PLUG WIRING (UK & IRELAND)
This appliance is fitted with a BS 1363 13-amp plug. If you have to replace the fuse, only those that
are ASTA or BSI approved to BS 1362 and with a rated current of 13 amps should be used. If there
is a fuse cover fitted, this cover must be refitted after changing the fuse. If the fuse cover is lost or
damaged, the plug must not be used. Spare fuse holders and fuses are available from electrical
outlets. If the socket outlets in your home are not suitable for the plug of this product, the plug must
be removed and disposed of safely as insertion of the plug into a socket is likely to cause electric
hazard. A replacement plug should be wired according to the following instructions.
If in doubt, contact a qualified electrician.
This appliance must be earthed. The wires in the cord set are coloured in the following way:
BLUE –NEUTRAL BROWN –LIVE GREEN & YELLOW -EARTH
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire that is coloured green & yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug that is marked
with the letter E or by the earth symbol or coloured green or green & yellow or marked with symbol:
The wire that is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal that is marked with the letter N or
The wire that is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal that is marked with the letter L or
If the power supply cord becomes damaged in any way, it should be replaced by the manufacturer or
any other qualified person.
We reserve the right to amend specification as part of our policy of continual product improvements.
All sizes, weights, dimensions, temperatures, times, consumption figures are approximate only.
The ‘crossed-out wheeled bin’ symbol indicates that this product can be
recycled. Do not dispose of with the household waste. To protect the
environment take it to your local council’s collection site.
Your new product has a warranty of 12 months from the date of consumer purchase. Please keep
your receipt as it will be required as proof of purchase. This warranty only applies if the item has
been used solely for household use in the UK or Ireland, and all instructions have been followed
properly. Abuse of your appliance, or failure to descale (where appropriate) will invalidate the
warranty. Returned goods cannot be accepted unless repacked properly within the original colour
box, and presented with the original receipt. This does not affect your statutory rights.
In the event of service query, please contact us on 0121 693 9221 or 0044 121 693 9221 if
outside the UK, where we will be pleased to help; or via e-mail on email@example.com
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS BEFORE USE
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed including the Remove all packaging from the kettle and the power base. We recommend that the kettle be rinsed
two times and emptied after each occasion, to remove any residues from the manufacturing process
without the AQUA-OPTIMA filter fitted. Check that the voltage of the appliance corresponds to the
Read all instructions before use and retain for future reference.
mains voltage of your home. We recommend the powerbase be located as close to the power socket
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. Do not place on or near heat sources
Do not immerse cord, plug or appliance in water or any other liquid.
Close supervision is necessary when appliance is used near children. o
The powerbase of the kettle features 360 operation, and so the kettle can be placed on it in the
Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow the kettle to cool before putting
most comfortable orientation for the user.
on or taking off parts. The kettle only works when the unit is plugged in and the power is on.
Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions,
Your new kettle MUST be used with a AQUA-OPTIMA filter fitted;
or has been damaged in any manner.
it CANNOT be used with the filter removed.
The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may
cause injuries and invalidate any warranty you may have.
Do not use outdoors.
KNOW YOUR KETTLE
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces or allow the product to
Lid to remove Upper
be situated underneath or close to curtains, window coverings etc.
The kettle switch actuator must be in the OFF position before attaching or disconnecting the
Lid fill flap. This Kettle Body.
plug from wall outlet.
swings open to form a
Always ensure the water fill does not exceed the MAX level (1 litres) as indicated on or inside
water-filling aperture Aligning
the kettle body, and is above the MIN level as indicated on the kettle. Remember the Upper
by the pressure of surface for
Vessel will only accept 0.7 litres in one fill.
water from your tap. fitting Upper
Only use the kettle for boiling water; this appliance is for household use only.
The kettle must be placed on a stable, level surface. Vessel to
Upper Vessel Kettle Body:
The kettle body can only be used with the complementing power base, and vice versa; these
(0.7-litre max capacity) this aligns with
parts cannot be interchanged with other types of kettle available.
The lid must be correctly in place during use, and the spout must be free from obstruction.
Do not remove the lid or open the lid while the kettle is in use and the water is boiling.
Great care must be taken when pouring boiled water, do not over tilt the kettle.
Always ensure the kettle is switched OFF before removing from the power base. Kettle Body
Your new kettle MUST be used with a AQUA-OPTIMA filter fitted; it CANNOT be used with the OFF/ON SWITCH
filter removed. 0/1
Your kettle is fitted with a resetting boil-dry protector. If the kettle is accidentally switched on
with less than the minimum level of water, the boil-dry protector will operate to safely cut off the AQUA OPTIMA
power. To use the kettle after this safety operation has been activated, switch the kettle and the filter cartridge lugs 360 power base
power supply OFF, remove and then replace the kettle on its base, allowing the kettle to cool (only one side
down before re-use. Only use with water inside, between the MIN and the MAX levels.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
HOW TO OPERATE 5. Fit the kettle onto the powerbase and ensure the product is level, stable, and that no
powercord is hanging over the edge of the work surface or otherwise causing a hazard.
Follow the instructions elsewhere for fitting the AQUA-OPTIMA filter. 6. Plug the kettle into the power supply and move the ON/OFF switch into the ON (I) position.
7. When the kettle has finished boiling, the automatic cut-off system will switch the kettle OFF.
1. Ensure the kettle is unplugged and the switch actuator is in the OFF position. EITHER fill into 8. Ensure the power supply is switched off and lift the kettle up and off the powerbase.
the Upper Vessel via the Lid Fill Flap OR remove the lid altogether. If you fill via the Lid Fill 9. Take care when pouring.
Flap, the pressure of water from your tap will push open the flap; take care not to overfill the 10. NOTE: you may notice a small amount of moisture on the top face of the powerbase. This is
Upper Vessel. If you remove the lid, follow the schematic below: condensation from the vents built into the kettle and is entirely normal.
DESCALING YOUR KETTLE
If you live in a really hard water area, unfortunately you may still have to regularly descale the kettle
Ensure the kettle is un-plugged or the upper vessel using a proprietary kettle descaler; if unavailable, we suggest boiling with clean
and cold. water mixed with the juice of a fresh lemon. Take care to rinse thoroughly afterwards. If the filter is in
use, ensure it is removed and cleaned or replaced before descaling. Do not allow water mixed with
Grasp the lid descaler to enter the AQUA-OPTIMA filter.
through the Lid
Opening Flap, and
turn lid anti-
clockwise to unlock
and clockwise to CLEANING THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR KETTLE
lock – indicated by
the arrows and
Take care when cleaning the outside of your kettle, and we suggest the following steps to ensure a
high quality finish, time after time.
1. Please note that the warranty does not cover damage caused by failure to clean or descale on a
remember to align
regular basis. Do not immerse the kettle in water
the side lugs of the
lid with side lugs of
2. Ensure the appliance is switched OFF (0), is disconnected from the power supply, and is totally cold.
the kettle body.
3. Leave for a few moments only, before wiping clean with a fresh, soft cloth.
4. Do not use abrasive strong chemical cleaner on the body.
5. The power base must not be immersed in water whatsoever.
2. Fill the upper vessel, taking care not to splash the rear of the unit, and observing the MIN
and MAX levels. The MIN level is 0.5 litre, the MAX capacity of the kettle is 1 litre. But the
upper vessel will not accept 1 litre in one fill action. If the lower handle surface of the kettle is
splashed, it should be dried or left to dry before use.
3. Fill the Upper Vessel with 0.7-litre of water, it will flow through into the kettle body very fast,
starting in seconds, then add a little more so that the fill of body is to the MAX mark.
4. For your safety and for correct operation of the kettle, ensure the lid is pushed firmly closed
and remains shut during the boiling cycle.
FITTING AND LOOKING AFTER THE AQUA-OPTIMA FILTER
Prepare your AQUA OPTIMA filter cartridge by carefully following all of the instructions on the Holding the Upper
packaging. Vessel, turn the
Remove the AQUA OPTIMA cartridge from its packaging. There may be a small residue of black to release it.
particles (carbon) in the bag or adhering to the cartridge body, this is normal. These particles are
harmless and are washed off during the preparation process.
Shake the AQUA OPTIMA cartridge in cold water to ensure that any trapped air bubbles are
removed. Some loose carbon particles may be released during this process. This is normal and
does not influence performance.
Push the new filter in
and turn it clockwise
to secure it in the
Ensure the kettle is Upper Vessel.
not plugged in, and is
cold and empty.
Ensure both lugs of
the filter correctly
Depress the Release engage in the two
Button, grasp the opposing slots of the
upper vessel and lift Upper Vessel.
upwards. The upper
vessel complete with
filter will come away
from the kettle itself.
Refit the Upper Vessel,
you will hear and feel it
click into place.
The Upper Vessel will
only fit in one way, the
sloping edge of the
matching the sloping
edge of the Kettle Body.
Your AQUA OPTIMA filter system is now ready for use. HELP! I THINK MY NEW FILTER KETTLE HAS GONE WRONG.
To ensure the maximum performance of your AQUA OPTIMA filter system the cartridge should be
changed on a regular basis. The optimum life of a 30-day cartridge is 100 litres which is
approximately 4 weeks for a typical family in hard water areas; replacement 60-day cartridges are
designed for 200-litres use, which is approximately 8 weeks use for a typical family. My tea and coffee tastes funny. Sometimes I see black dots in my drinks.
Is it the kettle? Your filter will give an immediate improvement in taste and appearance of your
drinks, especially when you first use your new kettle. After time, you’ll get used to it. When the filter
starts to come to the end of its life, its efficiency reduces and you start to return to your former
experience. It’s not nice! Additionally, you may see some black particles from the filter. This is a
clear sign to replace your filter.
I’m worried about starting the kettle when I have filled it with water. I know
you should never boil an empty kettle. Don’t worry. The Aqua-Optima filter system is
Old filters cannot be re-used.
So please dispose of them fast-flow. It means that it acts so fast that you can start the kettle almost the same instant you fill it
thoughtfully. with water. It takes just a few seconds for the minimum amount of water to flow through. In practice,
by the time you have returned the kettle to its powerbase from filling at the tap, it will be full enough
You can obtain new filters
to start. In any case, the kettle has a Boil-Dry safety system.
on-line from us, or from
many leading high street
If you accidentally switch it on with no water whatsoever, this safety system will activate to cut the
retailers, or with the Order Form
enclosed with these instructions. power when the element gets hot.. In this situation, lift the kettle off its base, fill with some water,
Just ask for Aqua-Optima!
allow it to cool. Then use again as normal.
I want some new filters but have lost my Order Form. And I don’t use the
internet. Don’t worry. Call us on 0121 693 9221 and we’ll be there to help you.
I’m going on holiday and I have just fitted a new filter. Will it dry out now
that I have started to use it? In this situation, we suggest that you take out the filter, shake
it dry. Put in a bag and refrigerate it (NOT freeze it). When you return from holiday, un-pack it, rinse
it a couple of times and then re-fit to the kettle. You will not have materially shortened its expected
life span. Enjoy your holiday!