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An electric kettle which doesn't die within a couple of years?

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AngelDog Thu 15-Sep-11 21:43:33

Does such a thing exist? I'm looking for something at the cheaper end of the price range - or is that the problem?

DooinMeCleanin Thu 15-Sep-11 21:45:03

Our Tesco Value one is around 3 years old and is still going strong. It only cost £5.

The cheaper the better IMO. Our Argos £11 one has at 3 years old outlasted several Morphy Richards or similar £40 a throw kettles. And TBH, if it only lasts a year, at £11 I don't really mind too much.

PhyllisDiller Fri 16-Sep-11 15:41:46

We haver the 'posh' version of the tesco's value kettle, the stainless steel one for about a tenner, (touch wood) it's on its 5th year now and still going strong.

TrillianAstra Fri 16-Sep-11 15:45:45

Do kettles die?

SpamMarie Fri 16-Sep-11 20:04:31

I've had my Tesco Value kettle for years (at least 4). It doesn't get that much use as I don't like tea or coffee (I know, I'm a freak) but it is certainly used daily has yet to fail. We live in a softwater area though. Could that be your problem?

cat64 Fri 16-Sep-11 20:06:50

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AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 16-Sep-11 20:08:09

I've got a Woolworths value range kettle which is more than three years old and still going strong.

Maryz Fri 16-Sep-11 20:08:38

I have given up on "good" kettles. I have decided from now on to buy the cheapest, and replace it every year, which will be cheaper in the long run (though I have to buy a swivelly one as dh is left handed and anything non-swivelly causes rows).

And I'm considering doing the same with washing machines [bitter]. Buying the cheapest I can find might make me less resentful when it (a) doesn't wash properly, (b) gets clogged up and leaves horrible marks on clothes and (c) dies about 2 months after the warranty runs out [even more bitter].

AngelDog Fri 16-Sep-11 20:09:16

Thanks, all. I got a Cookworks one from Argos, and it was even on sale. smile

The last 3 kettles have lasted under 2 years each, so hopefully it'll outlive those.

We do live in a very hard water area, SpamMarie, but I do descale it reasonably regularly nowadays (although I didn't use to).

Maryz Fri 16-Sep-11 20:09:42

Cross-posted with everyone grin.

Obviously those lovely multicoloured, lightup, coordinated 80 quid ones are a waste of space.

Billynm Fri 16-Sep-11 20:33:27

Hello, we have a 25 year old Russell Hobbs still going strong. It's my husbands, he bought it when he left home, it's seen off the kettle that I brought to the marriage. brew

AngelDog Fri 16-Sep-11 20:46:13

Oh, we have to buy swivelly ones too, just because it takes too much effort to fit a kettle back on the normal base. <lazy>

Poodlehorse Sun 18-Sep-11 14:15:16

my Bosch one is going strong 5 years on. it isn't that exciting - but it does work and swivel. But we are softwater so maybe not that much help to you. I always meant to buy the matching toaster when I managed to kill the existing one but have thus far failed to do so. Must try harder - except they probably won't have a matchy one now.

gailforcewind Sun 18-Sep-11 23:24:41

My tesco value one which is used CONSTANTLY cost £5 seven years ago and is still going strong. Unbelievable!

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