New kettle promises to keep water hot for hoursDoes new insulated Vektra kettle really work?

09 July 2014

Vektra Vacuum Electric Kettle

Vektra Series 1 kettle claims to keep water warm for hours

The new Vektra Series 1 insulated kettle promises to make decent hot drinks hours after it has been boiled - but does it really work? And is it worth £70?

This kettle is the first to be launched under the Vektra brand and the first insulated kettle that we’ve come across. It costs around £70 for a standard-sized 1.7 litre model. 

We asked one of our researchers to try it out at home to see whether it really does keep water hot enough to make tea and coffee hours after it has boiled.

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Vektra kettle insulation

The Vektra thermal insulated kettle has two walls of stainless steel separated by a vacuum, just like a hot drinks flask.

The kettle is available in three different styles and several colours including stainless steel, green and purple. We tried the 1.7 litre model from the Vektra 1 series, but smaller, cheaper 1.2- litre and 1.5- litre versions are also available.

Portable Vektra kettle 

Also, just like a flask, you can carry this kettle around as the spout has a cover, and the outer walls remain quite cool.

To see what our researcher thought of this kettle and find out how long it really keeps water hot, members can go to our Vektra Series 1 kettle first look review.

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