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Prettiest, most stylish kettle I've ever seen
on 27 May 2010
Pretty kettle. I was just fed up of buying new electric kettles each year after they konk out!!!! I had a new really sexy black and silver gas hob installed so decided to get a sexy shiny hob kettle, which I figured would way outlast electric kettles. This Alessi hob kettle is sexy, stylish, costs a fair few £££'s but as I spent a fair few £££'s wasted on kettles that die after a year I figured it was a good investment.
It whistles and has the cutest little bird, everyone who visits comments on how wicked this kettle looks.
Descales well with kettle descaler. The only thing I've noticed is after some time the bottom of the kettle, ie where the little dot/bobble details are (see picture) that has gone a little bit tarnished, it's still silver but a bit tarnished and no amount of polishing/buffing gets it back. Maybe I need to use a metal polish? Not too sure.
To clean the outside of the kettle to keep it extremely shiny so it always has the stunning look, I just wipe it over with a hot damp cloth and buff it up with a soft micro fibre cloth, only takes a minute.
If you're frying on your hob, just move the kettle away to avoid it getting splashed, you can of course wipe it off but prevention is better.
When it boils, blow tyhe steam away as you remove the little bird to avoid fingers getting burned by steam.
Don't leave it boiling too long as the handle will get hot to the touch, due to steam, altho it does cool quickly.
Overall I am very happy with my beautiful kettle.