De'Longhi Vintage Icona Kettle
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
Not worth the money
Considering the cost I would have expected the enamel to have been really tough and much quieter whilst boiling.
After approx. 18 months the kettle looks really shabby so will not be purchasing another De'Longhi kettle..
25 August 2013
Looks nice but short life
We had this for 3 years before it started getting very old looking and the Delonghi sticker on the side fell off. It looks a mess now and needs replacing. Doesn't last as long as it should.
18 August 2013
Pretty but short lived
Stylish and attractive design but failed after 18 months. Literally burst into flames (shooting out the base) whilst boiling water. To fail is one thing but to fail in such a dangerous manner is something else and 18 months service from a product that costs this much is pretty poor.
23 June 2013
Bought this product two months ago,fantastic kettle,lovely design,quick boil no problems so far,in fact I'm getting one each for my daughters.
17 June 2013
Expensive and disappointing
We used this kettle for 12 months, but bought it 14months ago so it's out of guarantee. It was treated with care as it cost so much. Yesterday It blew a fuse which we replaced and checked. It would now appear to be dead. We would certainly not recommend it.
15 June 2013