Dissapointed: great design, low practicality
For such a reputable brand and nice design, it is not practical for the following reasons:
- the body of the kettle get extremely hot when the water boiled, which does not happen with a cheaper kettle in plastic;
- the lid is very hard to pull and place it back! it spreads the water all over the place;
- it is extremely noisy;
- and there is steam coming out from the place where the on/ off button is!
Previously, I had a cheap plastic kettle I bought for 10euro and none of these problems happened!
Do not advise buying one! very disappointed!
Hot body, noisy, lid jard to pull, steam coming out from below the body of kettle!
I LOVE this kettle. I only found out about it because of product review. I was thinking of buying a breville BKE260 but it had some scathing reviews and i hardly buy anything without researching it on here first! One of the reviewers mentioned the Delonghi kettle as being really good and far better than the Breville. So i looked it up on the internet and fell in love with the design of it straight away. I like to have a kettle that looks a little bit different because it's always on the bench and we always have to look at it many times a day. I...dont want an ugly boring kettle. At the moment it's the pride of the kitchen :) I would like to give the kettle 5 stars but i have to take 1 star off for Delonghi's customer service.:( I purchased the glossy pearl white colour. It looks decorative, elegant and stylish. The lid comes off to fill it and it's easy to pour because it has a pointed spout and the handle supports the weight of the kettle really well. Very comfortable to use. Boils quickly and quietly. Was very hard to find! I read a recommendation for this kettle and tried to buy it from any of the big name chain stores myer, harvey norman, good guys etc etc.., but no one stocked them. So i tried Delonghi's website to buy it online but they only sell replacement parts or accessories, not a 'whole' product, So i emailed Delonghi to find out where in Melbourne i could buy one and guess what....i didn't get a response! Anyway i found an online shop called insane deals and they sent it to me and it still worked out cheaper than full RRP. Yay for insane deals!
Style over Substance
We have upgraded from a rather slow and loud stovetop kettle to the Delonghi Icona. We purchased this kettle from Harvey Normans in the white. It is an absolutely gorgeous looking kettle, it's heavy and easy to recognize as good quality. Having read previous reviews on this site, I thought I was purchasing a rather quiet kettle but I haven't found this to be the case - it is not at all quiet except for when it turns off! I don't think it makes an exceptional cup of tea like others are claiming either. If you want a beautiful accessory in your kitchen that is good quality but in all essence works as well as your average kettle then this is a good choice.
Pretty, good quality
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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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