Sunbeam SEK17B 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle, 1500-Watt, Black
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- Dual Water Windows
- Hinged Locking Lid
- Non-Drip Pouring Spout
- Removable Mesh Filter
- 1500-Watt 1.7 Liter Capacity
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To be fair: My wife and I used the kettle only once for a cup of tea and it turned out fine. I did not give it 5-stars because I only have had it for a few hours and am not able to comment on its longevity. If this product still performs well in a few years (as I expect appliances to do), I would rate it one more star.Read more ›
It has performed as well as advertised, meeting all of our expectations.
I'm not sure why the other posters had bad experiences (though I see they appear to have posted on both versions of this kettle).
As for quality of the water, we've made tea, cocoa mixes and my French Press coffee (that I'm very particular about -French press vs drip coffee), all with no complaint. The manual does provide specific instructions for flushing the kettle prior to use -perhaps the posters failed to follow those instructions.
We use it 5 to 7 times a week, and have never had an issue with the auto shut off not functioning.
It does sound like heavy boiling, then appears to taper off some before it shuts off. Perhaps the other users didn't wait long enough for the full cycle. Opening the lid will definitely subject you to dangerous steam -it is boiling water.
I highly recommend this kettle, and will likely buy some as gifts for family. The convenience and water quality are far better than our stove top kettles of the past 20 or so years.
Love the Auto Off switch.
When I return to the US, I will most definitively order or buy another one.
Ring base styles, tend to become oval and then eventualy not work out, we had 3 of these fail. I upgraded to the plug hoping it would last longer.
This was purchased in June 19 of 2015, it's now December 1 2015 and it failed out right (Almost 6 months). I would put this closer to 1 year with the amount of use we put on these devices. In the morning 3-4 fills for coffee, mid morning tea, mid afternoon tea, and boiling water for veggies at dinner.
I use it to boil water in the office (for black tea). For me it’s a very efficient solution: good performance, reliability at a low cost.
Color = white (for me, a good looking appliance should be white)
Very easy to clean – use a wet paper towel. (I never used detergent, alcohol, etc. and it looks like new)
Fast boiling, reliable use.
Note: After almost two years the power cord stopped working (bad contact inside the molded plug). It was an easy fix because the power cord is standard for computer monitors (and I had one from an old CRT pc monitor).
None for me! However, if you need to move around too much (ex, go fill it with water or, being used by people in cubicles around) you might want to go to a more expensive model with quick connect. To move around you need to unplug the cable from the appliance. I rarely unplug it since I am the only user and I bring water with a bottle (it is more convenient for me). The more expensive ones have a quick connect system and you just lift the pitcher and use it.
Consider the use and your style when you pick a product!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Use this at my desk for my very own tea station. Works well. Hot water is ready within two minutes.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have had this trusty, sturdy blue kettle for 5 years now (4 of those 5 years lasted through long college years where it was well-loved and assisted with fueling me full of tea... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Kayla Casias
Nice size, better for home use. I have a smaller one that works well for camping and I have even brought it along on cruises. The water gets to boiling quickly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Doc Katie
Very satisfied with this product. I bought one for my daughter then one for my father.Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth Buckingham
I received one of these for Christmas one year. What a great idea and product. It works like a charm. Add water and turn on the switch. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andy in NJ
I bought this for my instant coffee at work, and for making oatmeal and
soups quickly. I never noticed any chemical smell, and the unit works great. I like it. Read more
I love this product! It boils water silently and has over 1 liter capacity. I used my old one several times a day for 5 years and it is still going strong. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rachel