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Is there such a thing as a stylish stainless steel kettle that will last more then 2 years?!

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trixymalixy Sat 24-Jun-17 10:29:59

I've put this in home decoration as the look of it is important. However having had our last 2 kettles break after a couple of years I'm looking for recommendations for one that will last as well as look good.

All the ones I like the look of get rubbish reviews!

trixymalixy Sat 24-Jun-17 10:43:09

I've ruled out all the dualit ones as they get terrible reviews. Also ruled out the beautiful alessi one.

TheCrowFromBelow Sat 24-Jun-17 10:48:06

I ruined my beautiful alessi one by. It putting the whistle in properly, it boiled dry and melted all over the kettle which warped
I'm still in mourning 15 years later
I have a Morphy Richards Accents one which has done well but is not SS, had it for at least 7 years though and only just succumbing to limescale at the top of the water level thingy.
I might just save for the Alessi
Less than helpful, sorry!

rollonthesummer Sat 24-Jun-17 10:50:37

Am interested to see what responses you get/I have this problem!

trixymalixy Sat 24-Jun-17 10:59:57

this dualit one hasn't got too many bad reviews. Also it says it's repairable.

trixymalixy Sat 24-Jun-17 11:02:34

What a shame about your lovely alessi kettle!! Can you buy a new bird for it or is the whole thing warped?

PhilODox Sat 24-Jun-17 11:03:15

We've just started to buy cheap and replace. They all seem to start leaking after 18mo or so. The plastic one we had previously lasted 15 years!

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 24-Jun-17 11:03:36

I had a simple Cookworks stainless steel kettle it cost £10 I think ( it was a while ago) it lasted nearly 5 years grin I thought it was a nice kettle not sure if anyone would describe it as stylish, if I can find a pic of it I will post one.

theresamustgo Sat 24-Jun-17 11:04:23

Presume you mean electric,. My problem too. Am trying a Daewo one now. Will get back to you in 2 years!

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 24-Jun-17 11:07:50

www.ebay.co.uk/i/162424500325?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=41810622899&rlsatarget=pla-359334828957&abcId=1058856&adtype=pla&merchantid=115503178&poi=&googleloc=9046111&device=c&campaignid=797426840&crdt=0

It was this one, I'm not sure if you can buy it in shops still, we got ours from argos at the time.

trixymalixy Sat 24-Jun-17 11:31:57

Yes, I mean electric kettles.

I was wondering whether cheap and disposable was the way to go. That's what I've decided with washing machines after too much stress getting an expensive one repaired constantly.

this might do. Shame it is black rather than stainless steel on the outside.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 24-Jun-17 11:37:48

Sometimes the cheaper ones actually end up lasting longer.

trixymalixy Sat 24-Jun-17 11:42:41

It seems that way looking at reviews. The fancy ones seem to not last long at all. Or is it perhaps that the more you spend the more angry you are when it breaks early so more likely to review?!

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Sat 24-Jun-17 11:50:13

After getting totally fed up of replacing kettles yearly I finally brought a Heston Blumenthal sage kettle and so far it's been fine for 18 months

TheCrowFromBelow Sat 24-Jun-17 11:59:49

It was utterly beyond repair I'm quite lucky I didn't set fire to the house.
I've managed to stab a hole in my Normann Copenhagen washing up bowl as well - clearly can't be trusted!

YorkshireTea86 Sat 24-Jun-17 12:43:12

We had a breville that lasted about 5 years, it broke just last week and we've replaced it with this one
www.argos.co.uk/product/4026224 although we got it for £20

bonzo77 Sat 24-Jun-17 12:49:50

Magimix one here. Had it about 7 years.

EpoxyResin Sat 24-Jun-17 18:17:22

I've had my plastic Bodum kettle for twenty years next year and the old girl's still going strong! I don't know what Bodum do in stainless steel but assuming they do something handsome (I think my plastic one's not bad looking) I can vouch for their longevity!

smellylittleorange Sun 25-Jun-17 07:38:49

I've heard good things about the breville. I have a dualit only a year old though so ask me next yeargrin

PinkFluffs1 Sun 25-Jun-17 07:46:17

We have the Smeg kettle in chrome - it's amazing!

kiplingcakes Sun 25-Jun-17 07:47:03

I have had a stainless steel dualit kettle for over 10 years. Never had any problems at with it (touch wood) and it has been used a lot over the years.

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Sun 25-Jun-17 07:49:04

My dualit kettle was a wedding present 10 years ago and it's still going strong so don't write them off. The matching toaster is also still working, although it has needed a new knob in that time.

trixymalixy Sun 25-Jun-17 14:19:34

I think the older dualit kettles were good, but it seems that the newer Ines aren't very reliable unfortunately. My dualit toaster has been going for decades.

allthecoffeeplease Thu 29-Jun-17 12:59:49

For an electric one I really recommend this www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/products/breakfast/kettles/scene-kettle-zjm180bk-0w21011059 have had it for 4 + years, regularly descale it and it comes in bright colours.

However, when it dies I'm going to replace it with one of these www.themadegoodshop.co.uk/aluminium-kettle-with-wooden-handle.html as have read that it's more energy efficient to boil on gas, and it takes up no space on counter and they look cool.

LeannePerrins Thu 29-Jun-17 19:08:47

We had a fantastic Magimix kettle which lasted for six years before dying last autumn, four of which were in London with rock-hard water, but I don't think they make them any more.

We now have this cuisinart and it is brilliant. I scoffed at the multi-temp settings and digital readout but I have had to eat my words as I regularly use it to make coffee and green tea at the right temp.

Do you live in a very hard water area? I wonder if that might shorten the life of your kettle.

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