Today I want to write a review about a cool smart kettle from Xiaomi.
Equipment. The box contains instructions, the kettle itself and a stand. Always a big disadvantage of buying Chinese technology Xiaomi becomes a Chinese fork. Keep in mind, you need an adapter in reserve.
Let’s move on to the kettle itself. I experienced it to the fullest and I have already formed my opinion.
According to the manufacturer, the kettle Xiaomi Kettle Made from food grade polypropylene white.
The kettle looks very stylish, modern, minimalistic, but in my opinion, not very practical, dirt and fingerprints are more visible on a white kettle. Moreover, the kettle is located in the kitchen, and there are greasy splashes and oil traces. I also note that if the kettle is already dirty, then it leaves no problems to wash it. There is a metal insert at the top of the teapot.
But on the other hand, such a kettle can easily fit into any interior.
The teapot has everything three buttons. The first is mechanical, which opens the lid. The other two are sensory. One maintains the desired temperature, and the other boils water.
For me, a significant disadvantage was that it was impossible see how much water is left in the kettle, it is especially difficult to get used to it after a glass teapot. It was necessary to add either a glass strip, or come up with something cooler.
Inside the kettle is an all-metal cylinder made of of stainless steel. The volume of the teapot is 1.5 liters. We have a family of three, this volume is quite enough to arrange a family tea party, and it is even possible to stretch it for 2 times)
As for scale, I would like to say that it forms in the same way as on other kettles. Of course, unlike the glass one, it is not visible from the outside, but due to the fact that the kettle has no extra elements inside, and it has a convenient shape, it is just as easy to wash it from the inside as from the outside.
The good news is that the stand fits perfectly under the kettle, when you put it on the stand, they merge into a single whole, and it becomes unclear to the guests how the kettle boils)
The wire at the kettle is quite short, but I think it’s better to make an outlet near the place where the kettle will stand than to run the wire through the whole kitchen.
It is very convenient that the kettle can be controlled through a special application Mi Home, which can be downloaded from the Internet. In the application, you just need to add a kettle, and, of course, plug the kettle into a socket. Through the application, you can easily see what the current temperature is in the kettle, and select the one you need to warm it up. This is a definite plus for me, since I am not a fan of very hot tea, and there is not always time to wait for it to cool down. Also in the application, you can set the time during which a certain temperature will be maintained.
It was very disappointing that The kettle cannot be turned on from the app. It would also be cool if the kettle could be turned on for a certain time, for example, at 7 in the morning.
Kettle of average power ‑1800 W. The largest volume of water (1.5) the kettle will boil in about 4–5 minutes. Time is not very fast, rather, like everyone else. Nothing special.
After boiling, the kettle, of course, heats up, but not much. Not the way, for example, a metal kettle is heated.
The kettle has a shut off function without water. This function is useful in this particular kettle, because it is not always convenient to see what level of water.
Conclusion. The kettle is very beautiful, smart, it can be controlled from a smartphone, but if I were to buy this kettle again, I would think if I need it for such a price. Indeed, in fact, this is an ordinary kettle, only with a remote control function, which is not always and not everyone needs.