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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby sonofscrotum » October 15th, 2015, 12:43 pm


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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby IDiot » October 15th, 2015, 4:15 pm

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Can't get behind this kettle or the Muji toaster.

... which reminded me of this topic
http://boards.core77.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=21473

my Jasper Morrison toaster broke a few years ago, so I soldered a connection back together, then when I was putting it back together I busted a button off the soldering board... just haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.

Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby Mr-914 » October 16th, 2015, 7:21 am

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richard: as an American, I never saw an electric kettle til I moved to Canada. Everyone here has them and no one drinks tea.
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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby Modern Man » October 21st, 2015, 12:14 am

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IDiot wrote:
The Jasper Morrison for Rowenta is pretty nice.
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Always thought this Rowenta line was pretty decent, but wished they had offered some other finish options.
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All the stuff Morrison did for Rowenta was very handsome but notorious failures as functionally reliable products. Morrison himself calls it his biggest disaster. It seems Rowenta for it's part really botched the engineering.

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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby bepster » October 21st, 2015, 4:43 am

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I designed a bunch last year... but I am not at that consultancy anymore so I have no idea where that project is at.
Should it be launched, I'll update the thread :wink:

Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby IDiot » October 23rd, 2015, 11:10 am

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bepster wrote:I designed a bunch last year... but I am not at that consultancy anymore so I have no idea where that project is at.
Should it be launched, I'll update the thread :wink:


is this the stuff?

https://www.oxo.com

Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby bepster » October 23rd, 2015, 3:51 pm

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bepster wrote:I designed a bunch last year... but I am not at that consultancy anymore so I have no idea where that project is at.
Should it be launched, I'll update the thread :wink:


is this the stuff?

https://www.oxo.com


Nope, not the stuff...

Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby rkuchinsky » October 23rd, 2015, 6:05 pm

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That OXO is nice.

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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby yo » October 26th, 2015, 7:02 pm

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Richard, take this as a compliment please, but I don't think that OXO is good enough for you!

What are you going to go with?

Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby rkuchinsky » October 26th, 2015, 10:53 pm

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Still undecided. Gotta do a boiling test on electric kettle vs. Stovetop electric (why I didn't pick induction I don't know- no gas line or woulda done that). Haven't seen any perfect yet....

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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby rkuchinsky » May 26th, 2017, 3:16 pm

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Ugh.. So my kettle finally died and I was forced to choose something.

The Kitchen Aid I initially thought was good was really cheap feeling in real life.

I couldn't find anything really good so picked the Bodum one sight unseen on Amazon, because at least it was inoffesive design wise and cheap. Got it today. It's super cheap-o plasticky feeling. It's going back. I'd rather use a pot to boil water than waste $50 on that nonsense.

Anyone got any new ideas? Why is everything crap or decent, but only available in the UK?


Closest I can find to OK is this OXO one, but super sceptical of how the transparent part will age and get dirty/cloudy...

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This kenwood also looks OK but wary of quality.

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Might have to go non-electric just to avoid crap.

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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby oneonine » May 26th, 2017, 10:28 pm

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I was looking at these a year or two ago and lamenting how crappy they all are, my business partner was doing an exercise in her class to design one so I was curious what was out there. The student's designs were for the most part so much better than anything commercially available. I did see that Branch worked on the Kickstarter with Fellows late last year: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fe ... for-coffee

Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby MK19 » May 27th, 2017, 4:43 am


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On the subject of electric vs gas cooking in Europe - in the UK it is a complete mixed bag. I don't think I would be far off to say it is around 50:50 for cookers. In Poland and I suspect many other places in Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries they use gas exclusively as it is cheaper than electric (crazy, I know).

As for kettles, they use on top of hob kettles near exclusively in Poland also. Takes ages compared to electric but generally tastes better due to no limescale build up inside cheap plastic kettles or the plastic flavour.

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I would go for premium materials and companies with decades of experience in electronic consumer goods and a sense of design, either the Bosch one or this one by Philips:

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Kettle-H ... IPS+kettle

The Stelton one is nice design-wise and would go well with the Stelton vacuum jug by Erik Magnussen. I got it as a gift last year and it's a great product.

Also here in the Netherlands most people have an electric water cooker. With a good quality cooker, you can do a round of push-ups and your water is ready. The real tea drinkers have a separate corner with multiple cookers, jugs and tea+spice+honey collections. In higher income homes plastic is consciously avoided, and by occasion you see homes with more traditional oriented design, as well as around the coast and mediterranean, and they prefer the stove top cooker.
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Re: Any nice looking electric kettles?

Postby AndyMc » May 29th, 2017, 10:49 pm

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Here's a couple from 2 companies here in Australia. I'm not such a fan of how 'chromy' the handles look, but overall I quite like the form of both of them. I've no idea if they're available in Canada though.

^^ The Stelton one looks very nice.

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