Instant Heat Kettle - £22.99 @ Aldi this Thurdsay 7th
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Instant Heat Kettle - £22.99 @ Aldi this Thurdsay 7th

£22.99ALDI Deals
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Found 4th May 2015
I've been after one of these for a while but missed the last one (which was over 2 years ago and which reached 403°).

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Why wait around for the kettle to boil, when you can have hot water at the touch of a button? By only heating a cup of water at a time, you can save energy too.

2520-3000W
Simple 1-button operation
Removable, easy-to-clean drip tray
Cancel function
Limescale filter
Non-slip feet
Available in White/Blue or White/Gre

56 Comments

Is this variable dispensing volume? - will be a pain if not.

Looks like it has variable dispensing volume. Not worth it though, maybe save a couple of seconds to make 1 cup, but if you are making 2 or 3 at a time you'd want a normal kettle, so you'd need both this and a kettle. Waste of worktop space.

Doesn't get hot enough for tea

These are fantastic for elderly or those that can't lift a heavy kettle.

Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) takes 2'25" to boil is minimum volume (750ml). This takes 45" to boil a single cup including heating up a cold element, so should be less than 1'30" for the two cups we usually need.

Cost? I've worked out that this will cost all of about 0.15 of a penny less when we both have a cuppa, which would never recoup the cost of buying it. However, often it is just one of us that wants a drink, then it saves over half a penny in electric, and 500ml in wasted water.

Will it ever recoup its cost? Well I estimate that there are on average three times a day that our kettle is boiled for a single cup. I roughly worked out that it will save us £2 a year off the times we boil two cups, and £3.50 a year off single cup boils (electric only). so at £5.50 a year, the electric saving will pay it off in four years, give our take a few months.

However, the moment you want three cups of water, you save money using a normal kettle, so we'll be keeping that as well.

AGrumpyDad

Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) … Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) takes 2'25" to boil is minimum volume (750ml). This takes 45" to boil a single cup including heating up a cold element, so should be less than 1'30" for the two cups we usually need.Cost? I've worked out that this will cost all of about 0.15 of a penny less when we both have a cuppa, which would never recoup the cost of buying it. However, often it is just one of us that wants a drink, then it saves over half a penny in electric, and 500ml in wasted water.Will it ever recoup its cost? Well I estimate that there are on average three times a day that our kettle is boiled for a single cup. I roughly worked out that it will save us £2 a year off the times we boil two cups, and £3.50 a year off single cup boils (electric only). so at £5.50 a year, the electric saving will pay it off in four years, give our take a few months.However, the moment you want three cups of water, you save money using a normal kettle, so we'll be keeping that as well.


WoW ..impressed with the maths ...and time spent THX

Looks good. Worth a look. My kettle on the way out... Thanks OP set email reminder ;-)

bought similar from aldi last year but was £29.99 absolutely brilliant machine !! well worth buying boil really quick great when you dying for a brew! and with ref to previous comment perfectly hot enough to make a good cup of tea!!

LandOfConfusion

I've been after one of these for a while but missed the last one … I've been after one of these for a while but missed the last one (which was over 2 years ago and which reached 403°).



Wow! Usually instant kettles don't even heat the water up to 100°C.

1234orange

WoW ..impressed with the maths ...and time spent THX



I get completely **** over how much electric things are using and how quickly they will pay for themselves if we are replacing something else.

Doesn't ever stop us buying things really, but I like to know. Some people collect stamps, I collect useless information about our household products

Wow, can't believe that got censored! I get really meticulous.

Honestly, when sites have to censor fundamental words, people really need to evaluate what they consider to be offensive!

I would not bother I got a brevel one and you use it for like a week and then it goes in the cupboard with all the other crap. Firstly if you have more than one person in the house dont bother, also if you like big cups you have to do a juggling act of cups to get the right amount of water in. Save your money

These things are instant, in that, you instantly get a very *slow* stream of liquid, often pumped out pretty noisily. Watch a video before you buy.

Just put less water in your kettle?
youtube.com/wat…FA4

Edited by: "gaijintendo" 4th May 2015

I bought an instant water heater (not this model) for my parents and it is perfect. No longer any need to lift a heavy kettle of boiling water just the single cup.

AGrumpyDad

Wow, can't believe that got censored! I get really meticulous.Honestly, … Wow, can't believe that got censored! I get really meticulous.Honestly, when sites have to censor fundamental words, people really need to evaluate what they consider to be offensive!


I'm trying to work out what four letter word it was! On here I imagine it would qualify for censorship if it was along the lines of:

I get completely ebay over...



Wow, that didn't get censored...!

Edited by: "WBRacing" 4th May 2015

AGrumpyDad

Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) … Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) takes 2'25" to boil is minimum volume (750ml). This takes 45" to boil a single cup including heating up a cold element, so should be less than 1'30" for the two cups we usually need.Cost? I've worked out that this will cost all of about 0.15 of a penny less when we both have a cuppa, which would never recoup the cost of buying it. However, often it is just one of us that wants a drink, then it saves over half a penny in electric, and 500ml in wasted water.Will it ever recoup its cost? Well I estimate that there are on average three times a day that our kettle is boiled for a single cup. I roughly worked out that it will save us £2 a year off the times we boil two cups, and £3.50 a year off single cup boils (electric only). so at £5.50 a year, the electric saving will pay it off in four years, give our take a few months.However, the moment you want three cups of water, you save money using a normal kettle, so we'll be keeping that as well.



What if it breaks down just after 3 years? Plus you can't actually 'waste' water. Sounds like another contraption the world doesn't actually have a need for.

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spicerboy

Doesn't get hot enough for tea



We got one of the contraptions that gives you cold or 'boiling' filter water fitted at work recently. The tea drinkers still use a kettle as they claim it isn't hot enough to make a decent cuppa.

So we have had a toshiba one for must be 8 years they are brilliant used many times a day as I work from home several days a week and drink lots of coffee. This one has a drip tray unlike original Tosh. great price hot

I use my tassimo, to get 1 cup of hot water. You can buy a pod that you pop in the machine as you would a coffee disc which as a selector on to either give 250ml,350,450ml an some other amount, I can't remember to give just hot water.

DigitalReaper

Looks like it has variable dispensing volume. Not worth it though, maybe … Looks like it has variable dispensing volume. Not worth it though, maybe save a couple of seconds to make 1 cup, but if you are making 2 or 3 at a time you'd want a normal kettle, so you'd need both this and a kettle. Waste of worktop space.


I have a breville, I'm afraid it is still quicker making several than boiling a kettle, even if you measure the exact amount of water into the kettle...

DigitalReaper

Looks like it has variable dispensing volume. Not worth it though, maybe … Looks like it has variable dispensing volume. Not worth it though, maybe save a couple of seconds to make 1 cup, but if you are making 2 or 3 at a time you'd want a normal kettle, so you'd need both this and a kettle. Waste of worktop space.


It says it Despenses 250ml on the picture, it doesn't mention its variable.

OP waited 2 years for it to come down in price? Bit extreme

Gollywood

OP waited 2 years for it to come down in price? Bit extreme



Certainly a long time to wait for a cuppa.

my sister has one tea is like **** as water is not that hot may as wait abit longer to boil kettel.x

Takes less than 35 seconds to boil one cup of water in my kettle, so where is the deal..

These things are rubbish they pump out a slow stream of hot water and make a lot of noise whilst in the process of doing so, I really wouldn't bother wasting your money, my kettle a Breville cost me £12
Save yourself time hassle and money, this will be another one of those things that will find its way to the back of your cupboard in a few months time and stay there taking up space until you come to have the inevitable clear out in 7 years time, end up getting ripped off and paying a fortune to get into a car boot sale and sell this thing for the measly sum of a £1 to some African guy who will send it back home to become a hot water boiler for his family for showers and ends up scalding his kids in the process..lol

Don't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Think of the kids in Africa!

aimeeclaire

These are fantastic for elderly or those that can't lift a heavy kettle.



Maybe, but I can imagine some hands getting burned!

crazylegs

Takes less than 35 seconds to boil one cup of water in my kettle, so … Takes less than 35 seconds to boil one cup of water in my kettle, so where is the deal..These things are rubbish they pump out a slow stream of hot water and make a lot of noise whilst in the process of doing so, I really wouldn't bother wasting your money, my kettle a Breville cost me £12 Save yourself time hassle and money, this will be another one of those things that will find its way to the back of your cupboard in a few months time and stay there taking up space until you come to have the inevitable clear out in 7 years time, end up getting ripped off and paying a fortune to get into a car boot sale and sell this thing for the measly sum of a £1 to some African guy who will send it back home to become a hot water boiler for his family for showers and ends up scalding his kids in the process..lolDon't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Think of the kids in Africa!



That cracked me up!!

AGrumpyDad

Wow, can't believe that got censored! I get really meticulous.Honestly, … Wow, can't believe that got censored! I get really meticulous.Honestly, when sites have to censor fundamental words, people really need to evaluate what they consider to be offensive!

I get completely ebay over...



Began with 'a', often followed by the word retentive.

crazylegs

Takes less than 35 seconds to boil one cup of water in my kettle, so … Takes less than 35 seconds to boil one cup of water in my kettle, so where is the deal..These things are rubbish they pump out a slow stream of hot water and make a lot of noise whilst in the process of doing so, I really wouldn't bother wasting your money, my kettle a Breville cost me £12 Save yourself time hassle and money, this will be another one of those things that will find its way to the back of your cupboard in a few months time and stay there taking up space until you come to have the inevitable clear out in 7 years time, end up getting ripped off and paying a fortune to get into a car boot sale and sell this thing for the measly sum of a £1 to some African guy who will send it back home to become a hot water boiler for his family for showers and ends up scalding his kids in the process..lolDon't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Think of the kids in Africa! :p:D


Thanks for that info, puzzled by the fact ours is still in use after a year of ownership.

Must be something wrong with it...

AGrumpyDad

Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) … Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) takes 2'25" to boil is minimum volume (750ml). This takes 45" to boil a single cup including heating up a cold element, so should be less than 1'30" for the two cups we usually need.Cost? I've worked out that this will cost all of about 0.15 of a penny less when we both have a cuppa, which would never recoup the cost of buying it. However, often it is just one of us that wants a drink, then it saves over half a penny in electric, and 500ml in wasted water.Will it ever recoup its cost? Well I estimate that there are on average three times a day that our kettle is boiled for a single cup. I roughly worked out that it will save us £2 a year off the times we boil two cups, and £3.50 a year off single cup boils (electric only). so at £5.50 a year, the electric saving will pay it off in four years, give our take a few months.However, the moment you want three cups of water, you save money using a normal kettle, so we'll be keeping that as well.


2 feet and 25 inches to boil? so 4 foot 1 inch?
Edited by: "cainer1" 4th May 2015

AGrumpyDad

Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) … Going to see if I can pick one up on Thursday. Or kettle (1580 - 2200Kw) takes 2'25" to boil is minimum volume (750ml). This takes 45" to boil a single cup including heating up a cold element, so should be less than 1'30" for the two cups we usually need.Cost? I've worked out that this will cost all of about 0.15 of a penny less when we both have a cuppa, which would never recoup the cost of buying it. However, often it is just one of us that wants a drink, then it saves over half a penny in electric, and 500ml in wasted water.Will it ever recoup its cost? Well I estimate that there are on average three times a day that our kettle is boiled for a single cup. I roughly worked out that it will save us £2 a year off the times we boil two cups, and £3.50 a year off single cup boils (electric only). so at £5.50 a year, the electric saving will pay it off in four years, give our take a few months.However, the moment you want three cups of water, you save money using a normal kettle, so we'll be keeping that as well.



Chances of an Aldi electrical item lasting 4 years........?

topss

What if it breaks down just after 3 years? Plus you can't actually … What if it breaks down just after 3 years? Plus you can't actually 'waste' water. Sounds like another contraption the world doesn't actually have a need for.



If it breaks down just after 3 years (I'm guessing your referring to the manufacturer's warranty period), in my case I would be out of pocket by £5.50 based on electricity only, true enough.

After the above post I worked out water saving. Minimum water in our kettle is 750ml, so we save on wasting 250ml when we both drink, 500ml when just I drink. You shouldn't be making tea (or any drink) from reboiled water, which is why it gets wasted (changes the taste). Using the same values as earlier, that amounted to 683.25 litres a year, down the drain!

Cost of water (including sewerage) in our area is currently £2.487m3 (up 1.76% on last year). Arbitrarily assuming that same 1.76% year on year increase means saving £5.19 in water across three years. So it would owe me 31p.

However, the other factor is time. I save 55" on a boil when we both have a drink, and a whopping 1'40" when it is just me. That works out to be 39.81 hours every year! This ignores the fact that it doesn't need emptying/filling every time you want a drink, and that you don't then also have to pour the water from the kettle (which probably amounts to about 10" a go).

Over that three year period, I can expect to save 4 days, 23 hours and 26 minutes (119.43 hours). How much is your time worth to you? I'd say that saving nearly 5 days of my life waiting for a kettle to boil over the course of those three years is worth a lot more than the outstanding 31p that isn't covered in actual monetary savings.

If we did factor in emptying/filling/pouring, that would add nearly 17 additional saved hours over that three year period.

This time saved is the real reason companies invest in instant boil taps. If an employee has a nominal 5 drinks at work each day and saves just one minute over waiting for a kettle to boil, that's over 19.5 hours of time saved over the course of the year. Even at minimum wage (over 21s), that is £126.75 per person, per year!

cainer1

2 feet and 25 inches to boil? so 4 foot 1 inch?



Not sure if you are trolling or not... Time uses the same set of markers as distance. ' is minutes, " is seconds. This is just as standard as using them for feet and inches is.

this is ther most boring thread i have ever read (off for a quick cuppa before i slip into a coma)

AGrumpyDad

If it breaks down just after 3 years (I'm guessing your referring to the … If it breaks down just after 3 years (I'm guessing your referring to the manufacturer's warranty period), in my case I would be out of pocket by £5.50 based on electricity only, true enough.After the above post I worked out water saving. Minimum water in our kettle is 750ml, so we save on wasting 250ml when we both drink, 500ml when just I drink. You shouldn't be making tea (or any drink) from reboiled water, which is why it gets wasted (changes the taste). Using the same values as earlier, that amounted to 683.25 litres a year, down the drain!Cost of water (including sewerage) in our area is currently £2.487m3 (up 1.76% on last year). Arbitrarily assuming that same 1.76% year on year increase means saving £5.19 in water across three years. So it would owe me 31p.However, the other factor is time. I save 55" on a boil when we both have a drink, and a whopping 1'40" when it is just me. That works out to be 39.81 hours every year! This ignores the fact that it doesn't need emptying/filling every time you want a drink, and that you don't then also have to pour the water from the kettle (which probably amounts to about 10" a go).Over that three year period, I can expect to save 4 days, 23 hours and 26 minutes (119.43 hours). How much is your time worth to you? I'd say that saving nearly 5 days of my life waiting for a kettle to boil over the course of those three years is worth a lot more than the outstanding 31p that isn't covered in actual monetary savings.If we did factor in emptying/filling/pouring, that would add nearly 17 additional saved hours over that three year period.This time saved is the real reason companies invest in instant boil taps. If an employee has a nominal 5 drinks at work each day and saves just one minute over waiting for a kettle to boil, that's over 19.5 hours of time saved over the course of the year. Even at minimum wage (over 21s), that is £126.75 per person, per year!


You need to get out more!

AGrumpyDad

Wow, can't believe that got censored! I get really meticulous.Honestly, … Wow, can't believe that got censored! I get really meticulous.Honestly, when sites have to censor fundamental words, people really need to evaluate what they consider to be offensive!



I agree, can't even say the A word in that context FFS. The censorship on this site, others and society as a whole is hypocritical and pathetic.10 year old girls listen to songs about drugs and sex and they know all the words, I really don't see how this censorship is going to save anybody. As for the deal, I will vote HOT as it's a good price for this sort of product regardless of how useful it is to any individuals requirements.
Edited by: "thabiz" 5th May 2015

Brilliant idea if you want to spend less time in the kitchen looking at your ex-wife's miserable face in morning. (living in same house till it's sold)
Edited by: "WaftyCranker" 5th May 2015

dwattsy21

Maybe, but I can imagine some hands getting burned!


My 92 year old grandmother has managed nearly a year without doing so. As she live in a residential home, without her own kitchen area and would not be allowed a standard kettle, this gives her that little bit of independence to make her own tea when she wants, rather than waiting fire the trolley etc.

reached 403 degrees is that not a bit too hot for a cup of tea ohhh the irony of this post
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