Alessi Stovetop Kettle, Black

Product information

This Michael Graves designed stovetop kettle comes with a small bird-shaped whistle. When the water has boiled, the bird sings. It has a magnetic stainless steel heat diffusing base, suitable for induction hobs.
In order for the bird to whistle, please ensure the water does not cover the spout otherwise there is no space for the steam to escape and the bird won’t whistle.

Michael Graves was at the forefront of architectural design since founding his New Jersey based practice in 1964 until his death in 2015. Not stopping at architecture though, the talented, self-dubbed 'general practitioner' of design also took the lead on interiors, furnishings and fittings for his projects; culminating in collaborations with household companies such as Alessi, Disney, Phillips Electronics and Black & Decker.

H25 x W23cm
Eligible for International Delivery
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Q & As

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product; excellent service. Excellent product; excellent service; timely delivery. 02 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Looks great and functional It looks lovely and because of the wide base boils quickly. The only thing is as others have said the whistle is very quiet, not a problem in our little house but it may be in a bigger place. Over all really happy with it. 02 February 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Super shiny! Love the kettle, shame it doesn't whistle, more of a very quiet hiss! 07 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Unusual looking kettle! Great looking kettle. Doesn't always whistle at boiling point. Lid very tight to remove else would have given 5 stars. Had to adjust it slightly. 30 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bird whistle difficult to replace A disappointing purchase. The bird whistle which was sent with the kettle did not work. I called John Lewis customer services [twice] who insisted [twice] that I had to bring the kettle back to the store for a full replacement. I checked with other suppliers - it is much more usual to be sent a new whistle in the post - without all the bother of bringing the kettle back to store. The John Lewis service could be so much better if they could just send a whistle replacement in the post. 12 May 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Looks great but still can't use it! My lovely looking kettle arrived on Tuesday and is sitting pride of place on the hob ready to be used. I called John Lewis as soon as it arrived as there is an Alessi sticker which looks pretty permanent stuck on the kettle but this is not shown in any of the pictures. I don't know whether to take it off and risk scratching the kettle or leave it on and risk it burning on to the kettle and potentially ruining it. Any ideas?? I still haven't heard from John Lewis and am dying for a cuppa! 07 May 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by So disappointed I bought a beautiful black bird kettle to replace a cream one that I have had for years and loved. However the black bird hissed and did not whistle. I tried and tried and eventually returned the kettle which was replaced with no problems. However the replacement kettle was just the same and did not whistle at all. I then tested the kettle with my old cream bird onto the new kettle and it worked perfectly. So the problem was with both the black birds and not the kettle itself. I reluctantly returned the second kettle for a refund and am back to using my old one. I am SO disappointed. I really wanted a new kettle. 06 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stunning Looking Designer Kettle Purchased this stove top kettle after a kitchen refub. I needed something a little extra special to set off the stove area. This kettle looks fabulous and the spout has a lovely smooth flow when pouring into a cup. Negative on the kettle is the whistle sometimes plays up and you can hardly hear it sometimes, which could be dangerous if you've forgotten you've put the kettle on. This is my only fault and reason for not giving the kettle a 5 star rating. If you're image conscious, then this is the kettle for you. 23 January 2015
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