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1. (WO2001001830) A KETTLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/001830    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/002354
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 01 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A47J 27/21
Applicants: COULTON, Robert, Mark, Brett
Inventors: COULTON, Robert, Mark, Brett
Title: A KETTLE
Abstract:
A kettle for boiling water, said kettle comprising a vessel (2; 102) and a heating element (14, 15; 139) characterised in that said heating element (14, 15; 139) is external to said vessel (2; 102). A kettle for boiling water, said kettle comprising a vessel (2; 102) and a heating element (14, 15; 139), said vessel (2; 102) being at least partly internally coated with surface energy reducing layer and said heating element (14, 15; 139) being located so that it does not contact liquid in the vessel (2; 102). A kettle for boiling water, said kettle comprising a vessel (2), a heating element (14, 15), and a docking unit (41) wherein said docking unit (41) is provided with one of a male and female electrical (13, 44) connector and said kettle is provided with the other of said male and female electrical connector (13, 44) characterised in that said connectors are located in the centre of a surface of contact between the vessel and the docking unit (41). A kettle for boiling water, said kettle comprising a vessel (102) and a heating element (139) characterised in that said vessel (102) is detachable from said heating element. A kettle for boiling water, said kettle comprising a vessel (2; 102) and a heating element (14, 15; 139) characterised in that said heating element (14, 15; 139) comprises electrical heating means which transfers heat substantially by radiant heat.