The Kettle Killers

My mum and dad are the original Kettle Killers!

They need a new kettle every 4 months and sometimes the kettles don't even survive the journey home! Sometimes the poor kettle has a defect that is detected after being unwrapped and has to go straight back! They overflow, refuse to work, blow up and generally don't cooperate!

I had the same trusty kettle for about 14 years and in fact it is still in working order, wrapped carefully and stored in the loft. The only reason I replaced it was that I was sick of looking at it. A refit of the kitchen seemed like a good excuse to buy a new shiny metal one!

What are my parents doing to their kettles?


  1. I have a friend who has that effect on pepper grinders!


  2. At least it gives us an idea of what to buy for a present! Although maybe not the most exciting present.
    Actually I take that back. My friend recently bought me a small, long pepper mill and it's great, you can use it one handed and it gets less messy when I am cooking!

  3. i have a friend that can't make rice to save her life- rice! so we got her a rice cooker and she blew it up. poor kid!

  4. I wonder if we all have something that we should stay clear of, for fear of our lives?

  5. I'm with you on this one Kleopatra!


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