De'Longhi Vintage Icona Kettle
Noisiest Kettle ever
I purchased my Vintage Icona Kettle 3months ago, Lovely style and fast boiling ,great pouring and filter set up but oh dear the noise. I assumed that once it had been used for a period of time that the noise would lessen as the newness disappeared , wrong!
You can hear this kettle boiling all over the house and if you are listening to something important on radio or TV do not boil the kettle as it drowns it out.
Have had lots of kettles and this is the Boeing 747 of the kettle world!!
07 April 2014
nice styling but did not last long
I bought this product 3 years ago and particularly like the styling and the black metal finish that went with my new kitchen. When I bought it a friend told me that hers had lasted exactly a year, and I thought this was just bad luck. However mine has lasted exactly 3 years, and I have gone back the kettle I had prior to this one which must be at least 15 years old, not so nice looking though.
I note from the reviews that other people have had similar experiences.
06 April 2014
Very Dissapointed -De'Longhi
I replaced my less expesive kettle which was leaking with this more expensive model thinking it would last longer I also bought the matching toaster.
In less than 18 months and this kettle is leaking.
Now I have to get another kettle which won't match the toaster as I certainly dont intend on spending so much money again on a De'Longhi!!!
05 April 2014
Good while it lasted
I really liked this kettle especially as the purple matched my kitchen accent colour and I have the toaster to match. It was new just over 3 years ago when we replaced the kitchen and it has now blown and can't be fixed. I agree with others that this is far too short a life for an expensive item like this, and. I must now decide what to replace it with.
27 March 2014
Attractive but atrocious !
We bought the kettle to match the toaster and coffee maker and they are an attractive set, however, looks aren't everything!
This is the noisiest kettle! It is impossible to hold a conversation when the kettle is turned on, especially if only wishing to boil a small amount of water.
The lid is awkward to manoeuvre and needs to be removed in order to fill the kettle. Not easy!
The water gauge is in an impossible position and cannot be accurately read.
I definitely will not be buying another De'Longhi kettle.
26 March 2014
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