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When told by my boss to go and get a new kettle for the office but also being told that the kettle needed to be cheap I was a little stumped as what to get. The kettle wasn’t something that I wanted to break after a couple of boils but equally that was not too expensive. The kettle wasn’t going to be on the go all day as there was only the 3 of us using it and we don’t sit and drink the tea all day, never the less, I had a good look around and search on the internet and ended up buying a Cookworks kettle, the J250. Here are my thoughts on my purchase for the office!
The kettle as I mentioned is by the Cookworks brand, the name is something that I have heard off and I have their steamer but that is all I know other that the price was right! I had a look around the internet and it was in the Range store that I actually made the purchase from, it was here that I paid £15.99 for the kettle which when I had been sent out with £20.00 of petty cash, saw me going back to work with change! You can also get this for the same price on Amazon and I think I spotted this kettle in Tesco not long after.
The kettle came in a sturdy cardboard box and once opened I saw that it consisted of a base and then the kettle. The kettle is white in colour and it is made from plastic. Considering the price I paid, it felt quite strong and not cheap and to flimsy. The kettle has a capacity of 1.7 litres and the water capacity is indicated in black markings down the side of the kettle, this is where you can see how much water you have poured into the kettle.
The kettle has a power capacity of 2.2kw and there is a good amount of electrical lead that allows you to plug this in at the wall. I would estimate that there is around 60cm of lead and any unwanted sits underneath the kettle. Once plugged, you are able to boil the kettle up. There is a small clear plastic lever that you need to push down and this boils the kettle up. The kettle when boiling was not to noisy and was actually really efficient when it came to length of time that it took to boil, my fellow colleagues were suitably impressed!
We have been using the kettle for a couple of months now and we have not had any problems with it. I like that even though this was a cheaper model of kettle; it works well and boils the water really quite quickly. We have found that when even full to the brim, it is still efficient when it comes to boiling the kettle. With the kettle being a white colour, we do find that it shows every little drop of dirt so it is important to regularly give the kettle a wipe down to keep it looking new.
The only down side to this kettle is that t only has a very small limescale filter so the bulk of the body is unprotected I guess. This is not a major issue but it is worth me pointing out.
In summary, I am happy to recommend this kettle, efficient in what it does and a great price.