My old stovetop kettle died recently so I bought myself a fancypants new one. I love the design, it looks great in my retro (ie original ’70s 😄) kitchen. It has a built in whistle mechanism inside the spout, and the whistle is more like a subdued ship’s horn than the usual shriek of a kettle whistle. The whistle (it looks like a metal marble to me) moves aside when you pour the water…at least that is what’s meant to happen.
We got it in the post yesterday. I washed it out and boiled it a couple of times to test it out and get rid of any manufacturing nasties on the inside.
Boil #1 was fine - whistle sounded, water came out of the spout when I tipped the kettle, all the stuff that should happen
Boil #2 - when I tried to pour it water dribbled out of the spout and GUSHED around the sides of the lid, which was definitely on properly!!
Boil #3 - no water out the lid this time, but the water only dribbled out of the pouring spout because the metal ball thingy obviously wasn’t moving inside the whistle mechanism. It took four or five shakes/tilts of the kettle to get the ball to move and the water to flow freely
Ok, it was late at night, we’d just got back from the country after a long drive - I figured I’d try again in the morning after a good sleep and it would probably be okay. So, I put the kettle on to boil this morning and wandered around the house doing stuff. It dawned on me that the kettle was taking a long time to boil….well, actually it WAS boiling but the whistle wasn’t sounding!! Ferfuxake! 🤬
I have spent $150 on an absolute piece of crap. I am so annoyed!
Here it is, if you want to avoid it: