How can I use my kettle safely?

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If your kettle has a cord, make sure it’s kept out of the way to prevent children or pets from tugging on it

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

If your kettle has a cord, make sure it’s kept out of the way to prevent children or pets from tugging on it.

Make sure it has ‘boil-dry’ protection - this automatically turns the kettle off if it doesn't contain enough water.

If it’s cracked or damaged in any way, stop using it and either contact the retailer or manufacturer or buy a new one.

Ensure that you don’t touch the outside of the kettle as it can get very hot.

If you notice a burning smell or any unusual noises, unplug the kettle immediately and contact the retailer and/or manufacturer.

Always turn off the kettle at the socket when not in use. Don't plug your kettle into an extension lead with other appliances as this could lead to overloading the wall socket which could cause a fire.

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