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Specifications & Dimensions
|Kettle Type:||Electric tea/water kettle|
|Item Type:||Tea kettle|
|Color Family:||Stainless steel|
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|Power Cord Included:||Yes|
|Auto Shut Off:||No|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||Two year warranty|
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Most Helpful Reviews
I've had this kettle for 2 months. Overall it's a nice kettle and does what it is supposed to do - heat water. I am not picky about the settings, but I do admit they could be improved. One thing that makes me want to stop using the kettle is that occasionally the water turns blue. I still can't figure out whether it's some chemical leaking into the water or what. But I don't really want to check the water color before I pour it into my cup. I use filtered water so I know for sure it's not the water issue. Maybe Sears could help me figure this out?
Van Nuys, CA
I'm getting 1000 Sear's points for reviewing this item. Not sure what I do with them but apparently they are worth $1, so I'm a paid reviewer but you can be assured that I'm not Ben Kingsley - this is a tea kettle and not a Jag-you-ah. The kettle works well but is unnecessarily complicated with all the controls for temperature and maintain-boiling times. If you set it for boiling (default 212 degrees) it will continue to boil for a few minutes unless you lift the kettle off its base. If you can settle for 200 degrees, it'll just maintain this temperature 'til you lift the kettle. The lid is raised by a slight finger touch and release to the black plastic button on top - very easy, but the top won't come up if you press down too hard upon it and I thought initially it was broken. I've only had the unit for 3 weeks so I certainly can't attest to it's longevity. However Sears lists a 2 year warranty on the box and apparently one where you can take the kettle back to a Sears store for replacement or refund. This latter thing was an important factor in my buying it.
I really hope I can upload pictures for you as one picture equals to thousands of words sometime. I was NOT very confident on purchasing this kettle a very beginning because, there are too many competitors in this price range; the pictures on this website is almost the only one on the web and they do not look like real. From the first sight I love it, even the beautiful box. All functions are exactly the same as other two reviewers described and I am sure they are the ONLY two who wrote reviews for this product. I am really appreciate to those review. In addition to those reviews, here are more in detail: 1. The bottom of the kettle is cold at anytime, so you can put it anywhere besides the socket. 2. The power wire of the socket is in flat and the length can be adjusted from 0 to 28 inches. 3. It is very quite if you keep the water level more than 1.5 liter. For other competitors, boiling noise is something driven you mad. 4. It DOES have plastic parts inside. Filter and filter socket and be easily removed and re-attached. The other parts are water level window and a tiny window for green LED light. The interior of the lid and it's socket are plastic but they do NOT contact your water in anyway. Any I am sure the lid and it's socket can be take off by simply removing two screws. Above all, a BETTER kettle than a lot of competitors including xxx's Choice. I just hoping it can last long.
I did not compare the features of this digital tea kettle with others and I have not owned it long enough to speak to its durability, but I can say that it works for me and I am pleased with it. To emma3's points: The kettle works in a way similar to a tea pot on a stove. You turn it on and when the water is ready, you pick it up and pour it and the kettle shuts off. If you want some more water, you have to turn it on again (as you would a tea kettle on a stove). If you do not pour the water when it is ready, the unit goes into a standby mode, which keeps the water at 190 degrees by default (or at whatever temperature that you set). It heats up water very quickly and I get four large cups of tea from a full pot. Reheating takes only a minute or two.
I just bought this kettle to replace my old Philips, which died suddenly after more than 10 years of regular use. I wanted a stainless steel model with variable temp at a reasonable price, and this seemed to fit the bill. I also like that the controls are simple and are located on the handle rather than on the base. So I took a chance and ordered it even though it was a new model, without any reviews, and the description lacked detail. Here?s what I?ve found so far: The good news: ? Like most electric kettles, this one heats water quickly and reliably ? Once the water is heated, the kettle switches automatically to a Keep Warm mode for about 30 min, as long as the kettle is not lifted from the base (see below) ? The desired temperature for Heat Water and Keep Warm settings can be changed in 10-degree increments, down to a minimum of 110?F Some flaws: ? There is NO AUDIBLE SIGNAL to indicate when the water has reached the desired temperature. Not even a click. It simply (and silently) switches from the Heat Water mode to Keep Warm. If you?re nearby and listening carefully, you may notice that the boiling sound has stopped. There?s also a green LED that lights up the kettle from the inside when the heating element is on, and that goes out when the temp is first reached. But basically you have to be standing right next to it to notice any of these things. ? The kettle walls are constructed of a single layer of stainless steel with no insulation, so the exterior gets EXTREMELY hot ? definitely hot enough to burn. The handle stays cool, so as long as you remember not to touch it anywhere else, it?s fine. Probably not a good idea for households with kids, unless you can keep it out of reach. It looks like most stainless kettles are made this way, though I don?t understand why they can?t use a double-wall design of some kind. ? Although the temperature is variable, the Heat Water and Keep Warm settings return to their defaults (212?F/190?F) every time the kettle is lifted from its base. Seems like it would make more sense to keep the previous setting, since many people will consistently use a different temp than the default. Minor inconvenience to reset it each time. ? The Keep Warm setting automatically switches on when the water first reaches the desired temp, but it turns off as soon as you lift the kettle from the base. So let?s say you heated water for multiple people to use ? there?s no way to keep it warm for a set period of time. Each person, after pouring a cup, will have to remember to turn the kettle on again. Not really an issue in my household, but it defeats the purpose of the feature. ? The lid is metal with a plastic release button. To close the lid, you have to press on the metal portion, which will be hot if the kettle has already heated. The latch mechanism also feels pretty flimsy when it engages, so I?m wondering whether it will fail with regular use, which would make it impossible to close the lid.
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