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Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle, 1.5 Litre/ 51 Oz - Black

by BODUM
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)



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  • 1.5 L, 51 oz
  • Concealed element
  • Plastic
  • Simple to use, an On/Off button built into the handle for a good grip
  • Water level Indicator
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
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  • Item model number: 11138-01UK
  • ASIN: B004955P4S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 256,532 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Bistro electric water kettles are as small as possible and they deliver that boiling water with low energy consumption. A way of conserving energy while boiling water is to never boil more than you actually need. Whether you’re a tea lover or a coffee aficionado the Bistro electric water kettle is designed to be a kitchen staple.

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  • 1 x Bistro Water Kettle


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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars worst ever kettle? AVOID LIKE PLAGUE 25 Nov 2012
    Colour Name:Red
    Needed a new kettle and after a few fancy eco/new fangled ones that didn't really work, I thought I'd go for a simple (and cool) looking one from a reliable manufacturer. It wasn't cheap but I was buying something to last years... Sadly however, this turned out to be a cheaply made, badly designed piece of rubbish which ended up in the bin within a few weeks.

    Problems...
    1. As other reviewers have said, this kettle takes ages to turn off.
    2. The steam collects round the internal rim in a weird way causing black mould to grow (never seen anything like this before on any kettle)
    3. The one/off switch is crap.
    4. Within about a week, the top casing of the handle started to pull away from the bottom.
    5. The heavy lid (why does it need to be so heavy?) is difficult to click into place so can easily swing open leaving the kettle to boil and boil. A big hazard!
    6. The aforementioned heavy lid is hinged on two teeny weeny plastic pins... within a few weeks one had snapped off and then the other. The lid, which fell into the water, seemed to be filled with sponge or something, so it sucked up loads of water and became even heavier.

    This kettle may look nice from the outside but I cannot believe this went through a design and manufacturing process and actually got made. I've bought loads of bodum in the past and it's all been good but this is such a hazardous and lazily made piece of tat that I will never buy anything from them again.

    Zero stars Bodum!
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Fiddly and annoying 8 Mar 2012
    Colour Name:Black
    Looks good but deceiving. The lid is fiddly to open and doesn't give easy access for filling. More importantly after a few months the lid catch went meaning that it lifted mid-boil causing it not to switch of, filling the room with steam.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars poor design 22 Mar 2012
    By G. Gil
    Colour Name:Black
    I had to buy a new kettle a few months after purchase. The lid is held in place by two spindly plastic pivots that broke through normal use. I wouldn't buy this model again.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars inefficient 14 July 2012
    Colour Name:Red
    Once the water reaches boiling point, the kettle continues to boil for between 45 secs and a full minute. There is no 'on/off' switch, which would let you turn it off yourself, so the only option is to take it off its base or switch it off at the mains. The problem with the first is that it thinks its still switched on when you put it back on its base. The problem with both is that you have to stand by to turn it off, unless you are happy with a kitchen filled with steam. Bodum (Italy) tested it and said it was normal. When I asked Bodum UK if this was normal for this kettle generally, they refused to deal with my query, as it had been bought in Italy.

    And all this from a kettle that arrived with an 'I save energy' sticker on it!

    Gets one star for looking sexy.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying kettle 6 Nov 2011
    Colour Name:Lime Green
    This kettle is gorgeous - I bought it for the colour. I am disappointed in its functionality though. Once it is boiling it keeps boiling for longer than necessary, and you cannot remove it until it is finished or it will continue trying to boil when you put it back on the base. Also, you have to wait up to 15 minutes to re-boil it! Mine is currently in the repair shop (under warranty hopefully) as the on button won't stay on at all. It's been well used but I've only had it 11 months.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Good design but POOR quality 12 Oct 2012
    Colour Name:Red
    I love the colour, the size, and the shape of the kettle. It is not very noisy when boiling water. Unfortunately the plastic handle gets split (with normal daily usage only) and the switch wouldn't turn itself off after water hits the boiling point (we have to manually switch it off). This happened after we had it for 4 months! I would expect a longer lasting quality for the price - not cheap for a kettle.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not the colour I was expecting 19 Oct 2011
    Colour Name:Lime Green
    Great kettle functionally but it's not the same green as the Bodum Knif Block Bodum Bistro Knife Block, Lime Green which is a shame as I bought it to match. I much prefer the matt finish of the knife block but the kettle is a very cheap looking glossy plastic so it went back I'm afraid and replaced it with a simple stainless number which I would recommend. Kenwood SJM100 Moda Kettle, Stainless Steel

    Because people buy Bodum for the style as much as functionality, I can only give it 3 stars.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars You don't want to buy this kettle 17 May 2012
    Colour Name:Off White
    As I already owned the rest of the Bodum coffee range, I picked up this kettle when I moved to a new place. The first issue was the switch, you can't turn it off once you've switched it on. Why they thought this was a good idea is beyond me. Another small issue was the color. It was close to the colors used on the other products in the range, but not a match. A few months down the road the bottom of the kettle where it contacts the charge base just fell apart. I contacted Bodum to see if I could get a replacement part, they told me to enjoy my broken kettle. I'm never buying anoth Bodum product again.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Nice to look at but not the best
    I bought this kettle just under 3 years ago and its just finally died on me. I am actually rather pleased about this because it takes ages to boil, then continues to boil fro 45... Read more
    Published 7 days ago by Grommit
    4.0 out of 5 stars BODUM BISTRO KETTLE
    No problems with this item other than the lid has to be lifted by hand and not automatic as mentioned in advert.
    Published 1 month ago by R H LEWIS
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good Value
    Lid catch is not great on this one. had a black one previously and that was fine. It is a good price and I like the shape.
    Published 4 months ago by L Macey
    1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling safety hazard. Do not buy this
    Our work bought this and having burnt my hand and feet twice with this APALLING kettle, I feel compelled to review this to warn others. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Ms. R. L. Wilkinson
    5.0 out of 5 stars bodum kettle
    this kettle is the best we have ever had, it is as good as it looks,and is resonably priced. had a little hiccup with delivery, but got sorted very quickly and satisfactory.
    Published 5 months ago by ADRIAN CHAPMAN
    3.0 out of 5 stars bodum Bistro kettle
    This kettle arrived promptly and in excellent condition. I have had bodum ibis kettle for a number of years, I bout this bistro kettle as I was unable to find any ibis kettles,... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Emma Starr
    1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish.
    Pros:
    + It boils water

    Cons:
    - It takes ages to boil said water
    - It takes ages to switch off after said water has boiled
    - It CANNOT be switched off... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Lego_Man
    1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
    Seems we have the same problems as everybody else.
    Takes ages to switch off
    Lid catch broken.
    Keeps boiling when you put back on base.
    Poor flimsy plastic. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Scapa Flow
    3.0 out of 5 stars This is a replacement for my last Bodum kettle which broke within 5...
    Steam comes out of the gaps in the lid so I think could be quite dangerous. I purchased another because it goes with my kitchen and other Bodum products. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Christine Elizabeth Raw
    1.0 out of 5 stars Design over function
    Not purchased through Amazon. The kettle is Stylish to look at but the clasp for the lid broke within two months. Poor value for money.
    Published 7 months ago by Kate London
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