“ Type: Kettles „
I purchased the Cookworks KK03 kettle as part of a three-item set (kettle, sandwich maker, toaster) from Argos, and paid £19.99 for the lot.
I'm really pleased with my purchase and use all three items a lot.
The kettle is 'cordless' which is very practical; it makes refilling the kettle or carrying it to the table so much easier. I would not use a corded kettle again.
The capacity of 1.7 litre is ample for a single-person household.
The kettle features 'dry boil protection' and 'auto-switch off', which I hope are basic safety features in all kettles nowadays, so they're hardly worth mentioning.
The water-level indicator is a much-needed feature for any electric kettle. Having once had a kettle without indicator, I would not consider using one again.
Unfortunately, the water level indicator on this particular kettle can be misleading. At a casual glance, it looks as if it is half full when it's empty. This is because condensation deposits beads of water on the upper half of the indicator; so that part appears 'different'. I've been mislead several times, but no longer.
Another very minor quibble is that the lid closes only if I give it a good slap on the top. I'm used to kettles whose lids need only a light tilt with one finger and they're closed. But, even if the lid is not fully closed, the kettle works fine, although it may need more energy because some of the steam escapes.
The kettle does not have any other fancy features, and, in my opinion, doesn't need any. It heats water quickly, what else would an electric kettle need?
I'm delighted with my decision to buy a set of matching items - it looks so much 'tidier' in the kitchen if they're matched. I'm equally pleased I opted for yellow, which is such a cheerful 'wake-you-up-in-the-morning' colour.
They also don't need frequent polishing as chrome items would.
I'm thinking back to my days of living in bedsits without kitchens. How useful would such a set have been! I'd have loved to be able to make not only a hot drink, but a basic hot meal (hot filled sandwich) in my room at any time of day or night.
The choice of colours (yellow, blue or green) means the set can match the decorations and not look too much like out-of-place kitchen items.
I imagine the three-item-set would be equally useful in any place where you spend some hours or days, which have electricity but no kitchen. Perhaps a garden shed or a beach hut (if equipped with eletricity).
At Argos, the set is listed as 'Cookworks triple pack yellow', and you can buy it online or in one of their stores, either for home delivery (for an extra fee) or for store pick-up.
Being sick and fed up with our corded kettle , I was kind of pleased when it finally decided not to work . It had been playing up for ages , boiling , then not boiling . It was also restricting as you had to pull the lead out every time you wanted to take the kettle over to the cooker . ( I don't trust myself carrying saucepans of water , and come to think of it neither does my girlfriend !!! ) I decided to go and buy a new cordless kettle . I was so impressed with the cost of my new cookworks toaster ( see op ) I decided to look at the cordless kettles in their range . A 2 litre cordless Cookworks kettle for only 9.75 , I didn't need to look any further . Pg 424 in the Argos catalogue , just incase your interested . They come in 2 colours white and bottle green , the range of colours is a bit limiting for those among us who have to have everything colour coordinated . I bought the green one as that was the only colour Argos had in stock . MMM my other half wasn't too impressed as the rest of the kitchen appliances are white ...opps ... I'm a bloke I didn't know . Anyway it boils water and it works , and I think the colour brightens up the kitchen . The kettle has a hinged lid and a removable washable nylon filter , which is good as it stops the bits of lime scale escaping into your cup of tea , ( you know the gritty bits that make you choke when you've used the tiny bit of water left in the kettle for your tea !! ) The kettle also has a water level indicator and auto switch off . So the kettle switches off when it has finished boiling , and has a safety cut out feature in the event of the kettle being empty when switched on . The kettle goes with really good instructions and a 12 month guarantee . The kettle's water indicator also tells you the amount of water you will need for 2 - 7 cup's . What are you waiting for ... go out any buy one !