Stylish and functional kettleArtisan KEK1222
Love this kettle
Easy to keep clean
Doesn’t take up too much real estate in my kitchen
Cute mini kettleArtisan KEK1222
I brought this as I wanted this to go with my toaster. It is like a mini kettle, I’ve had no issues with this as i have had this less than a month 20% discountShow details
Kitchen Aid Kettle v disappointingArtisan KEK1222
I bought a kitchen aid kettle KEK1565AER 1.5L Design Kettle - Empire Red from David Jone online and was v alarm and disappointed when I saw the corrosion on the upper edge of the kettle has corrosion and formed a rusty rim after a few times used. The kettle arrived on 27 Sept 2022 and I wrote in a complaint on 2 Oct 2022. The response was again disappointing stating "The "rust-like" appearance at the bottom of a kettle may be just a harmless buildup of minerals called limescale". There were 2 photos attached which showed the corrosion (rusty) o... Read moren the top rim of the kettle- the customer service who response didnt even look at the photos attached. This is my first purchase of this premium brand and is totally appalled of the poor quality of product.
Plastic parts inside and signs of corrosion in less than 12 months.Artisan KEK1222
This review is for the KEK1222ASX Stainless Steel version, 11 months since purchase.
I purchased this kettle because I read a review (https://homegearx.com/safest-electric-kettle-without-plastic/) where it said that it has no plastic parts inside.
It does - it has a plastic scale filter and plastic handle connection points. I contacted the reviewer. Got no reply.
At the time I also contacted Appliances Online and also Kitchenaid. No reply from Appliances Online, but KitchenAid were very responsive and helpful. KitchenAid offered a replace... Read morement, but it also had plastic, so I said don't bother. At the time they said "We used to have an item which was purely stainless steel but we no longer stock it." Anyway, I continued to use it for 11 months, it now has a fine black powder in the bottom that I have washed out a few times. Not sure if its the plastic parts inside or not, but I won't be using this kettle any more as I am concerned with the breakdown of plastics after boiling many times.
Functional but nothing specialArtisan KEK1222
I was mislead to believe this was quiet and rapid boiling, but it's not. It takes as long as the cheap one I had before and makes the same horrible noise. Would return it if I could, not worth the money.Show details
The water smells and tastes like plasticArtisan KEK1222
I would have loved this kettle except for one problem. From day 1 it has had a plasticy smell and taste in the water. I thought after a year it would have cleared up. But no. It is still the same after all this time. I'm looking for a new kettle now. You would think when you pay $123 for a kettle it wouldn't be tainted with a plastic coating or whatever it is causing the smell and taste.Show details
Very disappointed with this product!Artisan KEK1222
The top coat next to the handle started to peel off after a bit more than 1 year of use. Also the bottom of the kettle looked rusted from the very beginning. I had to clean it with vinegar, lemon etc. very often so I can use it.Show details
Should last longerArtisan KEK1222
Less than 2 years old and this expensive kettle has failed. For what it cost, there is an expectation of longevity, however it's ultimate performance is no better than budget brands.
Bought from Peters of Kensington.
Looks great, irritating design, didn’t last longArtisan KEK1222
The kettle looks really swish but refilling is slightly irritating at best. Like most top handle kettles, it’s just a pain to refill. The kettle itself died after a little over a year so please keep the receipt. We foolishly threw ours out (like most people, I’d like to think). Painfully expensive lesson to learn, I guess...Show details
Not happyArtisan KEK1222
Very simple, nothing special, the inside has a strong smell of like steel after boiling water. Looks very cheap. No value for money. The bottom of the kettle looks already like rusted and I bought it only 12 days ago. When not in use I clean the inside with a towel and leave it opened.because of the strong smell. Who knows what cheap material has been used.Show details
Lovely kettleArtisan KEK1222
This kettle is a gorgeous shape and colour and pours beautifully. Boils quickly and quietly. Can’t comment on longevity as I’ve only had it a few weeks, but it makes me happy every time a make a cup of tea. My only improvement would be to wish it was a little bigger, 1.75L rather than 1.5LShow details
Strange taste in the waterArtisan KEK1222
Purchased this kettle aprox 4 months ago. There is a very strong taste in the water even after all this time- i can taste it when i have a cup of tea. i thought the taste would be gone by now but it hasnt. Other than that the kettle looks very good on our bench and is working well. But because of the taste i would definitely not recommend.Show details
Woohoo, love my kettle!Artisan KEK1222
Woohoo! Light to hold, easy to use, quick to boil, lovely pouring action, fills through the spout so I never need to remove the lid, and best of all, I can still hear the audiobook while it boils! I wanted a smaller capacity kettle, and this seems perfect to date. Please please please let it last a long time....Show details
Corrosion...and less than eighteen months oldArtisan KEK1222
We love the kettle...really tasteful design, great for just the two of us.
However, it is corroding around the lid and has begun to leak from the handle, just above the switch and its not even two years old.
We did not keep any receipt, it's a kettle after all...we didn't expect it to last forever...maybe more than eighteen months though.
Too bad for corrosionArtisan KEK1222
We love the kettle and especially love the size and style. However the 'stainless steel' is peeling at the end of the handle and is corroded. Did not expect this to happen. Too bad because it's nicer looking than most of the kettles on the market. Seems like it's not under warranty now.Show details
Questions & Answers
Hi, can anyone tell me is this a noisy kettle? My current one, Russell Hobbs, is so noisy, the television has to be turned up. Thank you in advance.
No, I don't think it is a noisy kettle at all! I love my Kitchenaid kettle.
Thank you Vicki, appreciate such a quick response. Cheers.
I have had this kettle for a year. I sent he first one back because it had a noisy rattle. They sent another one which was the same. I kept it because I love the size & shape & I have got used to the noise.
Thank you, I purchased it and it is a little better, heats up quicker so the noise isn’t as obvious.
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