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I admit I'm choosy with kettles. This is mainly because there are some very necessary ‘must haves’ for me. And, to be quite honest, I also like to have my household items fairly coordinated.
I didn’t really expect to have to buy a new kettle for a while; I was happy enough with my Russell Hobbs model but a new kettle was needed and I blame my son for this! He remarked that I should buy a new kettle because the filter had gone walkabout! Right after that the kettle lid wouldn't close meaning the kettle wouldn't turn itself off.
I looked at several kettles before making my purchase. I preferred to buy a plastic kettle as these are lighter in weight and therefore easier for me to use. I also wanted a model where I could open the lid easily by depressing a button or switch. I find that I have to place most kettles on a surface before being able to open their lids.
I preferred a kettle in a black or grey colour to match items in my kitchen.
After looking in Currys, Tesco and Sainsbury’s I hadn’t seen anything that impressed me although I did see a lovely kettle in Sainsbury’s, the Village kettle, made by Bosch but unfortunately it was only available in a cream colour which wouldn’t look right in my kitchen. I thought I’d go to the nearby Argos and see if they sold this model in other colours.
I was pleased to see that Argos stocked the kettle in black and as I had already had a good look at this model I purchased it.
3 kw power
1.7 litre capacity
Push button operated lid
Easily removed washable filter
A 360 degree rotation base.
Manufacturer's two year guarantee.
Two clear viewing windows
I really like this kettle. It’s light and very easy to open and close and easy to place on the 360 degree base. I think it looks good. I like the fact that I can boil just one cupful of water which is economical.
The windows are easy to see when filling the kettle and show cups as well as capacity in litres.
I paid £27.99 in Argos for my kettle but it has since been reduced to £22.49.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee / 360 degree base / Push button operated lid / Rapid boil / Concealed element for easy cleaning / 1.7 litre capacity / 3 kW / By Bosch / Short name: Bosch TWK7603GB