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Krups-bw4000.10368160
7.6 out of 10

Krups BW4000

2.0 quart capacity/1500 watts. Anti-scale filter. Auto-shu Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Krups BW4000

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

For_Review, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: You pay $170 for 2 years life. Its not working any more
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Overall 10
10

STILL Boils Water With Gusto After 2 Years!

A. MENDEZ-MENA "North To Alaska!", Amazon
19 March 2014
  • Summary: This electric kettle has been working faithfully multiple times every day without fail for over 2 years now. I truly believe this will last for many years to come.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expect it to fail in a year.... if you can't wait for it to turn itself off.

Wizard, Amazon
31 August 2013
  • Summary: The design of the electrical contact in the kettle's base is its weakest link. Inevitably, the problem is made worse if you make it a habit of removing the kettle before it shuts off causing a small electrical arc between the kettle and its base. This small arc burns and pits the electrical contact in the base, eventually degrading the connection. Unfortunately the switch on my kettle only functions as an "on" switch - it doesn't turn it off.
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Overall 4
4.0

Leaked right out of the box.

CDrat, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Thanks goodness for Amazon's easy return policy. Good looking kettle, otherwise unremarkable. The water height window leaked, I returned it and bought a Cuisinart Perfect Temp which I am very happy with.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great kettle, apart from kontact.

Armin Meyer, Amazon
8 December 2012
  • Summary: I love the kettle in every way and my family uses it several times daily. However, our first kettle developed a burning plastic smell after 1 year, which we discovered came from the contact with the base. Hoping it was only an exception we bought a second kettle, and after 11 months the same problem is starting to occur again. Too much of a coincidence for me to order a third kettle. Too bad, otherwise great product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not recommended

BernardM, Amazon
30 September 2012
  • Summary: This kettle is marketed in Australia as Sunbeam Cafe Series. Mine is two years old and is going in the bin. Yesterday it tripped the RCD -- it's burnt out. Initially I thought it was a great product -- solid, well-made, holds plenty of water, and a silent, quick boil. But over the two years a number of shortcomings became evident, most of which other reviewers have pointed out. 1. You can't see the level window when filling -- it faces away from you.
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Overall 2
2.0

Leaked right out of the box

christopher i. spence, Amazon
9 October 2010
  • Summary: How does one review an item that leaks on first use? The leak emanates from the base of the water level indicator window. This flaw is so basic that i would not be surprised if other manufacturing design deficiencies were to be exposed through regular use. One observation was the potential for accumulation of hidden calcium deposits inside the kettle.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kettle

Mark, Amazon
17 September 2010
  • Summary: Great kettle, little havier than I expected. If you fill it more than at the maximum mark, it starts leaking from the glass.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just Not For Me

Erin Bulman, Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: When my beloved Braun electric kettle developed a small leak, I ordered this Krups model. Unfortunately, I had to return it. This kettle was far too heavy, even half filled with water, for my old hands and wrists. It is certainly built to last, and may be suitable for young strong users. However, a second drawback is that it did not heat water as fast as my Braun, while drawing slightly more power. Heating this cold heavy kettle seems to me to waste energy.
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Overall 6
6.0

For the price

Halley Mack "HHHF", Amazon
22 February 2010
  • Summary: For this price you would expect a great design. So some complaints. The water level faces away from the handle making it difficult to see and is plastic. The lid lifts extra high with a piece of plastic that unnecessarily fits down the pouring spout making it slightly more difficult to refill under the tap.
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