Yes! You can still use hot water on demand without the filter cartridge. However, if you live in an area affected by hard water, we strongly advises you to use the cartridge in order to provide better tasting, healthier water and to reduce lime scale.
• Do not use the kettle with wet hands or if you have bare feet. • Do not leave the power cord hanging over the edge of a table or work surface to avoid any risk of the kettle falling. • Always be aware while the appliance is operating, paying special attention to the steam coming out of the spout, which is very hot. • Also pay attention to the fact that the body of a stainless steel kettle becomes very hot during operation. Do not touch the kettle other than by the handle. • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. • If the power cable is damaged, it should be replaced by the manufacturer, its after-sales service or a similarly qualified person to avoid any danger.
The filter is made up of a grid that retains the particles of tartar. It is important to clean it regularly by brushing it or soaking it in a container with a descaling solution (diluted vinegar or citric acid).
Simply wipe the outside with a clean cloth (with a drop of vinegar if necessary). Never use abrasive products, scouring powder, detergents or other maintenance products because they may discolour the plastic. Take care never to put the kettle, power lead, plug or electrical base in water!
Descale regularly, preferably at least once a month and more often if you live in a very hard water area. To descale your kettle: • Use commercial 8° white vinegar: - Fill the kettle with 1/2 l of vinegar, - Leave it to act for 1 hour without heating. • Citric acid: - Boil 1/2 litre water, - Add 25 g citric acid and leave to act for 15 min. • A specific descaling product for plastic kettles: follow the manufacturer's instructions. Empty your kettle and rinse it 5 or 6 times. Start again if necessary.
To descale your filter (depending on model): • Soak the filter in white vinegar or diluted citric acid. • Never use descaling method other than the recommended one.
During use: Follow the instructions in the user manual: keep to the filling level and only fill with water After use: Always empty the excess water from your kettle Maintenance: Descale regularly, at least once a month and more often if you live in a hard water area
You may have overfilled the kettle causing water to either leak down the outsides of the kettle when boiling or water to get into the internal steam vent which means water will appear at the base of the kettle on the work surface. Only ever fill your kettle up to the Maximum mark. Also the condensation on the lid may have dripped down on to the work surface.
Because power consumption is high, it may omit some heat. Use a power plug exclusively for the kettle. If there is enough heat that it could cause a burn or if the plastic is deformed, please stop use, and arrange a repair and inspection.
Electric kettles are designed to turn off when they sense steam. This steam may condense and drops of water may fall from the bottom of the handle. This is not a fault. It will also not cause any fault with your kettle.
This usually happens when the kettle is new; pour away the water from the first few uses. If the problem persists, fill the kettle to its maximum level and add 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda. Boil the kettle, pour away the water and rinse the kettle.