Updated 17 Jul 2017

Homemaker

1.7L Cordless Kettle WK8321

Snapshot: The Homemaker 1.7L Cordless Kettle WK8321 has a plastic finish, but no audible “water boiling” reminder. How noisy is it?

1.7L Cordless Kettle WK8321
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$9

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Test results

Overall score
74
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Fast to boil one litre of water.
  • Acceptable noise level.
  • Very easy to use controls.
  • No problem with steam.
  • Indicator light is fairly bright.
  • The handle is very comfortable and doesn’t have to be tilted much towards the end of pouring.

But

  • Lid requires a bit of effort to lift up and close down.
  • Water comes out in an uneven stream.
  • Filter is difficult to remove and replace.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:
Ease of use (40%)
Noise (40%)
Boiling performance (10%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

Noise was assessed midway through boiling-up and from 1m away. A higher score means less noise.

Price is based on a June 2017 price survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$9

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:18
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
0.6

Features

Finish
Plastic

More Info

Availability
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