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When we moved into our house 5 years ago now we wanted to decorate in quite a contemporary style but keep it quite sleek and fashionable. I am known amongst my friends for having, "show items," ie, things around my house that I just have for display and not for use. I had some show towels by the side of my guest bath for a number of years which were tied up with raffia and with a soap on top but eventually after a few years they got used. I also had this Prestige Whistling Kettle as a show kettle for a number of years too as it went with the design of our kitchen but ultimately we have ended up using it too. The kettle has a lovely look to it and is more like an old fashioned kettle of old than the electric kettles you get today. We had ours on the hob for a number of years to give our home that Show Home look as it was a new home when we moved in. The keelt has a rounded bulb look to it and a cream porcelain enamel exterior. This gives it a shine and makes it look quite expensive in my opinion. The handle is rounded and goes from one side of the kettle to the other. It is made of a chrome although on the top and bottom of it is has strips of plastic which give it a soft touch feel and make it easier to grip than just a metal/chrome handle. There is a small lid on this kettle which comes on and completely off by just lifting it up. It is quite a tight fit so you do need to give it a bit of a tug to release it in order to fill up the kettle. The bottom of the kettle is flat and black and has Prestige Whistling Kettle written on the bottom. It also tells you that this kettle holds 2 litres of water so you can boil quite a lot of water in one go. Obviously as this is not an electric kettle you need to take it off the hob yourself once it has boiled otherwise it will continue to boil and eventually get rid of all its water. This is the only reason why I don't like this kettle for everyday use as its just not practical to turn on and leave like I often do with my electrical kettle. If I have guests though I like to use it as it is a fun, old time gimmick in a way. You will know when the water has boiled as this kettle will whistle through the little metal spout in the front. There is a little hole in the spout through which the steam comes to make the whistling noise. It is quite an earpiercing sound so you will not miss it if you are in another room which is good. WHen you attempt to pour from this kettle the pout will lock open as it has a mechanism on it which holds it in place so you do not spill water everywhere with a top that keeps on opening and closing. A nice looking kettle for special occasions and not everyday.
Short name: Prestige 50559