Summary: I used to own a Proctor silex cordless kettle (K4077Y). It took me a while to like the new one, but after about a week or so of getting used to it, I simply love it. I purchased it in Oct. of 2011 and still works perfectly. Pros: - heat up water much faster than Proctor Silex's - turns hot water off quickly - no visible heating coil, no build up of minerals - hides stains and water marks extremely well (vs.
Summary: Researched a lot of cordless kettles and the Toastess TJK-471 seemed just right! Reasonable price, no gimmics to break, well recommended, and nice looking. It did just fine for 15 months, then just stopped working. No warning like a strange odor, faulty switch, or leaking water; it just stopped working. The "ON" light turns on but no heat. There is no calcium build-up and it has never been misused. Our previous Philips kettle lasted for over 8 years.
Summary: Bought two....one for my wife and one for our neighbor. Two months in and the jug on ours will not make an electrical connection with the base. Power light flashes off and on if you wiggle the jug, but won't stay connected or heat. The neighbor's gift kettle already has a broken filter screen...won't stay snapped in place. Manual say return it at my expense unless within return period of retailer............why should I have to do all this work.
Summary: I like it. For this price, I don't even complain. It's functional and really does its job :) My coffee taste very good. When water is boiling, the kettle isn't lound like my previous Brown kettle. I am happy with this purchase.
Summary: This is a great product. I like the fact that the on/off switch is at the top not the bottom like almost every other electric kettle I looked at. The window is easy to see through. Excellent quality.
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2 May 2010
Summary: Before making a decision on purchasing the Toastees TJK-471 Cordless Kettle, I researched similar models on the internet, visited numerous retail stores, and asked people's opinions on which cordless kettle was the best buy. My findings concluded that a consumer can purchase a similar model made by Krups or one of the other European companies for up to 60 to 100 dollars. In that range you are really only waisting money for the name and some minor asthetics.
Summary: I purchased this about 2 months ago and it was ok for a while, but it stopped working today. The red light is on, but it no longer heats up. I only used reverse osmosis water in the unit, there is no scaling, and there is no reason why it should not work. This should have lasted more than 2 months. I would return it if I still had the box.