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.
- Icona KBO2001
- Verified purchase
Looks nice but noisy
Love the look of this kettle!! The lid is a little hard to remove when filling and the water level feature is hiding under the handle which makes it a little hard to see. The element is hidden but it is noisy when boiling. But it looks smart with its glossy finish.
Purchased in June 2019 at Qantas store for $120.00.
A nice kettle
The kettle I purchased was lovely to look at, the water books quite quickly when full and has a great water level indicator. It’s a stylish, simple design which would match many styles of homes.
I was disappointed with the chrome that is on the lid and around the base of the kettle as it peeled and chipped off soon after purchase. This was a real negative as I paid for a great product which it wasn’t in the end.
Stylish but needs a few design issues fixed
Purchased about 3 weeks ago from The Good Guys in silver with the matching 4 slice toaster (look up my toaster review) & so far it’s still working yay! After comparing so many average kettles on the market this seemed to be the best out of the bunch despite price. After using it we are finding the base is frustrating to manage. It’s so thin & light that the cord won’t stay locked into the cut out groove. We have to duct tape it in. The handle is slippery & dangerous due to a smooth high gloss finish open ended design with no grip. Perhaps next ...model should consider safety of the handle design. The water indicator is opaque making it difficult to read at times & the internal mesh filter is a bit tricky to remove & clean. If only it came with a flip lid and heavier base that locks the cord in place it would be perfect otherwise. Apart from the above we like the size, the colour range, the vintage style and the pouring spout is very good with not one drip.
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys Physical store.
Water level indicator is opaque
Having unboxed the kettle from Goodguys, and topped up water for first time , the plastic water level tube is opaque and my elderly parents want to know idiot would make it like that. :)
Fair comment from people who have seen a few kettles come and go over 85 years. I think this one is going to go because of that annoying issue...
Manufacture Date wanted
The kettle no longer boils water properly & will not boil again for sometime until after it cools down. Can anyone tell me when it was manufactured as I was told I purchased it in 2013 which I feel is not correct. I did purchase extra warranty however this was after another brand of kettle started to leak and was returned to supplier.
I purchased both the Vintage Icona Kettle and Toaster. After 6 months of moderate use, (1 adult and 1 teenager) the kettle started to fade its Colour (blue). The toaster hasn't faded at all. As they sit on the bench side by side, it is very noticeable. The kettle works perfectly with no rust or scale build up, however am pretty disappointed as I paid a lot for it.
Icons vintage kettles
After two years kettle started to pack up as when boiling the water it cuts out as the switch is faulty and no parts to fix the problem just another throw away and buy a new one then the winge about land fill but as I say no spare parts for these kettles
Paint is peeling
The kettle works fine, but the paint is peeling and the the plastic top of the lid is cracked soon after purchase. There is scale on outside of the kettle, but we don't know how to remove it without removing the paint with it. Doesn't look good any more. Expensive kettle, but the quality is disappointing.
Takes forever to boil!
seems all good, but takes forever to boil! Takes 5:48 to boil. Unsure if this is the norm for all kettles? This is when it is full, will be timing when it is not full as that seems to take the same amount of time too. Will update review when I have timed it from not full.
Love the look but not the noise
I had to check other peoples reviews on this kettle as guest have mentioned the noise coming from it. After hearing this, I have taken note of other kettles and this one does emitt more noise.
Besides that it looks great. Haven't had any issues with rust as mentioned by other reviewers
works well, but exterior deteriorated quickly
We love the look of this kettle, and it works well, but after 2 years of use in an average household the "chrome" is peeling off to reveal the plastic beneath, and the "enamel" has chipped. It now looks tattered and unsightly, not what I expected when I bought what I thought was a top of the range kettle.
Love the kettle - hate the rust
I love this kettle, but it rusted inside in just 6 months. I was very careful to never leave water just sitting in there having read other reviews when I bought the kettle. I gambled that surely DeLonghi would've fixed this issue... Apparently not. Love the look of the kettle and it's not too loud.
Disappointed but being corrected
I purchased my Delonghi black kettle, with a matching toaster in May 2011. The kettle stained inside on the bottom almost immediately on using it - Melbourne water which is pretty good quality! It has been used about twice every day, with the exception of being overseas for 6 weeks, now it doesn't boil at all!! Very disappointed with this, as it has been treated with care - one middle aged user. I thought the warranty was only 6 months, but have just called customer care to be told it is 12 months. I have now taken it to the repairer as advised by cust care, but will be without a kettle between 2 - 4 weeks!
Just over 6 months and no longer works - Bad Value
Questions & Answers
|Category||Electric Kettles||Electric Kettles|
|Features||360° Swivel Base and Water Gauge|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Release date||June 2010|
- GTIN13: 8004399771550
- MPN: KBO2001W and KBOT2001AZ
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