“ Brand: Argos / Type: Kettle „
My husband recieved this Wallace and Gromit kettle as part of his Christmas present this year along with the matching Wallace and Gromit sandwich toaster. Now I'm really not sure why someone would buy a married man a kettle?!?! But hey ho that's my husbands family for you! This kettle is bright orange in colour, and matches the sandwich toaster perfectly. So if you were kitting out a kitchen and wanted something a little bit different and quirky then this would work, providing of course that you want an orange kettle! The kettle is Wallace and Gromit themed, the back of the kettle has a picture of Wallace and Gromit and 'Wallace and Gromit Time for Tea' and 'Put the kettle on lad!' And the front of the kettle has the clear water gauge with various funny slogans dotted up the kettle according to the amount of water in the kettle; thirsty, bone dry, gasping, and parched, along with smaller individual pictures of Wallace and Gromit. The kettle holds 1.7 litres of water, and the clear water gauge on the side of kettle is clearly marked with the minimum water level (0.75 litres)and the maximum water level (1.7 litres), and all the steps inbetween. The kettle has an automatic shut off safety feature, a boil dry protection, it automatically switches off when the kettle is empty. This is handy as my husband always switches on a kettle without checking whether there's any water in it first! The kettle has a removable and washable limescale filter, which is really handy for hard water areas. The kettle has a large spout so that you can fill the kettle from the tap without lifting the kettle lid if you prefer, of course you can just lift the lid and fill the kettle this way. The kettle is plastic, and so as such is really lightweight, even when the kettle is full it is still fairly light. It is a cordless kettle on a corded base. It is suitable to be used either right or left handed, but if you position it for a left handed user then the clear water gauge window will be facing the wall. This is not a fast boil kettle, compared to my Dualit kettle this seems quite slow, but obviously it gets there in the end! It is a fairly quiet kettle when in use though. The blue on off switch is located near the base of the handle, and glows orange when the kettle has been switched on, as with all kettle it switches itself off once the water has boiled. Overall if you are after a quirky fun kettle then there's nothing at all wrong with this one. It's lightweight and fun, and it does the job at hand i.e. boils the water. Although if you want a fast boil kettle then this is not for you. I have to admit that after the first month or so of using his new gift, I have persuaded my husband to put this away. I have a fairly new Dualit kettle which matches all the other appliances in my kitchen, and this just clashes. Why on earth they bought it him, I'll never know! We do only bring this out now when his family come to visit, or if we have friends over to have a chuckle!