Quiet boiler but the lid has started flying up preventing boil cutoff
We've had this kettle for over 12 months and whilst it has done a normally decent job of boiling water just recently (past the 12 month warranty period of course) the lid keeps on flying up preventing auto cutoff (as per a couple of other reviewers). I would be very wary of this particular product and instead buy one with a normal (no moving parts) lid.
Plastic lid hinge broke after 22 months - no repair option, no disposal option
I have quite liked this kettle.
Design-wise, after 22 months of use it has only little rust stain on the inside base of the kettle. No kettle flavour in the water, unlike a plastic kettle.
The narrow necked shape of the kettle makes it slightly awkward to scrub inside.
Occasionally the it doesn't automatically switch off, which could be dangerous if you left the house with it on.
And the plastic parts of the lid hinge aren't durable - the button to open the lid hasn't been working properly for a few months, and finally the plastic hinge arm...
Best ergonomic kettle I could find
I’ve been looking for a new kettle but am extremely fussy about the ‘feel’ and ‘handle thickness’ of a kettle. Some handles are too thick and the kettle falls forward, unbalanced, when using when full. Not this one, the handle is a perfect thickness and easily balanced when full.
I’d recommend this kettle to people with sore hands, arthritis etc.
Doesn't taint water, but shame about the corrosion
Unlike many modern kettles this one didn't taint the water even when new. This is probably down to the fact that the level indicator is connected to the interior of the kettle only through a small hole rather than a large rubber seal. That's the good part. The bad part is that after less than two years, this stainless steel kettle is showing obvious corrosion to the lid and body, mainly where the lid touchs the body, suggesting low quality stainless steel was used.
Save your money
Lid flies open when it boils and won't switch off. I thought this may have been because it was over full. Even when it is only 75% full! it still flips open and won't switch off. Very dangerous if you go to boil the kettle and leave your house with this happening. Sorry, I won't risk it and I suggest you be cautious if you purchase this kettle.
Quick to boil, not too loud and looks sleek
When I received this as a gift recently I had low expectations after reading the other reviews here. So far it has been my favourite kettle yet. I didn't need anything fancy in terms of different temp settings or special lighting - this is a sleek looking no nonsense kettle and I've been impressed by quick boiling time and the fact that it is a lot quieter than previous kettles I've had.
BPA Free, but not Rust Free
As the title suggests, our kettle developed quite a few rust spots around the spout and rim within a few months of using it. Apart from the stains on the stainless steel, it worked perfectly fine.
We've returned it to Harvey Norman and bought a glass Breville instead. So far, so good with that one.
The button to boil failed 2 days after purchase
worked great for 2 days, now when I press the button to boil, it springs back up straight away. I selected this kettle as I could only find bad reviews on other kettles , nothing on this one. So here you go - first review of the ksk220.
Kambrook says to return it....
Loud and "stains" easily
Bought this kettle after having read its relatively good reviews here in Product Review. I had a whistle kettle that boils on gas stove but decided to buy an electric one as the whistling bit was very loud. Kambrook Profile kettle boils water much more rapidly than gas stove but the noise level, although quieter than the whistling kettle, is still quite high, especially during the first 10-20 seconds of the boiling process. I like its sleek, clean appearance but it's quite difficult to maintain it, as it "stains" easily even when tap water drop...lets roll off its shiny stainless steel surface. Apart from these 2 flaws, it does its job well. No leakage detected but then I have only used it for less than 2 weeks (thanks to The Boxing Day sale)... Update October 2018 Can't believe this thing is still going after all these years! Well done Kambrook!
Questions & Answers
inside my prolife kettle the base is rusting, surely this should not happen.Is this a warranty item?
Does it have any plastic parts at all inside it? thx
Hi maddening, the underside of the lid and the lid hinge (level with the lid, pretty much) have plastic parts - there's no plastic is directly in touch with boiling water (barring condensation), there's no plastic smell... it's not ideal, but it's not bad.
What is the kambrook bpa free kettle elemant size?
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