My new electric kettle: pink and no microplastics
Generally, I only expect one thing from my household appliances: to be pink. Just like everything else in my apartment. My boyfriend and flatmate is not quite as enthusiastic about the overall look. He particularly struggled with the following items:
In the comments field below my article on microplastics (in German), it was brought to my attention by a Community member that plastic kettles also pose a problem. That’s when I decided to get a new kettle. This time around, the requirements were: must be pink, must feature non-plastic inner material. Although I’ll miss my old kettle «Marzipan», the environment won’t.
The new kid
With this in mind, I went for «Bubble» by Russel Hobbs – a model with stainless steel insides. By contrast, the handle is made of velvety plastic. At first glance, the base is almost inexistent, it’s that slim. What’s more, you can roll up the cable in its underside, which allows me to hide most of it.
The appliance features an automatic shutoff mode, has a capacity of 1.5 litres and is also available in mint green for those of you who are less playful in the colour department. The sieve in front of the spout can be removed, cleaned and decalcified. Something you probably couldn’t do with my previous kettle. Unfortunately, the maximum display is only visible on the inside. However, this is of no importance to me and my modest tea cooking requirements.
All my new kettle needs now is a name. «Marzipan the second» is too uninspired. Your ideas are welcome in the comments field below! The best suggestion will be accepted. I promise. And now please excuse me, I've found a matching toaster I'd like to have a little flirt with.