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We are having a little problem locating a kettle 800/1000W but with a longish lead,when you look at the descriptions they don’t mention the length and we are currently having to do a bit of a balancing act which is dangerous in getting the heating base connected to the 240v outlet.

Any recommendations gratefully welcome.
 
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Why not just fit a longer lead to the kettle
Not so easy these days as the wiring is factory sealed.

or just use a shot extension lead from socket
Not safe or secure on a worktop.

Kettle leads are kept short for safety reasons.
Why not get a whistle kettle and use gas 👍
Gas would be a backword step when we have a system that copes with electric usage.

The leads used to be longer they are only about 70cm now.

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I have similar problem as 240 outlet under the overhead locker. The lead only just reaches the worktop as long as the kettle sits on the (often wet) sink draining board. ! An extension lead would just be an extra danger.
 

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The kettle sits on a prewired base.
Ah, you didn't mention that.

Ours at home was far too long, but you could actually dismantle the base on it, so I shortened the cable.
Can you dismantle your base to do the opposite?
 

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Ah, you didn't mention that.

Ours at home was far too long, but you could actually dismantle the base on it, so I shortened the cable.
Can you dismantle your base to do the opposite?
I was answering the OP who did mention it "getting the heating base connected to the 240v outlet."
Edit: and Lenny HB has mentioned dismantling the base.
 
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We have a 240 socket under the extractor on our Hymer, it’s above the sink.
I’ve got a short extension with 3 socket’s which is plugged into socket and then across to near cooker , fixed on side wall.
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We have this kettle for the motorhome. The flex is 70cm but it should be possible to open it up and fit a longer flex.


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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions it seems extending the lead is the way to go, l will have another look at the connection on the base.
 
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It alway amazes me on our Burstner there is a 240 volt socket facing downwards under the locker above the sink, so any steam from the sink rises straight up to it??
 

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Another reason many conventional kettle leads are short, is to prevent numpties filling from the tap without unplugging the kettle first from the supply.
 

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Another reason many conventional kettle leads are short, is to prevent numpties filling from the tap without unplugging the kettle first from the supply.
I don't think I've seen an electric kettle that has a lead directly on it for many years.
 
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I don't think I've seen an electric kettle that has a lead directly on it for many years.
Here you go Lenny, our travel kettle, dual voltage, but with a short lead. Had this quite a while, but it's shape makes it really useful for suitcases.
Mike.

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Here you go Lenny, our travel kettle, dual voltage, but with a short lead. Had this quite a while, but it's shape makes it really useful for suitcases.
Mike.

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I did say for many years but not what I was thinking l was thinking of one with an IEC socket.
Nearly all of them have a seperate base they sit on now.
 
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Would it not be possible to fit an additional 13amp outlet in the position you want it. Job done, nice short kettle lead and leaves the existing outlet for other items.
Well that's what I would do.

Geoff
 

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I think small electrical appliances have small leads because they have to be safe in the hands of people with small brains.

I'm replacing the lead on our 'van kettle and toaster and induction hob because the plug supply socket is too far from the only sensible worktop.

I won't be able to re-use the moulded on plugs but I have a good set of screwdrivers, and a stanley knife and I know which is which of brown blue & green.

The leads will run at the back of the worktop, away from danger and all will be well. Much better than struggling with appliances all crowded round the socket or competing with the gas hob & the sink.
 

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Another reason many conventional kettle leads are short, is to prevent numpties filling from the tap without unplugging the kettle first from the supply.
I think it's also to prevent the possibility of trailing wires hanging over the edge of the worktop & catching on stuff that results in the appliance getting pulled off. They're trying to take account of people who'd ideally not be allowed in the kitchen at all.

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