Summary: A little expensive. I returned a "used one" I got at a lower price as it was in a high temperature and the plastic was melted. Amazon took it back. Already lost the whistle from the new one but replacements are available on line. I expect to have this kettle for a very long time.
Summary: This is without a doubt the best looking tea kettle out there. There are a couple that come close but after further investigation they tend to burn the crap out of the user when pouring. Non usability or injuring the user disqualifies any product. Alessi needs to work on quality control a little bit. If the lid is not just so so there is not a good enough seal to send steam to the rooster for him to whistle. If the rooster is not seated perfectly then again no whistle.
It's a beautiful tea kettle but when the lid got too hot the glue came out
Juliane Mohn, Amazon
1 October 2013
Summary: I used it for what it is and when one day the water got to hot the lid was raised as the glue expanded and it never came down. I contacted the seller and he never replied. I'm very dissapointed and discourage anyone to buy it from this seller because when it breaks you are left alone with it.
Summary: This is a beautifully designed kettle. More like a piece of art that lives on one's stove. The only down side of this item is its price - but sometimes one has to splurge. It brings joy on a daily basis.
Summary: This is a piece of sculpture, but also the best tea kettle I've ever owned. The shape allows for a lot of surface area to the stove and water rapidly boils. On a gas flame, make sure that the flame doesn't lap the sides of it the kettle or the polished sides may discolor. This was expensive but worth every penny.
Summary: We love our Michael Graves tea kettle!! It's a work of art so we don't mind leaving it setting out on the stove. We've used this tea kettle almost everyday for three years and the finish still looks great. Too high heat will discolor the stainless as stated in the instructions. Heating on medium to medium-high heat has been just fine. The whistle is whimsical and useful.
Summary: I have Traditional kitchen and the kettle looks good in my kitchen! I think it looks good with the contemporary style as well. The bird whistle is so cute. Only one thing I don't like about is that I have to remove the whistle every time. It is hot! Over all, I love it!
Summary: We use a coffee press, and drink a fair amount of tea. This kettle, which we received as a wedding gift, was used for < 6 months and the bottom fell off when we forgot & left it on the stove too long! In addition, prior to this, the sides started to scorch, and no cleaning product returned it to it's shine. And, the whistle worked occasionally, but not consistently.