Westinghouse WKWKH148WH Electric Kettle Instructions

June 3, 2024

Electric Kettle Instructions



Follow basic safety precautions, including:

  1. To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse the mains plug, power base, or kettle in water or any other liquid. Do not use in the bathroom or near any source of water. Do not use outdoors.
  2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use the handles or knobs.
  3. Do not open the lid while the water is boiling.
  4. Take care when pouring, pour slowly, and do not overfill the kettle.
  5. Water can remain hot for a considerable time after boiling and can present a scald hazard. Keep the kettle, power base and mains lead away from the edge of worktops and out of the reach of children.
  6. Do not allow the mains lead to hang over the edge of the table or worktop, or anywhere where it may be accidentally caught or tripped over.
  7. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children.
  8. Unplug the power base from the wall socket when not in use, before repositioning and before cleaning. Allow the kettle to cool down fully before cleaning and before storing.
  9. Ensure that the lid is closed before switching the kettle on, otherwise, it may not automatically switch off.
  10. Check that the kettle is properly located on the power base before switching it on.
  11. Do not switch on unless the kettle contains at least 1 cupful of water, otherwise, the kettle may be damaged.
  12. Do not fill above the bottom of the max mark on the water level indicator (1.0/1.7 liters).
  13. Remove the kettle from its power base before filling or pouring.
  14. Do not place the kettle, power base or mains lead on or near any hot surface, hotplate, hot hob or burner.
  15. Do not use the kettle for any purpose other than heating water.
  16. Use the kettle only with the power base supplied (and vice versa).
  17. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. If the mains lead is damaged, it must be replaced by a special lead, which can be purchased by contacting customer service.
  18. Ensure that the lid is closed before switching on the kettle.



Westinghouse WKWKH148WH Retro Electric Kettle - Fig 1

1. Handle
2. Spout
3. Kettle (1.7L)
4. Temperature gauge
5. Ring knob| 6. Lid
7. Water level mark
8. ON/OFF switch
9. Power base (with cord storage)
10. Scale filter

NOTE: All images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product model.


  1. Remove all packaging from the kettle and power base.
  2. Rinse the interior of the kettle thoroughly before first use. Fill the kettle up to the “MAX” mark, boil and then discard the water. Repeat 2–3 times.
  3. The kettle is now ready for use.


  1. Remove the kettle from the power base.
  2. Open the lid by holding the handle with one hand and pulling up on the ring knob with your other hand.
  3. Fill the kettle with the desired amount of water. Do not fill below the minimum [MIN 1.0L] or above the maximum [MAX 1.7L] fill line marked on the water level gauge.
  4. Close the lid by pushing it firmly in place.
  5. Place the kettle on the power base and plug the cord into the wall socket.
  6. Press the ON/OFF switch to switch the kettle on. The switch illuminates when the kettle is on and turns off when the kettle is off. The kettle will switch off automatically when the water has boiled.
  7. To manually switch off the kettle at any time, lift the ON/OFF switch.
  8. Unplug the kettle from the wall socket when it is not in use.


  • Do not overfill the kettle, as boiling water may splash out from the spout or lid, resulting in scalding.
  • Ensure that the ON/OFF switch is clear of obstructions and that the lid is properly closed. The kettle will not switch off automatically if the ON/OFF switch is obstructed or the lid is open.
  • Never open the lid while the water is boiling.
  • Always switch off the kettle before removing it from the power base.


The temperature gauge on the kettle shows the temperature of the water inside the kettle, allowing you to make tea, coffee or hot beverages at the optimal temperature.

If the kettle is accidentally switched on empty or with insufficient water, the boil dry feature will automatically cut off the power supply. Lift the kettle from the power base and let it cool down before refilling it with water. Fill the kettle with water up to the “MAX” marking to reset the boil- dry protection.
Avoid boiling the kettle dry, as this may damage the appliance or shorten its lifespan.


DANGER OF ELECTROCUTION! Unplug the kettle from the wall socket and let it cool down before cleaning.
DANGER OF ELECTROCUTION! Do not immerse the kettle, power base, electric cord, or plug in water or any other liquids. Never rinse them under the tap or expose
them to moisture. Keep all electrical parts dry. Failure to observe this warning may cause a fire or life-threatening injury by electric shock.

CAUTION: Do not use solvents, chemical or abrasive cleaning agents, wire brushes, sharp objects or scouring pads to clean the kettle or the power base.

General cleaning

  1. Remove the kettle from the power base. Empty the kettle and rinse the inside with water thoroughly.
  2. Wipe the outside of the kettle and the plastic parts of the power base with a soft cloth moistened with water or mild dish detergent. Dry thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth.
  3. Ensure that all connectors and sockets are kept dry.

Cleaning the scale filter
Depending on the hardness of the water in your area, the scale present in tap water may give your drinking water a cloudy or white appearance. The scale filter in your kettle helps prevent scale particles from being poured into your drink. Clean the scale filter regularly, especially when there are visible mineral deposits and pouring is affected. To clean the scale filter, remove it from the kettle and clean it with a soft brush under the tap. Reattach it to the kettle after cleaning.

Descale your kettle regularly to maintain efficient performance. Limescale and hard mineral deposits may build up inside the kettle over time, which slows down the boiling process.

To descale with a commercially available descaling solution: Choose a descaler suitable for plastic kettles, and follow the package instructions.

To descale with white vinegar:

  1. Remove the scale filter from the kettle.
  2. Fill the kettle with 1 liter of water and boil.
  3. Add 0.7 liters of white vinegar to the “MAX” marking. Do not boil.
  4. Immerse the scale filter inside the vinegar solution.
  5. Leave the vinegar solution in the kettle overnight.
  6. Discard the vinegar solution the next morning, and rinse the inside of the kettle thoroughly.
  7. Clean the scale filter with a soft brush under the tap, rinse it thoroughly and reattach it to the kettle.
  8. Fill the kettle with fresh water up to the “MAX” marking. Bring to a boil and then discard the water. Repeat a few times.

Descale your kettle once every 3 months if you live in an area with soft water, or once every month if you live in an area with hard water. Regular descaling ensures proper function and saves energy.


If you do not intend to use the appliance for an extended period, store it carefully.

  • Unplug the appliance.
  • Store the appliance in a cool and dry place.


This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed of 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 environmentally safe recycling.


Model Voltage Rated Power Capacity Frequency

WKWKH148WH| 220-240V~| 1850-2200W| 1.7L| 50-60Hz

If you have questions or concerns about your product, please visit our website: www.westinghousehomeware.com, or contact our overseas offices/agents.
In line with our policy of continuous product development, we reserve the right to change product, packaging and documentation specifications without prior notice.

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