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June 23, 2007

Saving the Planet One Kettle at a Time

the Breville Spectra KettleWe bought a new kettle. Now, this isn't the sort of purchase you take much time over. I am unpersuaded by stainless steel kettles, which seem popular at present; I like big clear windows in my kettles so I can watch the boiling water. The Breville Spectra Kettle not only has a big clear window, but it's illuminated. It turns red when boiling, blue once boiled. And when it's on standby, it cycles through the colours, providing mathmos-style mood lighting for your kitchen. It also has a keep hot function for when people keep coming downstairs wanting tea. All very superfluous and I smile every time I see the light show.

But. Still. Since when did kettles need a standby mode?

Posted by Alison Scott at June 23, 2007 12:49 PM


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