The Swan Retro Kettle with Temperature Dial is a retro themed kettle with a charming analogue temperature gauge on the side. Practically speaking, the kettle is far from old fashioned, as it's full of features expected from modern kettles, including rapid boiling, a fine mesh limescale filter, an easy pour spout and a whole host of safety features.
The design of the kettle is unique, and it certainly has a retro feel to it. The body is made from stainless steel, and the details/accents are chrome. So as to ensure suitability for most kitchens, the Retro Kettle is available in five colours. These are black, blue (pictured), cream, green and grey.
The most prominent feature which sets this kettle apart from most available on the market is the round temperature dial on the side. The dial displays from 0 degrees Celsius up to 100 degrees Celsius as pictured below.
Aside from completing the retro feel, the dial allows precise control over the temperature. You can stop the kettle from boiling when it reaches your optimal temperature, making it extremely useful for herbal teas and different coffees. It also means that if the kettle is still warm, you can avoid unnecessary reboiling, therefore saving electricity in the process.
The Swan brand has been around for about 100 years. They're well known in the small kitchen appliance industry and are reliable. They also sell toasters, microwaves, sewing machines, slow cookers and more.
Let's take a look at the features:
Inside the spout is a fine mesh limescale filter. Not only does it make your drink taste better, it also improves the look. The filter is removable and washable as needed. It's pictured below:
In addition to a temperature gauge, there's also a water gauge. The gauge marks 0.6L (minimum), 1.0L, 1.2L and 1.5L (maximum).
Overall, the Swan Retro Kettle with Temperature Dial is a sound choice. Its unique retro design combined with modern features make it a perfect addition to the kitchen. It would make an excellent present for newly-weds, too. We rate this kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars.