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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 6 January 2013
The water boiled from this kettle does indeed make a clear clean tasting cup of tea. It's also rather nifty that it's translucent, so you can see the water level - and has a pretty blue light which glows when you switch the thing on.

Downsides however are:

The maximum capacity of the kettle is about 4 cups (or 4 scant mugs),- so if you want to make a large cafetiere of coffee, you have to boil the kettle twice. You can only fill the kettle halfway: there are warnings to indicate that if you fill above this level, the kettle will spit and may stop functioning - so the siza of the thing is huge compared to how much water you can boil.

This is the main disadvantage from my point of view, because about 75% of the time that I use a kettle, I want to boil more than 4 cups. For a person who wants to make single cups of tea or coffee or cuppa soup or whatever, this may not be as much of a problem.

You also have to remember to replace the filter every 4 weeks. Which is a bit of a faff, with the filter preparation (rinsing and so on). Unless you are one of those organised people who remembers to do that kind of thing, the kettle will soon cease to perform its intended purpose, after which you just have a rather large kettle that boils a fairly small quantity of water.

So, great tea, but a bit of faff and not completely practical.
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