Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – – Very good kettle

This is the 3rd kettle purchased within a year. Finally i find one that fits the bill, actually i resorted to which to help with my choice as it is one of the highly recommended. I think the kettle is worth every penny. It also has an easily removable filter at the spout should the kettle build up with limescale (never had one of them before). The lid lifts fully with ease (unlike my kettle no. 1) and you can boil a large amount of water (unlike my kettle no. 2) and this one is cheaper than the other two kettles.

Loses one star as the light on my one flickers a little. However not a big enough problem to ask to return it and i suspect i was just unlucky as have bought this kettle before without that issue. Overall it’s a great kettle.

Lamp in the switch failed very quickly. Recently noticed plastic on the lid is beginning to break down so time for a replacement. Here are the specifications for the Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle –:

  • New 1-cup graduations conveniently allows accurate filling up to 6 cups
  • Mesh filter traps limescale, removes for easy cleaning
  • Spout design allows easy filling and perfect pouring
  • Polished concealed element makes cleaning easy
  • Cord storage for adjustable length and tidier work surfaces

Boils quickly, stops quickly, and pours well. Handle is comfortable with slight grippiness. Feels well made, filter fits easily and simply for taking out and putting back. Only concern is on/off switch, it feels not quite positive, but no problem after one month. Definitely recommend this kettle.

Well made and easy to use, boils very fast and good capacity. Pure white colour matches out kitchen, a sleek modern design, and will happily buy another when the time comes and recommend to anyone.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good value – Recommended – but lid catch failed after 1 month
  • Kenwood True JKP210
  • Overall it’s a great kettle.

Year old now, still looks great, quick boiler.

Brilliant kettle with clear markings and quick to boil.

Our old and well used breville kettle failed – started to leak after 3 years and they don’t produce the same model now, so what to replace it with?resorted to which?. Magazine and the kenwood is rated the best buy from a cast of hundreds. I have to say that the which?. Report is spot on in terms of description – it is light in weight, easy and comfortable to handle – a real consideration for my wife as she has difficulty with her grip, quiet and efficient in operation, easy to remove filter etc. We did not experience any problem with the water taste – filled and boiled water twice before using for drinks – no bad taste as reported by others. Would prefer it if the power switch operated to off when the kettle is removed from its base. All in all it looks like a good buy and not the most expensive by some margin. How reliable and what kind of life it has remains to be seen, but so far so good. One month on – the lid catch mechanism has failed – sticky operation from day one but has now broken. Amazon out of stock so returned for a refund.

Bought this kettle as a replacement for our philips kettle which had started to leak after 3 years heavy use. First impressions are good, feels sturdy, pours well without drips, easy to fill either through spout or flip up lid. Reasonably quick to boil, brightly lit on switch, good water level indicator both sides. Only criticism, its a bit noisy.

My previous kettle dropped water everywhere unless you dribbled it out of the spout. Quiet, smooth lines so easy to keep clean. Can fill from spout or open lid and when you pour it out it all goes in the teapot or mug. I have badly arthritic hands and this is easy to use and apart from the weight of water is light with a good handle for gripping.

I was delighted with this product on receipt. It looks very elegant, easy to hold, light, efficient and very sleek. The filter is excellant and removes the limescale with no effort and the filter is easy to remove and clean. However, after only a month of use the lid fails to open so had to return as we got fed up of filling through the spout. This is the second kenwood kettle we have had with this fault. We are returning and will buy a replacement when back in stock to give it another chance. Kenwood true jkp210 kettle, white.

I have been using it for a few months now, so far so good, very compact, which is idea for myself and family, as we have a small kitchen. Rather smaller than i expected, but maybe that’s to do with the actual purpose of the design; to save energy, and boil less water than you actually need at a time. Easy to use, kids use it as well. Only gave it 4 stars, as it developed scales rather too quickly for my liking. But then having said that, we live in a hard water area too, so could be the reason. Not yet tested after descalling, as we rinse it out after every use to put in fresh water anyway, only time will tell.

Fast boil eco kettle but i don;t like the led light on the on switch. This is a personal opinion and i just don’t like the look of it at all. Only bought this one as mine was broken and which?.

This is my second purchase of this model of kettle. The previous one started leaking but after 3 years constant daily use i don’t think it was poorly made. Easy to hold and well balanced, easy to fill and quick to boil. You can boil as little as one cupful of water so very economic. Criticised by ‘which’ as noisy but still rated a ‘best buy’ but as it boils quickly and soon shuts off i don’t find this a problem.

Already have one of these which has lasted well and is still working fine. On seeing this model is still available, bought it as a future replacement for ‘as and when’. Clean lines with a well-made spout filter, (great if you live in a hard water area).

Really smart looking kettle. The ‘white’ is very white and matches my kenwood toaster very well. I like this kettle a lot because you can boil only enough water for one cup, it’s fast but does take quite a few seconds to switch off after it starts to boil.

This kettle has consistently been a which?. Best buy over the last couple of years and currently features in the may 2014 magazine, although it does note that some people have reported problems with the lid mechanism. We bought it to replace our kenwood jkp200 which unsurprisingly cracked when we bounced it on the tiled kitchen floor. This model, the jkp210, is even quieter than our previous kenwood (which was far quieter than a different brand we had before that). We’re grateful to choosy for the tip given in the review ‘super kettle – once tcp dealt with, 6 nov 2012’ and can confirm that putting a couple of teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda into the kettle and boiling it really does work. Just had a super cup of tea having placed our order with amazon less than 24 hours ago.

Fab kettle, easy to clean inside and out (i regularly descale it to ensure the limescale is removed), the filter is great and hasn’t broken like previous filters (this is metal and not flimsy plastic). The kettle boils fairly quick and isn’t too noisy. Have recommended to 3 family members so we all have the same kettle :o).

Previously had an expensive eco kettle that was leaking. Looked for a replacement and this kettle was a ‘which: best buy. Simple design easy to open lid and lighted switch when on. Would certainly recommend this kettle to anyone.

This is a very good attractive kettle. Quick, practical, white and a nice on trend grey to add a bit of interest. Great lid action, wonderful grip on handle and dependable illuminated on switch. Easy to see water level on both sides of kettle marked off from one cup to six cups. An excellent product for a very fair price. Greatservice from amazon as usual.

I ordered this kettle because it is a which?. Best buy and i have not been disappointed. The only drawback is it only just fits under my filter tap (it’s about 2mm too tall so pushes the tap up slightly when it is on the drainer beneath the tap).

Comments

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great kettle
    I bought this kettle as a replacement for a similar model from kenwood, which died after 7 years of heavy use. I liked the feel of the old kettle, and that it was easy to open the lid with one hand holding the kettle. I also like that the kettle doesn’t get scaled up so easily and you could boil small quantities of water. Sure enough this new model is the same, even though it feels lighter (less metal, more plastic). It also cost £10 less than the similar model from 7 years ago. It does the job perfectly, has the same excellent handle and is easy to fill. I’ve experienced no ‘plastic taste’ as others have reported. And i see amazon has upped the price since last week, so i got a great deal. Of course amazon delivered it within 18 hours of my order – very impressive. I would recommend this kettle.
  2. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – White

    I bought this kettle as a replacement for a similar model from kenwood, which died after 7 years of heavy use. I liked the feel of the old kettle, and that it was easy to open the lid with one hand holding the kettle. I also like that the kettle doesn’t get scaled up so easily and you could boil small quantities of water. Sure enough this new model is the same, even though it feels lighter (less metal, more plastic). It also cost £10 less than the similar model from 7 years ago. It does the job perfectly, has the same excellent handle and is easy to fill. I’ve experienced no ‘plastic taste’ as others have reported. And i see amazon has upped the price since last week, so i got a great deal. Of course amazon delivered it within 18 hours of my order – very impressive. I would recommend this kettle.
  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking kettle

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    Great kettle, nice to have good replacement, slight improvement on original model.
  4. 1.0 out of 5 stars Two broke, don't buy. I expect better from Kenwood

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    The lid on the first kettle kept popping open. A replacement was sent but the lid is rather difficult to open. That only lasted a few months then i couldnt get a replacement. Another complaint is that the indicator is only marked in cups, a secondary level in litres would be useful when boiling water for recipes.
    1. Verified Purchase
      The lid on the first kettle kept popping open. A replacement was sent but the lid is rather difficult to open. That only lasted a few months then i couldnt get a replacement. Another complaint is that the indicator is only marked in cups, a secondary level in litres would be useful when boiling water for recipes.
      1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Average quality kettle from Kenwood
        This kettle works fine but only for up to 6 months, then becomes very noisy, problem with the switch, the light is off when water is boiling. This is my third identical model, the little knob attached to an illuminated power indicator got detached, and the problem is the same as with two previous kettles.
  5. Verified Purchase
    This kettle works fine but only for up to 6 months, then becomes very noisy, problem with the switch, the light is off when water is boiling. This is my third identical model, the little knob attached to an illuminated power indicator got detached, and the problem is the same as with two previous kettles.
  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great

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    I bought this to replace another ageing kenwood kettle. Works really well, and looks great.
  7. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – White

    I bought this to replace another ageing kenwood kettle. Works really well, and looks great.
  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars Good kettle

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    Lightweight and comfortable handle, great as i have grip and handling problems. 1 cup min measure so economical to use.
  9. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – White

    Lightweight and comfortable handle, great as i have grip and handling problems. 1 cup min measure so economical to use.
  10. 1.0 out of 5 stars Poor

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    I’ve had two of these & both failed in the same way, the push button mechanism for opening the lid becomes stiff & then fails completely. There is then no way to open the lid at all rendering the kettle useless. I also experienced the widely reported chemical taste on both that took ages to clear.
    1. Anonymous
      I’ve had two of these & both failed in the same way, the push button mechanism for opening the lid becomes stiff & then fails completely. There is then no way to open the lid at all rendering the kettle useless. I also experienced the widely reported chemical taste on both that took ages to clear.
  11. 1.0 out of 5 stars Potentially dangerous product - do not buy!

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    I chose kenwood because i thought it was a quality japanese brand; however, it turns out that this kettle is designed in the uk and manufactured in china. After approximately 14 months of ownership, this kettle is now leaking from the lid and the base – obviously very dangerous with water at near boiling temperature.
  12. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – White

    I chose kenwood because i thought it was a quality japanese brand; however, it turns out that this kettle is designed in the uk and manufactured in china. After approximately 14 months of ownership, this kettle is now leaking from the lid and the base – obviously very dangerous with water at near boiling temperature.
    1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
      Looks good, works well but leaves the water tasting of plastic and so have returned it.
  13. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – White

    Looks good, works well but leaves the water tasting of plastic and so have returned it.
  14. Verified Purchase

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    Great kettle, quick to boil, easy flip lid and soft grip handle.
  15. 1.0 out of 5 stars Fault after 30 days. No returns to amazon.

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    Stopped working properly after 8 weeks and now you can’t get a replacement from amazon after 30 days but have to go to manufacturer. Buyers from amazon beware this new policy.
  16. Verified Purchase

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    Stopped working properly after 8 weeks and now you can’t get a replacement from amazon after 30 days but have to go to manufacturer. Buyers from amazon beware this new policy.
    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Seems to be a well-designed kettle
      A replacement for a previous kenwood kettle (model no longer available) which expired after 8 years reliable service. 6 l, the jkp210 has a slightly smaller capacity than its predecessor, but is 1 cm taller due to the domed lid. The scale on the side goes up to 6, but a maximum boil is enough to fill 7 generous mugs. I’d prefer to have the gauge showing fractions of a litre. Any kettle on the boil will inevitably produce noise, but i found it quieter than my old kettle. The filter is metal, so should last longer than the plastic mesh types. It is removable for cleaning, but must be fitted in use – it prevents water splashing out at full boil, as well as filtering out limescale and preventing dust or insects from falling down the spout. Even after five full boils & refills, there was a slight chemical taste to the water. I’ll follow the tip suggested by other reviewers and try using bicarbonate of soda to remove the taint, but this is really a problem that the manufacturer needs to address.
  17. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – White

    A replacement for a previous kenwood kettle (model no longer available) which expired after 8 years reliable service. 6 l, the jkp210 has a slightly smaller capacity than its predecessor, but is 1 cm taller due to the domed lid. The scale on the side goes up to 6, but a maximum boil is enough to fill 7 generous mugs. I’d prefer to have the gauge showing fractions of a litre. Any kettle on the boil will inevitably produce noise, but i found it quieter than my old kettle. The filter is metal, so should last longer than the plastic mesh types. It is removable for cleaning, but must be fitted in use – it prevents water splashing out at full boil, as well as filtering out limescale and preventing dust or insects from falling down the spout. Even after five full boils & refills, there was a slight chemical taste to the water. I’ll follow the tip suggested by other reviewers and try using bicarbonate of soda to remove the taint, but this is really a problem that the manufacturer needs to address.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars I have boiled the kettle out with sodium bicarbonate about six times now and although it is better, it is still undrinkable
      I had many years of use out of my previous kenwood jug kettle and after the lid broke i bought the same model. However, after a few times the boiled water was so strongly tasting of plastic it was unusable. I have boiled the kettle out with sodium bicarbonate about six times now and although it is better, it is still undrinkable.
      1. Verified Purchase
        I had many years of use out of my previous kenwood jug kettle and after the lid broke i bought the same model. However, after a few times the boiled water was so strongly tasting of plastic it was unusable. I have boiled the kettle out with sodium bicarbonate about six times now and although it is better, it is still undrinkable.
  18. 1.0 out of 5 stars I was horrified to find that the plastic of the ...

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    I was horrified to find that the plastic of the kettle tainted the water for about the first 30 (thirty) times of boiling the water. I left it overnight filled with water and cleaned it inside with bicarbonate of soda and left it full of a mix of bicarbonate and water and nearly gave up and sent it back. I’ll buy a metal or glass kettle next time.
    1. Verified Purchase
      I was horrified to find that the plastic of the kettle tainted the water for about the first 30 (thirty) times of boiling the water. I left it overnight filled with water and cleaned it inside with bicarbonate of soda and left it full of a mix of bicarbonate and water and nearly gave up and sent it back. I’ll buy a metal or glass kettle next time.
  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars Good, but.......

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    Very quick to boil, especially at the one-or two- cup level. I have had this model before, and both times they failed and had to be replaced within 30 months so i reserve judgement for now.
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      Very quick to boil, especially at the one-or two- cup level. I have had this model before, and both times they failed and had to be replaced within 30 months so i reserve judgement for now.
  20. 4.0 out of 5 stars VFM

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    Works like all other good electric kettles. The filter is easier to remove for cleaning than other brands i’ve used. All fast boiling kettles i’ve used are noisy and this is no exception. The only safety feature missing is the kettle can be replaced on the stand without the kettle being turned off if the water used is not boiling. Other brands i’ve used require the “on” button to be activated once the kettle has been removed from the base. Otherwise no problems and descaling returns the kettle to its almost pristine state.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Works like all other good electric kettles. The filter is easier to remove for cleaning than other brands i’ve used. All fast boiling kettles i’ve used are noisy and this is no exception. The only safety feature missing is the kettle can be replaced on the stand without the kettle being turned off if the water used is not boiling. Other brands i’ve used require the “on” button to be activated once the kettle has been removed from the base. Otherwise no problems and descaling returns the kettle to its almost pristine state.
  21. 5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant design.

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    This was a replacement for my last one. Lightweight and design of handle makes it very easy to hold especially if you have small hands. Filter very easy to put in and take out. Easy to clean inside and out.
  22. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle – White

    This was a replacement for my last one. Lightweight and design of handle makes it very easy to hold especially if you have small hands. Filter very easy to put in and take out. Easy to clean inside and out.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD PRICE !!
      Very pleased with my kettle cause it allows you to heat a smallamount of water. Delivery at click & collectwas super.
      1. Verified Purchase
        Very pleased with my kettle cause it allows you to heat a smallamount of water. Delivery at click & collectwas super.

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