Looks nice, stopped working @13 months.
Yes - looks great. Functional too.
Lid is a little stiff to get off.
Sad part was when it stopped working at 13 months. DeLonghi have agreed to replace it... after some phone calls. Not sure we will buy any more DeLonghi stuff; did not expect it to fail so soon.
Kettle has stopped working!
After 7 months the kettle has just stopped working. Little orange light comes on but water does not boil. Australian Delonghi won't replace it as it was bought in the UK. Not good enough when it says it comes with a warranty period of 1 year. Very disappointed as i bought it with the matching toaster.
So very disappointed
Bought the kettle and toaster from Harvey Norman. I really couldn't afford it but thought if it was expensive it had to be good. Very cheap bits on it. Now it has decided to heat up to a certain point (not boiling). Now I have to throw out over $100. Not impressed. I thought it was a trusted brand, never again.
Brittle Plastic that is Not Heat Resistant
I have had several of these kettles CRACK literally. One time was the water level indicator. Another time included the area just beneath the water level indicator. Another instance was when the base cracked.
I'm not sure how safe it is to use, but I wouldn't take my chances with this kettle. The newer models ditch the metal altogether and opt for plastic. That's a recipe for disaster as you might see from the other reviews on that model.
Too much hassle getting it sent in to get fixed.
Paint peeling off kettle
I bought the matching pair as I loved the red colour. I noticed when I boiled the kettle the red colour changed to a depper red over time the paint has been peeling off. The toaster is still the same lovely red but the kettle looks terrible with paint peeling of and showing the metal underneath, it is still working fine. Disappointed.
Thin plastic base
Purchased this kettle with toaster to match one month ago. Had no problems with the toaster. The kettle was really noisy and very heavy. You could not see where to fill the kettle as the water tank was underneath the handle. You also felt like you had to keep filling it to the maximum even after 2 cups. Also I did not like that it had a black cable, so was very noticeable on the work top.
Had to return them back to John Lewis due to the base of the kettle being cracked where the cable attaches underneath the base. Looking at the base, it looks...
Flybuys purchase. Not what I hoped for, very tinny, unstable on the base, hard to fill via the spout and the lid is not easy to remove. the would not purchase again if I have to replace it. I think they are specifically made for flybuys as other models seem better quality.
Bought the matching kettle and toaster thinking costs more but great brand.Will last!
Unfortunately it rusted near the element and became noisy when boiling within 2 months, sent the info to De Longhi who recommended a return to store.Returned it and swiftly got a new one.
Excited went home and boiled the kettle, whisper quiet and thinking we had a one off misfortune, a lemon so to speak.
This kettle slowly got noisier after 4 weeks and Bingo rusting again.....so frustrated as its not going to last.If I take it back and get something else it...
second one, but no more!
Bought my first ICONA in Pearl White and matching 4 slice toaster nearly 5 years ago. Replaced the kettle 2 years ago due to the first one leaking and rusting on the outside (wasn't too fussed as we are heavy users) bought a second one only to have the chrome trim of the lid deteriorate in just 12 months. Currently looking to replace both the kettle and toaster (toaster is fine but want to match)
Oh and we are on filtered rain water, so have the rust/brown marks inside too...
Lovely, but flawed
I really liked the look of this kettle; quite stylish for the kitchen and the same colour as our food processor. (The DeLonghi Sherbet kettle matched the Breville Sherbet Food Whizz better than the new Breville Sherbet kettle we have!)
No complaints really except that it started rusting just inside the lid and on the kettle where it made contact with the lid within 2-3 weeks. I started cleaning it away with the intention of just living with it, but really, it wasn't good enough. We replaced it with a Smart Kettle and the one thing I miss is the freedom to boil a smaller amount of water; the Smart Kettle has a minimum of 500mL. Pity. The look was awesome.
Nice and pretty but Leaking
We have used well for about 1.5 years, but it was start leaking at the base.
one day we leave this onto our ceramic stove, and due to the leaking water our stove top was damaged and we paid to replace fuse box.
Now due to the newborn, we have to boil the water more often, i bought another one. (Can't afford wipe out the water all the time)
ABSOLUTE MESS !!
Loved the look of kettle as we had renovated our old kitchen and it suited our new one. At beginning I found kettle to be no problems as have purchased DeLonghi before. After reading other bad reviews of this item, yes I also found rust on the inside upper area and lid is tight but I just turned it back and forth a few times and it came off easily when I would clean out inside. It wasn't until the kettle was 5 months old that we noticed an adhesive substance leaking out of every join, crack etc, including kettle handle and especially the spout....It was an absolute mess and smelt terrible. The substance leaked from all edges of the spout so bad, that we couldn't clean or remove the staining it left behind to the main body. Over a few weeks, all the substance had leaked out of all edges of the spout and solidified into a disgusting mess. As Im left handed, I always have the spout facing away from me. So unfortunately I didn't realise that water was slowly dripping from the base of the spout on the outside of kettle. As all the adhesive had seeped out of the spout, water would leak out of the spout when it would boil or when I would pour the water, hence when I rested the kettle one day after pouring a drink, the water had already seeped into the kettle power base and the whole thing blew up. The kettle and the lid flew out of the base and the power point had melted and was smoking out, and I also received a decent electrical shock. Whether there was a bad batch with this Model, its no excuse, especially when I have a husband and teenage children who used it as well. Never, never again will I purchase DeLonghi,
Rusted within a week.
My icona kettle was a birthday present this year (April 2014) i have returned it 3 times, each time because of rust Inside at the bottom. My latest started rusting within 1 week. It is now June 2014 and I have exchanged 3 of these kettles and i am very disappointed. Don't waste your time.
Rusted inside at the bottom.
Short life span
I purchased my beautiful blue DeLonghi kettle along with a four slice toaster about 18 months ago and although I did find the lid very tight to remove was very happy with the looks and performance until about 2 mths ago when the kettle just wouldn't work any more. Considering how much I paid for this kettle I certainly would expect it to last a lot longer than that. I have had cheap kettles which have lasted 10 times longer so I now have a cheap0 kambrook and the blue kettle just sits there as a decorator piece.
Didn't last longer than 18 mths
DeLonghi Icona vintage Kettle
After I purchased the kettle, I found the kettle lid to be very tight and required a lot of strength to remove lid.
I was told to fill it through the spout. If needed cleaning to bad the sales person said they were all the same, I agree with similar reviews
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|Category||Electric Kettles||Electric Kettles|
|Features||360° Swivel Base and Water Gauge|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Release date||June 2010|
- GTIN13: 8004399771550
- MPN: KBO2001W and KBOT2001AZ
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