not the best of ideas as it does boil loudly enough to wake up light sleepers. This obviously isnt something that is going to last years and years but thats fine with me. If you do want something a bit sturdier or with a few more features then you should probably start looking for something a little more expensive.
I have a friend who doesn't own a kettle; a strange but true state of affairs and I can, to a point, see her reasoning. She doesn't drink hot drinks, makes the most wonderful gravy in a pan on the hob and lives directly opposite an excellent cafe where she pops for a take away tea for her visitors. She doesn't need a kettle. However, when she asked me to spend a few nights with her I was adamant I wasn't going to traipse to the cafe for my morning cuppa, and equally I wouldn't expect her to do it for me as she has her own health problems that prevent her being very active in the mornings. I decided to take a kettle with me so bought this Tesco Value cordless jug kettle on one of my shopping trips - costing just under £7 I reasoned that if she gave it to the charity shop immediately after I'd gone it wouldn't matter as it was so cheap. However, it didn't even get to that stage as after using it over the long weekend I was so disappointed I returned it to the customer services desk of my local Tesco, for a refund as the last thing I wanted was another of these appalling kettles! It is available in white and aesthetically, while its never going to win any design awards, it is a reasonably attractive kettle. It has a rather more squat appearance and looks decidedly shorter in comparison to the kettle I have at home, it will hold 1.7 litres of water and has a thick 'window' running up the height of the kettle to enable me to check how much water I have poured into it. Unfortunately this window filled with condensation after my first use of the kettle and therefore it has been rendered useless, as this condensation refused to clear even after the kettle had sat unused overnight. The kettle boils relatively quickly considering the very low price, I am not terribly impressed with the boiling aspect however for reasons I will explain. The problem is that this kettle boils extremely loudly and at the end of the boiling cycle this becomes so loud that conversation is restricted if you are standing near the appliance. This isn't really too much of a problem, but I feel the kettle doesn't boil water thoroughly, despite the fact that it sounds like it is doing a good job. As boiling point is neared I can hear it reaching a 'rolling boil' but when I come to make my tea with this water I find my drink isn't as fresh or clean tasting as when I use my own kettle. I'm not sure why this is, surely water is either boiling or it's not, but I can tell that although there are copious amounts of steam and the water is audibly boiling it does not produce an adequate boil for a fresh cup of tea. It's very strange, and not a situation I have ever encountered before in my sixty years of kettle use. On other matters, the kettle fits snugly on the base and is easily to fill either through the spout or the hinged lid which opens to a fairly wide angle. The white design means it would not look out of place in any kitchen and I feel it has a much crisper, cleaner appearance than the colourful kettles that are so fashionable these days. The power lead is adequate at just under 1 metre, there is unfortunately no cord storage facility on the base so be prepared for a swirl of cord on your worktop unless you happen to place your kettle further away from the plug socket. Another thing I wasn't terribly happy about was the fact that the sides of the kettle become incredibly hot while it's in use, dangerously hot in fact. This sounds like I am exaggerating, but after boiling the kettle twice in a row the plastic sides actually felt slightly softer - this could, of course, be all in my mind but there was a definite (if subtle) change in the rigidity of the plastic which I did not like at all. Even at the extremely low price I cannot recommend this kettle, it is very poor quality and really kettles aren't so expensive these days so you are not saving a huge amount anyway. The only impressive aspect for me is the fact that it pours beautifully with a smooth and dribble free flow, although personally the negative points were far too numerous for me to have wanted to keep the kettle.
We all have one household appliance we just couldn't live without, and for me, it is my kettle. I truly love my tea, and drink a phenomenal amount. I couldn't possibly wake up with less than two cups - in fact I often just pour myself two cups at once to save getting up for another. I have tea at the computer, tea when watching telly, reading a book, right before bed - I've even been known to take a cuppa into the bath with me. So my kettle gets a fair amount of use for its intended purpose, but it also gets used for a lot of other things. I tend to be a skin flint on cleaning supplies. Why bother will all sorts of fancy cleaners, bleach and boiling water will clean most anything. In fact I am a bit paranoid where raw meat is concerned, anything that touches raw meat gets dumped in boiling water. I do have a dishwasher, but for a few pots and pans or odd items, it isn't worth firing up the boiler - I just boil a couple of jugs of water instead. Finally, I have my hot water bottles to fill - and that requires a kettle as well, so any kettle in our house gets a lot of use. As you can all imagine, there is one reason I bought this kettle - price. I do not remember the exact price - but I know it was under a fiver. I'm not fussed with what a kettle looks like, fancy features, or even noise and boiling time ( although I would prefer quicker), I just want a nice cup of tea. So theoretically any kettle should do, they all boil water, what difference can it make? Well I am afraid the kettle does make a difference, although I know this will not make much sense. Water should boil at the same temperature, regardless of the kettle. But I have found that this seems to bubble quite loudly, and then cut off just that tiny bit too soon. At first I thought it was my imagination, but my tea always seemed weaker. I do have some difficulty with my hands though, and I have on a few occasions dumped this kettle directly over my other hand, and once splashed all down my front. The first time, I had that instant of panic "Ahhhhh I'm burned!", followed by "that's odd - I'm not burned". Although this feels hot if you pour it directly over the skin - it does not do any damage or leave red marks. If I have my boiler on, I can get water out of my taps hotter than this. I have found, simply hitting the switch down again and allowing the kettle to boil a second time helps. At other times I have resorted to giving my cup an extra 30 seconds in teh microwave to get a good strong cup of tea. I have also found, that while I can get a passable cuppa from P&G or Tetley, using a cheaper tea results in something that looks more like bathwater than tea. I keep debating whether to give up and buy a new kettle. This is still working as well as the day it came out of the box after about 8 months, but that really isn't saying much. On the other hand, if I had a better a kettle, I expect I'd have had a few very nasty burns. Still I love nothing better than a really good cup of tea - I think it is worth the risk. Besides the fact that this just doesn't seem to get hot enough - it really is not a bad kettle. It does take it's time to boil a full kettle (1.7 litres). This took 5 minutes and 10 seconds. However, pouring in and using a single cup resulted in a cup in only 90 seconds - not too bad. Boiling a single cup really is preferable with this model as well as it seems to get hotter before turning off. It is noisy, but I think most kettles are. It is not so loud that you can not hear someone speak, and on the plus side, being able to hear it in the next room means you know when it has finished boiling. This kettle is called cordless, but of course that just means the cord attaches to the base, not the kettle, as it does with almost all modern kettles. I did find the cord a reasonable length, about 2' would be a guess. This gives me enough room to pull the kettle out from under the cabinets when in use. I do find this very difficult to pour, and feel that I splash more with this than other kettles, but my husband does fine with it. If you look closely in the picture you will see a line running down the handle, where this is made from more than one piece. I find this gets dirty very easily and requires extra scrubbing , but no major problems. The coil is easy enough to get to inside, and I give this a regular scrub as well to prevent limescale build up. There is a little screen which goes over the spout which I believe is called a limescale filter. This does fall off quite frequently though. The kettle features a clear strip to judge water level, which is clearly marked in litres and in cups. The writing has stayed on remarkably well. I tend to end up scrubbing the writing off most appliances. I have had many kettles just pack it in after only a few months, and this is still going, so another good point there. If only this kettle were a bit more reliable on producing a very hot cup of water I would be very happy with this kettle. All of its other faults are minor, but the main purpose in owning a kettle is to produce a cup of tea. This just does not come up to scratch for its primary purpose. This very well may be only my specific kettle that has a problem, as other reviews for this seem quite good ( in fact I read them before I bought it), but I really can not award stars based on someone else's review of the item. My specific model does a very poor job so I can only give this 2 stars. This item uses 2.2 kw of electricity, but because it really needs a second boil or another heat source ( microwave) I can not imagine this would be very energy efficient.
After owning a Morphy Richards kettle for about 3 months before it completely broke, when buying the next kettle I decided not too bother spending lots of money on a fancy kettle (because clearly they are simply not worth it) and went for the cheap and cheerful approach. Tesco being my main supermarket led me to this particular model, the Tesco Value kettle, 1700 ml capacity and all for just £4.78. It's a very simple design, with just a slightly angled lid to give it that edgy, modern look. It has proved itself to be a very sturdy, reliable kettle and being made of plastic it does not burn you when using it, which is more than can be said for a lot of other more expensive models. The detachable power base is also a very handy feature as it means that when your poring the kettle there is no attached wire to get in the way or limit the area the kettle can be used. Generally it works perfectly, the lid being easy to unclip and open and the on switch functioning just as it should. The only problem with this kettle is that due to the slightly silly design of the spout, boiling water has a tendency of spilling on your hand whilst pouring your cup of tea. Obviously this can be a bit of a pain, literally. It can also take a little bit too long to completely boil when the kettle is full, and when it does get there it comes with quite a noise as well. But other than that this a well constructed, functional kettle which for £4.78 is an absolute bargain!!
For less than ten pounds we were expecting the Tesco kettle to be as bad as the Tesco value toaster, however we were very wrong! The kettle (not that they are hard machines to get wrong) works perfectly! We have had it in our student house now for a year and not had a problem with it, which is quite shocking compared to having a Breville one before which leaked and poured water from every place possible and the handle actually burnt you sometimes! This Tesco one however does not leak water at all even when filled to the maximum level (which is perfect for a house of seven tea and coffee lovers!) From the first time we used it it did not taste of plastic or anything funny. The only down side to it is at maximum level it does sometimes take a while to boil and the wire is pretty short, but the price we paid for it we cannot complain! I would recommend this kettle to anyone as it is so cheap yet works as well as if not better than one of the higher branded basic kettles!
This is really basic looking ketltle and alos pretty baic to use.You can get roughly 5 large cups of tea or coffee out of this if it's filled up to the maximum amount, the time for it to boil when full is quite long around 4 minutes which doesn't seem like a large amount of time, but when all you want is a cup of tea, but if you only fill it up a little bit it takes 1-2 minutes to boil, The sound of this is a lot quieter than other kettle and the wire for this is very short so you'll have to place this near a plug socket. This kettle is in my opinion i best for a quick fix as it doesn't last the longest, a few months at the most before it starts dribbling the water all over the place, also after a while it starts getting gunked up with limescale and despite our best efforts to clean it it makes no difference, this when we bought it was only £5 from Tesco, so it's easily replaced by the same or by another.
When I moved house two years ago we got to our new place and found that we'd left the kettle some 100 miles away. You can't move house without a nice cup of tea half way so we popped to Tesco's for the essentials, and were pleased to find a kettle for a fiver. It's a very very basic white kettle in a jug style which holds five good mugs of water in it (by our reckoning anyway - there are five of us and a sixth may have been a squeeze!) and boils nice and quickly. It has no real perks (stainless steel bits, light up bits and so on) and to be honest, it does feel a bit cheap. But it fills easily, boils well, and is comfortable to hold and pour. What I would do on first buying it though is boil and pour down the sink once or twice as it smelled a bit plasticy the first few times. But the water tasted more or less OK. My main criticism with this kettle is the length of the cord - you have to be right next to a plug socket. This is a bit of an issue if your kitchen doesn't allow for this - in fact the cord is so short it sort of pulls the kettle back and you can only have it so the handle is nearest the plug - annoying if your plug socket is on your left and you are right handed as the handle is on the wrong side and there isn't enough cable to turn it. So it's not a kettle I'd buy for every day use as it's just too cheap and basic. For a student going to uni, or for use on holiday say in a caravan, it's ideal as it's cheap and cheerful and it does get the job done. For a fiver you can't go wrong, we certainly appreciated our cuppa! But overall, I'll only be giving this a three star rating out of five as it's just a little bit too bog standard despite the bargain price - I don't think it will last. So whilst it has it's uses, unless you need a near throwaway kettle, I'd spend a little more. You can get a far far nicer kettle for only a few pounds more, if you're looking for a permanent addition to the kitchen.
When you have little money to spend on expensive household items Tesco usually is my first port of call due to there very cheap value range of the small appliances needed. Having a nice expensive kettle that i received as a wedding gift to have it pack in two years later was disappointing so didn't have any great expectations for the Tesco value jug jk07 but only needed one to boil water for the coffee and tea. The Tesco value jug kettle comes in the value range packaging white with the blue strips and tesco value logo. Inside the box is the jug kettle, base and instruction booklet. Tesco value jug jk07 cost £8.99. Tesco value jug jk07 looks nice, its pure white in colour, a jug shaped cordless kettle. The shaped spout make it a good pourer without any spillages. It measures roughly 11 inches in height and 9 inches wide. It has a 1.7L capacity. This is alot lighter than my last kettle even when full of water. It weighs roughly 0.85 kilograms. The base it sits on has a short cable roughly 15 inches from the base to plug so really needs to sit close to a plug point in the kitchen. On the side of the kettle there is a water indicator level to show how much water is in the kettle with a small red floating ball to measure the water level easy to read. The main switch for turning the kettle on to boil is under the handle and flicking it down to boil, it takes around four minutes to boil water and when ready the kettle stops on its own. I use the kettle alot during the day for making coffees and teas, one full kettle makes four to five average cups of coffee at one time. I find the kettle to boil quickly and the water is ready to use. It doesn't make much noise when on compare to my last one i like that and the fact its cordless. It works great and does what it should. Cleaning the kettle is annoying because the elements are open at the bottom of the kettle and has a mesh netting but does get clogged with lime scale. It takes a bit of time to thoroughly clean and trying had not to damage the elements however i have used this kettle for around three years now and had more than my moneys worth from it and still going strong. I recommend the Tesco value jug jk07 ideal for people just starting a home or those like me that don't have much money to spend.
Short name: Tesco JK07