Bosch Styline Kettle, Black
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Product code: 85555102
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3 / 5
Good product but annoying beep!
27 October 2014
Bought this because I thought the keep warm function would be useful.
This kettle has large base so it takes up a lot of room on your worktop also the kettle jug itself is very big.
You can fill the kettle through the spout or lid, however the the measuring window is next to useless if you only want to fill it with a single cup or so.
It boils fast and fairly quietly, but it has the most annoying loud beep every time its switched on or off.
The memory function is lost when you lift the kettle from the base so you still have to switch it back on to reboil, because of that I think the keep warm function is a waste of time. A well made quick boil kettle but too big and very irritating with its beep! (which you cannot turn off) I have returned it to mainly because that BEEP!
4 / 5
Great Product with Limitations
21 September 2014
Age:Over 65
Location:Derbyshire, UK
We decided to buy the kettle and toaster from John Lewis because of previous experience of good service.
Ordered online and delivered to store the following day. The item was securely packaged and easy enough for a one person to carry.
The toaster and kettle are a modern design and suits the surroundings of our kitchen. We are a two person family.
Some have commented on how noisy the kettle is - but we found this is no big deal. The same opinion applies to the beep sound when the kettle has boiled. The temperature settings for tea and coffee are really useful. The capacity of the kettle is a little too large for us (6 cups) and sometimes the water level is a little difficult to see, however it’s not the end of the world and only a small point when considered against the style (superb!) and colour. It is easy to handle and fill with water.
Regarding the toaster. Again, we are delighted with the design and colour. The temperature settings are sensitive and accurate. However we respectively disagree with the view that bread is toasted evenly. Ours has a distinct difference with evenness when placing one slice in the toaster and even more so when two slices are toasted. Based on this, we are not sure that the toaster deserves a recommendation.
However we happily recommend the kettle.
Derbyshire, UK
Posted 02 October 2014
Not sure if I'm posting this correctly. The inside of the kettle (the walls) are plastic. The base (inside the kettle) is metal - presumably this is the heating element.
Posted 29 September 2014
Would you be able to tell me if the inside is plastic or steel?
thank you
5 / 5
An excellent product
16 September 2014
Location:Herne Bay, Kent, UK
Well, it's not cheap. But you get what you pay for. This is solidly built, nice to use, and it's pretty fast.
It has a scale which you can use (after a bit of experimenting) to ensure that you only boil what you need (a minus point is that it's under the handle and not the most visible thing in the world).
I haven't used the 70/80/90 temperature selections as I like everything really hot. I do use the 'keep warm' feature; I can be lazy, put the kettle on and come back to boiling water 5 minutes later after preparing a snack, for example.
The only small gripe is the 'beep' alarm. No obvious way to turn it off. It beeps when you turn it on, and again when it boils (but not if you've pressed 'keep warm'). And it has the same beep as the Bosch freezer, washing machine and dryer - confusing at times!
Overall, though, I love it.
4 / 5
Good value well made product
09 September 2014
I am very happy with my purchase. I chose the white version as it is less dominating in my kitchen. First impressions are of a good buy. My only criticism is the noisy, and seemingly unnecessary alarm signal at the commencement and finish of boiling.
3 / 5
Wobbly bottom!
04 September 2014
Location:Nottingham, UK
I bought this kettle on recommendation. It's a smart addition to my kitchen.
All the other negative reviews of this kettle bemoan the loud beep - frankly, that's something I can live with.
What hasn't been mentioned elsewhere, though, and what I've discovered with my kettle, is that it doesn't sit snugly on its base; it has a slight wobble which becomes a worryingly dangerous wobble when the kettle boils.
The fact that nobody else has mentioned this makes me think I've bought a faulty kettle... Back to JL in the morning, then.
5 / 5
Great Kettle
02 September 2014
Location:Whaley Bridge
Really delighted with this fast efficient kettle. Some reviews don't like the beep when you switch it on and when the water has boiled. I think it is a great idea - it reminds me I put the kettle on! It looks great too. Very pleased with it.
4 / 5
Great kettle, annoying beep.
29 August 2014
Age:Over 65
Kettle works well, handles well, looks good. The full-size lid opens smoothly and easily, doesn't drip condensed water (like my old kettle did) and is wide enough to fill easily from a filter jug. Although behind the handle, the wide level indicator is easy to see and read. Kettle boils quickly (3.1kW). I almost always heat to 100 degrees, but the ability to set a lower temperature when appropriate is useful – the last 10 degrees uses quite a lot of power. Overall a pleasure too use.
The only downside – which loses a rating star – is the beep, which I knew about in advance thanks to comments here, and which was kindly demonstrated in store. I'd be happy with a short 'beep' on boiling, but this is a long (1 second) and loud 'BEEEP'. Even more unnecessary is the slightly longer beep that tells me I've just pressed the button. Impossible to make a sneaky cup of tea in the early morning without the family (or neighbours) knowing.
5 / 5
Brilliant Bosch Kettle
20 August 2014
This product is simply wonderful, economic and stylish.
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