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Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London

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Good grief ...

... a bit of research shows that a common complaint is that poor build quality (and it's £100!) causes the lid fit to deteriorate over time. At this point the kettle boils for several minutes before switching off despite the fact that it has a temperature sensor to allow you to select various lukewarm modes to avoid "burning your tea" (really?) So despite all the electronics (which would seem to allow the function to be a couple of extra lines in the firmware code) it looks like the off-switch is a conventional steam activated affair of the kind that allows current electric kettles to turn your kitchen into a sauna if the lid isn't quite on. This is bad enough on a kettle you switch on yourself, but on one that can be switched on remotely? All that technology and it doesn't have a fail-safe switch-off at 100℃ ...

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