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Simple Value Cordless Kettle - White - Argos £3.99
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Simple Value Cordless Kettle - White - Argos £3.99

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Posted 8th Aug 2019

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Fill. Boil. Pour. Cuppa. The Simple Value cordless kettle is ideal for students or small families. With lots of water capacity and a pull-back lid function, it’s easy to fill, and supplies plenty!
2.2 kW.
1.7 litre capacity.
Quiet boil.
Boil dry protection - automatically switches off when the kettle is empty.
Pull back lid.
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I have this kettle and it’s fine, no plastic smell or taste. Live in a hard water area so get through kettles this is perfect value
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Make sure you have life insurance.
It literally has a cord..
Basic kettle at a bargain price, great if your on a budget!
If it's any help, I have this exact kettle. It's fine as cheap kettles go but:

1) It has NO 'filter' other than a slatted spout so only larger bits of limescale don't get through.
2) It does 'dribble' quite a bit after dispensing. Bit like me really...
3) If you boil fully to auto shut-off, about 15-20 mins later the kettle will click or make a loud(ish) twang. I guess this is something cooling down but it can give you a "what was that!" moment. This is a recognised thing apparently.
4) This might be just mine but when lifting the kettle off the base, it'll try and hang on for dear life! I sometimes have to shake it to get it to release. Oooo-er!.

Still voted hot as this is a cheap kettle and it's still going strong. I had a much more expensive one which went pop not long after 12 months were up. Typical!
Great for the price
Its not worth it, the plastic smell when you get the kettle taints the water forever. Even the use of white vinegar does not get rid of taste!

Its cheap but your better of with better plastic from a brand.
I have this kettle and it’s fine, no plastic smell or taste. Live in a hard water area so get through kettles this is perfect value
At this price all the family could have their own kettle and you could play a game of "fastest to the boil". Afterwards you could all enjoy a post match cuppa or maybe treat yourself to a pot noodle if it's a party.
groenleader08/08/2019 19:41

Its not worth it, the plastic smell when you get the kettle taints the …Its not worth it, the plastic smell when you get the kettle taints the water forever. Even the use of white vinegar does not get rid of taste!Its cheap but your better of with better plastic from a brand.


You should've taken it back. I got one of these as a temporary purchase when moving in and still have it and love it!!
Edited by: "u2me" 8th Aug 2019
OOS everywhere
good camping kettle
All Argos clearance deals are out of stock. Then why it’s called clearance(confused)
Edited by: "anuruddha" 8th Aug 2019
kevlfc08/08/2019 20:55

good camping kettle


Exactly what I brought it for (and the toaster) worked perfectly for our trip.
ARGOS DEALS never, ever seem to be available! IN ANY STORE!

This is the umpteenth time I have seen a supposed deal on Argos and no matter what post code you put in across the entirety of the UK the product is never available in that store. Makes you wonder why they post in the first flipping place!
If you can find one, this is a great buy. Bought it as a stopgap after our kettle broke just before we were doing the kitchen, and we're still using it as it's much better than the fancy metal Russel Hobbs etc ones we had before, that always seemed to leak where the spout met the body. Not noticed any plastic taste. (Hard water area)
groenleader08/08/2019 19:41

Its not worth it, the plastic smell when you get the kettle taints the …Its not worth it, the plastic smell when you get the kettle taints the water forever. Even the use of white vinegar does not get rid of taste!Its cheap but your better of with better plastic from a brand.


I think I'd rather have coffee tasting of plastic than vinegar. And white vinegar? That is the same as brown vinegar without the caramel colouring. Does it make a difference?
Great price, but expired?
smiler0309/08/2019 20:18

I think I'd rather have coffee tasting of plastic than vinegar. And white …I think I'd rather have coffee tasting of plastic than vinegar. And white vinegar? That is the same as brown vinegar without the caramel colouring. Does it make a difference?


Using white vinegar to rinse is (or at least used to be) a fairly common recommendation from manufacturers of all sorts of food appliances (fridges, microwaves, kettles even dishwashers - read the manuals).
Firstly it acts as a safe disinfectant, secondly it does indeed wash away the plasticy smell/taste.

It doesn't just mask one odour with another. It will help break down the odour. It's also a (very) mild corrosive. It's why acetic acid is a common ingredient in many household cleaning solutions from window cleaners to carpet cleaners.

It won't then make everything taste of vinegar, you only do it once fairly briefly and rinse it out thoroughly.

You can use white vinegar as a dishwasher cleaner too, instead of the dishwasher cleansers that everyone sells. The dishes don't then taste of vinegar during subsequent washes, it all washes away.

White vinegar is recommended over malt, because when you're cleaning something, the fewer additives, the better. And it won't leave any stains since it's colourless.

And malt vinegar is not necessarily always the same thing as spirit vinegar. Malts can include other ingredients too however few they might be (depending on brands). It would be a bit like saying shall I use plain water, or add some food colouring to it? You'd use plain water.
But they'd both have a similar effect.

Quality plastics don't usually have a strong smell if at all. I would still recommend a quick white vinegar rinse to disinfect.
At £3.99, this probably isn't the best quality plastic. But it depends on how much you mind that taste.
Edited by: "ra786" 10th Aug 2019
Had this
Not worth it. Limescale do deposit over a while and dust too. Literally had to throw mine. It does the job and so does a microwave and hob.
Bought this couple of months ago, it's fine.
No plastic taste, no dribble - ooer! -
Have very limited space, so this compact kettle is ideal. Bargain. Heat.
Edited by: "freyabo" 10th Aug 2019
Phsycronix08/08/2019 19:21

If it's any help, I have this exact kettle. It's fine as cheap kettles go …If it's any help, I have this exact kettle. It's fine as cheap kettles go but:1) It has NO 'filter' other than a slatted spout so only larger bits of limescale don't get through.2) It does 'dribble' quite a bit after dispensing. Bit like me really...3) If you boil fully to auto shut-off, about 15-20 mins later the kettle will click or make a loud(ish) twang. I guess this is something cooling down but it can give you a "what was that!" moment. This is a recognised thing apparently.4) This might be just mine but when lifting the kettle off the base, it'll try and hang on for dear life! I sometimes have to shake it to get it to release. Oooo-er!.Still voted hot as this is a cheap kettle and it's still going strong. I had a much more expensive one which went pop not long after 12 months were up. Typical!


If you look closely you will see that it does indeed have a fine filter, on the filter holder situated in the spout. My kettle has none of the other problems you mention.
Not in any stores in the south east
freyabo10/08/2019 06:51

If you look closely you will see that it does indeed have a fine filter, …If you look closely you will see that it does indeed have a fine filter, on the filter holder situated in the spout. My kettle has none of the other problems you mention.



I guess the design must have changed as mine deffo has no filter - 100% sure. I will also say that I never experienced the 'plastic' taste that others mentioned either. I do keep mine clean with vinegar from time to time so perhaps that helps. Glad to hear you don't have the 'dribbles & pops' either, freyabo.
This is great of your want a cup of tea on a budget.
Out of stock everywhere, just like so many Argos 'deals' so when you can't get one you buy something else which is more expensive. They may have a few to begin with but quickly sell out. It's called a loss leader
No stock left in my area☹
Lovely find! Hot.
Shangheli08/08/2019 18:46

It literally has a cord..


Nah mate that's for the base. Completely different thing, nothing to do with the kettle. Seriously though the worst of it is the pictures show no cord as well.
Jake_Shaw10/08/2019 13:07

Nah mate that's for the base. Completely different thing, nothing to do …Nah mate that's for the base. Completely different thing, nothing to do with the kettle. Seriously though the worst of it is the pictures show no cord as well.


It looks to show about a inch of it before it's 'shopped' out. Then again the chord looks to go into the actual kettle so.
I have this. It boils water really quickly and has no issues with taste. Good value for money.
None available there's a surprise
Let's see if it goes back in stock once the deals over :/
Why is cordless in the title? Can you even buy a kettle that isn't cordless today?
Shangheli08/08/2019 18:46

It literally has a cord..


No the bit sticking out under the handle is the switch to turn it on/off
Have had two of these in the past. They're great. Had no issues with them. Only slight negative I could think if is the lack ofsmall mesh filter, which is useful if you live in a hard water area. Nonetheless its a great kettle
Voted cold.

“Collection is not available in any of our stores.”

...and it’s been like these since at least last week. Hence, this is a pointless post, non-deal for free heat.
ra78610/08/2019 02:27

Using white vinegar to rinse is (or at least used to be) a fairly common …Using white vinegar to rinse is (or at least used to be) a fairly common recommendation from manufacturers of all sorts of food appliances (fridges, microwaves, kettles even dishwashers - read the manuals). Firstly it acts as a safe disinfectant, secondly it does indeed wash away the plasticy smell/taste. It doesn't just mask one odour with another. It will help break down the odour. It's also a (very) mild corrosive. It's why acetic acid is a common ingredient in many household cleaning solutions from window cleaners to carpet cleaners.It won't then make everything taste of vinegar, you only do it once fairly briefly and rinse it out thoroughly. You can use white vinegar as a dishwasher cleaner too, instead of the dishwasher cleansers that everyone sells. The dishes don't then taste of vinegar during subsequent washes, it all washes away.White vinegar is recommended over malt, because when you're cleaning something, the fewer additives, the better. And it won't leave any stains since it's colourless. And malt vinegar is not necessarily always the same thing as spirit vinegar. Malts can include other ingredients too however few they might be (depending on brands). It would be a bit like saying shall I use plain water, or add some food colouring to it? You'd use plain water. But they'd both have a similar effect.Quality plastics don't usually have a strong smell if at all. I would still recommend a quick white vinegar rinse to disinfect.At £3.99, this probably isn't the best quality plastic. But it depends on how much you mind that taste.


Excellent summary.
Bought this exact kettle for this price over a month ago as a stop gap when ours died. We intended replacing it within a couple of weeks but haven't felt the need. Haven't had any problems with plastic smell or taste. Well worth the money even if you kept it as a spare.
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