TEFAL Maison KI260F40 Stainless Steel Kettle – 1.7L / Copper
Maison KI260F40 Stainless Steel Kettle – 1.7L / CopperWhere traditional form meets modern functionality: the retro kettle that makes it easy to enjoy breakfast in style
• British-designed kettle combines retro styling with all the modern functionality needed in today’s kitchen • 1.7L capacity to make up to seven drinks at once, while two water-level windows let you know when to refill • Concealed 3000W heating element for rapid boiling with less limescale, plus anti-scale filter to keep kettle clean • Open handle, easy-pour spout, plus cordless design and 360°C swivel base ensure safe and easy use
The new-traditional kettle that will complement any style of kitchen
Introducing the stylish Tefal Maison stainless steel kettle, part of the Maison Breakfast set* created by British design and innovation leaders, Seymourpowell. Taking cues from the past, this ‘contemporary heritage’ set marries iconic retro touches and classic colours with clean lines and all the functionality needed in today’s kitchen. Finished in warm copper with stainless steel accents, the beautifully-crafted kettle has a homely, yet striking, look that will complement any kitchen. The sleek jug design with pull-off lid boasts a 1.7L capacity – enough to make up to seven drinks at once. Two large water-level windows (one per side) let you see how much water you’ve put in, so you only boil what you need. The 3000W element gives you hot water in a hurry, meaning you’ll never wait long for a brew. It’s concealed too, to protect it from scale, while a removable anti-scale filter keeps your kettle clean and your water clear. The open handle and precise spout ensure safe and easy pouring, while the cordless design and 360° rotational base make it ideal for right- or left-handed use.
Form and function: New-traditional Tefal Maison copper kettle with stainless steel accents unites retro touches with modern-day functionality, making it easy to enjoy breakfast in style.
Energy saving: 1.7L capacity makes up to seven cups of tea or coffee at once, while two large water-level windows let you see how much water you’ve put in, so you don’t boil more than you need to.
Fast heating: Powerful 3000W heating element makes for speedy boiling, so you’re never waiting long for that much-needed morning cuppa.
Long lasting: The heating element is concealed to keep it safe from limescale damage, while the washable and removable anti-scale filter keeps your kettle clean and working for longer.
Convenient: The open handle and precision spout ensure safe and easy pouring, while the cordless design and 360° rotational base make this kettle easy to pick up with your right or left hand.
• Do not use the kettle with wet hands or if you have bare feet. • Do not leave the power cord hanging over the edge of a table or work surface to avoid any risk of the kettle falling. • Always be aware while the appliance is operating, paying special attention to the steam coming out of the spout, which is very hot. • Also pay attention to the fact that the body of a stainless steel kettle becomes very hot during operation. Do not touch the kettle other than by the handle. • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. • If the power cable is damaged, it should be replaced by the manufacturer, its after-sales service or a similarly qualified person to avoid any danger.
The filter is made up of a grid that retains the particles of tartar. It is important to clean it regularly by brushing it or soaking it in a container with a descaling solution (diluted vinegar or citric acid).
Simply wipe the outside with a clean cloth (with a drop of vinegar if necessary) and descale the inside. Never use abrasive products, scouring powder, detergents or other maintenance products because they may discolour the plastic. Take care never to put the kettle, power cord plug or electrical base in water !
Descale regularly, preferably at least once a month and more often if you live in a very hard water area. To descale your kettle: • Use commercial 8° white vinegar: - Fill the kettle with 1/2 l of vinegar, - Leave it to act for 1 hour without heating. • Citric acid: - Boil 1/2 litre water, - Add 25 g citric acid and leave to act for 15 min. • A specific descaling product for plastic kettles: follow the manufacturer's instructions. Empty your kettle and rinse it 5 or 6 times. Start again if necessary.
To descale your filter (depending on model): • Soak the filter in white vinegar or diluted citric acid. • Never use descaling method other than the recommended one.
During use: Follow the instructions in the user manual: keep to the filling level and only fill with water After use: Always empty the excess water from your kettle Maintenance: Descale regularly, at least once a month and more often if you live in a hard water area
Generally caused by scale build-up inside: read the instruction leaflet carefully on how to descale your kettle (depending on model). Alternatively, the kettle may have accidentally been used without water or with insufficient water (an element must always be covered by water), causing the safety cut-off device to operate. Reset in the following way: Wait 5 minutes for the kettle to cool and then refill with water. Push the on/off switch and after about 15 minutes the kettle will automatically reset itself and start to boil.
You may have overfilled the kettle causing water to either leak down the outsides of the kettle when boiling or water to get into the internal steam vent which means water will appear at the base of the kettle on the work surface. Only ever fill your kettle up to the Maximum mark. Also the condensation on the lid may have dripped down on to the work surface.
Because power consumption is high, it may omit some heat. Use a power plug exclusively for the kettle. If there is enough heat that it could cause a burn or if the plastic is deformed, please stop use, and arrange a repair and inspection.
Electric kettles are designed to turn off when they sense steam. This steam may condense and drops of water may fall from the bottom of the handle. This is not a fault. It will also not cause any fault with your kettle.
After following the instructions in the user manual for starting the appliance, make sure that your electrical socket is working by plugging another appliance. If it still does not work, do not try to dismantle or repair the appliance yourself and take it to an approved repair centre.
This usually happens when the kettle is new; pour away the water from the first few uses. If the problem persists, fill the kettle to its maximum level and add 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda. Boil the kettle, pour away the water and rinse the kettle.