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Would be 5 star but for fatal potentially dangerous flaw
on 8 December 2014
This kettle is great in so many ways that it is a terrible disappointment to knock it right down to one star. The reason for this is the time it takes for the automatic cut-out to operate in normal usage - something approaching as much as 10 seconds. In this time it is pouring scalding steam into the air (and it heats the water much hotter than my previous kettle).
This is great if you want a sauna, but not only unnecessary but potentially highly dangerous. For this reason, I have had to replace it with a bargain "student" range kettle from W--------s, which works brilliantly and cuts out quickly.
In most respects the Bosch is a great product. It has an unusual colour, which I liked. It is powerful and heats quickly (albeit a bit on the noisy side). It has a plate heating element so will cope with small amounts of water, just enough for a mug. (Beware of many kettles which specify a high minimum amount to heat - although usually you can put a lot less in.) It pours well. The filter is easy to take out to clean and then replace.
However, it met its demise before that much use when I accidentally dropped it in the sink and the spout (being made of fairly hard plastic like the rest of the body) chipped a chunk off.
If it cut out quickly after boiling I would happily buy it again, but not the way it works at present.