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Review of electric kettle Evolution KG18152WEL

22.01.2024 12:56

Today we will look at one of the devices of the Belarusian brand Evolution, which came to us for thorough testing.

The Evolution KG18152WEL is a simple electric kettle with a transparent window that ensures no leaks around the perimeter. A distinctive feature of this kettle is a 1.5 liter glass flask covered with white plastic. The device is also equipped with the usual switch located under the handle and blue LED backlighting of the bulb. The kettle has no additional options or buttons, which makes it simple and easy to use.

The key feature of the kettle is its double body, which protects against burns, made of heat-resistant glass inside and insulating plastic outside. Let's give our guest a full search and evaluate his capabilities.

Characteristics

ManufacturerEvolution
ModelKG18152WEL
TypeElectric kettle
Country of OriginChina
Guarantee1 year
Life timenot specified
Declared power1500 W
Housing materialplastic, glass
Cover materialplastic
Declared tank volume1.5 l
Additionallybacklight, 360° rotating housing, removable lid, double-walled housing
Weightteapot — 918 g, base — 200 g
Dimensions (W×H×D)215×225×140 mm
Network cable length0.67 m

Equipment

The device is supplied in a small rectangular white cardboard box. On the front side of the box the brand name, the model of the kettle are indicated, and a vector image of the device is also presented.

Brief technical information about the device is presented on the side edges of the box. It is also noted that the device uses the British Strix contact group, known for its reliability and durability.

Having opened the box, inside we found:

  • kettle
  • teapot lid
  • base with power cord
  • manual

Inside the box, all parts are packed in protective plastic bags, printed materials are also placed in a separate plastic bag, and the kettle is fixed on top with a polyethylene foam form.

At first sight

Our kettle is equipped with a glass flask, which is covered with white insulating plastic, and also has a white plastic base and lid. The device is pleasant to hold in your hands, and the double walls, designed to protect against burns according to the manufacturer, give the device a feeling of quality and safety. The appearance of the device may not cause delight, but the high-quality assembly creates a positive impression.

The glass spout of the teapot continues the flask and looks neat.

The kettle handle is made of plastic. It is completely white and has an unusual shape, but it is very convenient to hold the device by it.

The housing can be easily removed from the base using the handle by pulling upward. Under the handle there is a small transparent plastic lever for starting and turning off the heating.

The kettle flask has two glass windows at the front and back. They are marked with a graduation of 3 marks — 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 l. At the bottom of the flask around the perimeter there are LEDs that turn on while the kettle is operating.

Looking at the open kettle from above, we see a stainless steel bottom and LED lights.

The kettle lid is made of white plastic on the outside and is equipped with a silver plastic handle in the center. Along the perimeter of the inside of the lid there is a sealing silicone ring, ensuring a reliable fit of the lid to the flask. The metal bottom of the lid ensures that water does not come into direct contact with the plastic, which can be important for many users. The cover is easy to put on and take off using a plastic handle with a gentle push or pull.

At the bottom of the kettle there is a label with brief technical information about the device. The contact group, represented by one ring and a central pin, is manufactured by Strix, which is one of the leading manufacturers of these components.

On the top of the base of the device we see a plastic nozzle for the contact group.

Looking at the bottom of the device, we notice the power output port and the corresponding cable. To prevent sliding on the table surface, the manufacturer added two small rubber feet. There is also a nameplate with brief technical information about the device.

Instructions

The pocket-sized brochure is made in gray tones and, unfortunately, is not equipped with page numbering and a navigation system. However, since the number of pages is limited, we counted them ourselves, for a total of 10 sheets, including the warranty card.

The user manual is provided exclusively in Russian. It is a fairly detailed material, written in simple and understandable language. We found answers to all our questions and were satisfied with the content.

Ignoring the lack of page numbering, it is worth noting that the manufacturer expresses care and respect for the consumer. On the first pages we are welcomed and urged to pay attention to safety when using the kettle in order to avoid possible injuries. At the end of the brochure, we are asked to share our opinion on the marketplace using the following wording: “Give us your feedback, whatever it is, it will help us improve.”

Control

The kettle is controlled using a single lever located in the lower part of the body under the handle of the device. When pressed, the water starts heating and the blue LED backlight turns on.

Pressing the lever and its manual/automatic shutdown upon completion of work is accompanied by a soft click.

Exploitation

Before first use, you must rinse the kettle with cold water and boil it several times.

Adding water to the kettle requires removing the lid each time. To do this, just pull the silver plastic handle up. Putting the cover back is easy — you just need to put it on top in any position and press lightly so that the rubber ring around the perimeter fits snugly against the body.

Pouring water from the kettle occurs quite quickly, with a stream that remains smooth and without splashing. Changing the tilt angle affects the pouring speed, and we liked that even with a sharp tilt of the body, no boiling water spilled. The kettle spout is well designed and adjusts the flow depending on the angle of inclination.

Double wall kettles are a good solution. Immediately after boiling, it is safe to touch the plastic part of the flask, feeling only warmth (59°C). However, after 2-3 minutes the surface heats up a little more — up to 65°C.

Having measured the capacity, we found out that the actual volume of the kettle is 1.45 liters, despite the risks of 1.5 liters (max).

When you turn on the kettle without water, a characteristic technical smell appears, and the device goes into emergency mode, turning off for a short time. After cooling down (after about five minutes), the kettle is ready for use again.

Care

To start cleaning, you need to turn off the kettle from the power supply and wait until it cools down completely. It is recommended to clean the housing by wiping it with a damp soft cloth if dirty.

To maintain cleanliness, it is recommended to wipe the kettle with a damp cloth, followed by drying. If scale forms, it can be removed using citric acid, vinegar or special descaling products. The use of abrasive and caustic cleaning agents should be avoided.

Our measurements

The weight of the kettle is 918 g, the base — 200 g.

When carrying out measurements, we used filtered water at a temperature of 20 °C.

Useful volume1450 ml
A full kettle (1.5 liters) of water at 20 °C is brought to a boil in6 minutes 35 seconds
What is the amount of electricity spent on?0.162 kWh
1 liter of water at 20 °C is brought to a boil in4 minutes 40 seconds
What is the amount of electricity spent on?0.111 kWh
Temperature of the kettle body 3 minutes after boilingplastic cover — 64.8 °C, glass window — 95 °C
Maximum power consumption at a network voltage of 220 V1518 W
Idle consumption0 W
Water temperature in the kettle 1 hour after boiling71.6 °C
Water temperature in the kettle 2 hours after boiling55 °C
Water temperature in the kettle 3 hours after boiling47 °C
Time to pour out the full volume of water in the normal way13 seconds

The maximum power consumption during operation of the device was 1518 W, the average was 1460 W.

The noise level when water boiled reached 63 dBA.

Note that after boiling, the water boils vigorously for another 10-15 seconds — the sensor does not respond immediately.

conclusions

The Evolution KG18152WEL kettle is a simple device that, although it did not surprise us, pleased us with its high quality of workmanship. Among the advantages of the device, we highlight, first of all, the heat-resistant case, which practically eliminates the risk of getting burned (this is especially true for families with elderly relatives or small children). We also positively note the ability to remove the cover for convenient cleaning of the internal parts of the device, as well as the cover itself, which closes securely and silently thanks to the silicone rim.

Externally, the teapot did not cause us any particular aesthetic delight, however, as you know, the question of taste is very subjective. The design as a whole is made in a modern minimalist style. It is worth noting that when you turn on the kettle, it is pleasant to observe the light inside through the window in the glass flask, as well as along the perimeter of the lid — the light is not too bright, does not flicker, creating a beautiful illumination of the bubbles and the lid itself. Holding the Evolution KG18152WEL in your hands during use turned out to be convenient and comfortable.

We did not identify any obvious shortcomings, except that the usable volume turned out to be 50 ml less than stated.

Pros:

  • double-walled housing that protects against burns
  • removable cover
  • quality materials and workmanship

Minuses:

  • modest design for everyone
  • useful volume is slightly less than stated