After a long day trip I love nothing more than arriving back home, flicking the switch on the kettle and settling down to enjoy a good cup of tea while I edit my photos. I love all kinds of teas but at the moment I’m really into green tea. It’s the perfect refreshing pick-me-up for the summer months. I’ll be sharing a post about my current favourite teas in a couple of days so don’t forget to check back.
The other month the House of Fraser team asked if I’d like to test out one of their kettles. They have a fab selection and as my dear old Morphy Richards kettle has well and truly had its day this opportunity came at the right time. They sent over the Delonghi Argento* kettle for me to try out (£49.99) back in May and now that I’ve been using it for about 2 months I thought I’d let you know how I’m getting along with it.
The kettle is matte white and has a simple and sleek design with chrome and black details. It’s added a clean, crisp addition to my kitchen as well as brightening up the room. I think it’s important to have kitchen appliances that not only perform well but also look stylish. They’re something you look at and use every day so investing in quality, good looking pieces (just like my pretty bin) is important for me.
The lid is very easy to take on and off when you’re filling up the kettle. At first I thought this might be irritating and that I’d miss using a hinge lid but it actually feels much more robust. The water gauge is behind the handle but still visible when you’re filling the kettle. It’s all a matter of how you hold it. I found that after using it for a week or so I knew how much water I needed to add in to ensure I had enough for two cups of tea. The kettle is lightweight and even when it’s filled to max it’s not too heavy to lift.
The only downside to this kettle, and it’s only a slight one, is that I find it noisy. We currently have a living/kitchen room and I spend a lot of time working in there so I’ve really noticed it. This isn’t a problem I had with my previous kettle and not something I’d thought about before. As I said, it’s not a huge issue, especially if you have a separate kitchen because it does boil very quickly. However, it’s something to keep in mind if you prefer a quieter kettle.
So far I’m really enjoying my new Delonghi kettle. If you have any questions about it then please leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to answer them.
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