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Don't waste your money,
This review is from: De'Longhi Classic KBE3014-2 Cordless Kettle, 3 Kilowatt - Cream (Kitchen & Home)
Cannot be as generous as piglet.
What do Italians know about kettles - obviously nothing. (I should have known that as I know they don't use them).
Awkward to lift even when empty and very heavy. Impossible to refill through the spout. The lid is difficult to remove in order to fill the kettle, especially when it's just boiled and you need to boil more water because it jams. And the whole thing gets boiling hot on the outside when used, awkward at the best of times and dangerous with children about. Turn it on and you'd be forgiven for thinking a helicopter was landing in your back garden. The gauge is difficult to read - not a minor point. There's a piece of clear plastic which makes it look like there's water in there when there isn't - my mother nearly boiled it dry! And a terrible pourer. It splashes everywhere. And although it looks retro and quite solid in the pictures, the on/off switch actually feels flimsy and cheap and it's constantly grubby (especially as it's so difficult to fill and dribbles while you pour). And the limescale filter allows huge chunks of limescale through into your tea (or the baby's bottle as the case may be). I'm going to have to buy another one. I can't give it any credit for lasting more than a year as all my previous kettles have and I bought it so it would look nice in my kitchen, not because there was anything wrong with my old one. Annoyed, annoyed, annoying!
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2008 09:47:01 BDT
Mrs. Chris Jones says:
I agree, with all of the comments about the Delonghi KBE3014 Cream Kettle. Looks great with the toaster and matches the kitchen, but our main problem is the black knob on the lid has broken off twice. The first time this happened, we were provided with a replacement kettle but it's snapped off again this week. Maybe because the lid is sp hard to remove? We have contacted DeLonghi, who inform us that it's not a product fault and our only option is to order a replacement lid, which including p
Posted on 25 Oct 2009 18:36:57 GMT
Mot Juste says:
Having just read the reivew I thought I'd add that you should NEVER use a kettle to heat water for baby milk regardless of which make it is because of the build up of minerals inside a kettle.
Instead pour cold water into a glass (not plastic) jug , place in microwave and heat to required temperature.Then use this to make up baby milk.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 16:03:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Nov 2013 16:04:01 GMT
Only just seen this. I think the jury's out on the whole kettle v microwave issue but in any case my children were exclusively breastfed so it wasn't me that used the kettle for bottles but visiting friends and I don't consider it my place to tell them what to do. There is very little build up in my kettles though because, as a rule, as I filter my water. Not that any of this has anything to do with the kettle of course.
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