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review after 4 years - it leaks
on 22 April 2009
Kettle looked good once upon a time.Poor quality is showing badly. Polishing the metal cover does not make a difference, the water marks still show. Plastic is actually very cheap looking. Discolouration appearing all over and round the edges of the metal even though it is cleaned very carefully with simple washing up liquid. The calcium gathered at the bottom has prevented leaks! Yuk!
Looking to replace my Dualit and no other kettle seems to match it. The exterior of the kettle still looks very good. Even though it is noisy because it is stainless steel, it is not as noisy as other kettles I have tried recently! No other kettle has replaced the style of Dualit or the quality. Kettles are not meant to last a long time.I have realised that filling empty kettle with cold water when it has just boiled, probably contributed to its wear and tear. This lasted 4.5 years and started leaking slowly at the bottom. It still looks good and keeps boiling. Due to the slight leak, replaced it with another one and will look after it well.Changed my rating. Happy now!
Old review: It looks great, feel great, easy to clean but after a couple of years the kettle leaks from the base. I noticed the water seems to leak slowly through screws under the kettle. Found out that water left in the kettle left a huge pool of water underneath. It is dangerous as the water sits around the base element in the center. What a waste of money as I spent over £.
It is noisy when it boils which I did not mind too much as I preferred a metal kettle thinking they were more robust than plastic. Unfortunately not.