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4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for! ...and 2 years later ....and then it died, 16 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Rowenta Prelude Illumination Kettle, Stainless Steel, 1.7 Litres (Kitchen & Home)
Im obviously a fussy kettle buyer because I saw loads of kettles I didnt like before choosing this one.

So why this one?

Firstly, it looks smart with a nicely balanced shape.
The finish is easy to rub clean with a dry cloth.
It pours beautifully with no drips.
The lid opens by pressing a button.
And for a little gimmick, the kettle lights up when you switch it on.
And to show Im not shallow and just impressed by looks, it boils a cupful of water faster than I can find a clean cup and put a teabag in it.
Oh,and an important factor for me, compared with other similar steel kettles, this one weighs so much less.

What more could you ask for?

And 2 Years Later.... Now it's 26/4/2010 and the lid wont stay closed!

There are 2 small plastic lugs which the lid swings on, and they are are still intact.
However a teenager was let loose on my kettle (put some water in it, shock horror, hard work!)
and forced the lid the wrong way so that it fell off and damaged the tab which springs the lid open/closed.
So while the kettle still boils etc it fills the room with steam and wont switch off.

Nevertheless, I havent seen another kettle that I prefer so have just bought the same one again. So still recommended. But keep teenagers well away.

EDIT December 2013

RIP the Kettle. It just died. Changed the fuse, shook it a few times, banged it on the work top, but it wouldn't come back to life.
Have replaced it with Sage Soft Opening kettle by Heston Blumenthal. Very pleased with it.
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