Alessi Stovetop Kettle

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


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    Standard delivery within 5 working days
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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Triumph of style over practicality It's not cheap, but I bought one for a present for my wife. I was shocked how shoddy it was - micro-thin stainless steel with a plastic whistle. The 'bird' whistle didn't work from day one, so we exchanged the whole kettle ('can't just exchange the whistle, madam) and got a whistle which worked a bit, but not much. Today, it stopped whistling. I know this because I left it on the hob, got distracted for 15 minutes, and it silently boiled all its water away until the whistle melted. Please don't waste your money on this thing. It's next to useless. The lid's a rubbish fit in the top, and if it isn't jammed down hard, the whistle doesn't work anyway. And the whistle is cheap, nasty and secured in the tapered spout with a rubbish spring. 02 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kettle Well designed and you pay for the looks. That aside it boils really quickly on an induction hob and the whistle demands attention. Expensive but you get what you pay for. 29 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classic design with great features An excellent and timeless design. Easy to clean and pours well. Lovely mirror finish and it's good to know that, although you wouldn't want to lose or break it, you can buy the bird separately over the internet. Worth being careful not to handle with dirty hands due to the white handle, but otherwise a practical application of craftsmanship and beauty. 16 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Kettle Very attractive. Works well on Aga and gas hob. Good balance as has low centre of gravity. Polishes up well and is easy to descale, Watch where you put the birdie whistle - its easily mislaid! Lid is a bit tight from new and must be pushed right in for good seal to make it whistle! 12 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great looking kettle! I was getting sick of descaling my old kettle so when we got a new induction hob recently, I wanted to go for a stove top kettle to try and reduce the amount of times I had to. A lot of people say that stove top kettles take double the time of electric but I was determined to try it and although I can only comment on induction hobs, this is taking much less time to boil than my electric kettle ever did! It has a lovely whistle to it and it's design is deceptively big, holding a decent amount of water. I love the minimalist look and feel of it either sitting on the stove top or on the worktop with no wires curling round the back of it. Great pourer too! Recommend it highly! 29 April 2014
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