Reviews and Problems with Chantal Classic Tea kettle
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Beautiful but painful
K. Hsiang "KSH", Amazon
25 December 2009
Summary: I've had my teakettle for 5+ years. It really sits on my stove for decorative purposes but about once a holiday season, I need to boil water for the coffee press. The whistle is pleasant. However, the handle gets incredibly hot even though it is well out of the way of the steam and the handle attachment point is well above the water fill line. I've burned my hand on it. My guest have burned their hand on it. My wife has burned her hand on it.
Summary: I've owned the large Chantal classic stainless teakettle for about 10 years and it's still looking and sounding great. Yes, it boils water just fine, and it also gently reminds me when the pot is hot. For me, the low harmonica note is much more pleasing than a shrill whistle--particularly because it's audible throughout my open-space house.
Summary: Have never had a better tea kettle.Ever. Highly recommend it, worth the money. Whistle is loud and easy to hear throughout the house. Little mitt for handle makes pouring the hot water a breeze. The best!
Summary: I bought this high end kettle thinking I would get a reliable tea kettle. Although it is beautiful, the handle gets extremely hot and requires a pot holder to pour the water. The tea kettle gets stains from my gas burner and this requires extra maintenance. Lastly and most disappointingly was that the kettle leaked from the pour spout only 1 year after I purchased it. For the price I paid, I thought I could get at least 7 years out of it.
Summary: I've had this kettle for three years. I bought it because it looks good. The two-tone harmonica "whistle" is nice, emitting a nice lower pitch sound at the beginning of a boil, progressing to a Flinstone's quarry lunch-whistle pitch with a harder boil. It's fine. Any whistle is supposed to get your attention, right? That's the whole point. My main problem with this kettle is how hot the handle gets after even just a moment on the burner.
Summary: I have had my lovely shiny grey Chantal tea kettle for about six years now and I still am amused to hear the harmonica sing. I manage the handle easily, it pours fine, and it's fun to show friends. I've never regretted spending this much money on this classy kettle!
Summary: I bought my Chantal kettle on sale. I'd never pay the full price for a kettle or a Chantal kettle, no matter how pretty it was. But this kettle is very pretty and on sale so I did buy it. I'm glad to read the other reviews . . . mine never whistled when it was boiling. Or it would whistle for a couple a weeks after a descaling, but stop mysteriously. This is a problem as I always left the room while the kettle came to a boil.
Summary: For two or three times the price of an equally attractive and useful kettle I fell for the Chantal whistler. What was I think? Once again you don't always get what you pay for. The design, especially of the heavy wire handle suggests that the form actually functions, in this case to dissipate heat and make the handle cool enough to lift. Alas, no: you have to dress the handle in an asbestos-appearing little pot holder that comes with the kettle.