“ Kettles „
The haden triple pack consists of a toaster, kettle and sandwich maker. Colour, chrome and black plastic. The name Haden is relatively new to the small appliance market, but well known for quality cookers and ranges etc. The set lets itself down by the amount of plastic on show, the kettle for example is probably more plastic than chrome (stainless steel). It is also very small, 1.1 litres to be exact, ideal for a couple but not a family. The products all combine well together and look appealing, the toaster seems to be the best out of all three with its browning rack, cook from frozen and various settings. The set retails for around £45 which is good value, I am quite happy with the set and would recommend them to anyone. All in all the set looks more expensive than it is, and one advantage of a small kettle is if you have a small household your not overfilling it and waiting ages for it to boil.
We bought a Haden cordless kettle three weeks ago and have just taken it back to the shop for a replacement. We already had a perfectly good kettle but decided to invest in a jug kettle because we found that we were permanently overfilling our other one.When an elderly relative overfilled it and boiling water spurted out of the top, we decided that enough was enough. The Haden impressed us in the shop for several reasons. The first was that you could clearly see exactly how much water you were boiling. The second was that it was a jug kettle and we had had serious problems with our cat sleeping on top of the old one - we reckoned he'd need an amazing sense of balance to perch on top of the Haden. Thirdly, we liked the idea of the fine mesh across the spout to keep bits of limescale etc out of drinks and finally we liked the colours on offer (in the shop we visited either dark blue or primrose yellow).The kettle looked stylish and was reasonably priced at £19.95 We continued to be impressed when we got the kettle home. It boiled water quickly and quietly which is just what a kettle should do. However, the base on which the kettle sits is quite lightweight and frequently gets moved when the kettle is lifted. Although there is a groove in the edge of the base for the electric flex to run through, it is not deep enough, which means that the flex is often trapped under the plastic edge of the base which, on our kettle was quite sharp. If a full (heavy) kettle was then placed on the base, the flex was trapped between a work surface and a sharp plastic edge. After only two weeks, the flex was showing signs of damage and it was easy to imagine that, in time, the plastic covering could be cut, possibly exposing the wires with lethal consequences. We took our kettle back to the shop, who agreed there was a problem and offered a refund or replacement. After checking another kettle in stock, the base didn't seem to have such sharp edges so we opted f or a replacement and,so far,have had no problems. Apart from this, the kettle has been an excellent buy - but one that I will regularly and carefully inspect for any signs of flex damage. UPDATE: 15.9.00 Our replacement kettle seems fine - I would dtill advise owners of this model to check it very carefully for signs of flex damage.
I recently needed to buy a cheap kettle to have in our nursery to make haeting my 7 month old son's milk a little easier for his 6.30am feed. Obviously I wanted the cheapest I could find as I don't exoect it'll be in use for that much longer so I purchased a Haden Classic Kettle. It's just a normal kettle, corded, non filter and I thought well, a kettle's a kettle, right? Wrong! This kettle is NOT good. Sure, it boils water but when you pour it you have to be VERY careful not to burn yourself on steam that escapes from where the lid fits onto the top just near the handle. It looks to fit fine but even when it is placed on properly, which isn't easy anyway!, it still "leaks" steam and I have several times nearly burnt myself. Be careful!!
Haden might not be a `big` name, but who cares...at least they don`t charge `big name` prices. I have a Haden, cordless jug kettle and it`s as good as any other, alright it hasn`t got water filters in it, or limescale preventers, but it does the job I bought it for, which is to boil water...even if it doesn`t have any new mod cons. It has a water level indicator, boils fast, not too noisy and is reasonably priced...what more do we want from a kettle !
Short name: Haden HSJ100