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I like it, a lot!
on May 17, 2013
Update: I've used this kettle about three times a day for the past 16 months. It's still works like it did the first time. This little guy has turned out to be the best purchase I've ever made on Amazon. I really can't imagine life without it.
I've used this about 15 times in the past week and so far so good.
The only gripes I have are
A)Cord could be longer.
B)It would be nice to have a fill line outside.
C)Boy does calcium build up fast in this thing I use only filtered water in this thing and it gets that cloudy calcium film after every use, but as I'm typing this it occurs to me that maybe it's because I leave leftover water in it. I'll stop doing that and see what happens.
*Just a little heads up - don't let calcium build up or you'll never get rid of it. Also with anything stainless steel it would be a worth while investment to purchase some 'Barkeepers friend'. That stuff rocks!
Also I wish it boiled water a little bit hotter. Don't get me wrong it works fine for tea but I put honey in my tea and the water that comes out of this isn't quite hot enough to dissolve the honey in the water 100%, I'd say 85-90%. But I think it's a fair trade off for the speed and convenience.
The pluses are -
A)the water has very minimal contact with the plastic lid. The only part of the water that touches it is the moisture produced by the steam.
D)Color is cool
E)price - under $20, no brainier, really. If it lasts a year great, if not oh well. But it seems better built then most appliances made today so I have no reason to suspect it won't last.
I just recently started drinking tea and as such this is my first electric tea kettle so I really have no point of reference other then stove top tea pots. When I first opened the box I was surprised how small it was. I guess I thought it would be fatter and taller. But looks can be a little deceiving, I guess, as this will easily heat enough water to fill three standard size travel mugs, but not anymore.
To sum it up - I like it!
All The Best