Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle : Brushed Metal Kettle

A kettle is a kettle is a kettle, as the saying goes, and this is not exception – it does the job perfectly well, and in all honestly for the price (at time of writing, £25 on amazon) you really could do a lot worse. It’s got a reasonably sleek appearance, feels like a decent weight, and has a lot of features you’d expect from a mid-range kettle – for example, an anti-calc filter (very important to me, as our water is crazy hard), a detachable base, a cool wall, etc. I suppose the short cable could be a pain, but for me it sits near a socket – so no problem. There are a couple of flaws though. I do find it a little small in capacity, but to be fair i don’t think you can really call that a flaw – if you want a big kettle, buy a big kettle. Instead, the most notable flaw for me was the lack of an led indicating the kettle was on – i honestly can’t remember the last time i owned a kettle without an ‘on’ light, and while it’s really not a killer, it seems like a strange omission. Additionally, it would be nice if the lid popped up at the press of a button. . But again, i can live with that. If it were more expensive, the star rating would drop; but for a kettle in its price range, this is a perfectly good, serviceable unit, that will do everything you expect it to.

There are several things that may put people off this kettle but can’t really be called faults:* the capacity is a little smaller than usual, but that may be a good thing for some buyers* the 2200w rating is on the low side but is fine for boiling smaller quantities* the lid is easy to open but isn’t spring-operated – good, one less thing to go wrong* there’s no `on’ light but that’s true of many kettles. And the noise will soon tell you it’s on* the gauge tends to be obscured by the handle when filling from the tap. That doesn’t bother us because, most of the time, we prefer to tip mug/cupfuls in for greater accuracy. In any case, the kettle looks much sleeker with the gauge where it is. There are some more-serious concerns:* it looks smart in the photos but the plastics look and feel cheap* it’s noisy* it gets very hot to the touch, despite the “cool wall” claimi wouldn’t call this kettle a bad buy but you can do better.

A fairly standard kettle although with a slightly reduced capacity of 1. It will just about make 6 cups if almost drained or 4 x 350ml mugs. The outer skin can show water staining but, if cleaned regularly, they will not build up to a point when removal is difficult. There is a removable filter which can then be cleaned (furring removed). At 2200 watts, it is fairly fast to boil but there are kettles offering higher power and faster boil times. It should suit a family of 3-4 teens/adults.

We have gone through kettles in the past that didn’t work properly or were a disaster to clean. We decided to try this one based on the fact that it’s philips, a well known and reliable brand. It’s stylish, brushed metal that goes well with any decor, boils rapidly and has a removaile filter for easy clean. It is a good fit in our brew mad household, a good buy.

  • Ideal for caravan or small household
  • Slightly reduced capacity
  • Good, Solid Kettle

Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

  • Hinged locking lid: easy to use, maximum safety
  • Flat heating element for fast boiling and easy cleaning
  • Double action filter for clear water and a cleaner kettle
  • 360 degree pirouette base
  • 1.5 L capacity

My first impression of this philips kettle is that it’s compact. It takes up less room on the counter than my previous kettle but holds the same amount of water (1. When tested against my previous morphy richards kettle, this one boils a few seconds slower. The kettle is okay looking and would fit in with most kitchens but it isn’t particularly stylish. The display for water level is inside the handle so a little more difficult to see than if it was on the outside. Another negative is that the plastic kid needs lifting up by hand. It would be better with a button to pop up. Additionally there is no power on light. Most impressive is the claim that it is made to last as it is made from rust-resistant stainless steel.

I wanted this kettle as a replacement for my plastic kettle that has lasted about a year but is struggling a bit now. As the other kettle was less than ten pounds i was expecting this one to be of a higher quality. I was not disappointed, the stainless steel construction gives the impression this kettle should last a while it is well designed. The lid of the kettle moves to a vertical position on the hinge and in the position can also be removed, this is very useful when cleaning it as my hands are quite large and this helps me get a hand in with a sponge to clean. The power is supplied through the base, unlike the old kettle this base will allow the kettle to be placed on it within the 360 degrees so less messing about in the morning. The heating element is flat, this is such a good idea as it allows easy cleaning of lime scale, normal heating elements having multiple coils immersed in the water makes it so much harder to clean. The one thing i was concerned with is the boiling time may have been affected by this. However i clocked it at 4 minutes 35 seconds for the kettle filled to the max line and 1 min 56 for 2 cups (on the scale under the handle of the device) 2 cups being the minimum on the scale. The strangest thing i found with this was that there is no indication when the kettle is on with power. Normally i would expect a light and i haven’t seen one on here but i have found myself used to not having it.

This is a 5 cup maximum capacity kettle(1. 5 litre) so may not be suitable for a family. It is ideal for say one to three people. I find this a very stylish, compact and sturdy kettle. It heats up quickly and is quiet whilst boiling. Good length of kettle lead, kept neat and tidy on the base of the kettle, together with a scale collector fitted into the pouring spout. Makes a really good addition to my kitchen.

This kettle looks smart, boils water fast and feels well made. The cord can be wound around inside the base to keep the sideboard tidy. There is a fairly easy to read level indicator on the inside of the handle suitable for left or right handed people. The minimum capacity is about a mugful too so it is good for the environment. It loses a star as the spout is quite small so filling it through the spout is quite difficult and the brushed metal finish, whilst looking very stylish, also transfers heat a lot better than a plastic one so the danger of burns is greater.

Simple to use fairly basic kettle. A little bit noisier than the previous kettle. Relatively lightweight for brushed metal. There is a water level window so you can see how full it is. Does not have a pop-up handle but one that you have to pull up yourself. There is no light indicating operation.

The perfect kettle is not something i have ever had dreams about, but if i had this would not have been it. The impression i have got from it is that the product development funds have all gone into the stainless steel exterior and that corners have been cut elsewhere. I have scored some points in the unit’s favour for being stainless steel and none against it for being slightly dumpy-looking, but as a definite fault in the stainless steel design i have to say that the casing gets a bit too hot in and after use. The plastic removable limescale-filter is flimsy and cheap-looking, and the plastic in general has a dowdy look. Just to keep things interesting the manufacturers have accompanied the kettle with an instruction leaflet in a few thousand languages but describing a slightly different kettle. It doesn’t take einstein to work out the differences, but one thing becomes rather obvious, namely that there was once a power-button at the base of the lid and that this has been replaced with a functionless small panel, presumably as an economy measure. For goodness sake, how much did they save?. I am not too bothered by the lack of an operating light, but the on-off lever is ‘soggy’ to the touch. One way or the other it would have been nice to have, if not the light, then at least a satisfying click to indicate that the power had come on.

There is nothing that really makes this kettle stand out from the plethora of kettles that are currently on the market. It is stylish and the brushed metal look will be right at home in most modern kitchens. It is a relatively dumpy kettle compared to others i have seen, but that is much a matter of taste. It is removable from the base and easily refilled under a tap. The 2200 watt element will heat up the water in a reasonable time and the 1. 5 litre capacity is enough for 4 standard mugs of coffee. It is a good kettle, but i would recommend this more for a static caravan or maybe a small household. A bigger family may want a slightly larger capacity kettle. Looking around i can see several similar fashioned, fast boil (3000 watt) kettles with a 1. 7 litre capacity in the same price range so there is some good competition.

Slightly smaller than most everyday kettles but easily large enough for 2 people.

Does exactly what it’s supposed to. Not really fast boil but not the slowest i’ve seen. Looks like decent quality and should last for a while as it’s mostly made of steel.

I have no issues with this kettle. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Covered element is always good. Not quite fast boil as stated, but not slow either. May benefit from an indicator light to show its on/finished. Otherwise a perfectly serviceable and acceptable kitchen kettle.

This is a smart looking kettle and looks good on the work top. The brushed metal finish wipes clean easily. I filled my last kettle through the spout without raising the lid. This one i have to raise the lid as water dribbles every where if i try to fill it through the spout. I took the anti-calc filter out to have a look at it and now can’t get it back so that it stays in properly. There is nothing to indicate when the kettle is switched on. In order to turn it on you flip a little switch down at the base of the handle but there is no light or anything that says it is switched on until you hear the water starting to boil. In the past i have flipped on my previous kettle by accident but as soon as i saw the light i could switch it off. My other half went back to using the old kettle when brewing beer as it had a bigger capacity and he says it was quieter but i am not sure about that. I liked the square shaped handle as i could get a good grip on the kettle and the cup gauge makes it easy to only boil enough water for your needs only they could have put it somewhere a bit more visible rather than tucked under the handle.

It looks on the small side but the kettle has a wide bottom and it holds 1. 5ltrs it has a nice shape , large handle and is well balanced in your hand. The switch is below the handle but does not have a light on to show it is switched on. Open lid to fill but there are no levels inside the kettle you have to stop to look behind the handle, it is 40 seconds slower to boil 1. There is a filter inside the spout as well.

This is a good, solid, no-frills kettle which is easy to fill, and easy to pour. It’s not too heavy, so it should be good for people with limited strength in their wrists and hands. It’s tastefully finished in matt brushed stainless, which i think generally looks better than polished because it doesn’t show water spots as obviously. The inside has a flat bottom with no exposed element, which also makes it very easy to de-scale. Boils quickly, but doesn’t have a light to indicate that it’s switched on. Only real gripe, but it’s a small one.

5litre compact kettle would sit happily on any kitchen worktop with its pleasing brushed stainless steel finish. Cord length for the 360 degree base is adequate ( the norm based on our experience of others currently on sale) and the kettle is easy to quickly position on and remove from the base. Sped to boil seems pretty much average and the smaller capacity offsets the lower power compared to more expensive/ larger models. Not a quiet kettle but no more noisy than kettles we have been using. The hinged plastic lid is manually opened and can be removed completely for ease of access for rescaling etc. A simple push fit mesh calcium filter is used. Pouring action is good and the kettle is say to hold. There is only one level indicator ( behind the handle) and no power on light but this is a basic kettle. Other manufacturers are however adopting these features more and more as standard so a little disappointing to see even a power on light missing.

It’s a very compact kettle, no frills but does it’ snob. The unit is very squat, this allows more water contact with the heating base and the smaller volume i’d suited to a couples us rather than a family. I compared it to my favourite breville. It doesn’t have an auto opening lid, no idea why you would want to pull the lid off, but you can. De scaler is liquid, so the lid removal is not required. Sadly there is a location blanked out for the missing led indicator to show it’s in use. I haven’t seen such a missing feature in many many years, it costs a couple of pence to add oneeasy to ful, and the base is circular so easy to locate and it can be used by both hands, it swivels on the base. The power is only 2kw, nearly every kettle is 1. (2000watts)therefore it is slower to boil, but as it’s obviously designed either as a travel / portable kettle for two people or as a bedsit, student digs kettle, it would be ideal for that purpose.

As the other reviewers have noted, this kettle is small. If you’re on your own, or a couple, this might well work. If you’re a family of 4, this is not for you. Irritatingly, there is no ‘on’ light. I cannot remember the last time i saw a kettle with no ‘on’ light – i have no idea why they didn’t put that on there. It’s not the quickest to boil either. That said, it’s cheap, looks ok and works perfectly well. So if that’s what you need – go ahead.

This is a decent enough kettle, and looks smart in the kitchen. The build quality seems good, and it feels like it should last well. The flat boiling plate on the inner base will build up scale less than on an exposed element. 5 litres is on the smallish side (approximately 6 cups or 4 mugs), though adequate for most purposes. It boiled pretty quickly, and noticeably more quietly than my previous kettle. It’s disappointing that there’s no light showing when the kettle is turned on. I went through the usual rigmarole of several cycles of filling, boiling and tipping away but found that a ‘new kettle’ taste and odour lingered a little for the first couple of days of use.

Smart and stylish looking kettle, which holds up to 1. 5 litres, so more suitable for a single person or couple, rather than a family. No exposed filament so not as many problems with lime scale flaking off in your tea. I like the scale on the side, which is measured in cups- far more useful than ml. Also rotates on base so suitable for right handed or left handed use. Good quality, solid functional kettle.

Comments

  1. Anonymous

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    I used this kettle for three times and it has this c mark inside the kettle.
    1. Verified Purchase
      The filter in the spout is constantly falling out and has to be repositioned. It will do for now, but i would not buy this again or recommend it to anyone.
  2. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    The filter in the spout is constantly falling out and has to be repositioned. It will do for now, but i would not buy this again or recommend it to anyone.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Smaller water capacity than ur average bog standard kettle. Got it at a lower price as is was lightning deal and my old kettle was broken. I prob wouldn’t buy it again and certainly not at full price. It’s also a bit clumpy to open and close to fill with water, u actually open the lid rather than push a button and there is no light to indicate that the water is boiling.
      1. Verified Purchase
        Smaller water capacity than ur average bog standard kettle. Got it at a lower price as is was lightning deal and my old kettle was broken. I prob wouldn’t buy it again and certainly not at full price. It’s also a bit clumpy to open and close to fill with water, u actually open the lid rather than push a button and there is no light to indicate that the water is boiling.
  3. 3.0 out of 5 stars A functional kettle. Just that.

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Following our last bosh kettle being overtaken with limescale, we decided to try the philips hd9305. The first thing that struck me about the kettle was it is light weight and feels quite flimsy in hand. The lid to open the kettle and on/off switch are functional but lack any form of refinement. It’s a little like comparing shutting a door on a 5 series bmw vs a ford fiesta. Both doors will open and close, but one’s nicer to use and feels better. Otherwise it looks and works fine. Quick to boil, no limescale after the first month.
    1. 3.0 out of 5 stars A functional kettle. Just that.
      Following our last bosh kettle being overtaken with limescale, we decided to try the philips hd9305. The first thing that struck me about the kettle was it is light weight and feels quite flimsy in hand. The lid to open the kettle and on/off switch are functional but lack any form of refinement. It’s a little like comparing shutting a door on a 5 series bmw vs a ford fiesta. Both doors will open and close, but one’s nicer to use and feels better. Otherwise it looks and works fine. Quick to boil, no limescale after the first month.
      1. 5.0 out of 5 stars On The Boil
        Very nice kettle, aesthitically, not too heavy when full and a good, fast boil. The lid comes off for ease of cleaning, and overall this is a kettle i’d recommend to anyone. Then this is the kettle for you.
  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars On The Boil

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Very nice kettle, aesthitically, not too heavy when full and a good, fast boil. The lid comes off for ease of cleaning, and overall this is a kettle i’d recommend to anyone. Then this is the kettle for you.
    1. 3.0 out of 5 stars Basic kettle with limited design merits
      A fairly basic cordless kettle which is reflected in the price it sells for. The lid doesn’t open with the usual thumb triggered release at the top of the handle, but instead needs to be pulled open using your whole hand and is then hinged on the handle. The body is made up of a mixture of black plastic and chrome and it does feel and look very plasticy. Water level can be monitored via a strip window in the kettle handle. There is no light to indicate when the kettle is switched on and the on/off switch seems a little flimsy. To be entirely honest this is not a kettle i would choose for my home as it looks quite cheap, its functions are basic and it doesn’t feel like it will last. In fact we chose to review this as a replacement for a more expensive kettle we currently own that is a little temperamental and needs to be positioned carefully on its base, but after trying this one out we have chosen to keep the old kettle. However if you are looking for something basic as a kettle for rental property, student or office this may well do the job.
  5. 3.0 out of 5 stars Basic kettle with limited design merits

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    A fairly basic cordless kettle which is reflected in the price it sells for. The lid doesn’t open with the usual thumb triggered release at the top of the handle, but instead needs to be pulled open using your whole hand and is then hinged on the handle. The body is made up of a mixture of black plastic and chrome and it does feel and look very plasticy. Water level can be monitored via a strip window in the kettle handle. There is no light to indicate when the kettle is switched on and the on/off switch seems a little flimsy. To be entirely honest this is not a kettle i would choose for my home as it looks quite cheap, its functions are basic and it doesn’t feel like it will last. In fact we chose to review this as a replacement for a more expensive kettle we currently own that is a little temperamental and needs to be positioned carefully on its base, but after trying this one out we have chosen to keep the old kettle. However if you are looking for something basic as a kettle for rental property, student or office this may well do the job.
  6. What's this?

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    2kw compact, stylish looking kettle. 5 litres of water which is fine most of the time but if you’re got friends rounds then it’s not quite enough. Build quality feels a little cheap but it does seem reasonably robust. The heating element is hidden below a plate at the bottom of the kettle so descaling should be straightforward. Unfortunately there is no led/light to indicate that the kettle is on which seems a bit of an oversight. Overall it’s just a standard, run of the mill kettle that boils water adequately. There’s isn’t much more to say.
    1. What's this?
      2kw compact, stylish looking kettle. 5 litres of water which is fine most of the time but if you’re got friends rounds then it’s not quite enough. Build quality feels a little cheap but it does seem reasonably robust. The heating element is hidden below a plate at the bottom of the kettle so descaling should be straightforward. Unfortunately there is no led/light to indicate that the kettle is on which seems a bit of an oversight. Overall it’s just a standard, run of the mill kettle that boils water adequately. There’s isn’t much more to say.
      1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Well made, functional kettle that looks smart
        The brushed aluminium looks good, its fairly compact in size at 1. 5l and time to boil is average. It feels solid and well made and the base allows for the length of lead to be adjusted. No real negatives but the addition of a ‘power on’ idicator might have been a nice touch. That said, its a well made, functional kettle that looks smart and for the price thats pretty good.
  7. 4.0 out of 5 stars Well made, functional kettle that looks smart
    The brushed aluminium looks good, its fairly compact in size at 1. 5l and time to boil is average. It feels solid and well made and the base allows for the length of lead to be adjusted. No real negatives but the addition of a ‘power on’ idicator might have been a nice touch. That said, its a well made, functional kettle that looks smart and for the price thats pretty good.
    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars A useful addition to any kitchen
      This isn’t a huge kettle, 1. 7, and the lid can be a little stiff at times, but the level indicator, inside the handle area, works clearly and the kettle is a fast boiler. There’s no power light to indicate when the kettle is on, but the lever moves clearly to a new position. It looks stylish, as well, which is always a bonus.
      1. 4.0 out of 5 stars A useful addition to any kitchen
        This isn’t a huge kettle, 1. 7, and the lid can be a little stiff at times, but the level indicator, inside the handle area, works clearly and the kettle is a fast boiler. There’s no power light to indicate when the kettle is on, but the lever moves clearly to a new position. It looks stylish, as well, which is always a bonus.
  8. What's this?
    Good points- a reasonably priced basic kettle- simple to use no frills, add water switch on and wait for it to stop- looks good – if you like brushed aluminium: many seem to- cordless base is always useful- very easy to clean, especially so as, unlike most other kettles, the lid comes away completely. Less good points- like most aluminium kettle in this price range the metal surface gets very hot- scale is not that easy to read- no lid-opening button; however, on cheaper kettles these are often the first thing to stop working so not such a big deal. Bad point- this particular model doesn’t have any real indication that it is on, no light or colouring on the on/off switch which is placed below the handle.
    1. What's this?
      Good points- a reasonably priced basic kettle- simple to use no frills, add water switch on and wait for it to stop- looks good – if you like brushed aluminium: many seem to- cordless base is always useful- very easy to clean, especially so as, unlike most other kettles, the lid comes away completely. Less good points- like most aluminium kettle in this price range the metal surface gets very hot- scale is not that easy to read- no lid-opening button; however, on cheaper kettles these are often the first thing to stop working so not such a big deal. Bad point- this particular model doesn’t have any real indication that it is on, no light or colouring on the on/off switch which is placed below the handle.
  9. 3.0 out of 5 stars An unspectacular kettle that does what it needs to

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    This kettle is unspectacular though not expensive. In design it is somewhat squat compared to other 1. 5 litre kettles so takes up more room on the worktop; on the plus side this does mean it should heat quicker as the base is larger. Rightly or wrongly i like to fill through the spout – i found this hard to do due to the shape of the spout meaning i had to turn the tap low to avoid spilling out. The lid has no release button, though opens with not much effort. The lid also comes off, ostensibly for easier cleaning – i am not sure it makes much difference to access. The base works fine, the cable is long enough to suit my setup and it does what it needs to. Apart from that i wouldn’t recommend or not recommend.
    1. 3.0 out of 5 stars An unspectacular kettle that does what it needs to
      This kettle is unspectacular though not expensive. In design it is somewhat squat compared to other 1. 5 litre kettles so takes up more room on the worktop; on the plus side this does mean it should heat quicker as the base is larger. Rightly or wrongly i like to fill through the spout – i found this hard to do due to the shape of the spout meaning i had to turn the tap low to avoid spilling out. The lid has no release button, though opens with not much effort. The lid also comes off, ostensibly for easier cleaning – i am not sure it makes much difference to access. The base works fine, the cable is long enough to suit my setup and it does what it needs to. Apart from that i wouldn’t recommend or not recommend.
  10. 4.0 out of 5 stars A good, basic kettle that does the job well.

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    5 lites of water and is pretty basic in comparison to other kettles on the market. It looks very nice with a brushed stainless steel effect, and the lid is easy to open. The spout does not dribble when pouring – providing its not over filled, and the boil time is also quite quick. The base comes with a wire that is long enough to set the kettle a good distance away from the plug socket too. However, basic means there are some compromises. There is no display light to show when its in operation, and the on/off switch is slightly flimsy and feels likley to snap at some point. However, that being said everything else is very good indeed. Overall a very good, basic,kettle.
    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars A good, basic kettle that does the job well.
      5 lites of water and is pretty basic in comparison to other kettles on the market. It looks very nice with a brushed stainless steel effect, and the lid is easy to open. The spout does not dribble when pouring – providing its not over filled, and the boil time is also quite quick. The base comes with a wire that is long enough to set the kettle a good distance away from the plug socket too. However, basic means there are some compromises. There is no display light to show when its in operation, and the on/off switch is slightly flimsy and feels likley to snap at some point. However, that being said everything else is very good indeed. Overall a very good, basic,kettle.
      1. 1.0 out of 5 stars A stylish kettle, but it leaks.
        I got this kettle because i’ve had plastic kettles with coil heating elements. I’ve always had to be careful to cover the elements (not a problem with the flat element in this kettle) and the plastic always seems to degrade after a year or two. This kettle is mostly steel, so it shouldn’t have that problem. It claims to be built to last, and i can believe it. The window to see how much water is in the kettle can be a bit hard to read and you’ll need to open the lid to pour water in (you can’t pour water directly into the spout or it goes everywhere), but that’s not really a problem. There’s a filter in the spout which also stops the water from pouring out too fast, but perfect for a cup of tea. The boiling water comes out of the spout in a controlled, predictable way so there’s no spillage. I’ve had this kettle about three months now and it leaks from the inside into the electrics. If left with water in, it will soon be sitting in a puddle.
  11. 1.0 out of 5 stars A stylish kettle, but it leaks.
    I got this kettle because i’ve had plastic kettles with coil heating elements. I’ve always had to be careful to cover the elements (not a problem with the flat element in this kettle) and the plastic always seems to degrade after a year or two. This kettle is mostly steel, so it shouldn’t have that problem. It claims to be built to last, and i can believe it. The window to see how much water is in the kettle can be a bit hard to read and you’ll need to open the lid to pour water in (you can’t pour water directly into the spout or it goes everywhere), but that’s not really a problem. There’s a filter in the spout which also stops the water from pouring out too fast, but perfect for a cup of tea. The boiling water comes out of the spout in a controlled, predictable way so there’s no spillage. I’ve had this kettle about three months now and it leaks from the inside into the electrics. If left with water in, it will soon be sitting in a puddle.
  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars Really good kettle

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    It’s very lightweight and perfectly functional. The lid is a good enough size so that it is very easy to fill and it makes it easy to look down inside and see how much water you’re putting in and the fact that the heating element isn’t actually inside the kettle means that it’s easy to clean, which is great if you live in a hard water area, and again the lack of an element means you can more easily judge how much water you’re putting in. There’s a simple on off switch underneath the handle, which is sufficient for its needs but as with other products by philips it does tend to give the impression that it’s too flimsy and won’t last, although my experience is that they usually do last. Maybe because it’s so light it seems to boil water much quicker than our old kettle, which was much more expensive and heavier and is now in the bin as we prefer this in every way. The only downside is that at 1. 5 litres capacity it might be a little on the small side for more than four people, although i reckon for tea or coffee you should be able to get six cups out of it.
  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars Really good kettle

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    It’s very lightweight and perfectly functional. The lid is a good enough size so that it is very easy to fill and it makes it easy to look down inside and see how much water you’re putting in and the fact that the heating element isn’t actually inside the kettle means that it’s easy to clean, which is great if you live in a hard water area, and again the lack of an element means you can more easily judge how much water you’re putting in. There’s a simple on off switch underneath the handle, which is sufficient for its needs but as with other products by philips it does tend to give the impression that it’s too flimsy and won’t last, although my experience is that they usually do last. Maybe because it’s so light it seems to boil water much quicker than our old kettle, which was much more expensive and heavier and is now in the bin as we prefer this in every way. The only downside is that at 1. 5 litres capacity it might be a little on the small side for more than four people, although i reckon for tea or coffee you should be able to get six cups out of it.
  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars Simple & functional!

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Philips brushed metal kettle has simple, easy to use, classic design but big durability and functionality. As stated by the producer it was made to last and i’m sure it will, there is not many elements that could break, there is no light or other fancy bits that could break. It is also made out of rust proof stainless steel and has removable lid for easier cleaning. The kettle boils water pretty fast as well.
    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Simple & functional!
      Philips brushed metal kettle has simple, easy to use, classic design but big durability and functionality. As stated by the producer it was made to last and i’m sure it will, there is not many elements that could break, there is no light or other fancy bits that could break. It is also made out of rust proof stainless steel and has removable lid for easier cleaning. The kettle boils water pretty fast as well.
  15. What's this?

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    The philips hd9305 is a great kettle, perfect for a couple of cups of tea. It looks great, it’s brushed steel curve accented by the black plastic. In terms of function is is pretty simple, with a slightly flimsy on/off switch and not much else. We really like the fact you can put the kettle any way around, perfect for us left handers (although my wife has moaned the handle is the wrong way for her if i have put it back). For a fairly low price you are getting a simple kettle which will boil water without fuss. With its minimal good looks this kettle is perfect for us – if you need more bells and whistles (and lights) you need to look elsewhere. A great kettle from philips.
  16. What's this?

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    The philips hd9305 is a great kettle, perfect for a couple of cups of tea. It looks great, it’s brushed steel curve accented by the black plastic. In terms of function is is pretty simple, with a slightly flimsy on/off switch and not much else. We really like the fact you can put the kettle any way around, perfect for us left handers (although my wife has moaned the handle is the wrong way for her if i have put it back). For a fairly low price you are getting a simple kettle which will boil water without fuss. With its minimal good looks this kettle is perfect for us – if you need more bells and whistles (and lights) you need to look elsewhere. A great kettle from philips.
  17. 1.0 out of 5 stars Boiling water, but what else

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    Edit: the trouble with vine is that you get a limited amount of time to review and with products such as this issues can appear over time. 6 weeks after reviewing and the kettle has started cutting off before it has boiled at random times during the boiling cycle (but every time it is used). Luckily we didn’t throw the old kettle away as standing over the kettle to switch it back on during every use is painful to say the least… of course this might be a one off fault but i can only score from experience and have lowered the score from 3 to 1. Original review:the kettle boils water. And of course that should be a given for a kettle and i couldn’t rationalise more than an average score if there isn’t mpre to the product. To bolster a kettle’s score, in my eyes, we have to look a bit deeper than its basic functions and i’m afraid this one doesn’t offer much. In fact it does one thing not so well. Before i mention that however i will have to say that the kettle’s design could have included some form of light or luminescence when it is switched on. I also found that whilst the general stainless steel body seemed robust, the on/off switch feels flimsy and certainly doesn’t feel built to last.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Boiling water, but what else
      Edit: the trouble with vine is that you get a limited amount of time to review and with products such as this issues can appear over time. 6 weeks after reviewing and the kettle has started cutting off before it has boiled at random times during the boiling cycle (but every time it is used). Luckily we didn’t throw the old kettle away as standing over the kettle to switch it back on during every use is painful to say the least… of course this might be a one off fault but i can only score from experience and have lowered the score from 3 to 1. Original review:the kettle boils water. And of course that should be a given for a kettle and i couldn’t rationalise more than an average score if there isn’t mpre to the product. To bolster a kettle’s score, in my eyes, we have to look a bit deeper than its basic functions and i’m afraid this one doesn’t offer much. In fact it does one thing not so well. Before i mention that however i will have to say that the kettle’s design could have included some form of light or luminescence when it is switched on. I also found that whilst the general stainless steel body seemed robust, the on/off switch feels flimsy and certainly doesn’t feel built to last.
  18. 4.0 out of 5 stars Boiling point

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    One of the most important pieces of equipment you can have is something many might not appreciate, as it’s, well, it’s ‘just there’. It sits in the same place day in day out without complaint and without so much as a thank you from those who take advantage of its generosity. Yes, it’s the humble kettle. Ranging in price from an eye watering £2,000 to a more affordable £9. 99, there are literally hundreds to choose from, so how do you decide?. Reading this review might help. The two here are at the lower end of that price scale and though they may be ‘just a kettle’, there are differences to consider. Aesthetics:this cheaper hd9305 is brushed stainless steel whilst the philips hd9340/90 glass kettle, 2200 w, 1. Keeping with the lower price, the lid of the this has to be manually lifted, as opposed to using a button for the latter.
    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Boiling point
      One of the most important pieces of equipment you can have is something many might not appreciate, as it’s, well, it’s ‘just there’. It sits in the same place day in day out without complaint and without so much as a thank you from those who take advantage of its generosity. Yes, it’s the humble kettle. Ranging in price from an eye watering £2,000 to a more affordable £9. 99, there are literally hundreds to choose from, so how do you decide?. Reading this review might help. The two here are at the lower end of that price scale and though they may be ‘just a kettle’, there are differences to consider. Aesthetics:this cheaper hd9305 is brushed stainless steel whilst the philips hd9340/90 glass kettle, 2200 w, 1. Keeping with the lower price, the lid of the this has to be manually lifted, as opposed to using a button for the latter.
  19. 4.0 out of 5 stars Tea anyone? Let me put the kettle on.

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Nice kettle with a decent handle and lid. The body is a dull silver and the kettle is very compact. A nice feature is that the kettle comes with a boil dry protection. The lid just needs to be pulled up when you need to fill the kettle with water. 5 litres which is sufficient for our house.
  20. 4.0 out of 5 stars Tea anyone? Let me put the kettle on.

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Nice kettle with a decent handle and lid. The body is a dull silver and the kettle is very compact. A nice feature is that the kettle comes with a boil dry protection. The lid just needs to be pulled up when you need to fill the kettle with water. 5 litres which is sufficient for our house.
  21. What's this?

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Lovely design and boils quickly. Feels like really good quality. Only issue is to remember not to touch it as it gets really hot – so maybe something to consider if young people are around. And i’ve also found it has a metallic taste if you reboil the water – but that might just be because it’s new.
    1. What's this?
      Lovely design and boils quickly. Feels like really good quality. Only issue is to remember not to touch it as it gets really hot – so maybe something to consider if young people are around. And i’ve also found it has a metallic taste if you reboil the water – but that might just be because it’s new.
      1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor for the price
        I’m sorry, but i just don’t like this kettle. I think it’s very poor for the cost, and i really couldn’t recommend it. It may be fine for someone who only wants to boil a small amount of water. But this doesn’t even fill up a hot water bottle sufficiently. It seems to take ages to boil. There’s no light indicator to see if it’s on or off. The base is quite cheap looking black plastic. The on/off switch is really flimsy. The lid isn’t particularly easy to open and shut.
  22. 2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor for the price

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    I’m sorry, but i just don’t like this kettle. I think it’s very poor for the cost, and i really couldn’t recommend it. It may be fine for someone who only wants to boil a small amount of water. But this doesn’t even fill up a hot water bottle sufficiently. It seems to take ages to boil. There’s no light indicator to see if it’s on or off. The base is quite cheap looking black plastic. The on/off switch is really flimsy. The lid isn’t particularly easy to open and shut.
  23. 4.0 out of 5 stars Good kettle with minor nuisances

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Having moved to a new home without a kettle, i felt quite lucky to get the chance to review this – after all, i can’t survive without a daily cup of tea. Not as fast as my old kettle but that doesn’t much bother me+ it looks quite stylish – the stainless steel finish makes this kettle a pleasing addition to the kitchen worktop+ the circular stand means you can put the kettle on from any direction without faff+ the lid comes off?.Not sure how beneficial this is really, but hey, great if you’re someone who actually cleans their kettlethe less good (not bad, just minor nuisances):- there is no light to say it is on. I guess i’ll get used to this, but it is a noticeable change at first if you’re used to a kettle with a light- it’s a little noisier than i’m used to. Again though, this is all in comparison to my old kettle- the fill indicator is beneath the handle, making it harder to see when filling – although in fairness i never use this anywayoverall a slight kettle, not perfect so 4 stars but does the job.
  24. 4.0 out of 5 stars Good kettle with minor nuisances

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Having moved to a new home without a kettle, i felt quite lucky to get the chance to review this – after all, i can’t survive without a daily cup of tea. Not as fast as my old kettle but that doesn’t much bother me+ it looks quite stylish – the stainless steel finish makes this kettle a pleasing addition to the kitchen worktop+ the circular stand means you can put the kettle on from any direction without faff+ the lid comes off?.Not sure how beneficial this is really, but hey, great if you’re someone who actually cleans their kettlethe less good (not bad, just minor nuisances):- there is no light to say it is on. I guess i’ll get used to this, but it is a noticeable change at first if you’re used to a kettle with a light- it’s a little noisier than i’m used to. Again though, this is all in comparison to my old kettle- the fill indicator is beneath the handle, making it harder to see when filling – although in fairness i never use this anywayoverall a slight kettle, not perfect so 4 stars but does the job.
    1. What's this?
      The philips “hd9305/26 brushed metal kettle” is a no-frills cordless jug kettle with few features to make it anyone’s immediate first choice if looking for a new kettle. 5 litre capacity is a tad low by most modern standards, while its 2. 2kw power rating means that it takes quite a bit longer to bring water to the boil than any of its 3kw competitors. While its lines are quite modern — squat and dumpy seems to be all the rage at the moment — and the brushed stainless steel of a reasonable quality, there is something about its chunky black plastic trim that makes it look quite cheap and tacky. The manufacturers describe the lift-off lid as “manual and fully removable”. I think “stiff and awkward to open” would actually be nearer the mark. The water level gauge built into the handle is not the easiest to see or to read, either. In addition, the on-off switch does not incorporate any indicator light to show whether or not the kettle is switched on. The appliance’s low power rating means that there can be a lengthy period of doubt when switching the kettle on from cold that it is actually doing anything.
  25. What's this?

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    The philips “hd9305/26 brushed metal kettle” is a no-frills cordless jug kettle with few features to make it anyone’s immediate first choice if looking for a new kettle. 5 litre capacity is a tad low by most modern standards, while its 2. 2kw power rating means that it takes quite a bit longer to bring water to the boil than any of its 3kw competitors. While its lines are quite modern — squat and dumpy seems to be all the rage at the moment — and the brushed stainless steel of a reasonable quality, there is something about its chunky black plastic trim that makes it look quite cheap and tacky. The manufacturers describe the lift-off lid as “manual and fully removable”. I think “stiff and awkward to open” would actually be nearer the mark. The water level gauge built into the handle is not the easiest to see or to read, either. In addition, the on-off switch does not incorporate any indicator light to show whether or not the kettle is switched on. The appliance’s low power rating means that there can be a lengthy period of doubt when switching the kettle on from cold that it is actually doing anything.
  26. 5.0 out of 5 stars SMART!

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Boils in short order and looks great on the worktop. Theres 3 adults and 2 teenagers in my household and this kettle does 5 cups of tea/coffee in a shot.
  27. 5.0 out of 5 stars SMART!

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    Boils in short order and looks great on the worktop. Theres 3 adults and 2 teenagers in my household and this kettle does 5 cups of tea/coffee in a shot.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice kettle
      A kettle’s job is to boil water. It can have all sorts of flashing lights, but these do not affect the task. This is a simple kettle, with a heating element that is a plate at the base. That means very efficient boiling, which is very quick. A nice kettle with a simple design.
      1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice kettle
        A kettle’s job is to boil water. It can have all sorts of flashing lights, but these do not affect the task. This is a simple kettle, with a heating element that is a plate at the base. That means very efficient boiling, which is very quick. A nice kettle with a simple design.
  28. 5.0 out of 5 stars Philips Brushed Metal Kettle
    This is a nice reasonably sized kettle. Not as big as some and therefor useful for a household with two or three people rather than larger families. It boils reasonably quickly and looks nice on the work top though the outside needs to be wiped down frequently to keep it looking nice. The disadvantage of a metal kettle is that it isn’t easy to see how much water is in it. My previous kettle was glass and i did like being able to see at a glance how much water was in it. However you soon get used to judging how much water it contains so that you don’t boil more than you need. This is a good basic kettle.
  29. 5.0 out of 5 stars Philips Brushed Metal Kettle

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    This is a nice reasonably sized kettle. Not as big as some and therefor useful for a household with two or three people rather than larger families. It boils reasonably quickly and looks nice on the work top though the outside needs to be wiped down frequently to keep it looking nice. The disadvantage of a metal kettle is that it isn’t easy to see how much water is in it. My previous kettle was glass and i did like being able to see at a glance how much water was in it. However you soon get used to judging how much water it contains so that you don’t boil more than you need. This is a good basic kettle.
  30. What's this?

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    This is a good kettle in the majority of respects. It’s easy to fill, the lid can be removed or clicked into a 90 degree angle so it doesn’t fall down when you’re filling it up from the tap. It has a good handle and fits easily onto the base. It also has boil-dry protection in case of being switched on accidentally with little or no water inside. In terms of looks, the stainless steel makes it quite attractive. There are two things i don’t like about it though. The water gauge is an important feature in a modern kettle because you only want to boil what you’re going to use – and there is a gauge window with 2, 3, 4 or 5 cup indicator marks on it (great) – but the placement of this underneath the handle makes it very difficult to see when filling it up at the tap (not so great). The other thing that bothers me is the lack of a light to show it is switched on and heating the water. All the recent kettles we have had have had lights which show you that the kettle is on. For me and the family, that’s maybe an aesthetic thing – perhaps we find it irritating that it doesn’t have a light because we’ve become so used to kettles having them – but at least we can all hear the slight noises that come with boiling a kettle.
  31. What's this?

    This review is from : Philips HD9305/26 Brushed Metal Kettle, 2200 W, 1.5 Litre

    This is a good kettle in the majority of respects. It’s easy to fill, the lid can be removed or clicked into a 90 degree angle so it doesn’t fall down when you’re filling it up from the tap. It has a good handle and fits easily onto the base. It also has boil-dry protection in case of being switched on accidentally with little or no water inside. In terms of looks, the stainless steel makes it quite attractive. There are two things i don’t like about it though. The water gauge is an important feature in a modern kettle because you only want to boil what you’re going to use – and there is a gauge window with 2, 3, 4 or 5 cup indicator marks on it (great) – but the placement of this underneath the handle makes it very difficult to see when filling it up at the tap (not so great). The other thing that bothers me is the lack of a light to show it is switched on and heating the water. All the recent kettles we have had have had lights which show you that the kettle is on. For me and the family, that’s maybe an aesthetic thing – perhaps we find it irritating that it doesn’t have a light because we’ve become so used to kettles having them – but at least we can all hear the slight noises that come with boiling a kettle.

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