- Icona KBO2001
Kettle has an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The lid is metal with no plastic on the inside. The water level is easy to read. The kettle boils relatively quickly, although similar to other kettles we have owned. This kettle is quite. There is a small light to indicate it is boiling but this is sufficient. The lid can be hard to remove and put back in completely. There are some small scratches after six months of use appearing on the interface between the lid and the rim. Overall decent kettle, so far so good.
Purchased in November 2020.
Love the colour!
Looks great. Works well.. and I make about 20 cups of tea per day, so I'm pretty tough on kettles. I've had it a few months now, and it's still going strong. Yeah, the price was a bit high, but still lower than everywhere else.
Purchased in August 2020 at Amazon for $99.00.
Great product, beautiful design but very loud.
We purchased this kettle in 2017 with matching 4 slice toaster.
We loved the design and how it compliments other Delonghi appliances (coffee machine). It has served us well for nearly 4 years, however, it is very loud. Aside from that, functioned well and served its purpose: boil water and look nice in the kitchen.
Purchased in May 2017 at David Jones.
SOOO NOISY ! WAY TO LOUD
It's a kettle, looks good and works well however it's SO loud you have to stop talking / turn the tv right up when it's on. Definately would not buy another one. My mum also has one with exactly the same issue. Get this kettle is you are deaf lol
Stylish, noisy, slow, rusty and dangerous.
The noisiest kettle I have ever owned. Can’t hear the tv or hold a conversation. Cannot use if someone is sleeping!
Takes too long to boil.
Bottom of the kettle has a black rust within months. Water tastes burned.
Difficult to refill. Stiff lid is a struggle. Measure is useless, allowing over boil.
Dangerously hot to touch!
Purchased in August 2019 at Myer for $139.00.
Chic looks, fragile design
We bought this in red along with a matching DeLonghi toaster as they were quite stylish but it proved be a big mistake. I'll discuss aesthetics firstly, and the good looks didn't last long before the chrome ring around the lower section began peeling off. Then the black vent on the lid simply cracked in half with one side simply falling off exposing bare rusted metal to conveniently burn yourself on every time you try to remove the lid to refill. And that is quite an effort too. It is stubborn to take off and put back on again, as someone el...se referred to. The water level indicator running along the back is pointless as it never accurately displays the true volume of water leading to more hand burning as I'm left to remove the broken top to check the level. Apart from the fact that the chrome and plastic (or is it Bakelite?) lid broke, this is one of the noisiest kettles I've ever heard, or owned. I have to turn it off to hear conversation from someone talking to me in the same room, and I have to turn the volume on the TV in the next room up to continue hearing any show I'm watching until the kettle boils and turns itself off. I could not recommend this kettle to anyone, and I'll be staying away from DeLonghi in future. I guess that'll teach me for choosing design over function (but to be fair, I couldn't do a sound check in the store).
RUSTY AFTER A MONTH
It has taken 2 weeks to get rid of the very tinny taste. Also 3 weeks later the inside has rusted . Taking it back to good guys today as not happy. I absolutely love the look of it and was so excited to buy it but very dissappointed! Going for a different brand. I thought $100 for a kettle was steep and it is if it rusts within the month.
Purchased in August 2020 at The Good Guys for $94.00.
Wouldn’t buy a new one
Loud, very loud for a premium kettle, taste is fine. It’s slower than most, but that’s because of the 1.7l volume, which is larger than most.
Had this kettle now for 5 yrs now, average 3 boils a day, but it disappointed me from the very first year for what you would be touting the looks. The chrome started peeling the first year and asked if something could be done about, the staff at the good guys said it wasn’t an issue that could be resolved.
Purchased in April 2015 at The Good Guys for $129.00.
Worst kettle design possible
The lid is very difficult to come off or get back in. When it does come off, the residual moisture trapped in the lid gets everywhere. The water meter does not reflects the actual water level. The last bit of water would never come out without spilling everywhere. The worst is that it takes like 3 times the time to boil the same amount of water with other kettles. The worst possible kettle ever.
Purchased in January 2019.
My first kettle lasted about 2 yrs then stopped working so we bought another one and same thing happened after 2 yrs stopped working , expected more for the price these sell for. Wouldn’t buy another one
Purchased in January 2018.
Best kettle I’ve ever owned.
This is definitely the best kettle I’ve ever owned. The pouring spout is perfect, never spills a drop, it doesn’t leak when boiling, and the water tastes great.
It wasn’t cheap, but definitely worth the extra money, plus it looks great in my kitchen (I got the dark blue), doesn’t even show finger marks like most other kettles do. Highly recommend!!
Purchased at Myer for $139.00.
A quality product with a stylish look and great colour. Works well and gives that extra look to our kitchen.Just bought another kettle along with the matching toaster as backup, incase DeLonghi changes the design. Love the look.
November 14th 2019 Update: Great design
Had this kettle for three years now and have just bought a back up one as Delonghi seem to be changing there design and I wanted to keep the look in our kitchen.
The quality is top notch and this little work horse never misses a beat.
Good quality finish as well.
Would definitely recommend.
Purchased in November 2019 at Peter's of Kensington for $89.00.
This kettle has lasted me 4 years!!! And I have tea around 3 times a day. Very impressed with it, except only recently it has started to leak when I tip it to pour water into my mug. Otherwise.. i think it lasted pretty well for a kettle that gets used so much.
Looks good. Bought from Myers.
Water tastes fine, level hard to see. Speed of boiling okay. Colour very nice. Downhill from here. Lid is very tinny and ill fitting. The worst fault is how quickly the inside base discolours. Every couple of days I boil a couple of cut lemons in it to remove the stains. Even this doesn't work 100% each time. My old cheap red Kmart kettle leaves this expensive one for dead. Glad I didn't throw it out!
Purchased in April 2019 at Myers.
Don't judge toaster and kettle by its cover!!
I have always admired De Longhi products but they were a little out of my price range. Last year one of the major supermarkets offered a De Longhi package deal which I could afford. Well, I was really impressed with their beautiful pastel colours instead of traditional silver or black and I thought how well the pale blue toaster and kettle would look in my kitchen, so I bought them on the spot!
Here's the judging by cover part; I have always thought that De Longhi was a good brand, unfortunately, the products I purchased quickly turned to disa...ppointment! The kettle spout is too narrow to allow a stream of water to fill up the kettle. I started to use this way to fill the kettle after the lid kept falling into my cup! The lid requires a resounding bang for it stay on. The 4 slice toaster though is the big disappointment; there are 6 browning settings on the toaster and turning the somewhat tinny knob to 4.5 setting it will still only toast one side and barely the other; I don't know how many times I have to toast the bread twice to get a decent colour. I have had a $10 jug in the past, the same with a toaster, and, even though they were as cheap as chips, I had more bang for my buck as the expression goes!
Purchased for $130.00.
Questions & Answers
Is the kettle noisy? I currently have a Bosch kettle and it's really noisy any advise?
My Delonghi kettle is not noisy and the bottom part doesn’t get hot only towards the spout as I have to be careful of my special needs children as they like to try and touch hot things. Try the Delonghi as I have in my photo. Good luck
I have a delonghi kettle kb02001r I would like to clean it on the inside as it almost look like a cooper colour inside.I bought a kettle cleaner and the instructions on the bottle says not to use it on aluminium or magnesium alloy kettles. What is the interior of this kettle and what do you recomend to clean the kettle interior with?
Thanking you in anticipation for your reply.
I've never used a "kettle cleaner" as such. What I have done in the past is cut up a lemon into chunks, pop them in the kettle with water level at MAX and boil twice. Empty out the lemon and water. Refill with clean water and boil. Rinse and repeat. Good to go. I've done this with all of my kettles over the years, whether they be metal or plastic and have had no issues. Mum and Nan passed this down to me :)
I was told the same method by a friend and it worked wonders. Thanks for the tip.
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|Features||360° Swivel Base and Water Gauge|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Release date||June 2010|
- GTIN13: 8004399771543, 8004399771550 and 8004399771574
- MPN: KBO2001BK and KBO2001R
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