Pukomc Retro is electric kettle that can hold up to 1.8 liters of water and has 1500 watt power supply. Its main selling point is the fancy retro style design but is it worth the money?
Pukomc Retro Electric Kettle Performance
Pukomc Retro electric kettle works well. Despite holding more water than most electric kettles it still brings it to boiling point pretty fast even when it’s filled at maximum capacity.
Lid opening is pretty large making Pukomc Retro electric kettle easy to clean or fill with water. Water pours nicely too.
If you can critique something it’s that some parts of the metal housing can get hot so it’s better not to touch it if you warmed water recently. The base however stays cool so it won’t damage surfaces underneath.
Pukomc Retro electric kettle has very unique design that makes it stand out. From technical point of view it’s not any better than many of the more affordable kettles so a large portion of what you pay is for the looks.
If you need electric kettle purely for its functionality then you can find one that’s just as good for less money or buy a better one that costs about the same. If you want something that looks nice and not only performs its purpose but also is a piece of decor then it might be worth the money for you.
Pukomc Retro electric kettle is equipped with spout filter and temperature gauge that will show you how hot the water is (it can be very useful as different brewing methods for tea or coffee require different water temperatures for best flavour extraction).
Other features include automatic shut-off and dry-burn protection.
Pukomc Retro electric kettle is mostly made of 304 stainless steel. The overall quality is reasonable for the money.
With that being said few consumers have reported various issues (as with any other product). The most common issue is water leaking around built-in thermometer. Others reported issues include rusting, paint peeling off or kettle stopping working altogether.
Considering that most consumers have had positive experience with this model and reports about issues are rather uncommon they probably shouldn’t concern you too much. For any product there will be people that will complain about something either due to having unreasonable expectations, receiving defective units or using/taking care of it incorrectly.
It’s very clear what you pay for here – design. Even though Pukomc Retro electric kettle works just fine there are more affordable kettles that work just as well. Granted, their design might be considered bland as they look just like any other electric kettle you can buy but not everyone needs something that looks fancy. However if you want something that’s unique and stands out then the price tag is adequate.
Pukomc Retro Electric Kettle Specifications:
- Voltage: 120V
- Power: 1500W
- Capacity: 1.8 liters
- Temperature gauge: ✔
- Auto-shut off: ✔
- Boil-dry protection: ✔
- BPA-free: ✔