Rated 5 out of 5 by VirginiaEllen Red hot kettle
I bought this kettle in smokin' hot red and couldn't be more pleased. Your overall satisfaction may correlate with your tolerance for beeps-- personally, I like to hear I should get back into the kitchen for my hot water if I've wandered off.
For me, the variable temperature is a welcome feature, and matching water temp to different types of tea is easy, and kids can get hot cocoa that's not-too-hot. The best thing: from the very first use, no chemical taste or smell, ever.
Love, love, love the design--it has a small presence on the counter, and everyone who walks into my kitchen says some variation of wow, that looks great.
January 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BEEP27 Truck backing up in your kitchen
Annoying beeping sound when removing from the base, putting on base and 3 very loud beeps when it is ready. Can i have a quiet breakfast time? toaster same way beeps like a truck. Have anyone thought of making this product attractive to people living in major metropolitan areas, where noise polution is a problem as is and simply boiling water should not be a parking lot at a lumber yard, beep beep beep beep beep beep........
December 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Redkettle OK Kettle
I purchased this kettle it worked great for two weeks then it started switching to Celsius and would not hold its settings. So I changed the batteries and it fixed the problem for another two weeks, again I changed the batteries. There is a problem with the kettle holding its memory. Other than that issue the kettle heats water fine. I called Kitchen Aid and they are sending out a new one that hopefully works like it should.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichaelDavid229 High quality - works well!
The old adage, "you get what you pay for" holds true on many things such as cars, cameras, and certainly holds true for tea kettles. This is one quality tea kettle, and I feel it will last for a good 10 years or more! About 10 years ago I bought a braun which lasted me about 7 1/2 years, but eventually the stainless bottom plate of the interior became almost rusted where the heating element was below. (basically a C shaped rusty ring on the inside bottom) Although the braun continued to work great- the thought of that rust-ish material possibly being present in my tea made me buy a new kettle. Money was tight when I got the replacement, (I can't remember the name right now) paid 30 bucks, and although it worked, I felt it was cheaply made and knew it would not last. Six months later, that same rusty ring on the bottom appeared, which had taken many years to appear on the braun. I thought it was time to go back to a quality kettle, and choose this kitchenaid for the great style and reputation kitchenaid has. Although it's fairly expensive for an electric tea kettle, I feel the money is well spent. This kettle is solid, well made, and works well. As someone had posted, it's not as fast as kettles in England, but then again we don't have 220 power. I lived there for a bit myself, and loved the quickness of how fast water would come to a boil, but that's not going to happen here in the states because of the 120 current. Even with our lesser power here- this kettle will bring water to boil in a minute, (assuming you're making enough for a good sized mug) even when the starting temp of the water is about 40 degress F. I pour water from my brita water jug which is kept in the fridge, and that cold water still gets to a boil in about 1 minute. If you used room temp tap, I'm sure it would be more like 40 seconds or something. I'm really happy with this kettle and I know it's going to last many years. (I've had it for about 2 months now) Definitely worth the 100 bucks. :)
March 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mywhitekettle14 Grea Kettle
We purchased the white kettle recently to replace a stove top one. We decided to go with the electric because our stove/range is ran by propane and we have recently had a problem with the propane company due to some new codes and such so we need some work done before they will deliver propane to us. Anyways, love the look of this kettle and how quick it boils water, its incredible. My husband is quite impressed too! Since I keep my kettle out at all times I want it to look nice too which it does. Not really that much more $$ wise than any other good stove top kettle. I found with a lot of stove top kettles that when you go to pour the water it splatters/gushes out leaving a chance for skin burns. This pours out very nicely. We boil water many times throughout the day and think this kettle is great. I'm hoping for many good years of service. I would highly recommend this kettle.
April 7, 2014