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515 of 522 persons found the following review helpful.
4.6 Stars: Great kettle with one caveat
By Richard W. Rohde
[Originally review January 2009 (3 stars), Updated July 2010]
We purchased one of these for our home and liked it so much I got another for my office. It is a quick safe way to boil water. It works much better than our teapot on our established stove and you may leave the room without worry regarding all the water boiling out and a possible fire.
It is so effective that we oftentimes use it to heat up water before putting it in a pan on the stove. It is much faster. When we are making pasta we will put a little amount of water in a big pan and fill the teapot. The water in the pot is boiling before the water on the stove. The pot is light, even when full, and has no aftertaste like I have read a great deal of of the plastic ones do.
HOWEVER, we had owned our home pot for less than six months when the ‘on’ switch broke off. The pot was still usable, but you have to reach in and activate it with a fingernail. It was underneath fixed warranty, but that involved mailing it to San Diego at our own cost and sending them a check for $8 to have it returned. Including the time and materials to package it up and then drive to the post office and have it gone for 2-4 weeks wasn’t worth the effort.
I have concluded we just got a lemon. Because this happened and the warranty policy was so cumbersome, I in the first place gave this 3 stars. But our other one is working fine and the broken piece has turned out to be a little inconvenience, so I have revised my rating to 4.6, rounding up to 5.
338 of 345 humans found the following review helpful.
looks good AND works like a charm! (updated Feb. 2011)
By Eduardo Nietzsche
It’s not often that one finds a product that’s both visually beautiful AND functionally satisfying. This kettle is one of those rare items: the shiny stainless steel body is pretty to look at, and it boils water very very quickly! It features a nice huge and sturdy handle which is very comfortable, and the spout is utterly designed so that you’d have to be a real klutz to spill things. The cordless feature is wonderful, I tried a cheap ten dollar “Hot Pot” for a day or two and hated having to deal with the cord, plus that model doesn’t have automatic shutoff in spite of what it says on the box—huge fire hazard! There is likewise a power-indicator light and water-level indicator gauge which are both handy, and I like that there is no exposed heating factor inside which would be a pain to clean. Instead it’s all smooth clean lines, inside and out!
Sure the outside of the kettle does get a little hot so you in all likelihood don’t want to have this within reach of toddlers or anything, but if your toddlers may get up on your kitchen countertop then you have a LOT of other troubles as well! I cherished not having to deal with how plastic inevitably gets dirty-looking and at times leaves a funny taste in the water.
My only slight concern is that the lid needs a little bit of strength to shut completely…probably a heap of kind of insulating seal that shortens the time necessitated to fetch water to a boil, but makes me wonder how lasting that portion of this kettle is going to be. Oh well, will find out in a few months or (hopefully) years, I suppose!
*UPDATED 2/14/2011: Still going strong, no complaints at all. I use it at least twice a day, most days. The lid has kept up well. Highly recommend!
177 of 181 humans found the following review helpful.
I purchased this after I was so disappointed with a Breville one. The pot does get hot but I don’t have any children or pets to worry about. The boil time is very fast and there is no coil on the inside so I do not have to worry in regards to the build-up or rust I have experienced with other kettles. The water tastes good and clean. For this price it is very affordable! I do have to confess that the pot seems a little cheaply made, but I didn’t suppose much since it seems to be less than half the price of others of the same volume and style. I am very happy with this!!
Update (more than a month later): this is still working so quick and perfectly! I couldn’t be happier!
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