John Lewis Stovetop Whistling Kettle
Kettle was fine although took a while to boil, but the whistle being all metal got too hot to handle when the kettle was boiling. Should have a plastic end.
17 December 2013
I looked long and hard before deciding on this kettle after many years of electric ones, and wanting to free up work surface .
This is really a good looking kettle and although it holds quite a lot of water, it does not look big on the hob. However it takes an incredibly long time to come to the boil , a litre took over 10 minutes. Also I was misled by the description, it doesn't have any inner capacity markings, which I would have liked.
The comfortable handle gets warm ,not hot, and can be easily used once the kettle is boiled, but the whistle being all stainless steel needs a cloth.
I will just have to allow sufficient time to boil it and not be in too much of a hurry for a cup of tea, as the look of it on my hob makes up for the wait.
14 June 2013
Good kettle no markings
The box & website state "It also features inner capacity markings". It doesn't.
However, it looks good, boils quickly on our induction hob, whistles well and is easy to fill. The soft-feel handle is very comfortable.
1. Unsurprisingly, the metal part of the kettle handle and the lid and whistle handles all get hot - be careful.
2. Make sure you push the lid on properly. Even a tiny gap can allow steam out to scald you when you pick it up by the handle.
3. If you fancy a red one, go to the shop, Only black ones are available on-line.
24 May 2013