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Bodum 5500 Ibis 1.7 Litre Electric Cordless Kettle, Black

by Bodum
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Concealed Element
  • 1.7l
  • 57 oz

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 14 x 26 cm ; 998 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.6 Kg
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  • Manufacturer reference: 5500-01
  • ASIN: B00065ST66
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,842 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

This new electric water kettle is one of our most classic products. Two things have been left untouched, the IBIS effectiveness in bringing water to a fast boil and its typical oval shape designed to take up as little counter space as possible. The Bodum company got its start in Denmark in 1944, when Peter Bodum started a business wholesaling household products. Today, the Bodum brand, known for its innovative coffee press, as well as its tea makers, is still family-owned.

Product Description

If you like to enjoy a nice cup of freshly plunged coffee with the added help of a Bodum Coffee Press, then why not also boil the water required using a Bodum Ibis Oval Kettle. Space saving design, fast boiling element and easy to read water level all help make this kettle easy to use and a fantastic worktop appliance.. . Key Features:. . Capacity: 1.7 Litre.. Easy to Fill: through large lid opening.. Auto-Shutoff: cuts off electricity to the element when boiling has finished.. One Of: the fastest ways to boil water.. Space-Saving: oval design takes up less worktop space.. Over Heat: protection will cut off the power if an insufficent amount of water is detected and the element gets too hot.. Filter: to prevent scale entering your drinks.. Left or Right: handed users can use this kettle, thanks to the 2 way positioning of the base.. Warranty: 2 Years..

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sound Product 7 Oct 2005
By A Customer
I ordered a black kettle, the one that arrived was a dark Graphite/Silver colour, a minor thing and as it happens it looks fine in my kitchen.
The kettle is exceptionally light to handle.
If you are after somthing that feels solid and sturdy maybe not for you.
It boils in a reasonable peiod of time, and the shape is good for a small kitchen.
The cable doesn't stow away in the base as well as i hoped and if you want to store the majority you may find it makes the base slightly unstable.
In its favour it is quiet, reliable, reasonably stylish for the cost and perfectly serviceable.
I have got a sneaking suspicion that the plastic of the kettle taints the water initialy, and in hindsight with living in a hard water area wish i had bought a brita filter kettle.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cup of tea 20 Jun 2007
Verified Purchase
Not a bad machine. Nice oval shape. Fits neatly if space is issue. Base is a bit on the light side

I would say. Needs to be cast more solidly so stays put when you lift the kettle off base. Boils fine

but not super fast. Looks neat in black. The lid is matt whilst the rest of body and base is shiny

gloss. Satisfying contrast. The cord could do with being a bit longer I think. Ok if you have a spare socket in convenient place. Water tastes fine. Doesn't have that mettalic taste you get sometimes with stainless.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not heavy duty! 23 July 2007
This reminds me of the lightweight kettles you get in motels except it boils much quicker and holds more water. It is also very quiet and looks OK. However it taints the water and no matter how many times we boiled it up with fresh water the taste of plastic never went away. The connection into the base on our model was not reliable...sometimes the light flickered off and the kettle stopped boiling then the light suddenly came back on and the boiling up process started again. I sent it back but did not request a replacement. Went for a more solid model instead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smart Looking Kettle 14 July 2007
This is a very stylish looking kettle, keeping in line with other Bodum products. It boils the full 1.7 litres in under 3 mins which I think is better than alot of kettles around this price.
It is compact and unobtrusive, with a tough heat resistant casing in Black. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars is because the water level indicator is only on the right side, and I am left handed so I dont see it when facing left! otherwise excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not recomended 12 May 2010
When I used this kettle steam was emitted through and around the on/off switch. This left water to settle on the switch itself. I have returned the kettle for a refund.
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