Rated 3 out of 5 by Stokie16 Colour problem!
I have the red version of this stylish little kettle. Everything works wonderfully - it whistles (loudly), I don't mind the whistle being metal, I just use oven gloves or a tea towel to remove it, and I haven't had a problem with burning my hands on the handle However, my lovely red kettle, after just 3 months, is now a speckled, mottled red with big patches of complete colour disappearance in places close to the base. As such, I am disappointed and would not recommend this kettle, especially as it isn't exactly cheap! would expect better quality for the price.
19 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by nibbsarama really poor design
The kettle looks beautiful, but it's style over substance. The design hasn't taken into account the one thing that you need to do with a kettle: pour boiling water out of it. You have to remove the whistle over the spout by hand in order to pour water out, and as this is made of metal it gets very hot. There is no lever as on many other hob kettles. I need oven gloves to take it off, which isn't practical. The handle can also get hot - sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't, so you have the excitement of guessing whether you'll get burnt or not.
17 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nelly99 It's not a Whistling Kettle - It Doesn't Whistle!
Really disappointed, John Lewis. I'm about to make yet another visit to your store to return my second kettle in as many days. It looks lovely, but - it doesn't whistle. I can overlook the misleading information on the box about internal markings - there aren't any. But I want a whistling kettle and this one just doesn't do what it says on the box. I am going to find an alternative brand of kettle on this occasion.
23 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whistleless Kettle Whistle
I bought this stove top whistling kettle a year ago. It is a good design and was perfectly functional until last week, when it lost its whistle! I have fiddled about with the whistle but cannot get it to work again. Does anyone know from where I can get a replacement whistle for this kettle?
20 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mon43 Essential item
I needed a new kettle as my old one had developed a leak. I have an Aga so needed a stove top kettle which could be used on the top plate. This kettle is a good design in shape, the handle does not get hot when boiling and it boils as fast as my old Aga kettle which was twice the price!! Contrary to what some reviews have said I do not get steam on my hands when I take it off.
05 November 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Martini55 Poor design
I needed a kettle to replace one which I had used on the Aga for years. This was the correct size to sit on the back of the Aga without getting in the way of the open lid and has a heavy base which works well on the Aga. The problem is I keep getting burnt! First the whistle is all chrome and so once boiling and whistling its too hot to take off without a glove. Then the design of the handle means you hold it at the end and as you pour guess where all the steam goes, right up your hand. Still deciding whether to return it.
17 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yogiden Love this kettle
It looks great, really well balanced design.is smart on the hob, very stylish. Like the matte black finish. Suits trad and modern kitchens but most importantly it's easy to fill and pour and quite light. to handle. Can remove whistle without burning fingers. A see through strip would be useful to see water level.
08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HAB75 Excellent kettle, great price
I had to buy this when I left our Alessi to boil dry, melting the whistle! My local JL only had this kettle and something very ugly for twice the price, and I didn't have time or energy to go into Oxford Street for a direct replacement. We're actually very pleased; it has a loud whistle (which might have saved me from my earlier calamity) and it looks surprisingly good too. I really don't mind grabbing a tea towel to take the whistle off. Overall, very happy.
20 April 2014