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Kettles, what do you have.

74 replies

Pumpkinstace · 18/10/2020 18:19

Are fancy pants kettles worth the money?

Does your kettle have any cool features other than a bit of mood lighting?

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halcyondays · 18/10/2020 18:30

Standard type kettle about £12 from Tesco, it does the job.

Pelleas · 18/10/2020 18:33

Placemarking - my kettle recently broke and we bought a v. cheap one to replace it in a hurry, but it takes ages to boil compared to my previous mid range one.

Pelleas · 18/10/2020 18:39

Just to add, when browsing kettles online (the long winter evenings fly by in my house!) I was staggered to see it's possible to spend £180 on a kettle if you are so-minded! Grin Smeg ones - they looked lovely but struggling to work out how they can be worth more than 10x a basic kettle.

Pumpkinstace · 18/10/2020 18:40

That's what I hate, the waiting to boil.

Mine's a basic Russell Hobbs one.

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AuntieStella · 18/10/2020 18:42

Cheapo bought in a hurry from Asda, because previous one packed in.

Still going at least 20 years on, but it's beginning to turn itself off at random. So I think it might be getting to its last legs

bruffin · 18/10/2020 18:43
2020hasbeenbloodyawful · 18/10/2020 18:43

The whole family have the same brand of Morphy Richards kettle but in different colours.

It was only £22 from Sainsburys but we've had it going three years and it's going strong. I have the matching toaster too, they sometimes do offers of both for £40/£50.

Celticdawn5 · 18/10/2020 18:43

15 years and still going strong

VictoriaBun · 18/10/2020 18:44

We have the Breville Impression one (Cream colour ) it's lasted well . We are now in the look out for a new one, some of the prices are eye watering .

DailyLaundry · 18/10/2020 18:44

Worth getting one that's quick and quiet. "Which" is usually worth signing up to for a £1 trial to have a look! Think ours is a Russell Hobbs Buckingham - would recomment.

NastyBlouse · 18/10/2020 18:46

Dualit Classic (the tallish one). It was expensive but I’ve had it over 10 years and it still looks new. Boils reasonably quick

Pumpkinstace · 18/10/2020 18:46

@bruffin that's the type of thing I'm after.

£80 though :o

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Pelleas · 18/10/2020 18:50

I was looking at the Dualit Studio kettle (£49.99) but noticed its capacity is 1.5 litres, not the 1.7 I'm used to.

Pumpkinstace · 18/10/2020 18:51


When I was 16 my parents went away and I had a house party. It got out of hand, police were called. Someone boiled milk in the kettle and I didn't notice during the clean up.

Mum went ballistic when she got home.

Bastard kettle.

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AuntyMabelandPippin · 18/10/2020 18:51

I've just gone into the kitchen to find out what mine is.

I've cleared the dishwasher, filled it up and wiped down the sides.

Still don't know what type of kettle I've got though, apart from it has a lovely blue light (I think it's a Morphy Richards). Grin

Nanasueathome · 18/10/2020 18:53

I’ve got a red Kitchenaid kettle

RandomMess · 18/10/2020 18:53

Basic hob kettle on induction hob. Speedier than a rapid boil electric.

Quornflakegirl · 18/10/2020 18:55

I have a stove top black Le Crueset kettle, it's fab.

MrsT1405 · 18/10/2020 18:57

I have a boiling water mug at a time. I think its a Breville. Its really quick but a but noisy

Thuglife · 18/10/2020 18:58

I’m lusting after the Smeg Dolce & Gabbana kettle- it’s as gloriously tacky & bling as it soundsGrin. In reality I have a £12 basic glass kettle from Sainsbury’s that refuses to die Grin

Jojobythesea · 18/10/2020 18:59

I have a Tefal one cup. We have an induction stove which boils pans of water in seconds for veg or whatever so that's all we need.


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Telephoneaddict · 18/10/2020 18:59

I've a basic supermarket one, but we live in a hard water area, the filter is difficult to remove to descale so I removed it. Kettle no longer turns off by itself.

BlueJava · 18/10/2020 19:00

We don't have a kettle but a Quooker tap - love it!

PontiacBandit · 18/10/2020 19:02

A Brita kettle here as we have such hard water.

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