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http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 231167.htm

As soon as the first generation of this type of machine came out, I thought it was an obvious idea. But after reading the reviews, they all didnt like it, mainly due to the water being warm, not boiling (hence, now £25 new on ebay)

This new one is great, and all the problems have been fixed. Had it a week now, and its used every day.

So, how long till its payed off? :lol: You have to take it that you always boil more water that you need for 1 cup in a normal kettle, and its apparantly much more efficient at boiling the water. Based on having 6 cups a day :oops:


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total guess..........2 years


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2 cups = 1l ish
2.5kw kettle boils 1L in 85 seconds so
1L= 1/43 off 2.5 units about 1/2p at 8p a unit
now if the tefal can produce a cup for 1/4 p thats 400 cups to save £1
at 8 cups a day thats around £7 a year saved or around half the amount you can save if you boil your cupfull in the microwave :thumbright: :thumbright: :wink:

any way assuming it costs £35 thats 5 years pay back

ok just seen your 6 cups a day so thats nearer 6.5 years pay back
and if its £86 thats around 16 years

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I think it might break before then :lol:


Wait till the sparks get home, you can see 10 of them having 10 completly different answers (as usual :wink: )


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just seen this in one of the argos reviews

"We plugged our item into a meter that records the Kwh usage & it showed that for 2 mugs it used 0.04Kwh. I poured the same amount of water into our normal fast boil kettle & it used 0.07Kwh. So nearly twice as much energy used. "


and thats not taking into account that you would boil more water than exacly 2 cups in the kettle. On these figures, whats the saving? (dont know how to work it out)


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simmilar to my findings then as my calculations are 2500w divided by 43 = 0.058 for 2 cups :thumbright:

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