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Swan Nordic jug kettle

Pros: very attractive, reasonably fast
Cons: limescale filter awkward to remove

Star rating: 5/5

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If you want a kettle that's a little bit different, this Scandi-style design could be the answer – it's elegant and striking, and can now be bought cordless in matte grey, cotton white or pine green.

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Although it’s simple, the kettle is very thoughtfully designed. The wood-effect handle is made of rubber – but you wouldn’t know until you touch it. There’s a contrasting trim along the top and bottom of the kettle and it isn’t over-branded.

Its lid pulls off easily for filling and fits back on snugly. The 'on' switch below the handle is a small stalk with a little blue light, so you can see the water is heating up. The kettle is efficient, taking 2 minutes and 24 seconds to boil a litre of water.

It's one of the lightest kettles we tested. However, the water level is tricky to see as it’s behind the handle, and we found the small limescale filter very fiddly to remove. As a rule, don't remove the filter until the kettle is empty and has completely cooled down.

Another advantage is the small footprint of the base, despite its 1.7-litre capacity, it doesn’t take up much space on the worktop.

It’s not a cheap kettle, but if you’re looking to spend some money on a particular kitchen theme, Swan offer a range of matching appliances, from microwaves to toasters and mug trees.

Swan Nordic jug 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
Capacity: 1.7l
Dimensions: H25.5cm x W16cm x D22cm
Weight: 936g
Finished beep: no

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