Philips Kettle HD4671/20 1.7 l 3000 W 1 cup ind. brushed metal
Nice kettle, let down by poor design features
I like this kettle it's smart looking, boils quickly & unlike most kettles has a water level indicator on both sides - essential if you're left-handed.
My gripes are that it overboils by for about 18-20 seconds - why? Surely this detracts from its energy-saving claims?
Also it is impossible to empty the wretched thing completely without leaving it tipped upside down. Water left in it just creates limescale build up on the element. Whoever thought this was a good design idea?
The cord does wrap around the base - but only once. Although there is space in the channel around the base to take more cord, it is unusable because of the angle of the cord where it originates from the centre of the base which takes up too much space to accommodate a second coil.
A decent enough product let down by basic design errors.
25 January 2013
Brilliant kettle, one of the best I have owned, but. The plastic strip on the lid has disintegrated, it still boils but won't auto shut off.
It is clear from other reviews that this is a very common fault yet it is not possible to but a new plastic strip which a monkey could replace in 2 mins, so a perfectly good kettle must be binned. Very very annoying.
12 February 2013
I did like this kettle but it has a couple of weaknesses. It just stopped working after about 18 months but was replaced within the warranty period. However, the lid has just broken on the second kettle and it seems to be attached by flimsy parts. Shame about this. I'm afraid couldn't recommend because of this.
27 December 2012
Just the one failure
Very good until plastic in lid became brittle and collapsed.
10 October 2012
very good design with one exception.
this product was bought as a replacement for the same model kettle which gave good service for 5 years until the plastic window in the lid crystallized and disintegrated, the only failure.
10 September 2012
Very well designed kettle. Easy to fill by flipping open the lid without having to fiddle filling through the spout. Very fast boil with low overall noise levels. Just one power on LED mounted in the flip switch. Easy to lift off it's base and replace. This does not switch the kettle off so it continues to boil when replaced if lifted off when only half boiled.
26 July 2012
Have had this kettle for over two years, swich broke but liked the kettle so much decided to replace with the same model
26 July 2012
Excellent well made kettle
You can boil as little as one cup of water in this kettle and it boils very quickly. Great looking kettle too.
25 July 2012