Review: Smeg KLF01 50’s Retro Style Jug Kettle

Guest blog by Gareth.

You’ve seen the films: Wolf of Wall Street, Richie Rich and The Great Gatsby to name but a few. The lavish houses filled with lavish things; well, I can certainly say that the new Smeg KLF01 kettle range would look at home in all of them! It’s an amazing looking piece of kit, but as wowed as you’ll be with the looks, this kettle packs a whole heap of features and innovative design elements.

The stainless steel build makes this a robust kettle, despite its elegant, retro looks. The sturdy nature of the inside will fool you into thinking that this kettle could have stood the test of time and actually come from its 50’s design. Fortunately though, this retro design doesn’t mean that you lose out on modern convenience and Smeg have fitted this kettle with a stainless steel limescale filter (a must for hard water areas.) The filter is removable for easy cleaning, so the days of finding an unwanted piece of limescale in your brew are, thankfully, long gone.

klf01-2The kettle is available in a whole host of amazing colours so you can say goodbye to white plastic finishes. The available colours allow the Smeg kettle it to fit in with any kitchen colour theme; in fact your only problem could be the hard decision over which colour to choose from.  The colours include cream, black, red, pastel blue, pastel green, polished steel and even a beautiful pink! This range, a favourite for those who love colour throughout their home, is also very popular with customers who prefer a neutral kitchen and amazing gadgets “popping” the colour.

kfl01-4The soft opening lid slowly opens, giving you an idea of the great design from the get go. The inside of the kettle has a large 1.7 litre capacity, which will make easy work of filling up to 6 cups with your favourite hot beverage.

There is a water gauge neatly positioned behind the solid chromed handle so it doesn’t spoil the aesthetics of the kettle and beautifully matches the sleek lines.

klf01-3The base of the kettle is also worthy of a mention in its own right; with a 360 degree swivel, along with non-stick feet, it creates a convenient and sturdy place to boil the water. The 3000w efficient heating element will ensure one of the fastest boils around – saving you time and money. The swivel function will allow you to spin it around with some pace, making it ideal for both left and right-handed users alike.

It has a feature built-in that stops the power once the water is completely boiled, so no wasted energy there.

So whether you’re looking for statement piece to add colour to your kitchen or want your kettle to match your existing decor, this is the kettle for you! Don’t let your creativity stop there though; Smeg have also added a matching toaster to range. Tea and toast never looked so appealing!  You can even go all-out retro with matching food blenders and stand mixers.  View our entire Smeg range online or find your local store and ask about a demo.