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
A Bargain Kettle
Tesco JK07 Jug
Member Name: Taz123456
Tesco JK07 Jug
Advantages: Price, design, measuring scale easy to read, lasts longer then expected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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