You’ve seen it trending on Twitter, here’s the lowdown on the Swan Alexa Kettle. Peter Morrell reports
At the heart of any kitchen, the iconic kettle can now be controlled by voice, using any device, creating personalised commands and routines unique to the user. From the simple task of turning the kettle on, through to changing the temperature of the water, or simply asking Alexa to keep the water warm, this technological evolution and advancement in modernising this most traditional of routines, will be a total game changer for so many.
Controlled by voice or the Alexa app
The kettle can be activated remotely to boil water to the desired temperature the moment a homeowner walks in the door and at any time, in any room, via the Alexa device.
Routines and personalised commands
Designed to fit with the users schedule, the kettle can be activated using favourite phrases and programmed to boil based on routine. A breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon routine could be programmed for example. These can also be duplicated and adjusted, so the weekend breakfast routine is set to go-live at a later time to the weekday settings.
Water levels and descaling
The Alexa app will also advise users when water is running low and a refill is required, plus highlight the number of boils left until the next descale is required.
Sync activation with phone alarms
The Swan Alexa Kettle delivers next generation convenience and can be set to boil automatically as part of the daily morning routine.
So easy to set up in 4 easy steps…
Once the water has reached the selected temperature, the kettle will bleep twice and then automatically keep the water warm for 2 hours… many consumers will simply love the technology and convenience the product delivers…
For others, it will deliver a welcome practicality:
- For heating a baby’s bottle to a specific temperature and not having to wait for it to cool down
- To keep a full kettle heated for when guests are visiting to top-up drinks
- Preparing herbal teas and serving at a recommended temperature
- Avoiding the need to ‘switch on the kettle’ which may be useful for some users
The energy efficient solution for the future of hot drinks… by programming the temperature ‘boil’, users are able to manage exacting amounts of energy usage: an 85 degree boil for a traditional cup of tea, a 90 degree boil recommended for a coffee and there is even the option to boil-up at 60 degrees (or less) to loosen a jar of honey.
Peter Morrell, Editor comments “There are so many things to commend this breakthrough kettle. Obviously the voice control is a major innovation, but I also like the temperature control. Not only does this save money, but many delicate teas need to be brewed with lower temperature water. This will give you the optimal cup of green or herbal teas.”
The Alexa Swan Kettle comes with a 2 year Guarantee.
Swan Alexa Smart Kettle – Currently Exclusive to Amazon
With its cordless base (including cord storage) and dry boil protection with automatic cut-off, there’s no need to worry about safety or cluttering in the kitchen. The Alexa kettle conveniently also has a removable, washable scale filter for easy cleaning, prolonging the kettle through a lifetime of daily use. Its stainless steel inner ensures durability and a 1.5L capacity makes 8-10 cups from just one boil.
Fashioned with a black gloss finish and digital touch panel controls, this stylish and effortless kettle will be a cool, sharp addition to any kitchen.