Alessi Stovetop Kettle

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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.

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

H22.5 x Dia.22cm
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beautiful We had our last cheap electric kettle for 18 years until it finally gave up working. We've always liked the idea of these stovetop ones, so, bearing in my mind that we're expecting this new one to last another 18 years, we bit the bullet and bought this expensive Alessi one. We thought we may as well use something beautiful! It is SO nice to look at, although we have moved it off the range cooker hob and onto a mat on the worktop, as it looks less nice splattered with oil from a fry up. The pour is perfect. Lovely to use. However, do not forget to put the whistle in the spout. In the beginning, we almost boiled it dry by filling kettle, switching on gas, wandering off, eventually realising that the whistle was sitting on the worktop by the sink, and hence not telling us the kettle was ready. Kitchen full of steam! Sometimes the whistle hisses, not whistles. We are trying to figure out whether that's down to its position, amount of water etc? But we love it overall. 15 January 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Problem whistle I really liked the look of this kettle and read the positive reviews before ordering one. When the kettle arrived the whistle didn't whistle, it just made a hissing sound. I returned the kettle exchanging it. The second kettle had no whistle in the box, so I returned it and requested another kettle. This third kettle's whistle worked initially, but after two days it is just hissing when the water boils. I am too fed up to return this now, as we were without a kettle for over 2 weeks! I wish we had gone for a cheaper kettle now. 06 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best kettle I've ever owned I was reluctant to swap an electric kettle for a stove top one but I'm happy I relented. It is the best kettle ever - why? Because the pour is perfect and it looks amazing. Simple and great. 18 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iconic design After two years of daily use this beautiful kettle is still looking great and works. And no cables or wires. Just don't overfill it - not the kettle for you if you need to make ten mugs of tea at a time! I haven't lost the bird whistle thus far. I was sceptical that something so pretty could be functional however it's as quick as my old electric kettle to boil on my induction hob. I clean it with distilled vinegar about twice a year to get rid of hard water deposits. 22 November 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by not always whistling Kettle looks good on the stove top, but have found that it doesn't always whistle when it boils. You must therefore keep an eye on it or it may boil out. Will be returning it... Do not feel that it warrants the price tag. 29 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant! Very pleased with kettle. As well as looking cool (but don't try and touch it!), it boils quickly on an induction hob and pours superbly. I just hope we don't lose the little whistling birdie! 07 May 2012
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