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on 22 December 2010
We bought this as my hubby is gadget mad and we've always fancied a hot water tap. We live in a very hard water area and so our kettle is terrible as a result of re-boiling water (we try hard not to but it is difficult). The one cup meant we'd only boil the water we need and never re-boil, so we thought we'd give it a go as the price was barely more than an average kettle anyway (we got it for £50 mark). I was a little sceptical about what would happen if I needed a saucepan of boiling water, for which I would normally boil the kettle, so we had a race - Meno vs Kettle. It took longer to boil the kettle than it took to make 7 cups on the one cup - hence filling the saucepan faster than the kettle, which was a good selling point for me (the kettle having been a reasonably good kettle with the same wattage/ampage/power rating as the Meno). I have not given the Meno 5 stars as it is still just off boiling for gravy - tea is too hot to drink immediately after making it so it is very close to boiling point compared with a lot of hot water taps, but it doesn't make my gravy thick - possibly because I have to get 2 cups made, in which time it's cooled by a few degrees. There has been a definite improvement in the limescale department - by now a new kettle would have had a good coating of sediment, but there is no evidence anywhere on the Meno yet. I strongly recommend this product - particularly good for people that don't want to lift kettles of boiling water - I am now not worried about my 8 year old making me a brew (which she has never done to date) - it seems perfectly safe to get the hot water straight into the mug, rather than having to tip up and aim a kettle - also probably a very good idea for elderly people who don't have the strength to lift a kettle reliably (like my grandma). You have to have a few goes to get the setting right for the amount of water you need and it is very sensitive, but works for all but our very largest one pint mug! Overall, we love it and think it was a great buy. Bye bye kettle!
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