Can I purchase kettles at Spotlight?
Yes, Spotlight stocks a range of kettles suitable for your home, holiday, work or anywhere you may need to quickly and easily provide a cup of delicious tea or other hot drinks including coffee, hot chocolate, instant soup and more. A new electric kettle can cheer up a kitchen single-handedly, and because it is the one item that is always left out for everyone to see on the work surface, it is important to get one that is just right for you.
What should I look out for when buying a kettle?
Look for a design that reflects the style of your room. To find the best kettle for a country kitchen, try a vintage-look hob style that has all the advantages of an electric model while not looking out of place. If your kitchen is modern and streamlined, you may prefer the look of the latest sleek stainless-steel kettles. Features to keep in mind are:
- Corded v Cordless: Some kettles now come with 360-degree swivel stands for ease of use, and you can lift the kettle off while leaving the stand in place. If you prefer a corded kettle, check if the kettle has integral cord storage, and whether the cord is long enough to reach your wall socket.
- Water indicator: Save time and money by only boiling as much water as you need. If your kettle has a water indicator, it will allow you to see if there is enough water in the kettle without having to lift the lid.
- Plastic v Stainless steel: More of a matter of personal preference, but you have many options these days. It is worth keeping in mind that some stainless-steel kettles will be heavier than plastic ones, but they do usually offer more colours to choose from.
How do I care for my kettle?
The outside of kettles does not usually take a whole lot of looking after - a simple wipe with a damp cloth and some detergent will keep your kettle looking clean and fresh. With coloured stainless steel kettles, it is important not to use abrasive cloths or detergents as these may damage the appearance of the kettle.
The inside of your kettle is where all the hard work takes place, and depending on the hardness of the water in the area where you live, your kettle will probably need descaling a few times per year. Many kettles now have a covered element, which will reduce the amount of descaling needed, but scale can affect the taste of your tea, so if you spot the tell-tale white deposits in your kettle, the time has come to remove it. Liquid descaler for kettles and coffee makers is available at Spotlight. Always follow descaler instructions carefully as product treatments vary.
Does Spotlight sell other kitchen appliances too?
Yes, we have a wide range of kitchen appliances including toasters, coffee makers, sandwich makers, slow cookers, fry pans and many more items to make your cooking and baking easier. Check out the whole range today!