Product Type: Tesco kettles
Newest Review: ... scheme on the packaging, nothing fancy and it is what you expect from a basic Tesco branded packaging. ==PUT TO THE TEST== The ke... more
Best kettle for a Fiver
Tesco JK07 Jug
Member Name: meuslimuncher
Tesco JK07 Jug
Advantages: very cheap, very reliable
Disadvantages: no fancy features
After having a pretty bad experience with a steel kettle over body heating, falling parts etc type problems, I bought Tesco's value kettle under a fiver to use till the end of the week when I planned to sit down and research for a good kettle. But surprisingly, for such a cheap kettle, it did its job really well and I never ended up buying a more expensive kettle.
In terms of looks, its basic and pretty okay, for its price it definitely doesn't look like a cheap or flimsy product. It has useful measuring labels and on light etc - the usual stuff.
It does have a lime scale accumulation problem over a long period of time covering the heating element, but I would expect that when I'm paying 4.78 for a kettle. Nothing a squeeze of lemon and hot water cant solve overnight.
Its a bit slow with 2.2 kw of power, has good capacity at 1.7 litres and has been surprisingly reliable. I always thought steel kettles were much better but I've been left impressed with the durability of my 8 month old Tesco kettle compared to my 2month old steel kettle which fell apart.
All in all,really recommended. If it packs up, you can just buy another one as its so cheap, you don't feel bad about it.
Summary: basic kettle for an excellent price at your local tesco's
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