smeg kettle

Smeg KLF04CRUK Jug Kettle

Pros

Cons

£159.99

approx. price

Thanks to the specific design and stainless steel body, the Smeg kettle has a rather luxurious impression and will easily become a kitchen decoration. It sticks to more or less traditional values in its category of basic parameters. A maximum volume of 1.7 l is quite common for kettles; conversely, a minimum volume exceeding 0.7 l is atypical. It may even be a disadvantage for some users. While in other kettles, you can heat just one cup of water and thus save time, this model does not allow this. A big advantage is an ability to set the boiling temperature to 50°C; 60°C; 70°C; 80°C; 90°C; 95°C and 100°C.

Safety and comfort of use

We can praise the kettle’s design, which seals well and does not leak steam through cracks when heated. With some kettles, you will see clouds of steam around the buttons, for example.

The kettle is not too hot after boiling water, even though it is stainless steel.

Opening the kettle’s lid is very simple; press the button. The lid opens smoothly; it does not shoot out, as with many competing models. Thanks to this, drops of hot water will not splash on you, for example. Filling this kettle is more than manageable. If you prefer to fill it with an open lid, the positive thing is that it stays firmly in the open position; with some kettles, it falls on its own.

We can also praise the visible volume scale, which guarantees comfortable use for right- and left-handed users.
Features Russell Hobbs 26051 Cordless Electric Kettle
Colour Cream
Volume capacity 1.7 litres
Special features Auto shut-off, LED display, temperature selector lever, keep warm button, 360° swivel base, acoustic alarm
Wattage 3000W
Limescale filter Yes
Material Stainless steel

Pros and cons

The only major disadvantage of the Smeg kettle is its price, surpassing most tested models several times over. A significant advantage is setting the boiling temperature between 50 °C and 100 °C. Another good function is the keep warm option – the keep warm function enables water to be maintained at the selected temperature for up to 20 minutes. We also cannot forget the limescale filter that the kettle contains. A limescale filter is an in-built stainless steel filter which filters out natural limescale. It is removable and easy to clean.

Summary

Overall a Smeg kettle is not a small investment. However, it is a kettle with excellent properties intended for more demanding users. They can use, for example, the option of setting the heating temperature or maintaining it for 20 minutes. The advantage of the kettle is also the limescale stainless steel filter. There are also important safety features, such as automatic shut-off when cooking with the lid open. Using the kettle is very comfortable, and users praise the quality of its processing.
So if you’re looking for a model that performs well in all respects, we recommend the kettle. If you’re looking for a cheaper stainless steel kettle, check out the Cosori Kettle review. If you want an excellent kettle at a low price, read the Russell Hobbs 26051 review.

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Andrea is an accomplished home appliances reviewer, editor, and blogger with a profound passion for enhancing everyday domestic tasks through thoughtful appliance choice. Her writing journey began in 2015 when she expertly married her talent for writing with her love for design, crafting insightful content on home improvement, DIY projects, and interior design.

Specialising in home appliance reviews, Andrea has carved a niche for herself with a particular focus on dishwashers and washing machines. Her comprehensive and incisive reviews have helped illuminate thousands of homes, steering consumers towards informed decisions that match their personal needs, budget, and style.