I wanted an electric kettle that didn’t require a minimum fill because i usually only need 1 cup. This wasn’t advertised in the seller listing, but this has a minimum fill of about 4 cups. Still faster than an electric stove though which is what i wanted.
Gave this kettle 4 stars because when it worked, it worked well. Did not give it five stars, because it only lasted 11 months of slightly above average use, before the on-off switch started acting up and we have to replace it. 80 a month to have boiling water for whatever, pretty quickly, whenever you want it, then this is for you. Guess we will get another one, and maybe tinker with the switch on the old one and have it standing by, if / when the new one fails. All in all, worth the cost to us. We drink lots of tea at all hours.
Proctor Silex K4070 1.7-Liter Automatic Electric Kettle
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- 1.7 liters/1.7 quarts; Auto shut off
- Cordless base; Immersed heating element
- 1500 watts of power for rapid boiling; Dual water windows
- Nonspill spout design; Locking lid
- Boil-dry protection; Water filter; On/Off light
I am pleased with this kettle. Com at a competitive price and was able to get a white kettle. Other stores offered only black ones. It heats quickly and automatically shuts off when it reaches boiling point. I use it every morning for heating water for tea. So far an excellent product.
It heats the water very quickly and it’s easy to fill the water because it’s not attached to the wall.
I have used this brand for some years now. I love the kettle; it is safe, the automatic turn off works perfectly well. It’s worthwhile for the price.
Proctor Silex K4070 1.7-Liter Automatic Electric Kettle : Works great for hot beverages in my very small studio outside my home.
I love having afternoon tea and this is so easy to use and since it has a safety shut off, it’s safe for my office.
This is perfect for me, my tea and any housework i need to do. The only con is that the minimum fill line is higher than i’d like, which means i have to waste water when making tea (have to empty the kettle when not in use to prevent build-up).
Both my kids have them in their dorm rooms and are besieged by others wanting to use them to make noodles oatmeal and tea. Very quick to boil, and auto shutoff means not having to babysit it when you are busy doing toher things.
However, it is quite slow in heating up: if the element is cold, it take about 4 and a half minutes to heat up 1 liter of water. If the element is hot (so after making one batch), it still takes about 2 and a half minutes to heat up 1 liter of water.
Works great & looks great, too.
I used this brand in the past and the problem i had with it: you can not really kill it unless you really try :)i wanted to replace because the size was small and cord attachment was inconvenient, so went and bought this one. Number one: do not expect that plastic smell will wear off with 1-2 rinses as manual suggests: it will not. You have to boil and rinse 3-5 times before smell is completely gone. Once you done with that: you will not be disappointed: this product is built to last. One extra point: since it is plastic (not metal), you do not burn your hands if you touch it and water does not cool down as quickly as in metal one.
Everything as described and nicely shipped. Very fine product in a good pricenice quality and work really well, not too noisy and fast.
Nice design, nice size and reasonable price. Love the fact that it’s cordless. The only thing wrong with it is that it takes forever to boil water.
It’s easy to fill because of the wide spout. I don’t have to lift the cover every time i want to fill it. It boils the water quickly and the automatic shut-off feature is a godsend as i tend to multi-task and forget about the kettle. I would recommend this for any busy housewife with children.
I have cleaned the insides a few times using vinegar, and the scales come out nicely. Ability to remove the upper jar and leave the base behind is a great plus. I have had the filter pop out on me a few times – but setting it in tight does the job.
I hope it lasts longer than the previous k4070 i had for 3 years.
This kettle was bought to replace a proctor silex ‘cordless’ kettle we had for at least 20 years. It does does the job totally as expected with some improvements. Relative to our previouse kettle it balances better in the hand when full, it has an ‘on-light’ which is very easy to see, the switch is conveniently placed close to the light and is quite audible when it switches off.
Heats quickly, not overly noisy, works as expected. There was no plastic smell to the water. There is a minimum amount of water required to operate the kettle, but it’s not a big problem.
When my mother’s old electric kettle gave out i searched for a replacement. When i found this she was delighted; heated even quicker than her old one and was easy for her to handle.
I like this particular one because it is light weight, and white. I use a tea kettle a lot, so the life expectancy may be a bit shorter. I have found the mid priced kettles are just as good as the more expensive ones. Especially if you know you will replace it after a few years use.
This is a great electric tea kettle, i travel a lot of time to u. S and every hotel i check in they almost all of them have no electric kettles, so i have to buy my own kettle for any time i travel to u. So this was the lowest priced product in this category and i love it. It is compact, rather good looking,convenient, and very safe to operate. Furthermore, there is no shipping cost. I am very happy with the purchase.