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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Wow. Found it. 12 pages!

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/32/thread286838.html

    Great entertainment.
    Oh boy, that was a Geo classic. Just re-read it.

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    I clicked it but decided to close it before I got a good look. I'm on rehab atm. Self-control 100% .


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    Resistance is Futile, you will assimilate


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    You need the Xiaomi Smart Pro kettle that has "smart boiling", can boil water using the Xiaomi home app on your phone, or if you have a google or Amazon speaker you can say "Hey google, boil the kettle". Then you only have to get off your arse once to pour the water, eliminating the initial need to move to turn it on. But unfortunately if you need to put water in the kettle first, then is not that smart

    https://buy.mi.com/hk/item/3203400034


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    Yes, I’m keen to avoid plastic parts in the kettle - the Philips one I had a long time ago had one part near the lid which seemed to have melted from lots of use.
    Hot water dispenser - I had a nice one years ago which I gave away to a friend. It was definitely easy to clean and use - but it was heavy and a hassle to fill up. Definitely spoiled for choice in HK for this type though.
    I’m also hoping to get more use out of a kettle than three years - I feel guilty throwing out broken appliances every few years and adding to HK’s landfill. Happy to pay more for a decent one that is more reliable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    You need the Xiaomi Smart Pro kettle that has "smart boiling", can boil water using the Xiaomi home app on your phone, or if you have a google or Amazon speaker you can say "Hey google, boil the kettle". Then you only have to get off your arse once to pour the water, eliminating the initial need to move to turn it on. But unfortunately if you need to put water in the kettle first, then is not that smart

    https://buy.mi.com/hk/item/3203400034
    Weirdly enough, I did look at that the other week as I find Xiaomi stuff interesting.

    It's a bad kettle design. The handle is really chunky and almost square. They made it uncomfortable to hold, whilst chasing whatever aesthetic they have decided on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Wow. Found it. 12 pages!

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/32/thread286838.html

    Great entertainment.
    Here’s a picture of an ape with a kettle.

    Details people, details….

    If the jackboots can re-write HK’s colonial past, I’m sure Shri can set the historical record straight.

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    Highly recommend Kenwood. Been using it for almost 10 years now. All metal save for some plastic on the inside of the lid. I did have some issues with the power switch a few years ago but I brought it in to the service center and they fixed it for about $200. Well worth it in my opinion.

    https://shop.wingon.hk/en/Product/Es...cm-18877/d-131

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    My wife's main criteria for a kettle is to be able to stick one's entire hand into it for effective cleaning.

    My main requirement is glass/metal... less plastic.

    We've used this for so many years I can't even remember how many... but it's done us very well, and the fact it's still on the market must say something. I note Philips had been mentioned by a few people already... not sure if it's specific kettle.

    https://www.philips.com.hk/en/c-p/HD...lection-kettle


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash Trader:
    I’m in the market for an electric kettle. My electric kettle - a Cuisinart 1.7 Liter bought from Sogo - suddenly refuses to turn on. Had it for less than four years, so not impressed with its durability.

    Any recommendations for a good brand and/or model of electric kettle that’s worked well for you?

    No need for fancy functions (just need it to boil water and shut itself off - don’t even need it to keep warm at particular temps), should be built to last and relatively easy to clean, a plus would be less plastic parts.

    This is just an idea, have you checked the underside of the base where the kettle docks, to see if there is a thermal overload reset switch as some electrical appliances like this sometimes have.

    eg.
    How to Reset a Smart Kettle

    • Press and hold the 100° button or the power button. ...
    • After 5 seconds, release the 100° button or the power button.
    • Unplug the power cord from the mains. ...
    • Plug the power cord back in.
    • Fill the kettle with water.
    • Turn the kettle on.


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