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Bosch TWK8633 Styline Collection Kettle Review

on 9th June 2016
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The Bosch TWK8633 Styline Collection Kettle is a high quality kettle with a wide array of features, the most notable of which is temperature control which gives you the option to heat water to 70, 80, 90 or 100 degrees Celsius.

It also sports rapid boil technology to reduce your waiting time, a convenient one-touch lid opening mechanism to allow easy filling, a keep warm function to prevent heat loss for up to 30 minutes and a triple safety feature which includes auto shut-off capability, boil dry protection and a feature which switches the kettle off when it is removed from its base.

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This kettle is by Bosch, a large and reputable global manufacturer of home appliances. Interestingly, they also make a lot of power tools, lawn mowers and pressure washers.

Specification


The Bosch TWK8633 kettle has the following basic features:

1. Materials: Stainless Steel, Plastic
2. Weight: 1.7 kilograms
3. Dimensions: 17.0cm x 23.5cm x 26.3cm
4. Capacity: 1.5 litres
5. Wattage: 3000 watts
6. Cordless Kettle: Yes.

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We will now describe in detail the more technical features of the Bosch TWK8633:

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1. Temperature Control. The kettle can heat water to four different temperatures, these being 70, 80, 90 and 100 degrees Celsius. In my opinion a cup of tea is better with water at a higher temperature whereas hot chocolate is better with water at a lower temperature.

2. Concealed Heating Element. The heating element is the component which heats the water up. What is meant by a concealed heating element is that it is not directly in contact with the water. This means that it will not become covered in limescale which would otherwise contaminate the water in the kettle. It also means that there is one fewer component to clean.


3. Rapid Boil. This one is fairly self-explanatory. Rapid boil technology decreases waiting time which is especially advantageous when you boil a full kettle for a group of people.

4. Water Level Indicator. The Bosch TWK8633 features two external water level indicators, one either side of the kettle. They allow you to easily check how much water is in the kettle so that you boil enough water and do not waste electricity by boiling more water than you need.

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5. One-Touch Lid Opening. There is a button on the lid of the kettle which, when pressed, opens the lid. This feature is much more convenient that having to pull off the lid each time you want to fill the kettle. You could be even lazier and fill it up through the spout.

6. Keep Warm Function. The kettle has a function that maintains the temperature of the water for up to 30 minutes after it has initially boiled. This is extremely convenient, especially if you get distracted and have to run a quick errand.

7. Triple Safety Feature. The kettle features what Bosch calls a triple safety feature. Firstly there is an automatic shut-off whereby the kettle will stop boiling once the water has reached the set temperature. Secondly is boil dry protection where the kettle will stop itself from boiling all the water inside away. Finally the kettle will automatically switch itself off when it is removed from its base.

Durability and Maintenance


The Bosch TWK8633 Styline Collection kettle appears, at least on the surface, to be durable. The components appear to be securely fastened to the main body of the kettle. The lid mechanism also seems to be well designed. As far as I can see there is nothing to suggest inferior quality.

Maintaining the kettle is simple. A damp cloth should be fine for both the interior and the exterior. Since the heating element is concealed, there is no need to clean limescale off of it which will save you a lot of time and effort.

Style


The Bosch TWK8633 kettle is cylindrical with plastic around the bottom and middle of the cylinder. The top of the cylinder is stainless steel. Its handle and lid are made out of plastic and its spout is made out of stainless steel.

Overall


Overall the Bosch TWK8633 kettle is a good kettle. It is packed with features, the most notable of which is of course its temperature control. It is rapid boiling and keeps the water up to temperature with its inbuilt keep warm function. It also has numerous safety features. It is an all round excellent kettle.

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