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To think spending £75 on a kettle is a bit ridiculous?

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Whathehello · 29/01/2021 22:18

Especially if you don't have alot of money coming in.

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Am I being unreasonable?

266 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
formerbabe · 29/01/2021 22:20

Well it's all relative.

I wouldn't spend that on a kettle. I would if I was wealthy

MissBaskinIfYoureNasty · 29/01/2021 22:20

I can imagine its pretty easy to spend £75 on a decent or swanky looking kettle but yeah its too much if you're broke!

MajesticWhine · 29/01/2021 22:21

Not enough context to vote - but why not? There's not much to spend money on right now.

SchrodingersImmigrant · 29/01/2021 22:23

Is it a good kettle which will last? Then no, it may not be ridiculous.

bloodyhairy · 29/01/2021 22:25

My Smeg kettle cost similar. But it's gorgeous and has lasted for years and years, with multiple daily use.
Sorry, but YABU Smile

Ritasueandbobtoo9 · 29/01/2021 22:33

Spent £95 quid on a Porsche kettle once - living the dream - it last 3 years max.

Whathehello · 29/01/2021 22:35

The person doesn't work so they only have a small amount of money coming in monthly from universal credit.

I'm not benefit bashing by the way, I was reliant on benefits for several years myself once and I just can't fathom spending so much on a kettle then or now.

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Whitecup4 · 29/01/2021 22:38

I would say YANBU but my kettle is breaking and have you SEEN the prices for kettles!!??

Absolute joke, can’t even buy a cheap one now a days!

IMightCry · 29/01/2021 22:38

Did they pay in cash or order on a credit card? Though a catalogue? Maybe they are paying it off bit by bit. It is very pricey though.

Enidblyton1 · 29/01/2021 22:41

Mine was about £65 I think and I consider it extremely good value for the amount of cups of tea it’s produced over the last few years!

I suppose it’s all relative. A £70 kettle is the equivalent of about 28 cups of coffee from a cafe. I know many people who would get through 28 cups in less than 2 months. If someone always makes their own tea/coffee then the kettle is a much cheaper option.

formerbabe · 29/01/2021 22:41


I would say YANBU but my kettle is breaking and have you SEEN the prices for kettles!!??

Absolute joke, can’t even buy a cheap one now a days!

A quick google brought up plenty for about £12. It's a has one job regardless of the cost.
JillsFlapjacks · 29/01/2021 22:42

Maybe they decided to save up for it. I don't think it's wildly more expensive than many kettles these days. And it should last years. We had our last kettle for at least 10 years.

OneRingToRuleThemAll · 29/01/2021 22:43

I spent £50 on a kettle recently and it isn't even an exciting kettle. Just a pretty basic one above the cheap plastic range.

Eloradannin · 29/01/2021 22:44

Do they owe you money OP?
If not, its none of your business really

FolkyFoxFace · 29/01/2021 22:44

After FIVE kettles breaking in one year, I treated myself to the Sage smart kettle. It's amazing. It's lasted, and it's perfect for me because I drink lots of herbal teas so you can get the right temperature.

I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. If I wasn't doing well financially, I'd save for one. It's probably cheaper in the long run as it doesn't break!

SchrodingersImmigrant · 29/01/2021 22:46


Do they owe you money OP?
If not, its none of your business really

Wendyhause · 29/01/2021 22:46

Kettles can be bought for less than a tenner. Basic ones to boil tha wattter pet. Or you can buy a swanky one which looks rather nice on the granite worktop.

I could have paid a lot more for the one I had to buy last year but went for one in Asda which looks good enough for me. I think it cost approx. £20

Ivalueloyaltyaboveallelse · 29/01/2021 22:48

I love my Bosch kettle, cost £60 and lasted over 3 years so far.

Ileflottante · 29/01/2021 22:48

I spent loads on a lovely Dualit kettle and toaster. They’re life-longers.

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants · 29/01/2021 22:49

There aren't even that many for sale at that price.

When I moved in here I was going to be replacing the kitchen so thought I'd get a cheap kettle until I did the kitchen then buy one that went with it.

It was something like £12 at Argos.

10 years later it's still doing fine!

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants · 29/01/2021 22:50

But I would if I liked it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

1Morewineplease · 29/01/2021 22:50

Sounds a bit steep tbh.

TheCanyon · 29/01/2021 22:50

My last kettle died 12th November 2019 and we were so skint I had to get dh to drop into Sainsbury's after work and use our nectar points on one of the cheapest kettles we could get. Cheapest in our small town store was 20.

75 quid on a kettle would make me cry.

Emily639 · 29/01/2021 22:52

Don’t have a heart attack OP - we spent over £1000 on a Quooker’s amazing and I’d spend the £ all over again in a flash 😆

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