This does what it should do... boil water quickly...
Feb 27, 2011
I selected the Bodum Bistro 34-Ounce Cordless Electric Water Kettle recently as one of my Amazon Vine review program items, knowing it would get a good workout in our home. My kids and wife are heavy tea drinkers, so having a quick way to boil water is perfect for them. After a month of use, I can say it works very well.
Simplicity rules the day here. There's just an ON button, and that's it. Fill the pot to whatever you need, press the ON button, and in just a couple of minutes you have boiling water. Given that the base detaches from the pot, you're not tied down by the cord when it comes to serving or pouring the water. Auto-shutoff means that you won't forget and boil the pot dry, either.
Compared to putting the kettle on the stove, the Bodum seems to be faster and more convenient. My son also takes it out to the garage on occasion to heat water out there, which is something he can't do otherwise. The review unit is bright red, which isn't necessarily the best color to fit in our kitchen. But that doesn't seem to be a deterrent to keeping it out and plugged in, so I guess it's not a showstopper.
While this is not a "must have" appliance in our kitchen, it's definitely a nice addition. It does what it's supposed to do, and it does it well. And if I were in a small studio apartment or dorm room setup, I think this would be an excellent way to get water heated quickly and efficiently.
Disclosure: Obtained From: Amazon Vine Review Program Payment: Free
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Thomas Duff (duffbert)
Thomas Duff, aka "Duffbert", is a long-time member of the Lotus community. He's primarily focused on the development side of the Notes/Domino environment, currently working for a large insurance … more
The Bodum Bistro Cordless Electric Water Kettle is the quickest and safest, as well as the most energy efficient, way of boiling your water. It allows you to heat only what you need, for only the amount of time it takes to bring the water to its boiling point. It has a 34-ounce 1-litre fill capacity with a see-through, easy-to-read water level indicator. The measurements are 'translated' to cup servings to make it extra easy when preparing coffee and tea. The kettle features push button power and auto-shutoff and is made entirely from BPA-free plastic. Additionally, the powerful heating element is concealed under a stainless steel plate at the bottom of the kettle. The Bodum Bistro Cordless Electric Water Kettle is available in three sizes: 17-ounce, 34-ounce and 51-ounce as well as five vibrant colors: Black, Red, Orange, Green and White. Bodum Bistro Cordless Electric Water Kettles feature a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.