I have had this kettle for at least 3-4 years, it's very robust in design and like it's counterpart the toaster it's very chunky and the base is a lot wider than that of a standard kettle . The kettle swivels 360 degrees on it's base so you can fit it any where.
It holds a decent amount of water, and I would say it boils in a reasonable length of time, there's not really much you can say about a kettle. A definate advantage is the red light that comes on to show you've set it to boil especially in the night lol. One major disadvantage is down to it's size, if you fill it to capacity it does make the kettle very heavy, so you do have to be careful when lifting it, although it will fill quite a few cups, but if you stick to just over half full there's plenty of water for 4-5 mugs of hot drinks.
Overall if you're looking for a stylish kettle (and toaster) then you wouldn't go far wrong, except the cost of it.
What can you say about a kettle, well not much really, does it boil water, yes, ok great, it's done its job but in conjuction with my review on my fabulous Delonghi toaster I didn't want to leave the kettle out and thought I would write a little about that too.
As reviewed with the toaster, my husband and I picked the Delonghi kettle purely for its sleek and sexy design. The kettle comes in a lovely gun metal grey colour and is metal not like theses regular plastic types kettles you can pick up for a fiver in most shops. Ok, so it is a bit more expensive, you can buy it for about £20 in most home stores, such as Debenhams but I have a lovely new kitchen so I wanted something a bit stylish and this fitted the bill.
The fettle is almost a dome type shape such as a jug and is bigger at the bottom than the top. It has avery cool arched handle all the way up the kettle which is quite sturdy and holds the kettle well. As the top the lid is metal and has a little plastic round hook for taking the lid off. Now, my one and only complaint with this is that when the kettle has just boiled but you need to fill it up again if you are making tea for lots of people then this top metal lid is very hot and very hard to get off and you will burn your fingers on it. You need to hold the top of the lid when pulling the plastic hood so beware, let it cool down for a bit.
The kettle has a filter on it, a metal mesh filter at the top of the spout to ensure fresh and clean water. This is quite easy to remove and clean and is reusable. I don't think we've replaced it yet and we have had the kettle for about a year and a half.
The kettle sits in a round plastic base which has the plug attached to it. The lovely thing about this is that the extension lead can actually be coiled into the plastic base to whatever length you would like it so no need for unsightly cord on display in your kitchen.
The kettle holds quite a bit of water, enough for one big pot of tea.
All in all a fab kettle to go with a lovely new kitchen and toaster!
I had this kettle for around 2 years and loved it never had any probs until the end when it started leaking very very bad, literally puddles of water over the worktop. I also found that limescale built up bad on the outside of the kettle.
I paid £40 for the kettle out argos which is a hell of alot. I recently got a kettle for £20 a rapid boil one and i think its the best kettle ive had and ive been through a few. You dont need to spend so much on making a cuppa believe me its a waste !
This is the second kettle we have had in less than 18 months. The first one developed a leak and had to be replaced, the second one (which was only replaced in October) has now developed EXACTLY the same problem.
Simple....boil the kettle, see puddle of water!! I was concerned about the water so close to the electrics AND as the second kettle is less than six months old I expected a further replacement. However, buyers beware, Delonghi are refusing to replace the second kettle as it is deemed out of the 12 months guarantee.