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To ignore the min fill on a kettle

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raranah Mon 30-Nov-15 08:02:01

I mean .7l is too much if just one person wants 175ml for a cup of tea. Is it going to blow up?

greatbigwho Mon 30-Nov-15 08:06:15

Mine did blush

Kerberos Mon 30-Nov-15 08:07:37

Min fill of 0.7l is very high. Don't ignore min fill its there for a reason. Buy a new kettle and complain to the manufacturer.

Me624 Mon 30-Nov-15 08:17:56

I am the opposite. Live in a hard water area = mugful of limescale if you only fill it up to the minimum. DH always moans at me for wasting water by filling the kettle half full for one cup of tea but he doesn't drink it so doesn't appreciate the limescale grossness!

PaulAnkaTheDog Mon 30-Nov-15 08:36:43

Does it not wreck the element ?

cdtaylornats Mon 30-Nov-15 08:38:23

If your just making 1 cup why not put it in the microwave?

VulcanWoman Mon 30-Nov-15 08:43:15

Yes, I'd say it would wreck the element, it needs to be covered with the water.
I know what you mean though, it's a waste of electric. A while back I saw a smaller kettle, or what about one of those travel kettles.

raranah Mon 30-Nov-15 08:43:19

The element is concealed, microwave?!? Eww

VulcanWoman Mon 30-Nov-15 08:46:07

Here is an Eco Kettle from Argos. 1 cup boil.

buddhasbelly Mon 30-Nov-15 08:46:45

get one of those one cup fill machines - I got one for my parents' birthdays (they're a week apart and yes it's what they wanted!). It's a great wee machine, cheap to run (cheaper than boiling the kettle on min fill), filters the water and on days when one of them is in the house alone, they're not wasting water, although it may have upped their tea consumption...

buddhasbelly Mon 30-Nov-15 08:48:54

this is the one I got them (paid about £60) says it saves up to 80% energy

VulcanWoman Mon 30-Nov-15 08:48:33

It still needs to cover the bottom though and up the sides slightly. Goes black else.

Cutecat78 Mon 30-Nov-15 09:18:14

As an aside - we also suffer from really bad linescalw so have a water filter and only use that in the kettle, the iron and the steam mop.

Helps enormously.

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