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Its Just OK, or great under specific use cases.
on February 23, 2016
The selling points on this kettle for me were that it used only 1000 watts (which I needed, as my Krups kettle kept tripping the breaker), and that it was just a hair over $20. For those reasons alone, I'd say that this electric tea kettle is great.
However, I returned it for two glaring reasons:
One, the cord is amazingly short on the base. Like maybe(generously) 2 feet.. and it has to wrap around the bottom of the heating element before it threads out the back in order to sit flat on the counter, so really about 1.5 feet long, if you're lucky. If your outlets are higher up on your counter, then you're S.O.L. without an extension cord on this.
Secondly, the kettle is really small. Like imagine a regular sized electric tea kettle, but scaled down to 75%. This in itself isn't that bad if you drink a cup of tea or a pour-over every now and then, but daily I drink a 12-cup french press full of coffee with breakfast (yes.. I know), which would mean a completely full kettle, almost spilling out water from the pour spout to get a full press's worth.
Overall, the pros of the low wattage and price were compelling, but this kettle is merely OK.