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5 Epic Mug Fails

Sometimes a freak incident during manufacturing causes products to come out a little differently than they’re supposed to and sometimes manufacturers just get it plain wrong.

Whatever the cause of these fails, we can’t help but think that maybe someone should have checked the products just one last time…

Well, this seems a little hard to handle.

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We reckon Batman has something to say about this...

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Correct diagram for coffee? Check. Mug the right way up? Whoops.

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    Hmmm, we're not too sure this nail polish marble trick works.

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      You know what they say: "looks can be deceiving"

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        So what about you? Have you seen any mug fails better than these? Send them to us over Facebook & Twitter.

        Published on: Sep 15, 2017

        How to get the best from your Vektra kettle

        We all want to get the best we can out of our products, whether that means taking a little extra time to do something or following certain steps down to a T.

        Here we take a look at the best way to improve the performance and longevity of your Vektra kettle as you take on a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

        how to care for your Vektra kettle

        1. Never fill your kettle past the maximum mark

        There’s a metal maximum marker located in the kettle for a reason! When the water inside reaches boiling point it starts to bubble and slosh around which can cause most kettles to overflow. Although this hasn’t been found to happen with a Vektra, thanks to the anti-spill lid, it does still mean that there is less space for the water to travel. Long story short - treat your kettle with kindness and respect!

        2. Fill the kettle to just below the maximum mark for water later in the day

        We’ve just mentioned never to overfill your kettle, however, to maximise usage you should fill it to just under the marker for more cups in over an hours’ time. As our kettle also acts as a flask/carafe, the vacuum element to it keeps your water hot for up to 4 hours. This means that if you know that you’ll be wanting another drink in the next few hours, you might as well fill it up with another cup worth to keep you going in that time without having to re-boil.

        3. Carry your kettle with you to a different room

        If you’re planning a tea party that WON’T be taking place in the kitchen, there’s no reason why you can’t take your kettle with you after boiling. The cool touch body and vacuum element to this kettle means that your water will stay hot as you chat and no-one (including children) will burn themselves on it as it stands proud on the coffee table.

        4. Don’t forget to descale your kettle if there is a limescale build-up

        Like any kettle, the Vektra can build-up on limescale if left too long without cleaning and clearing. Even though limescale isn’t bad for you (it’s a build-up of calcium) it can be detrimental to your kettle and wallet. This is because a kettle with too much limescale takes longer to heat, therefore, more energy and effort is used for your kettle to get your water to boiling point. To learn how to clean your kettle naturally, read our ‘The eco-friendly way to descale your kettle’ article.

        5. Treat your kettle with care

        It goes without saying but treat your kettle with the utmost care and respect. You wouldn’t drop your phone or bang it about and you certainly wouldn’t put anything on or in it that shouldn’t be there so why treat your kettle any differently? It’s a mystery to us why some people pour liquid other than water into their kettles but, as they say, who are we to judge?

        Are you using your Vektra efficiently or are you finding that you’re underutilising it?

        Published on: Sep 08, 2017

        Top 5 moon mugs to take your drinks to new heights

        In celebration of the first moon landing, which happened on the 20th of July in 1969, we’ve been scouring Pinterest for the best moon cups to enjoy a good ol’ brew from our Vektra kettle in.

        Here are our top five finds:

        Moon Landing Teacup – Otter Valley Vintage Etsy Shop


        Moon Landing Tea Cup, Vintage Duchess Tea Cup, Moon Landing Commemorative Cup, Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, Neil Armstrong, Richard Nixon by OtterValleyVintage on Etsy

        Extremely detailed and made from fine china, this teacup is dedicated to the men that made that first trip something truly remarkable.

        Cosmos Mug – Urban Outfitters

          Awesome stuff for you & your space More

        Available in black and white, and detailed with flecks of gold moons and stars, these mugs are simple and perfect for both the older and younger generation alike.

        Stay Wild Moon Child – So Super Awesome


        If there ever was such a fun and quirky motto, this would be it. We don’t know what a moon child is but we definitely want to be one now!  

        Gothic Moon – Freida


        Into the Gothic chic look, this is definitely a mug for you to take into consideration. Bathed in black, grey and pink, we would definitely rate this for its out-of-this-world craft work!

        Raven Moon – Etsy


        Made to Order Black and White Raven Moon Tree by TheMuddyRaven, $39.00

        Prefer the darker side of the moon? This is one for those who love creepy, horror-inspired images. We’re not too sure whether that’s a raven or a demon though?

        Which one’s your favourite?

        Published on: Jul 21, 2017

        Competition Time!

        Fancy winning yourself one of our brand new Vektra kettles?

        Get yourself on Facebook and check out Hart of Stur’s competition!

        A simple game of spot the difference could land you a stylish, energy efficient, money saving kettle. All you have to do is visit their page, and send Harts of Stur your answer. Simple!

        The winner will be picked on Friday 10th February.

        Best of luck to you all!

        The Vektra Team

        Published on: Jan 12, 2017

        See you at Exclusively Housewares!

        Don’t miss I.Grunwerg on stands 136 and 138 at Exclusively Housewares on the 14th and 15th June, 2016 at the Business Design Centre in London!

        We will be showcasing brand new products in our biggest ranges such as Global Knives, Benriner and Pioneer!

        We will also have an exciting competition for you all…. So don’t miss out! Register here.

        The Vektra Team


        Published on: May 04, 2016


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