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Home Bargains Open Kitchen kettle
Pros: stylish, inexpensive
Cons: noisy, hard-to-remove filter
Star Rating: 4/5
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For the money, this kettle is well-designed and stylish. It’s sizeable, too – its 1.8 litre capacity made it the biggest kettles we tested. Despite its volume, it doesn’t take up any more space on the worktop than its slightly smaller rivals.
The shape, colour and design make this look like an old-fashioned copper kettle you’d boil on the hob, but it’s a modern electric kettle with all the features you’d expect. We liked the rather cutely shaped ‘on’ switch (it looks a bit like a heart), which lights up when you flick it. The rounded handle arches across the lid but is easy to grip.
When empty ,it was one of the lightest kettles we tested. Another design plus is the black markings on the water level indicator, which are very easy to read.
Despite being one of the cheapest we tested, this kettle is no slouch – it boiled a litre of water in a decent 2 minutes and 25 seconds. Mind you, it was loud doing so. Another downside is the limescale filter which is tricky to remove.
This is by no means a ‘smart’ kettle, but you get a lot for your money. The copper effect is warm and stylish, the shape of its spout gives it a slightly jaunty air. It pours easily, too.
Home Bargains Open Kitchen kettle specifications
Choice of temperature: no
Temperature indicator: no
Keep warm function: no
Water level indicator: yes
Removable limescale filter: yes
Lid type: pull off
Dimensions: H30cm x W21cm x D21cm
Finished beep: no
Kitchen electronics on test
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