Black Textured Kettle
Model No. KE3046-GS
Care & Instruction Manual
For household and indoor use only
Please read these instructions before use and retain for
future reference
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Electrical safety
 You should only plug the appliance into a 220V‐240V AC, 50Hz
supply. Connecting it to other power sources may damage the
appliance and will invalidate the guarantee.
 Switch off and unplug when not in use and before cleaning the
 Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children less than
8 years.
 Do not allow children to use the appliance without supervision.
 This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by children unless they are older
than 8 and supervised.
 Keep stand, cable, plug and outside of kettle dry and away from
areas where it is likely to get splashed. Never immerse in water.
 Do not pull on the cable to disconnect from mains supply.
 Do not operate the appliance if damaged or after it malfunctions.
In the event the supply cord is damaged, in order to avoid a
hazard it must only be replaced by a qualified service engineer,
with a suitably approved part.
 This appliance must be positioned so that the plug is accessible
and the plug socket is within easy reach of the power cord.
 This appliance must be plugged in to an earthed socket outlet.
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 This appliance is intended exclusively for use in domestic
households. It is not suitable for commercial use.
 Position the lid so that steam is directed away from the handle.
 Do not remove the lid while the water is boiling or when steam is
coming out of the kettle.
 Do not cover and allow the kettle to cool fully before storing.
 The surfaces of the kettle will become hot during use. Do not
touch and always carry by the handle. Note the kettle and
heating element is subject to residual heat after use.
 Do not use the kettle near or under surfaces that are heat
sensitive or those that may be damaged by steam.
 Do not overfill the kettle as boiling water may be ejected during
 Use only with the stand provided and to heat water. This
appliance can cause personal injury if misused.
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To use
1. Place the kettle and stand on a stable, flat, heat resistant surface
and away from surfaces that may be damaged by steam.
2. Fully unwind the cable from the stand and plug in. For safety do
not allow the cable to dangle over the edge of units.
3. Remove the kettle from the stand; remove the lid and fill to the
required level using the markings on the clear water gauge as a
guide. Do not fill past the MAX (1.5 litre / 6 cups) or below the
MIN (0.5 litre / 2 cups) level.
4. Close the lid fully until it clips into place and ensure that the
switch is in the off position (lift switch up) before replacing on the
5. Turn the kettle so that the spout faces away from you and switch
the kettle on by pressing the switch downward (I). The kettle will
start to operate and the power indicator (in the switch) will
6. When the water boils, the kettle will switch off automatically and
the indicator light will go off.
7. To stop or interrupt the boiling process, switch the appliance off
by lifting the switch up before removing the kettle from the stand.
 Before using for the first time, fill the kettle to the maximum
level, bring to the boil and then discard water. Repeat this step
two further times.
 This kettle is fitted with a safety device that automatically
switches off the heater element if the appliance is inadvertently
switched on when empty or if it boils dry. In this case allow the
kettle to cool completely (minimum 15 minutes) before refilling
with cold water. The kettle will resume operation after refilling.
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To maximize the efficiency of the kettle, clean and descale regularly.
1. Switch off, unplug the kettle and allow it to cool completely.
2. Remove the lid and unclip the filter (figs 1 - 3).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
3. Clean the filter under a running tap while gently brushing with a
soft nylon brush to remove the scale.
4. Descale with a proprietary descaler suitable for kettles and use in
accordance with the instructions on the pack. Alternatively half
fill the kettle with water and add the juice of one lemon. Boil the
kettle and allow it to stand for 15 minutes. Repeat this last step a
further two times before discarding the solution.
5. After descaling, fill the kettle to the maximum level, bring to the
boil and then discard the water.
6. Refit the filter. Support the filter with the fingers on the inside the
kettle and hook the clip at the bottom of the filter over the lip on
the base of the spout. Once the hook is in position, press the top
of the filter into the holder.
7. Wipe external surfaces with a soft damp cloth; do not use
detergents or abrasives as these may scratch the surface.
Technical specification
Rated voltage
Power consumption
Class rating
BS 1362 fuse
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220-240V AC 50-60Hz
2520 - 3000W
I (Earthed)
1.5 litre
Plug / Wiring advice
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following UK electrical code:
Non-rewireable plug
This appliance may be fitted with a “non‐rewireable” plug. If you
need to change the fuse in a “non‐rewireable” plug, the fuse cover
must be refitted. If the fuse cover is lost or damaged, the appliance
must not be used.
Rewireable plug
The colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in a
rewireable plug. Rewireable plugs should only be replaced by a
suitably competent person.
If in doubt, consult a qualified
The BLUE wire must be connected to the
terminal marked with the letter N
The BROWN wire must be connected to the
terminal marked with the letter L
The GREEN & YELLOW wire must be
connecting to the terminal marked with the
letter E or the earth symbol
Recycling electrical products
This marking indicates that this product should not be
disposed with other household wastes throughout the EU. To
prevent possible harm to the environment or human health
from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return
your used device, please use the return and collection systems
or contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They
can take this product for environmental safe recycling.
If you encounter any problems
with this product please call our
customer care team on
0345 640 30 30
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Produced in China for
Argos Limited,
489 – 499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW. UK.
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