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KitchenAid Black Electric Kettle - kek1722ob

Abt Model: KEK1722OB | UPC Code: 883049294032
KitchenAid - kek1722ob - Tea Pots & Water Kettles
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Regular Price $119.00
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1.7 L Capacity/ Temperature Control And Gauge/ Quietly Boils Water In Minutes/ Black Finish
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KitchenAid Black Electric Kettle, Model KEK1722OB

This Electric Kettle is built for speed. It quietly boils water in minutes. The variable temperature control allows you to select the exact temperature you desire to help you achieve optimal results.

Features:

  • 1.7 L Capacity
    1.7 L Capacity is enough water for multiple servings.
  • Temperature Control and Gauge
    The temperature control and gauge make it easy to achieve precise results. Slide the lever on the base of the kettle to your desired temperature setting between 50 and 100 degrees Celsius. The temperature gauge will provide a precise reading as water comes to a boil.

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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KitchenAid White Electric Kettle
 
4.4

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88%

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High quality - works well!

The old adage, "you get what you pay for" holds true on many things such as cars, cameras, and certainly holds true for tea kettles. This is one quality tea...Read complete review

The old adage, "you get what you pay for" holds true on many things such as cars, cameras, and certainly holds true for tea kettles. This is one quality tea kettle, and I feel it will last for a good 10 years or more! About 10 years ago I bought a braun which lasted me about 7 1/2 years, but eventually the stainless bottom plate of the interior became almost rusted where the heating element was below. (basically a C shaped rusty ring on the inside bottom) Although the braun continued to work great- the thought of that rust-ish material possibly being present in my tea made me buy a new kettle. Money was tight when I got the replacement, (I can't remember the name right now) paid 30 bucks, and although it worked, I felt it was cheaply made and knew it would not last. Six months later, that same rusty ring on the bottom appeared, which had taken many years to appear on the braun. I thought it was time to go back to a quality kettle, and choose this kitchenaid for the great style and reputation kitchenaid has. Although it's fairly expensive for an electric tea kettle, I feel the money is well spent. This kettle is solid, well made, and works well. As someone had posted, it's not as fast as kettles in England, but then again we don't have 220 power. I lived there for a bit myself, and loved the quickness of how fast water would come to a boil, but that's not going to happen here in the states because of the 120 current. Even with our lesser power here- this kettle will bring water to boil in a minute, (assuming you're making enough for a good sized mug) even when the starting temp of the water is about 40 degress F. I pour water from my brita water jug which is kept in the fridge, and that cold water still gets to a boil in about 1 minute. If you used room temp tap, I'm sure it would be more like 40 seconds or something. I'm really happy with this kettle and I know it's going to last many years. (I've had it for about 2 months now) Definitely worth the 100 bucks. :)

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Not happy with the quality

The kettle itself is fantastic. Our problem is that we discovered a little crack on the window. It didn't fall or anything. We brought it back and we got a replacement. In less...Read complete review

The kettle itself is fantastic. Our problem is that we discovered a little crack on the window. It didn't fall or anything. We brought it back and we got a replacement. In less than a month the exact same thing happened. I am going to bring it back tomorrow. I will purchase different brand. Sorry guys...

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4.0

Nice! Electric Kettle by KitchenAid

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from FAIRFAX VA

Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

Bought this as Christmas gift for myself. Very nice looking Empire Red. Quietly heats water quickly. Easy to set up and start using.
Would love it to be insulated and not hot to the touch on the outside. Normally heat water by the cup in microwave to drink tea. Which takes up no counter space. Using this I find the cord is very thick and isn't easy to keep on counter by anything else, since it's so hot on the outside. Not sure how much more or less electricity it will use compared to microwave? Takes up more counter space than I want it to because it's hot on the outside and can't have anything near it safely because the heat will effect other items. Prefer not to have to fuss with changing it from Fahrenheit to Celsius, default is Celsius.

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1.0

EXPECT ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTIONS

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from California

Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

I bought a red one of these almost a year ago and loved it until the digital "brains" of the system failed and it would not accept commands or turn on anymore.

I called KitchenAid and they sent me a replacement in white (red was sold out). Right out of the box, the new white one had problems.

Specifically, the temperature setting wouldn't stay permanently set to 176 Farenheit as my old red one used to do. Instead, this new one defaults to 100 degrees Celcius EVERY TIME I lift the kettle off the base. This is totally frustrating, as it requires me to reset the temperature EVERY TIME I pour a cup of hot water.

I called Customer Service to complain about this. They had a demo model in their office which they said functioned the same as mine (defaulting to 100 Celcius every time they lifted it off the base). Because theirs did the same as mine, they decided that it was SUPPOSED TO work that way.

If that's true, then this is a REALY BAD DESIGN. Imagine having to reset the temperature EVERY TIME you pour a cup of water!! I think my old red one, that held its temperature setting until I changed it, was working properly (until it died).

I don't think Customer Service knows what they are talking about. And I don't think this product is reliable.

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2.0

Don't buy...

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from Guilderland, NY

Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

Initially I thought this kettle was great, and in many ways it really is. However, 5 months or so after I bought it, the lid stopped opening intermittently. This is WAY too expensive an electric kettle for the lid to stop functioning. I gave it two stars because yes, I can still fill it through the spout, but what a hassle - can't do it as quickly, etc. Initially I was hoping it was a "safety feature" and you couldn't refill the kettle right after it boiled as the steam released when cover went up could burn...but it doesn't open at all now (it was hit or miss initially). Anyway, a bummer and way too much money for this to stop working at 5 months.

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4.0

Looks great!

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from Atlanta, GA

Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

Love it but very noisy! Is there any way I can remove the alert sound?

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4.0

Stylish with Great Features

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from Denver, CO

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Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

Excellent styling along with great color choices. Awesome features include: Easy to read LED illuminated water level scale on side of kettle, Live updating temperature display (neat touch), Cord storage, Heavy duty grounded plug, C and F options, Stylish buttons and options.

@ 1500 watts heats water pretty fast, but others out there are faster.

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5.0

Works great, matches our other KitchenAid appliances

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from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

Has same style to coordinate with our KitchenAid stand mixer, and Pro Line toaster. They all make a lovely matching combination on the kitchen counter.

But more importantly, it works great. Heats water quickly, with unobtrusive modern digital features that don't detract from its classic look.

We use it every morning. And as anyone who knows proper tea making is aware, you don't boil the water. We set the digital temp just under 212 F, and it heats to exactly that temperature, with no guesswork.

We are pleased with this product.

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5.0

Beautiful Color

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from San Gabriel

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Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

Really love this fantastic Empire Red color

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5.0

Great for a tea drinker

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from Glen Rock,PA

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Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

I purchased this as I am a tea drinker and heating hot water in a kettle on the stovetop is not convenient. This electric kettle holds more than a conventional kettle, heats the water quickly and a bell rings when the water is heated to the correct temperature.

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2.0

Lasted 8 months

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from Vancouver

Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

After 8 months the kettle began to stop automatically switching off. A fundamental requirement for an electric kettle. Especially a kitchenaid appliance.

Aesthetically the rubber grip wore off after 5 months.

I'm a fully time working single so not exactly working the thing to death. Not recommending this to anyone.

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5.0

Hot Water Quickly

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from Portland OR

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Comments about KitchenAid White Electric Kettle:

This product is one that I looked at and thought-do I really need a one-function appliance to take up kitchen real estate? I finally did buy it shortly before we left for a vacation. I drink tea and really dislike having to make my tea water by running it through a well-used coffee maker like one finds in rentals so it was so great to just plug in my Electric Kettle and have fresh pure-tasting water in just a few minutes. I use this at home daily for tea, chai or to heat water for my French Press coffee maker. I really use it much more than I thought I would. I recommend it to anyone who travels for sure but also for easy and quick hot water at home.

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