Summary: I have liked my previous DeLonghi purchases. But, I have an older kettle model: KBX1510. It is 2 years old with an obvious design flaw. (My last kettle lasted for over 10 years.) A little (1/4") plastic part, that releases the kettle lid, broke off the plastic control arm . According to DeLonghi, there is no replacement part and my warranty has expired. So, I must buy a new kettle: DeLonghi, Model DFJ900.
Summary: Like the other reviewers were saying, the kettle leaks all over the counter. It is amazing that it hasn't shorted out the fuse or shocked anyone. After a crappy heater and another crappy water kettle, I'l stay away from DeLonghi.
Summary: I've come to like De'Longhi products but this one is disappointing. Pro's: Looks nice, really like the water filter, heats fast, clicks itself off as soon as it's done. Cons: The leaking! man.. it's not huge amounts but it leaks water on and under the base. I got this to put at my desk so I could brew my adagio tea all day long while I work and now I think I'm going to have to get something else... I'm not sure the others have filters though.
Summary: this kettle has been a real dissapointment. i have 3 major complaints with it and the only benefit is that it looks good. i bought it 1/2 a year ago and am now replacing it. 1) it leaks all over my counter. 2) it is slow to boil compared to other electric kettles we've had. 3) it has a weird lid that has to be lined up EXACTLY with the kettle in order to snap close. it is a real nuisance and even when it closes, it unsnaps very easily.
Summary: After getting the teakettle in January, I had to stop using it by June. The kettle was leaking water all over the kitchen counter and at time it would not turn off by itself. Delongi sent me a new kettle to replace the one that was broke but it was a model only worth $80.00. When I ask about the $50.00 difference in price of the two teakettles I was told they covered their warranty and I'm out of the $50.00. I won't be buying anymore of Delongi products!