Written on: 21/01/2013 by dartmouth271 (1 review written)
I am on my 2nd Eco kettle, there will not be a 3rd. My first Eco kettle was a prize win, pleased to using Eco friendly equipment I gave away my standard kettle, I soon wished I hadn't. FIRSTLY the measures on the side indicates it holds 800ml in the boiling chamber but if you pour it out into a measured container there is barely 750ml - not enough for 4 cups of tea. If you use mugs there's not enough for 3 mugs, whichever you use you have to boil again after refilling. Not eco friendly.... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2012
This overprice kettle is just useless! It doesnt heat stuff at the right temperature first, then if you leave the water and dont make your tea straightaway it gets cold in less than 5 minutes (which means you have to reboil the water, so much for energy saving!). What else? Oh yes the top of the non boiled compartment keeps opening if you dont lock it properly so you end up spilling water all over.. And what really annoys me most is the fact that it is all made of plastic! Doesnt even... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2012 by strawberri_shortcake
I won a bundle of energy saving items, including this kettle in a competition. I donated my trusty existing kettle - the cheapest, Argos range one - to my workplace. I was excited at having the opportunity to save energy by only boiling as much water as needed. Wrong. Don't believe the hype on energy saving websites about this ridiculous and ludicrous kettle. The force of boiling water forces the lid open. The kettle actually requires boiling several times if you are making tea for more... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2012 by Missmarshmallow (1 review written)
Eco by name, but certainly not by nature! This kettle has been a disappointment. I first purchased an Eco Kettle (model 2) in October 2010 from the Ethical superstore, thinking I was doing my bit for the planet by only boiling the volume of water I needed and in turn saving electricity. The first kettle I received had a fault with the chamber. When releasing water, the kettle would fill to the top without stopping. The replacement worked, but I found several issues: - The chamber that... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2011 by Carrick (1 review written)
had this kettle under 6 months, thought it was a great idea, ( it was a gift) like the idea of being ECO friendly and was happy to think it was saving electric, worked out how much I would need for mugs and for cups so never over filled it. About 2 days ago the silver rod came out, then the top would not stay shut, it has not been dropped or handled badly only two adults in our home. So on a Sunday morning a visit to the local supermarket to buy a kettle that worked!!! very disappointed,... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011 by Hadr1an (1 review written)
All I want to know is has anyone else's eco-kettle sprung a leak or stopped working?I bought the basic eco-kettle about a year ago,it has started to leak and I've replaced it with a standard kettle.MY ELECTRICITY BILL HAS GONE UP BY £20 IN THE LAST QUARTER.I AM GOING TO BUY A MORE MODERN VERSION of the same kettle because a SAVING of £80 a year CANNOT BE SNIFFED AT.As far as the kettle spitting hot water,if you put a MUG [300ml] full of water in the eco-kettle it doesn't bubble over,if you... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2011 by stormlow2 (1 review written)
When I bought this kettle I thought I was helping the enviroment. The kettle boils longer than required. If lid is not properly clicked down will pour out cold water with hot water. Does not hold enough water to fill teapot if required. You have to be ready to use boiled water immediatly as cold tank cools down water very quickly. Don't buy, wish I hadn't. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011 by Andy Pleb (1 review written)
DON'T BUY ONE!!! Absolute rubbish and waste of money. 0 STAR RATING Leaks and spills water everywhere. Mechanism to transfer water and to lock for full boil difficult, fiddly and cumbersome to use. Persevered for one week and threw angrily into bin. Replaced with traditional stainless design kettle and now very happy again. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010
The "eco" promise of this kettle drew me to buy it and i can honestly say that it has been a complete waste of money - today i have bought a new Prestige kettle and thrown this one in the bin!
It over-boils even when it's not full which makes a mockery of it being an eco kettle. It spits water all over the worktop and floor and anyone standing nearby. When pouring, it drips water all over the place.
Would seriously not recommend it to anyone! (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
Thought it would save money!!! You fill a chamber with water then press a knob to transfer required ammount into the boiling chamber. Takes twice as long to boil as any other kettle. When pouring - seems to get an air lock and no water comes out at first, when the kettle does eventually pour hot water spurts out all over the worktop. Just as easy to fill a normal kettle with required amount in the first place. Sent my kettle to the tip (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2010
I bought this kettle thinking it would save me money. The quality is abysmal I bought one that lasted approx 2 years, if allowed to boil slightly dry (by accident) it breaks. Bought a second one which did exactly the same but after only 4 months! Threw both in bin and gone back to cheaper perhaps not so eco friendly version that doesn't break so easily and costs less!! (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010
All the reviews I read of the Eco Kettle when considering what to buy were positive, so I would like to add a few caveats:
1. The main feature is the dual-chamber system: you add cold water to the storage chamber and then press the knob on top to fill the second chamber with the amount of water you actually want to boil. It's meant to ensure you save energy, but there are lots of kettles out there that allow you to measure how much water you've put in, so why bother with a storage chamber?... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010
This is my 3rd eco kettle. Eco Kettle version 1 was great - I replaced it with another Mark 1 - when that broke I bought the new Mark 2 - last one I'll buy - it's rubbish. Splashes boiling water over you, the silver plunger on the top isn't the strongest, doesn't switch off on times - if you're thinking of buying the current model - don't bother! (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2010
The concept behind this kettle is completely flawed. We bought it thinking that it was a genuine environmentally friendly appliance, but it's simply a gimmick. It works on the principle that people who fill kettles from a tap are incapable of judging when to turn the tap off and end up filling the thing to capacity. You then transfer the kettle to the base and have to press a very stiff central button to dispense water from the central chamber into a secondary heating chamber that has a very... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2010 by mattesdon (3 reviews written)
great idea, terrible appliance! Every time you pour, you get a spurt of boiling water that soaks the whole area. This is my main issue with it. It doesn't matter if you wait for a few seconds after boiling, the big splash of water happens anyway. Very annoying.
The cup measurements are American so one cup on the kettle is actually only 200ml, MUCH smaller than your average English mug or cup.
I wouldn't buy this kettle again. Expensive for what you get and it's useless! (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2010
We won ours in a competition, and were delighted with it. It was very easy to fill the reservoir and then just select the right amount - it also meant you didn't have to fill the kettle each time. The water temperature was fine for coffee and tea.
It then started leaking water from the reservoir onto the baseplate, which fused the house electrics (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2009
Doesn't make a decent brew due to water temp. Doesn't boil hot enough. Bulky too. Just not gadget to clutter up workspace. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2008 by julia69x (1 review written)
Found this Eco Kettle a good idea but doesn't quite match up to expectations. Having to fill one tank with water then compress a button to dispense it into the other tank to boil makes putting the kettle on quite a process!
Also, unfortunately ours does not heat the water up enough for our liking and we often boil the water twice, which sort of defeats the object really.
Written on: 19/11/2008 by vespagoth (3 reviews written)
Like the concept, the design needs improving, It's like it's a draft version, eg. it has visable screw inside the lid etc. Need more quality (read more)
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