Product Type: Le Creuset kettles
Newest Review: ... re-ignited with the sound of a whistling kettle. So, after a quick wander round the Le Creuset shop in the Cheshire Oaks outlet cen... more
My posh kettle
Le Creuset Kone Kettle
Member Name: Joker25
Le Creuset Kone Kettle
Advantages: It looks great and whistles.
Disadvantages: Takes a while to boil. No special features.
~*~What Colour Is It?~*~
Ours is a really bright red, although Le Creuset confusingly describe this shade as 'cerise'. It's also available in blue, white, black and the original Le Creuset volcanic colour. The main body of the kettle is enamelled steel. The handle and the whistle are described as being 'matt black phenolic' and I'll confess I only know what two of those words mean. Still, they seem very sturdy and I never worry about them melting or anything like that.
~*~What does it do?~*~
Boil water. Seriously, don't expect any bells and whistles from this kettle, though, as you really won't get any. Apart, um, from the whistle.
~*~Does it light up?~*~
~*~Does it play a tune?~*~
~*~Does it have a limescale filter?~*~
~*~Is it dishwasher safe?~*~
Yes. Only joking. No.
~*~Does it have a large capacity?~*~
No. 1.6 litres, which isn't a great deal, really. The marker for this amount on the inside of the kettle is only about halfway up which seems strange, but I presume if you fill beyond this point then you run the risk of it boiling over, extinguishing the gas flame and resulting in you being overcome with fumes and then being eaten to death by your pets. That's probably the worst case scenario, though.
~*~Does it boil quickly?~*~
No. I filled it right up today and put it on the highest gas setting and before it boiled I had time to unload a car full of shopping, wash the cats' bowls, feed the cats, empty the bin, put a load of laundry on and find some biscuits.
~*~Why buy one?~*~
Well, if the new house you've just bought happens to come with a great big Rangemaster cooker, then this really will look the business perched atop it. In essence it really is a victory of style (and nostalgia) over substance. In its defence, it can be used on virtually any kind of hob and it really does look very pretty indeed. As it's a Le Creuset, the quality is guaranteed and short of running it over with a steamroller, I don't really see any way that I could break it, meaning that it should last far longer than the average electric kettle. And the whistle is fab.
*The brighter of those amongst you will have worked out that this is a kettle. It is not, therefore, a telly. Why Dooyoo have chosen to give ratings for picture and sound quality is baffling. Perhaps they're amused by the notion that an eejit might buy one and then spend hours trying to tune in channel 4.*
Summary: If you're feeling all nostalgic for whistling kettles, this is the one for you.
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