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Tower Empire Kettle Review

Side view of the Tower Empire Kettle.
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Read our review of the Tower Empire Kettle. A combination of contemporary functionality and vintage design. It features a 1920s style with embossed textured design and brass accents. The Empire Kettle is rapid boil so you won't have long to wait for your favourite hot drinks. Perfect for the home kitchen or office.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColourBlack / Grey / Midnight Blue
360 Degree BaseYes
FilterYes
Automatic Shut OffYes
Boil Dry ProtectionYes
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The Tower Empire Kettle is a 1920s inspired kettle with an embossed geometric design as well as a whole host of features. The Empire Kettle is available in three colours, namely black (pictured), grey and midnight blue. In all three cases, the same textured design is present as are the brass accents on the lid, handle and lower body.

Side view of the Tower Empire Kettle.

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One of the more notable aspects of this kettle is the fact that it's a rapid boil kettle. It will boil 1 regular sized cup of water in 45 seconds, meaning you can catch that final cup of tea or coffee before leaving for work.

About Tower

The Tower brand has been around for over 100 years. They're a well known and reputable brand with particular experience in kitchen products. As well as kettles, they also sell pressure cookers, sets of saucepans, baking equipment and more.

Tower Empire Kettle next to a hot drink.

Specification

Let's delve into what you can expect from the Tower Empire Kettle:

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres, or around 7 cups.
  • Dimensions - 26.3cm x 21.0cm x 18.2cm.
  • Rapid Boil - The kettle is designed to rapidly boil water. More specifically, 1 normal cup of water is boiled in 45 seconds.
  • Removable Filter - There's a removable limescale filter before the spout which can easily be removed and rinsed under a tap.
  • Water Gauge - The kettle has a water gauge with 0.5L, 1.0L, 1.5L and 1.7L (maximum) markings. It helps you boil only what you need, resulting in less energy wasted and a quicker cup of tea.
  • 360 Degree Base - The kettle boils on top of a 360 degree base. The kettle can easily be placed on the base without having to line it up. Perfect for a kettle in regular use.
  • Boil Dry Protection - To prevent fire and kettle damage, if the water boils away, the kettle will stop.
  • Automatic Shut Off - When up to temperature, the power switch will turn the kettle off automatically.
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Tower Empire Kettle's features.

Pull Up Lid

The lid is entirely removable. Two advantages of this are easy filling and easy cleaning. Removing the lid is as simple as lifting it off, as demonstrated below:

Tower Empire Kettle's removable lid.

Matching Toaster and Canisters

Tower sell a matching toaster and sugar/coffee/tea canisters. These all have the same embossed 1920s style textured design. They are all available on amazon.co.uk.

Recommendation

All in all, the Tower Empire Kettle is excellent. Its design, put simply, is beautiful. The 1920s geometric textured design with brass accents on the lid and handle work perfectly in tandem. Together with the extensive functionality such as rapid boiling and the large capacity, the Empire Kettle will make an excellent addition to your kitchen.

Also, if you're looking to redesign your kitchen, then the matching toaster and sugar/coffee/tea canisters will complete the look.

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