Product arrived in a timely manner and very securely packaged. Stainless steel construction, combined with the blue water level indicator, makes it very aesthetically pleasing to look at, while in operation. The 1500-watt element means that the contents comes to boil very quickly.
I just hit the button, do some chores/check email/put away dishes, and then “pop” it’s done and the water is hot and ready to make coffee in my aeropress. No need to worry about burning down the house with the auto-shutoff function.
We have a lot of tea at home. And i mean a lot, like 4, 5 times a day. We had the kettle for a couple of months now, and we love it. It boils the water fast, it looks absolutely gorgeous and i have to admit, i think the blue light is one of the coolest things i’ve seen. We are very happy with the purchase, and i hope this kettle can be with us for a long and happy life :).
Favorite features:light makes it easy to see when it is on / how much water is in it, even from a distance. Large view screen makes it easy to see how much water is in it, even from a distance. Classy exterior (brushed finish). Button on handle to open lid makes easy filling. Inside stayed clean, did not need to de-scale once in over 2. Boil seems speedy, shut-off is efficient. Bought this kettle in august 2010 and loved it until april 2013, when the pivoting lid stopped latching closed. It is hinged in the middle of the top opening and you push it shut at the back with one finger, but now it won’t stay shut so it hangs vertical and the steam pours out on both sides, so the kettle never switches off. I have to weight it closed with a metal 1/4 cup measure (which sometimes falls off noisily if boiling a lot of water generates a lot of steam pressure).
- Years of heavy use, zero problems
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KRUPS BW3990 Prelude Electric Kettle with Light Water Level Indicator and Stainless Steel Housing, Silver
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- 1.7-liter/57-ounce stainless steel electric kettle
- Automatic opening lid and 360-degree rotational base
- Water level indicators with blue lightening; illuminated on/off switch
- Auto shut off when water boils or if kettle is empty
- Anti-scale filter; 1500 watts; 2 year worldwide warranty
My best friend has had one of these for a while now. I finally broke down and bought one when i got tired of boiling water on the stove for tea. I love how fast the water boils. About two minutes after you add the water – it is donei also like the blue light, that is a great addition.
I have waited more than 3 months to review this tea kettle because i have bought so many in the past and written a rave review after just a couple weeks, only to have it break on me shortly thereafter. In fact, i’m still a bit afraid that if i write this review i will jinx my good luck with this tea kettle. I bought the krups kettle because of it’s name, because i’ve heard that krups products are good quality. It was a bit more expensive than other tea kettles out there, but after having bought 3 cheap ones in the past couple years that have broken down on me, i decided it was worth it to spend a bit more. The design of the krups kettle is pretty slick and it works very well. I’ve had problems in the past with the pop-up lid breaking, but this one has a nice smooth design that seems impossible to break. You can see the water levels through the semi-transparent blue and it has a nice swivel base. The water boils quickly, just as one would hope. The only negative about this tea kettle is that you can only lift it by the handle after it has boiled because the metal part gets very hot. It took some getting used to for me because in the past, with my plastic kettles, i would sometimes pick it up with two hands, one on the handle and one on the kettle itself, so the first few times i used this one i burned myself.
I am english, a tea kettle is an essential of life. Krups is/was the best name in europe for such and i have always purchased krups kettles. My last (before the bw3990) lasted for six years if not more in daily use, several times a day, so when it finally died i buried it with dignity and purchased one of it’s siblings as an obvious replacement. I read the current reviews sept 2010 and saw that several people had concerns that the kettle rusted out. I chose to ignore that concern and purchased the bw3990. It has been an excellent appliance for all of 18 months; but now true to the warnings i chose to ignore, the casing has rusted out, the lid no longer closes properly and the “sealed” base shows rust. This kettle, though otherwise fully functioning, leaks from both top and bottom. My quandry now is – with what do i replace it?.
The very make of this machine, krups, stands for excellence. This is one of the best devices we have ever had. It far outweighs waiting for your standard teapot to boil over the stove although i am not against that old fashioned method. Either way, the krups boils quick and is easy to move,(and take with you on trips, etc) easy to fill and fun to watch through the ‘cobalt blue window as it bubbles away; also it is stainless steel. You will not be disappointed with this really nice little machine, i highly recommend it.
The best electric kettle i’ve owned. I went through three others cheaper ones of different brands that blew within a few days or a few weeks and returned ’em all. The krups has now held up for several years without a problem and i bought another for my daughter away at college. Best price/value proposition i’ve found.
I boil a full pot of water (nearly two quarts) every morning to make tea. At first there was a mild “burning plastic” smell, but this was not wires melting or anything of the sort. Otherwise, my kettle would have broken down or started on fire by now. It must have been a few volatile substances left over in manufacturing, or possibly a cleanser, because the smell has been gone for more than 18 months and never reappeared. There has been no rust, no reduction in efficiency, no problems of any kind. It’s costly compared to a few other kettles, but oh my, have i gotten my money’s worth out of it. I use only distilled water for tea, but have boiled a few pots with tap water from time to time, for flushing out drains as well. I recently boiled a little vinegar and the bits of spots of build-up are gone again. I’m a very satisfied customer. Note added in september 2013: make that four years of heavy use, zero problemsnote added in december 2015: make that six years of heavy use, zero problemsnote added in may 2016: look.
The kettle really meets my expectations : it’s very chic, boils the water quickly, has a very good seize and looks very wellon my kitchen counter. All my friends loved it too and they ordered the same kettle. Thank you krups for a great product .
It’s a very nice product but of a questionable reliability/longevity. I owned this model since aprlil 2011 and in less than 2 years it started leaking; also the lid locking mechanism doesn’t work any longer. Because my previous three cordless electric kettles, all different makes and models, all had broken down one way or another, i gave up and accepted that i would have to buy a new kettle every 2-3 years if not sooner. And this model at least looks great.So i decided to buy it again, to replace the old one. The price was good and the delivery (free shipping) reasonable quick. It boils quickly, water level is easy to seen, looks beautifully. By and large it is a very nice product when it works. Just don’t count that it would work for long.
I was hoping to get a bit more time out of this kettle, but it only lasted for 2 years with use equivalent to 3 times per day. It’s now leaking water around the base, as other buyers have also noted. It’s simple and looked nice in our kitchen. However, i do think that in looking for a new kettle, we’ll be changing brands to see if another brand will last longer.
This is a really good product to heat (boil) up to 57 oz of water. It is fast and better than wasting energy on the stove or using a microwave and maybe getting burned and having those emfs too. I really like this brand and model a lot more than others we have had in the past.
We ordered our krups kettle a couple of weeks ago, and so far, no problems with rusting, etc. Overall we’re quite happy with our kettle. Who fans, we’re more than a little amused by the kettle’s resemblence to a dalek. (thankfully – so far at least – it has not rolled around screeching, “exterminate. Exterminate”)we like the roll-up lid — it’s handy for airing out the kettle between uses. Water heats quickly and the auto shutoff works flawlessly. I usually hate stainless-steel appliances, but i’m willing to concede that this one has a coolness factor. (is anyone from krups reading this?. I hope so)- more prominent blue light. We’re very happy that the kettle has a light, period; that was a major factor in our decision to buy the product to begin with. The current blue light is certainly pretty, but we do wish that it was brighter. A brighter light would help absent-minded people like my husband remember to turn the kettle on. For inspiration on how prominent this light should be, watch a dr. Who episode featuring the daleks ;)- sound effects (as well as the ability to disable same). I’d like a beep that goes off a few times to alert me that i’m done boiling my water and would i please go over there to get it before it cools?.Other users, of course, might prefer a beepless kettle, so you need to think about them, too.
We have the kettle for just several days, it looks nice and boils water fast. I read multiple reviews about lid latches break down and leakage at the bottom, i guess it might start leaking if damaged at the bottom where the plastic bottom is inserted in the metal housing but to damage that seal you need to hit and dent it. Just be careful handling it. Our old kalorik kettle also had the lid latch broken, i installed stainless steel cabinet knob on the lid to get it closed under the knob weight and we used that kettle for several more years until it finally burned. The new krups bw3990 is a nice product (though i cannot tell anything yet about its reliability and durability).
Obtained the krups bw3990 electric kettle 16-months back. It appears fantastic and was extremely delighted right up until it begun to leak water at the bottom where the stainless steel satisfies the plastic underside. It only leaks immediately after the water has boiled. The manufacturer’s internet webpage states that the kettle has a 2-yr guarantee but amazon gives it only 1-yr. Seems to be like i will have to start off a new research for a excellent kettle.
This electric tea pot is actually great. It heats up the water as rapid as a microwave little bit will get it filtered and thus the tea preferences superior. I preferred it so considerably i purchased one particular for my daughter and mom as very well.
After seeking a variety of espresso makers (self grinding, pods, thermal carafes, sizzling plates, etcetera. ) more than the several years we acquired the krups electric kettle, a nissan 51 oz thermos and a melitta filter holder. The krups heats really quickly, and the nissan thermos keeps the espresso hot all early morning long. The espresso is greater than from a machine (no funky the espresso maker requirements to be cleaned taste) and it won’t acquire any more time to make or to clean up up. In addition one for previous university espresso.
So far the krups electric kettle has been fantastic. I read through all the assessments before acquiring, so was informed not to place my fingers on the stainless section of the device even though it was warm. I would have to say at this point, i appreciate it.
Wonderful for scorching water immediately but i have found rust within (thus the losss of a star). Contacted krups about removing rust and they gave me the canned answer for simply just cleansing it, not how to cleanse rust. They obviously did not browse my e mail.
I acquired this pot in november 2011. I recognized that the within bottom of the pot is rusting right after all these decades so i guess i will replace it. I love this pot for numerous reasons. To start with, the flip major is great. Another detail i like is that you can see the water on equally sides of the pot. This is excellent simply because my partner is still left-handed. The on/off change is easy to use. It boils water very speedily. Lastly, i adore the way it lights up blue when it is on.