Summary: Not the quality I'd expect from this 'name'. Marks easily and soon looks shabby. Latest problem is peeling off of the chrome 'plating'. The band at the level of the switch is just coming away bit by bit and an 18month old kettle looks like it's 18 years old! Didn't expect to have to replace a De Longhi item so soon after purchase. Shan't be getting the same again.
Summary: I have had this kettle for 3 years, today it has broken. I have had much cheaper kettles that have lasted much longer. Also the red paint around the spout and water level started to peel off after 6 months, every time I wiped it over a bit more come off. This is a lot of money to pay for a kettle that only lasts 3 years and had peeling paint. I will not replace it with another de'longhi kettle.
Summary: I got one from a different source and my daughter clocked it and said, OOH I would'nt mind one of those Dad it would just fit in my kitchen lovely, I get told it's the best thing since sliced bread.
Excerpt: I bought this kettle as loved the modern style and the choice if colours available. We went for a silver one. I bought this from amazon as they had the best price. It had a very fast boil but was quite noisy. The base is a 360 style so you can easily put the kettle down onto it. It is quite heavy as the product is solid and well built. I wouldn't advise this kettle for someone who needs something lightweight.
Summary: I like this product it's stylish and funky at the same time, it looks good and it doesn't take too long to boil. The reason I only gave it four stars is, it is very noisy when it starts to boil (sounds like a steam train) and the on switch is too easy to turn on by mistake, even a tea towel dropping on it will start it off although it will detect when there is no water in it and cut out but I feel it should be a little bit harder to turn on.