I do not normally review electricals but whilst making a coffee this morning I decided to review this kettle in which we have had for about a year now. The initial attraction is the style of the kettle. I liked the fact that you can see the water boil and due to being translucent it didn't look bulky or ugly on the kitchen worktop.
This kettle holds 1.4 litres and weighs around 2kg so is not too heavy when full compared to other kettles. This would be useful for older people or people with weak wrists.
The kettle is black, glass and silver so looks modern and a bit different. The lid is a bit fiddly and this can sometimes be a pain as you think you have secured it on correctly but then the kettle has boiled and you see the lid is not clipped in right. It's then too late to clip it on as the lid is too hot and the steam will scold you.
The flip switch to start the kettle couldn't be easier and is located below the handle. The kettle sits on a base, you just lift the kettle to disconnect it and therefore the kettle itself is cordless when off the base.
The glass is very tough, at first I worried about it exploding when it boiled or hitting it accidently on the tap when filling it but so far the glass has been too tough to be damaged by any knocks. There is also a filter in the spout which is attached to the lid and can be easily rinsed at any time.
The only critisism would be the time it takes to boil. When the kettle is half full or under, the time isn't an issue but when it's full, it seems to take longer than other kettles I have owned.
Overall I'd give this kettle 3 dooyoo stars. One star taken off for the fiddly lid and another for the boiling time but this kettle does look great in the kitchen and has lasted well so far. I wouldn't however spend £50 on this as I feel it's too much just to have an appliance that looks good.
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We have recently moved house and when meeting with the Landlord to decide whether to provide we were offered this brand new kettle as well as some other items if we decided to sign up for a one year contract. As my Mum agreed to this we received the kettle and the other items and this week have begun to move in to the property. The kettle was unboxed but had never been used so before using it to boil water for tea or coffee we had to boil it up several times and keep rinsing it well with water and then boiling again to ensure any chemicals or dirt was thoroughly removed and that there was no funny taste to our boiled water.
The kettle is quite nice to look at and my Mum was very pleased with it's quality (initially!). It is silver and black with a glass jug in the middle, a plastic lid with a filter built in and a plastic base and handle for ease of use. It's very easy to pick up and easy to pour. Also, the filter can simply be washed after each use (if required). The lid is simple to remove with two press in black plastic buttons but this is where we have encountered a problem. I recently removed the lid to descale the kettle and was annoyed that one of the buttons broke off and went inside the lid of the kettle and many attempts have not enabled me too get out the plastic button in order to try and fix it.
The kettle holds 1.4 litres and weighs around 2kg so is not too heavy to handle, perfect for older relatives or people with weak hands. The base is cordless and can be used for left or right handed people. When you flick the switch it will illuminate a light to indicate that the kettle is start to boil the water.
I have personally found this kettle very easy to use and have been pleased with everything except the broken lid, which does still function just not quite as well as it should. It's fairly lightweight and I like that it is cordless as I can carry it around the house if I need to. The switch is easy to use, it boils fast and efficiently and other family members have commented on how nice it looks. The kettle looks stylish in the kitchen and the rest of the kettle (apart from the lid) seems to be well made.
This kettle is currently retailing on Amazon.co.uk for just under £50, £49.98, and I think this is a reasonable price for a stylish kettle but due to the break that occurred with the lid of our one I would be reluctant to fully recommend this. If the lid is not on correctly then I have found the kettle just continues boiling on a couple of occasions and for this reason in particular I am going to rate 3/5. I have rated picture and sound quality as 1 as this is the lowest rating that I can give and these two 'legend ratings' are not applicable to this appliance.
Short name: Bush KJ037SIL