Dualit Architect Kettle
brought this Dualit kettle a few months ago and its a good kettle. looks stylish
29 November 2014
Best of British......
The non-drip spout works like a dream, even when pouring fast.
It is a little noisy, but the extra decibels are just enough to drown out the Missus!
It's not the most powerful kettle on the market and the boiling times reflect this....but it just gives me more time to admire the stunning design. To be honest I've never felt it takes excessively long.
We also did some looking around before we bought after reading some comments about it being excessively hot, as it's metal. We couldn't find a twin walled metal kettle in JL. I guess that's just it though, metal is a better conductor than plastic!
The filter is excellent quality and very resilient, unlike most I've encountered before.
Anyhow we loved it so much we bought the toaster, which too is excellent, and very quick!
23 November 2014
I purchased this kettle a few months ago & am delighted with both the performance & looks. I have other Dualit items, my favourite being the original toaster purchased from J L in 2001 (which is still going strong, a record as I have been through any toasters since 1970). One thing I particularly like about this kettle is the spout angle which means when it boils the steam does not go in an upward direction hitting the bottom of the wall cupboards.
21 November 2014
A bitter disappointment have bought several Dualit kettles, all been fine, I agree with many others, the noise is horrific!!! Nice to look at but thats all. Not too sure if I like the new model which could have only reached the shelves in John Lewis the very next day I thought I'd purchased the newest model, oh well. Shame.
22 October 2014
Mind the top it's very hot
I will start with the negatives! The lid is made of metal and so gets boiling hot and there is a very small bit of plastic on the lid that you are supposed to press if you need to close the lid. If you don't push this small piece of plastic you will burn your fingers. You have been warned! I would agree with the other reviewers who mentioned it is a very loud kettle when boiling and it shakes on boiling.
On the plus side I do like the look of it as an object and its silver gleams. Spout pours well. It is a focal point in the kitchen and has a quality feel to it.
11 October 2014
Stylish but not perfect.
I've had this kettle for 11 months. To be frank I bought it for it's looks and it is the style which gets the 4 stars. It's very stylish but not perfect.
The finish is very good and easy to clean. None of the plastic trim shows any sign of discoloration.
Unlike some other kettles I've had in the past this gives a clean pour with no dripping. However, the pour is not perfect because after you stop pouring and start to return the kettle to the vertical position it drips a small amount of water.
The real down side of this kettle is the noise. It is by far the loudest kettle I have ever heard - it is not possible to have a conversation whilst it's boiling.
The pop up lid has now started to stick in the closed position. This is usually when there is some water which has cooled but not quite reached room temperature. Time will tell whether this is a developing fault.
My previous kettle was plastic had a 3000W element. This has a 2300W element and is slower to boil.
Being metal the outside does get hotter than a plastic kettle and the water cools down quite quickly - my guess this is quite normal and to be expected. On the plus side the metal body means you don't get that disgusting taste that you get during the first few weeks with a plastic kettle.
08 September 2014
Lovely to look at but!
Really loved the look of this kettle and bought the changeable trim but just can't believe how noisy it is!
We had a previous Dualit which was fairly noisy but this
blocks out the sound on our television and can be heard at other end of the house!
So disappointed as my husband threw the box away and I don't think we can return it!
05 September 2014
Form over function
Beautiful and stylish looking kettle, but has some functional flaws.
It boils slowly and the sides get very hot, unlike plastic walled kettles. It also cools quickly, so don't get distracted, the water seems to be tepid very rapidly.
At this price I would expect style and function
25 August 2014