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Poll: Brand name kettle / toaster (50 member(s) have cast votes)

Is buying a brand name kettle / toaster worth it?

  1. Yes (10 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. No (17 votes [34.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.00%

  3. Maybe (23 votes [46.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.00%

How long is reasonable to expect a kettle/toaster to live?

  1. Just the warranty period (5 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  2. 3 - 5 years (16 votes [32.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.00%

  3. 5 - 7 years (23 votes [46.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.00%

  4. Forever (6 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

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#26 spr_maiden

Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:16 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 22 April 2019 - 11:57 AM, said:



So you could programme it to boil at 7am or something? I think that’s worth it

It's double the price of most expensive kettle I've ever bought that worked well.  Had a Morphy Richards one that scratched up so easily then died within a year.  They replaced it.  And same happened.  Will never buy that brand again.

I usually get glass kettle as easy to see when it needs a clean.  But the current one needs to be cleaned weekly and is starting to rust around spout.
Wonder if the spout on the w**ky/sw**ky kettle would end up being a pain to clean?

#27 Riotproof

Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:35 PM

View Postoverlytired, on 22 April 2019 - 12:13 PM, said:



Have you considered a toaster oven?

Hmmm. No, I hadn’t. I don’t know why either.

#28 Riotproof

Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:37 PM

View Postspr_maiden, on 22 April 2019 - 12:16 PM, said:



It's double the price of most expensive kettle I've ever bought that worked well.  Had a Morphy Richards one that scratched up so easily then died within a year.  They replaced it.  And same happened.  Will never buy that brand again.

I usually get glass kettle as easy to see when it needs a clean.  But the current one needs to be cleaned weekly and is starting to rust around spout.
Wonder if the spout on the w**ky/sw**ky kettle would end up being a pain to clean?

Possibly. I’m wondering why you would need a spout so precise.

I also don’t really need to clean my kettle. I wonder if it’s area specific.

#29 spr_maiden

Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:24 PM

^ for pourover coffee, not as messy I guess.

Yes, maybe we live in a hard water area. That might contribute?

#30 Red Sparrow

Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

View PostSilver Girl, on 22 April 2019 - 12:09 PM, said:

We had a Morphy Richards toaster and kettle and the toaster broke a couple of years ago, after about 5 years. We replaced it with this one from Kmart:

https://www.kmart.co...ASABEgJ63_D_BwE

It was $35, looks nice and works fine. It fits thick raisin toast.

I hate the Morphy Richards kettle. It’s noisy and whistles. The whistle is really irritating. Half the time I use a saucepan on the stove instead.

I too have had the Morphy Richards kettle and toaster. The kettle sounded like a bomb was dropping lol.

#31 Ozquoll

Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:42 PM

View Postspr_maiden, on 22 April 2019 - 11:29 AM, said:

I kinda want this kettle, though can't work out if it's too w**ky.

https://venezianocof...UBoCtwEQAvD_BwE

What say you EB?
w**ky or sw**ky?
I don’t think it’s w**ky, just a bit fuggers 🤷‍♀️. That gooseneck spout looks all out of proportion to the rest of it.

#32 overlytired

Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:11 AM

View PostRiotproof, on 22 April 2019 - 12:35 PM, said:

Hmmm. No, I hadn’t. I don’t know why either.

The toaster oven is very handy for larger slices (like raisin bread and bagels). We like it to make garlic bread (no need to heat up the entire oven), and yo never have to go fishing for a slice that hasn't popped up.

#33 spr_maiden

Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:29 AM

View PostOzquoll, on 22 April 2019 - 07:42 PM, said:


I don’t think it’s w**ky, just a bit fuggers 🤷‍♀️. That gooseneck spout looks all out of proportion to the rest of it.

Yes,  that's it.  I kept looking going hmmm, what's not quite right...

#34 seayork2002

Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:39 AM

I like a kettle with a temperature display and a 4 slice toaster with 2x2 lever and cancel button so both sides and work independently - our current toaster has the 2 levers but when you hit cancel they all pop up which to me defeats the purpose.

Our old kettle had the temperature control which I liked for hot water bottles and I don't like full boiled water on tea and coffee but about 95%

Also our current kettle and toaster (not the same brand I don't think) are stainless steel (the metal look, whatever it is made out of) but I am 50/50 on this or plastic.

I love looking at kettles in hotels we stay at (sad I know!!!)

Edited by seayork2002, 23 April 2019 - 09:41 AM.


#35 bec578

Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:39 AM

My Russell Hobs kettle & toaster would have to be about 15 years + old & still going strong, had both before kids were born & still going they are 9 & 12

#36 Riotproof

Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:43 AM

View Postoverlytired, on 23 April 2019 - 12:11 AM, said:



The toaster oven is very handy for larger slices (like raisin bread and bagels). We like it to make garlic bread (no need to heat up the entire oven), and yo never have to go fishing for a slice that hasn't popped up.

The only downside I can think of is turning over. Not sure about ds doing that.

#37 Riotproof

Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

So, I found https://www.choice.c...tle-reliability

They don’t seem to have similar for toasters.

#38 MandaMama

Posted 23 April 2019 - 11:31 AM

View Postbec578, on 23 April 2019 - 09:39 AM, said:

My Russell Hobs kettle & toaster would have to be about 15 years + old & still going strong, had both before kids were born & still going they are 9 & 12
I second Russell Hobbs. Our kettle and toaster were wedding gifts (on our registry to replace the cheap plastic crap we had at the time) and in January we marked 18 years of use!

Sadly though, we now need a new toaster as it has been dropped one too many times (most recently by me a few weeks ago) and you now need to hold down the lever to cook your toast which is a pain! I'm sad to let it go as my now deceased uncle got it for us. But I would definitely buy Russell Hobbs again. I said I'd only replace it once it broke and am hoping to buy something off Flybuys. Something that does 4 slices for our now family of 5 as our current one just does two.

#39 Riotproof

Posted 23 April 2019 - 11:34 AM

This is the Russell Hobbs I am replacing https://www.productr...2-slice-toaster

#40 Riotproof

Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:05 PM

I really like the look of the DeLonghi toasters in person, does anyone have one? There really is not much differential in features, other than the so called “look and check” and the “little bit more” which I think most people do by pressing cancel and then putting down again on the lowest setting.

#41 can'tstayaway

Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 23 April 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:

I really like the look of the DeLonghi toasters in person, does anyone have one? There really is not much differential in features, other than the so called “look and check” and the “little bit more” which I think most people do by pressing cancel and then putting down again on the lowest setting.
The “little bit more” setting is handy with kids who might not think to adjust the setting.

I think ours is a Breville or Sunbeam. It’s a 4 slice and wide enough for hand sliced sourdough or bagels but does the grippy thing so thin sliced sandwich bread doesn’t flop around either. Both sides are individually controlled so when the next person comes along and puts their bread in, it doesn’t affect the first toaster. It also has a defrost setting which adds just the right amount of heat to toast frozen bread without burning or having to manually adjust the setting. We have so much less wasted burnt toast since we got this toaster.

#42 spr_maiden

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:17 PM

This one even comes in red for you.

https://www.myer.com...IBoCJSsQAvD_BwE

#43 Riotproof

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:37 PM

I like that one, sprmaiden. Weirdly it wasn’t reduced instore.
I am thinking that we can probably handle just a two slice, since it was so clear that one half got significantly more use.

I’m wondering if I should wait til Mum gets home from her holiday, so I can enjoy her staff discount.
Also, they had a lovely KitchenAid kettle with a handle over the top. Not sure what style that is called, like a stove top kettle.

#44 spr_maiden

Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

Hmm, guess online sale price only.  No harm in waiting for discount. We only have 2 slice toasters - fit in cupboards in tiny kitchens easier,  no crowd toast cook ups.

#45 Riotproof

Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:07 AM

So this is embarrassing. I found this in my googling https://uk.answers.y...17092620AACnXfP and I gave the toaster a big shake over the sink. It appears to work again. Lol.

#46 seayork2002

Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:09 AM

View PostRiotproof, on 24 April 2019 - 10:07 AM, said:

So this is embarrassing. I found this in my googling https://uk.answers.y...17092620AACnXfP and I gave the toaster a big shake over the sink. It appears to work again. Lol.

I also find it helps having the kettle switched on at the power point (yes speaking from embarrassing experience)

#47 spr_maiden

Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

Hahaha thanks,  you've given me a much needed laugh.

#48 Riotproof

Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:57 AM

View Postspr_maiden, on 24 April 2019 - 10:55 AM, said:

Hahaha thanks,  you've given me a much needed laugh.

At least I know which one I want when it does go.

#49 Whitters

Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:09 PM

BF has a cheap K Mart toaster which cost him $15 or so! It looked great when new but after 6 months of use is starting to look a bit tired, whereas my more expensive toaster (circa $100 although I cant remember the brand lasted me 4 years and I've only just replaced it because the top was looking "burnt" and I wanted to change the colour of appliances anyway).
Both our kettles are brand names although his is a cheapie model made by by Russell Hobs and mine is made by Kenwood. Mine boils faster and generally still looks as new even though it is 6 years old.




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