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Best kettle I've ever purchased, still as good as new after 3 years
on 17 January 2018
This kettle really is metallic and not just a metallic coating applied onto plastic like many other kettles which look metallic on the photo but are actually just plastic.
It boils very quickly, the cord is thick yet a bit flexible, the on/off switch sounds and feels very robust and the blue light looks sophisticated rather than tacky. The flip lid might not open as much as I'd like it to but neither has it broken or failed
It's very solid and after having had one for some 3 years now I can say it's easy to keep clean too. The black plastic has never scratched, neither has the brushed aluminium looking finish, so it's still looking as good as new.
I've had badly designed kettles before which are hard to clean and accumulate water which begins to rust or damage the finish. If you're a well programmed consumer you'll change your kettle every year as fashions come and go so this might not be a problem. But if you like to buy quality that lasts then the deep cleaning issue is important so it's as good as new a few years down the line.
An example tends to be where the outer walls drop down to meet the base, water droplets can carry dirt in there which can make it unsightly and eventually undermine the finish or rust it from behind, something I have seen on other kettles I have owned in the past.
The water filter is the standard BRITA type which I also use in a filter jug. I have never used the button/display/counter thing which is embedded in these BRITA products, I think it just counts down 4 weeks until you're supposed to pay them more money for another new filter. It's a flawed logic as the filter would be replaced according to volume of water filtered rather than time passed. If you made 1 cuppa a day it would last months.
I now own two, one in my house, one in my office.