Product Type: Delonghi kettles
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DeLonhi Icona Kettle....
DeLonghi Icona Kettle
Member Name: MEL0611
DeLonghi Icona Kettle
Advantages: Efficient and effecctive, boils quick, quiet when boiling, looks stylish
Disadvantages: None other that the original cost
We had been thinking about getting anew kettle for some time, there was nothing particularly wrong with ours but it was starting to get a little clogged with lime scale and even after regular descaling it was looking a little bit grubby. We knew that it did not have long left and that we really ought to start looking so when we were in our local branch of Homebase and we happened to spot a DeLonghi kettle on offer that looked like it was going to match our taste we then looked over at the price in our opinion was really goo we were quick to grab the kettle and take it up to the tills! Here are my thoughts on the DeLonghi Icona Jug Kettle in the fabulous shade of Azure Blue.
In the past I have had a DeLonghi toaster and I was quite happy with the brand. It is not a cheap make and so even when we saw that it was on offer I knew that I was going to have to pay out a little. For the offer price we paid £42.99. At full price this kettle will cost around the £54.99 mark. I have researched and it is currently available on the Amazon website for £54.21. The product as I mentioned was available in the home ware section of Homebase but it can be found in most electrical retailers as well as online.
The product is described by DeLonghi as being ' inspired by the glamour of the 1950s Italy', this is relevant as when you unpack the kettle, which comes well packaged in a cardboard box you will see that it is a stylish looking model and the colour, the azure blue is really quite striking. The kettle comes with a full list of instructions as well as a guarantee. I guess I fell in love with the design and thought of it as really stylish. The product is a base, the kettle then sits on this, and there is also the lid of the kettle.
The main body of the kettle is a blue colour; this then has the black base and the black handle. The only indication of this being a DeLonghi product is a small logo on the front. On the side of the kettle is a water indicator level, letting you know how much water is in the kettle. The power to the kettle is kW, there is a black plug attached to the electrical lead which then fits into the unit. The kettle has a capacity of 1.7 litres which I find more than covers our needs.
When it comes to using the kettle, I actually find it really easy to use, when I say this I mean that I don't find the kettle too heavy to lift, even when it is full to capacity. The kettle is not at all noisy when it is boiling the water and it is also really safe to use, there is an automatic switch off when the water is boiled as well as a thermal cut off (When you lift the kettle up off the base) What I also liked was that due to the lime scale problems we had with my old kettle, there is a removable lime scale filter with this one, so I can wash it out and keep the kettle looking a lot nicer and the water tasting good! The kettle does not take a lot of effort to keep clean, I just wipe away any spills with a damp cloth, the base is also the same.
Overall, I have been really impressed with this model and I am happy to recommend it, even though it was the striking colour and fab design that first attracted us to this product it is also really efficient and effective and makes a fantastic cuppa, I guess the slightly higher than average price tag is the only down fall.
4 out of 5 from me on this one
Thank you for reading.
Summary: A great Kettle!!!
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