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Does anyone have a brita water filter kettle?

(9 Posts)
jasmin27 Sat 04-May-13 10:03:28

Our kettle has finally died and was thinking of getting the above it's been reduced, is it any good? we live in London so very hard water and lots of limescale.

topsi Sat 04-May-13 12:28:12

my inlaws had one and they didn't like it and sent it back, can't remember why now

Gigondas Sat 04-May-13 12:33:19

I like mine- had it for about 4 years and still going strong tho the filter monitor on top (showing when need to change ) has just gone so have to remember to change it every few weeks.

ihearsounds Sat 04-May-13 12:41:50

Had mine a couple of years now. Live in London as well.. Old kettle, I had to descale all the time. Hated it.. I've descaled the brita one 3 or 4 times but this has been because I have been neglectful of putting another filter in.

Gigondas Sat 04-May-13 13:06:53

Never needed to descale-also in London

jasmin27 Sat 04-May-13 18:27:48

thanks for your replies, I will get it then.

e1y1 Sun 05-May-13 12:49:23

I had one for about 3 years, it was good. Only thing was we almost never used the water filter bit (sort of defeats the object, but we live in a very, very soft water area - one advantage of the north lol). One tiny downside was it didn't hold as much water as a standard kettle due to the space needed for filter. Replaced though now as it wore out.

UtterflyButterfly Tue 07-May-13 13:53:00

I had one when we lived in the UK in a very hard water area. I absolutely hated it! Very heavy, due to the filter, and, although it said you could heat it before all the water had filtered through, this didn't work. What happened was, the water in the bottom boiled, the kettle switched off and if you unwittingly poured water into your mug, the cold water from the top reservoir slopped out all over the place (and obviously you didn't actually get any boiling water on your teabag!). Horrid and a complete waste of money.

DewDr0p Wed 08-May-13 11:01:09

My friend had one and hated it too. For same reasons as butterly She swapped it for a normal kettle and a filter jug, worked much better.

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