Swan Retro Jug Kettle Review

Main view of the Swan Retro Jug Kettle.
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Read our review of the Swan Retro Jug Kettle. A retro themed jug kettle sure to bring back memories. It's only retro in look, however, as it's packed with modern features, giving the best of both worlds. A prefect addition to the classic kitchen.
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Volume1.5 Litres
ColoursBlack / Blue / Cream / Green / Grey / Pink / Red / Orange
360 Degree BaseYes
Boil Dry ProtectionYes
Heating ElementConcealed
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Our Review

The Swan Retro Jug Kettle will give you a blast from the past. Its design is based on one of the original Swan kettles, but its features are very much modern. Such features include a 360 degree base, a 3kW heating element and numerous safety features.

Main view of the Swan Retro Jug Kettle.

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So as to match any kitchen it may find itself in, the Retro Jug Kettle is available in black, blue (pictured), cream, green, grey, pink, red and orange. We particularly like the orange version. The design is brought together by the metal details on the spout, lid and handle. The handle is curved and connected to the top of the kettle only.

About Swan

Trading for around about 100 years, Swan are known for their high quality home appliances. These appliances include kettles, toasters, microwaves and sewing machines. They're a well established and trustworthy brand.

Swan Retro Jug Kettle's spout.


Without further delay, let's take a look at the specification:

  • Capacity - 1.5 Litres, or just over 6 cups.
  • Dimensions - 17.98cm x 17.98cm x 58.42cm.
  • Concealed Heating Element - The heating element is concealed in the bottom of the kettle, so the water chamber is more visually appealing and easier to clean.
  • Cordless - The kettle itself is cordless. The only cord is for the base.
  • Automatic Shut Off - When the kettle is up to temperature, it will automatically stop boiling.
  • Boil Dry Protection - If the kettle boils itself dry, then it will automatically turn off to prevent damage.
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Water Gauge

There's an easy to use and convenient water gauge situated under the handle. It marks 2 cups, 4 cups and 6 cups in large writing. It means you can fill the kettle with what you need, therefore allowing it to boil quicker while saving energy in the process. The gauge is pictured below:

Swan Retro Jug Kettle's water gauge.

Rotational Base

Unlike the kettle the Retro Jug Kettle is based on, there's a 360 degree base. This means the kettle can be placed facing any angle on it (useful for left and right handers).

Swan Retro Jug Kettle's 360 degree base.


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Overall, the Retro Jug Kettle is a good kettle. It certainly achieves its purpose and gives off a retro feel. We particularly like how new and modern features have been integrated into the design, giving the best of both worlds. We rate this kettle 4 out of 5 stars.

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