The lid opening system broke immediately. We got the kettle replaced and soon after, the new one had the same problem. It's a faulty design. After a few months of struggle with the lid, the kettle stopped working. There is a problem with the electric connection. It's not the cheapest kettle, but any other cheaper kettle would be a better quality.Show details
Broke after 2 months
We bought the kettle 2 months ago and the button to lift the lid has stopped working. It is quiet and fairly quick at boiling the water but we now have to forcibly open the lid, sometimes with other utensils.Show details
Broken within less than 8 months
I bought a pink kettle of this brand and in about 6 months the button for opening the lid wasn't working, I had to get bread and butter knife to open the lid and even then it was difficult while pushing the button and one day I forgot I had just boiled the kettle and wanted to add more water and went to open the lid with my fingers and burnt myself, hence me now using a knife to get the lid open. My $15 cheap kettle has lasted me 2 years, don't waste your money on this dearer kettle which by the way is the ANKO brand which is Kmart own brand,... Read morenot happy with the kettle, because I couldn't find my receipt to return it and I also live 1 hour away from closest shopping precinct so its a real pain to drive for an hour one way and another hour coming home just to return 1 item, when it should be good quality to begin with, what's happened to QC ? When I bought this dearer kettle I paid full price of $45 and I only paid that because I really wanted a pink kettle to go with my new furnishings and decor which is pink and grey which I totally love. I haven't thrown the kettle out yet its my back up one in case my cheap one decides to die, I just have to remember if i need to use my pink kettle to open the lid with a knife and not my fingers. Lucky I kept my cheap one and lucky when I burnt myself it wasn't to severe, although it still hurt as I have extremely sensitive skin, so sensitive in fact that I am allergic to the sun. Pic and a video showing me pushing the button for the lid to open and it does nothing, except cause frustration.
Very dangerous kettle
I received this kettle in April for my birthday and after last night i won't be asking for or purchasing kmart appliances again ... The lead was melted in the socket and we're so lucky it didn't start a fire and the base got very hot not impressedShow details
Faulty lid button
Having been very happy with my Kmart toaster which hasn’t missed a beat, I decided to buy a “higher quality” (ie. more expensive) Kmart kettle so it would similarly last me years. Within a month the mechanism that opens the lid failed. Inexplicable- come on Kmart - mine is now the 5th review which mentions this - where’s your quality control?Show details
Lid keeps popping open so auto switch off doesn't work
Looks great but only had it for a few weeks before lid started popping open every time we used it so auto stop doesn't work. Have to hold lid down manually to reach boiling point. Kettle is also loud and outside gets very hot. Will be taking it back and requesting a refund.Show details
I love it!
Bought the white version and love the look of it. It does make very alarming noises when warming up BUT it works well. At the moment, form wins out over function for me!Show details
4 weeks and already faulty
Loved the design. Unfortunately the lid just after 3 weeks stopped closing properly and therefore it doesn't switch off automatically. I am highly disappointed. I really want my money back. And it wasn't the cheapest.Show details
Not stainless steel
Takes a long time to boil and it compared to my old one and it Started rusting within 2 weeks a suppose you get what you paid for better get out the the steel woolShow details
Don't forget the vinegar!
This little unit looks good ( matches the Scandi, light-industrial thing we have going on in the kitchen)...BUT...if you don't do the vinegar boil beforehand ( as per instructions) the tea and coffee will be undrinkable.
Can't cut corners with that one.Show details
Didn't last long
Boiling and pouring were fine and water level was easy to seee. But my big issue was it didn't last. It's my 2nd anko kettle in 4 months. Won't be buying anotherShow details
Noisiest kettle I have ever had
Look it boils water which is what I bought it for . I could have gone cheap but i loved the look. When you turn the kettle on it initially starts off quiet then it starts sounding like popcorn being cooked then it is quiet just before it turns off. I have used it at all different water levels and always the same so I will just put ip with it as I really do love the look and it’s easy to clean inside and out .Show details
Its just a kettle that rusts internally
We purchased this design of kettle some time ago from KMart. It has been terrific up until we discovered the base on the inside rusting. We have scrubbed the pot to no availShow details
It's amazing, it boils water!
A stainless steel kettle for under $40
It has a cool comfortable handle so you don't burn your hands, when it has boiled. It has a nice easy pour. works for me.
Pay More and Get a Decent Kettle
No matter how inexpensive, it's not worth it. Without doubt, the worst kettle I have ever purchased. No insulation so after boiling, the exterior remains dangerously hot. The lid release trigger broke within 7 days so filling could only be done via the spout. Then the screws holding the handle fell out and could not be refixed. The base of the inside formed black circles within days. Threw it out after two weeks.Show details
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My kettle doesn’t switch off automatically, I expected at the price I paid this would be a feature or is mine faulty
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