I purchased this kettle just over a year ago and am very happy with it.
I've never had a water filter and thought that I could get this kettle and use it for both drinking water and as a normal kettle. I do this and it really is good. I fill it up to it's maximum of 2 litres, as it then drains through the filter quite quickly then pour it out into a jug for my fridge, it's very handy.
If you are using it to boil your water then make sure you only fill it to the max line which is 1.25 litres as this is the most boiling capacity.
If you are making a hot drink then you can just fill it up to the number of cups you are making, it has a picture of a cup and then a number next to the water level, which is how many cups that amount of water makes, up to 6 cups it can make.
This kettle takes Maxtra Brita filters which last about a month, you can get these from Argos for £16.98 (currently £3 cheaper) for 6. Or £8.99 for 2. You can get them from other stores too, they are quite easy to get hold of. They are very easy to install and the kettle has an indicator on the lid to tell you how much life is left in your cartridge!
It features 'lightning' illumination in blue and red and has a keepwarm switch so you don't have to re boil. It also has a 360 degree rotational base for left and right hand use!
I find this kettle boils really fast, it's quiet and my tea tastes so much nicer with the filtered water, no scum!
I bought this kettle from Argos who no longer stock it, I think it cost around £30 - £40. Well worth the money I think.
**copied from amazon website**
Stylish brushed stainless steel finish
Filters and boils water at the same time
3Kw fast-boil element
1.25 litres boiling capacity
Cordless 360 base for left and right hand use
Neon power on indicator
Concealed underfloor element for easy cleaning
Catridge replacement indicator
This kettle is very attractive and is pretty to look at - it illuminates when it's boiling and gives off a very bright electric blue light. It also has a keep warm feature which makes the illuminating panel turn red. There is a 'memo feature' on the top of the kettle which indicates when the Brita filter needs changing - if you use this regularly this is usually every 3 - 4 weeks. We don't actually use the Brita filter on our kettle as we don't really tend to drink plain water however it is handy to have it there if it is needed. This kettle acts as a two-in-one because you can either use is solely as a kettle, solely as a water filter or both! The kettle contains a 3kW fast boil element and has a boiling capacity of 1.25 litres and a total capacity of 2 litres. There is an auto-shut off as well which insures that the kettle never boils dry, which adds to the safety of this item. It is quite quiet when boiling compared to other kettle I have owned. There is a 360' rotational base which makes it easy to put the kettle in a corner of the kitchen and is perfect for smaller kitchens. When you buy this product you get 1 free 'Brita Maxtra cartridge' free with it (usually these cost £7.99 for a pack of two or £19.99 for a pack of six from Argos, and as I say if you wish to use this feature you would need to change the cartridge once a month on average).
We have had no problems with this kettle and it appears to be very well made. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it gets quite smeary and looks dirty because it is stainless steel however there is a matt silver one (not stainless steel) available from Argos for the same price of £49.99.
We bought this kettle about 7 months ago from Argos for £59.99 however they are now retailing at £49.99 from Argos and are also available from many other electrical retailers for a cost of between £49.99 and £59.99. I have occasionally seen this product on ebay however for £35 including postage for a brand new one!
Short name: Breville JK66