Now Available At Target: The Cordless Tea Kettle

Would it technically be possible to have a cordless electric tea kettle? It doesn’t exist yet (Dyson is probably working on it as we speak) but in the reality-free zone that is Target, anything is possible. And cordless tea kettles come with a generous amount of cord storage.

Justin took a screen capture and sent this note:


Can someone explain this to me? I was looking for a tea kettle online and came across the West Bend 1.75-qt. Cordless Kettle on Target’s website.

The description states:

“This West Bend 1.75-qt. CORDLESS kettle has a 1500-watt/200-volt heating base with an AC CORD, so you can boil water anywhere there’s a power outlet.” (emphasis added)

Why didn’t they just call it electric?

Obviously it’s not a big deal, I just thought it was funny and wanted to share.

No, it’s not a hard-hitting consumer issue. But it’s very silly.

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