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In 2020 we swapped a natter with coworkers around the coffee machine for tea breaks on our own in our dressing gown (just us?).
But it wasn’t all bad - we no longer had to wait for a dishwasher cycle to end before we could get our hands on a mug, there is no morning rush and you don’t end up having to make 12 other cups every time you go to make your own.
However, we do miss the fancy hot taps and boiling water dispensers that our office kitchens afforded us.
Surely there is a middle ground?
Well, reader, I’m glad to inform you that there is.
The Smarter iKettle can be set to boil before you’ve even entered the room through your smart phone, meaning that you can time your tea breaks perfectly.
Why we love it:
As a nation of hot drink lovers who reportedly waste up to 33 hours a year waiting for the kettle to boil, the iKettle will save valuable time.
You can remote boil your iKettle from anywhere using the Smarter app on your phone.
By using the Smarter app, you can customise your settings to set alarms and prompts such as ‘Wake Up’, which will boil the kettle for you before you’ve even got out of bed.
Plus, with the ability to securely connect with 4G, you can remote boil from anywhere outside of the home too.
You can even customise the water temperature, which allows you to select any temperature between 20-100C – ideal for herbal teas.
The water level sensor tells you exactly how much water is in your kettle directly on your App, so you know how many cups you can make.
The kettle can also connect to your favourite iOT devices, including Amazon Alexa, IFTTT and Nest to make your home even Smarter.
What the reviews say:
The smart kettle has 71% five-star ratings, with customers saying there’s no going back to a standard kettle after you’ve tried it.
“Very fast boil and i just love waking up and as I'm getting dressed telling Google to boil kettle and it's ready when I go downstairs.”
“Brilliant, didn't realise I needed this but now there's no going back.”
“This smart kettle is excellent, it can be a bit fiddly to setup the app on your phone but once it’s done it works well. Notifies you when it’s completed boiling and will keep the water at the temperature you’ve set for a period of your choosing. It’s not the quietest kettle when boiling but we wouldn’t be without it.”
Buy it: Smarter iKettle 3rd Generation | £92.34 (Was £99.99) from Amazon
Prefer a coffee? Well you needn’t miss out on this fancy pre-made technology either.
The Smarter Coffee - WiFi Bean to Cup Drip Filter Coffee Machine will remote brew your Smarter Coffee from anywhere using the Smarter app.
Buy it: Smarter Coffee - WiFi Bean to Cup Drip Filter Coffee Machine | £179.99
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