We've been using a Krups electric tea kettle (model #856) for
a few years and it has been great, but it recently developed
a small leak.
Does anyone know whether this can be fixed?...or should we just
get a new kettle? Thanks.
My only suggestion would be to use a two part epoxy if it is just a
crack in the plastic. Seal it fromt he outside not the inside to
minimize water contact with the epoxy. Or if you want to be adventurous
you can heat up a piece of metal and use it to re-melt the plastic to
If it isn't plastic, then you'd have to decide if anyhing will seal it.
Possibly a two part epoxy would still work.
I'd say a few years got your money's worth, and it may be time to move
on. Zojirushi makes excellent electric kettles and I think many here
would easily recommend them. They cost a bit more but should wear like
best of luck,
I'd agree here -- maybe it's time for a new one? Where's the crack?
I personally though like the control I have over a regular electric
kettle, rather than a Zojirushi, which boils and reboils water without
instant control. The cost certainly is a factor as well.