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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:07 
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My kettle has died.. :(

Have any of you used a smart kettle or are they a gimmick

I quite like this one

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RediKettle-Var ... r=8-6&th=1

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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:21 
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We've had one of these Bosch ones for about 15 years now, still going strong:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-TWK8631G ... 003ZHVAJK/

Do use the lower temperature feature a fair bit as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:24 
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Kov: (Thinks).."time for a wee brew." and fills kettle.

Kov's phone goes 'Ping,' he's got a text.

"This is your kettle. How many drinks are you making? Not just one, I hope, that's waaaayyyy too much water. I don't turn on until you've emptied some out. NOT DOWN THE SINK, YOU WASTREL, WATER SOME PLANTS WITH IT OR SUMMAT, BUT DON'T WASTE IT. THINK OF THE THIRSTY PEOPLE OF THE THIRD WORLD WITH NO ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER."

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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:34 
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That actually sounds quite good - I'd have got the one in the office to shout at people. No, Steve, you don't need a whole kettle for your one cup.

Plus it would have cut down on the huffing and puffing at him having so little time. WELL STOP SITTING WAITING FOR A FULL KETTLE, THEN.

Ahem. As you were.


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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:35 
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Kov: (Thinks).."time for a wee brew." and fills kettle.

Kov's phone goes 'Ping,' he's got a text.

"This is your kettle. How many drinks are you making? Not just one, I hope, that's waaaayyyy too much water. I don't turn on until you've emptied some out. NOT DOWN THE SINK, YOU WASTREL, WATER SOME PLANTS WITH IT OR SUMMAT, BUT DON'T WASTE IT. THINK OF THE THIRSTY PEOPLE OF THE THIRD WORLD WITH NO ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER."


I need you as my kettle.. I would buy that.

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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:42 
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We've had one of these Bosch ones for about 15 years now, still going strong:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-TWK8631G ... 003ZHVAJK/

Do use the lower temperature feature a fair bit as well.


That looks better than the one i saw.

The one i listed seems to want to pour water everywhere.. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:44 
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At our office we have a boiling water tap which, health and safety risks ignored for a second, makes making hot drinks a lot more convenient.

By my understanding it doesn't actually cost a huge amount to maintain the temperature either, although I'm not privy to the electric bills.

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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 13:46 
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GazChap wrote:
At our office we have a boiling water tap which, health and safety risks ignored for a second, makes making hot drinks a lot more convenient.

By my understanding it doesn't actually cost a huge amount to maintain the temperature either, although I'm not privy to the electric bills.



Could be something to look at when I replace the kitchen next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:12 
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NTR43BQ? ... 1_t_img_lh

I can tell google to switch my kettle on... :DD :DD

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KovacsC wrote:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NTR43BQ?psc=1&pf_rd_p=412e17bd-2d19-4af7-bd07-daea3c4821a4&pf_rd_r=43X3NPEPJM8SZFGK41CJ&pd_rd_wg=bNDTs&pd_rd_i=B08NTR43BQ&pd_rd_w=KRNRp&pd_rd_r=2cdfb215-7e32-4779-9519-c792d6a10a7e&ref_=pd_luc_rh_ci_mcx_mr_huc_d_01_01_t_img_lh

I can tell google to switch my kettle on... :DD :DD

And your kettlle will yell from the kitchen, "Get up and do it yourself, you lazy sod."

I can tell MY kettle to switch on, but it's terribly ignorant and always ignores me.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:21 
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KovacsC wrote:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NTR43BQ?psc=1&pf_rd_p=412e17bd-2d19-4af7-bd07-daea3c4821a4&pf_rd_r=43X3NPEPJM8SZFGK41CJ&pd_rd_wg=bNDTs&pd_rd_i=B08NTR43BQ&pd_rd_w=KRNRp&pd_rd_r=2cdfb215-7e32-4779-9519-c792d6a10a7e&ref_=pd_luc_rh_ci_mcx_mr_huc_d_01_01_t_img_lh

I can tell google to switch my kettle on... :DD :DD


Unless you can plumb it in, that feels kind of gimmicky.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:23 
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KovacsC wrote:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NTR43BQ?psc=1&pf_rd_p=412e17bd-2d19-4af7-bd07-daea3c4821a4&pf_rd_r=43X3NPEPJM8SZFGK41CJ&pd_rd_wg=bNDTs&pd_rd_i=B08NTR43BQ&pd_rd_w=KRNRp&pd_rd_r=2cdfb215-7e32-4779-9519-c792d6a10a7e&ref_=pd_luc_rh_ci_mcx_mr_huc_d_01_01_t_img_lh

I can tell google to switch my kettle on... :DD :DD


Unless you can plumb it in, that feels kind of gimmicky.



I was thinking that.. also £120!! for a kettle

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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:28 
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You can get a smart plug that'll turn your kettle on for you, if smart is that important to you.


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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:30 
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We got one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07S6BPM72/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_01V6JBPK7WC8EDXMVFXY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 when our kettle packed up (from an eBay seller, so it wasn't that much). Seems to have a bit of a leaky bottom, but it lights up different colours and that's what matters.


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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:30 
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Yeah, you’ll need to remember to fill it up the night before if you want the kettle boiling before you get up. Otherwise I can’t see the point. :shrug:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:31 
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DavPaz wrote:
You can get a smart plug that'll turn your kettle on for you, if smart is that important to you.

Just never plug a smart kettle into a smart plug or else it'll become self aware leading to all sorts of moral quandries/unfathomable consequences.


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 Post subject: Re: Kettle has died...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:32 
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DavPaz wrote:
You can get a smart plug that'll turn your kettle on for you, if smart is that important to you.



No not really... i was just looking them up.

It does seem a bit pointless, if I have to put water in, then get my phone or shout at it to switch the kettle on..

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 14:36 
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Just get that Bosch I linked earlier. It's fast boil so if I'm doing two cups and don't fill it right up it's always boiled by the time I've got the cups out and put stuff in them.


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Can you somehow connect it to a smart tap, that will fill it for you?


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Smart straws will be the future.

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Does the kettle come in all black?

The pot wants to know.

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Also while we are on smart kitchen appliances, this Modern Toss cartoon continues to amuse me.


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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Also while we are on smart kitchen appliances, this Modern Toss cartoon continues to amuse me.


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