De'Longhi Vintage Icona Kettle
Looks good and works well. Bit noisy but it is efficient.
13 March 2014
Doesn't last long for the money
We bought this kettle just over 3 years ago. It has just stopped working. This is just appalling considering the cost. We will not be replacing it, despite having the matching kitchen items as they too have also had short lives. No more chances De'Longhi. Avoid!
12 March 2014
Having read some of the negative reviews of this kettle, I wanted to put my view across!
My wife and I bought this to replace our trusty kettle that we've had for many years. We mainly bought this one because of the look, I mean, it's a kettle, as long as it boils water it fulfils its raison d'être?
It's not loud, it boils fast, and it looks great!! The base is made of plastic, but what else would you expect? The handle is made of plastic but is solid. We paired it with the matching toaster and I just wish the wife would let me buy the coffee machine as they look great together!!!
It really is great, so if you're thinking of buying it, look no further!!!
10 March 2014
Looks good and does the job
I like this kettle it boils water quickly and really what else do you need. It holds lots of water and lid fits fine on mine kettle.
I like it.
25 February 2014
Looks nice but should last longer given price!!
We got this about 3 years ago and the handle has been leaking for ages, and now the base is too. In terms of noise and length of time to boil water, all fine for our cuppas, but the leak is not fine for our nice wooden worktop so it's it's bye bye kettle and a new, more reasonably priced brand for us. Recommended if you want a nice looking kettle that lasts about 3 years. If you're in it for the long run, forget it.
15 February 2014
Worst kettle I have ever bought
Attracted by the design, but from the start it was very noisy when boiling, and the little lid is fiddly, but I could live with that.
Started looking shabby very quickly, within months, which was disappointing, various attempts to clean the outside of it did nothing to improve this.
Soon after it was out of guarantee, it began leaking from the base. Unacceptable.
Overall, despite attractive design it is very poor quality for the price, I could not recommend to anyone.
09 December 2013
I have had this kettle for just over 3yrs and it has looked shabby and cheap for about 1yr now. leaking from the rim for a while but has blown twice. tried to change the fuse in the plug but couldn't get to it. for the price I would expect a kettle to last at least 5yrs, my old fashioned Morphy Richards lasted some 25yrs and only got rid of it because if looked a bit old fashioned in my new kitchen. big mistake.
07 December 2013
Pretty cool but a little noisy
Some of the reviews are ultra harsh here, so I'm going to stand up for this kettle. I just bought both this and the matching toaster (which I am very impressed with).
First up, the kettle did slightly shock me with its sound similar to an aircraft taking off - however, having said that, it pours beautifully and is more sensible for younger - or older - members of the family to use, which I think is important with my four kids growing up and becoming independent. It's also pretty. I wouldn't describe it as poor plastic. All other plastic kettles are similar. Agreed the brown base is not beautiful but you do get over this. The blue is a beautiful colour and it's easy to hold and pretty much is a nice looking, functional kettle. Definitely more than one star, unless you have never been camping...I'm pretty proud of mine anyway.
05 October 2013