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Bought (from different suppliers) as a match for the de’longhi 2 slice toaster. Disappointing in 2 respects: 1) the shape makes it very difficult to gauge the amount of water that is in the kettle especially when trying to save energy with small amounts ( the reading is not linear). 2) the volume of noise it creates is horrendous and radio in kitchen can not be heard when the kettle is on. The noise is probably created by the shape of the kettle. Good looking and a perfect match for the toaster but wouldn’t buy another.

C jug kettle, 3kw, polished steeli like the design of this product. It has the same classic lines as a brand on the market that is far more expensive. I chose this kettle because i wanted one with a removable lid. The lid comes off easily but is still tight fitting and the kettle pours well. I am pleased with my purchase the only drawback i’ve found is that it is rather noisy when in operation.

De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

  • Argento polished finish rapid-boil 3 kW cordless stainless steel jug kettle
  • Concealed element, 360º swivel base and cord storage
  • 1.7 Litre water capacity
  • Removable, washable limescale filter
  • Neon power indicator on both sides and non-slip feet
  • 1 year warranty

This is the second version of this kettle that i have owed (i had the last one for over ten years and only gave it away as i was immigrating). The only thing that i didn’t realise that while its very pretty its quite loud (i didn’t realise as before i had separate kitchen).

Stylish kettle and very pleased with the purchase. Think de’longhi are currently the best in the market for quality, style and price.

Had this kettle a little while now and whilst no problem with the functionality of it, i’ve just noticed one of the logo badges has been put on upside down.

De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel : I bought this kettle to replace my old one which was suffering from about ten years of lime scale build up. This new one is identical in every way. I like de longhi as it provides real value for money. It looks good, works efficiently and never drips and provides longevity to boot. What more do you want from a kettle?.

I mistaken ordered from the uk. I ordered the kettle as a housewarming gift for my brother and his wife. The kettle arrived promptly and in good order. However, when they took it from the box, they could not plug it in. The european plug did not fit the u. He wanted to return it for one with a u. I have the same kettle and adore it. It was such an ordeal to return it. I could have three kettles for that price.

Old kettle gave up the ghost and needed one quickly. Had bought a de’longhi for a friend who is very happy with it so bought one myself. Works well and looks elegant so pleased with purchase. Amazon also came up trumps with next day delivery.

Kettles can look so boring and ugly but this smart de’longhi product looks great with its shiny finish and elegant lines. It’s quick and quiet and very well balanced and is stylish enough to be left out on show.

Looks good and does the job, bit hard to see the filling guage under the handle when filling though but still love it.

Wanted a stainless steel kettle to match a toaster i have. The description for it is unclear it is all stainless steel (or chrome)?. I looked at reviews of other kettles which made me decide to purchase this model. I am 100% happy with it although i have not had it very long.

I recently had a new kitchen installed and wanted a stylish kettle to finish it off – this is it. – it’s a lovely looking kettle, and although the lid is a little snug, it is easy to fill.

Looks great but it’s noisy and difficult to fill via the spout which makes it less convenient than a jig kettle should be. A small amount more design thought would have resolved this issue.

Lovely shiny chrome kettle , looks great in my kitchen.

This is a lovely kettle, i had my eye on another de’longhi kettle, but the price seemed a bit extreme. This kettle is elegant and practical, admittedly the water gauge is a bit difficult to see but it’s not an issue really, like with any other appliance you get used to it and its fine. No dripping, quite quiet, easily held, and looks lovely.

I was after a kettle that matched the toaster (de’longhi argento ct04. C toaster, 4 slice (polished steel)) i’d bought some months ago and i was glad to find that although the style was no longer in production, i could still get it on amazon. The kettle looks great and the fill level indicator is clear. I’s fairly quiet and quick to boil. The only downsides are that the lid has to be removed to fill it (the spout is way too small to fill through)and that the minimum capacity to boil seems to be nearly half full – not very eco friendly for just a single cup full. On the whole it’s a nice kettle but i wouldn’t have paid its full rrp for it.

Lovely modern shaped kettle. Very easy to keep clean, just a quick wipe with a wet cloth when kettle is hot. Delivery from amazon very fast.

This is now the longest i have owned a kettle. Used everyday since bought it is still going strong. Unlike just about every other kettle i have owned it still doesn’t leak, the cut out still works, i can see the water level and the on-off switch works fine. Even the little light still works, though i don’t rely on it – switch down and boiling noise – it is still heating – switch up – it is off. Downsides, the base is not the easiest to clean, the polished steel of the kette picks up grease specks and tends to look yukky without regular cleaning and the black knob on the lid has had a slight split since new, but shows no sign of getting any worse. It is filled from a filter jug so has never needed de-furring – which i think helps a kettle to last, but otherwise has just done what a kettler is meant to do. It probably doesn’t owe me anything by now and i am toying with getting another as a spare, while i still can. Maybe i have been lucky, but compared to the grief i have had from other kettles this one has my vote.

Comments

  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the price

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    I ordered this kettle to replace a m&s one that had finally given up. I thought paying a bit more for a kettle would buy me one of similar quality to the dearly departed m&s model. I didn’t feel that the metal was particularly well finished and the semi-clear plastic panel that is intended to let you see how much water is in the kettle is so opaque that you can’t see anything. The on/off switch is at the base of the handle and difficult to find and the led indicator is tiny and too close to the base to be able to see without a level of contortionism. It works fine, in the sense that it boils water, but so does a cheap kettle from tesco.
  2. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    I ordered this kettle to replace a m&s one that had finally given up. I thought paying a bit more for a kettle would buy me one of similar quality to the dearly departed m&s model. I didn’t feel that the metal was particularly well finished and the semi-clear plastic panel that is intended to let you see how much water is in the kettle is so opaque that you can’t see anything. The on/off switch is at the base of the handle and difficult to find and the led indicator is tiny and too close to the base to be able to see without a level of contortionism. It works fine, in the sense that it boils water, but so does a cheap kettle from tesco.
  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars Metallic Taste :-(

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Had to return as the water if not freshly boiled was tainted by a metallic taste that did not go away after a month.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Had to return as the water if not freshly boiled was tainted by a metallic taste that did not go away after a month.
  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it is supposed to do

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Large sized kettle a little wider than the last one we had but very stable. Heats up to boil quickly and not to noisily.
  5. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Large sized kettle a little wider than the last one we had but very stable. Heats up to boil quickly and not to noisily.
    1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Looks can be deceiving
      I was attracted by the look of this kettle but the style has failed to deliver on a practical level. It is filled by removing the top. My old kettle had a push area which raised the top while it is more of a struggle to pull this one off. I can manage to pull it when the kettle is cold but trickier if you want to top up the kettle soon after it has boiled. The water level indicator at the side is hard to distinguish and must be ever so difficult for someone with low vision. The inclusion of an interior light could have made this easier. The on/off switch appears fragile and i am not confidant this will last long. Not a big fan of the weight balance when pouring either. The kettle is also relatively noisy. I wish i had kept my old unattractive leaking kettle.
  6. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    I was attracted by the look of this kettle but the style has failed to deliver on a practical level. It is filled by removing the top. My old kettle had a push area which raised the top while it is more of a struggle to pull this one off. I can manage to pull it when the kettle is cold but trickier if you want to top up the kettle soon after it has boiled. The water level indicator at the side is hard to distinguish and must be ever so difficult for someone with low vision. The inclusion of an interior light could have made this easier. The on/off switch appears fragile and i am not confidant this will last long. Not a big fan of the weight balance when pouring either. The kettle is also relatively noisy. I wish i had kept my old unattractive leaking kettle.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
      Unhappy that such a expensive kettle is leaking already and there is no way it seems to contact the seller to arrange for a replacement. Nice looking kettle but beware.
  7. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Unhappy that such a expensive kettle is leaking already and there is no way it seems to contact the seller to arrange for a replacement. Nice looking kettle but beware.
  8. 1.0 out of 5 stars Poor design and made water smell and taste awful

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Not a happy experience with this kettle. Within minutes of switching on there was a smell of burning material. We expected this was normal and would go,away but it persisted. Something was making the water smell and taste like tcp. Also not a good design for small amounts, 1cup, pouring and filling difficult. Returned via amazon and got an immediate refund, hurrah.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Not a happy experience with this kettle. Within minutes of switching on there was a smell of burning material. We expected this was normal and would go,away but it persisted. Something was making the water smell and taste like tcp. Also not a good design for small amounts, 1cup, pouring and filling difficult. Returned via amazon and got an immediate refund, hurrah.
  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars A1 STYLE

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This is a lovely kettle and looks so stylish on my work surface.
  10. Anonymous

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This is a lovely kettle and looks so stylish on my work surface.
    1. 3.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking kettle which we bought to replace a kettle ...
      Nice looking kettle which we bought to replace a kettle with a leaking bottom. It’s a fast boil kettle which i found no louder than any other i’ve owned. The lid comes off just fine for filling with a tug. Boil the kettle, make tea, all great. Make another cup of tea by just topping up the old boiled water and the tea tastes of tcp. From research there’s a coating they put on the inside of some kettles to prevent limescale from sticking and that combined with chlorine in the water makes the weird taste. It looks like twice boiled water just adds to the problem. Your mileage may vary, we do have particularly hard water where i live and who knows if the chlorine levels are uniform across counties. I’m sure this issue isn’t isolated to this particular kettle though.
      1. Verified Purchase
        Nice looking kettle which we bought to replace a kettle with a leaking bottom. It’s a fast boil kettle which i found no louder than any other i’ve owned. The lid comes off just fine for filling with a tug. Boil the kettle, make tea, all great. Make another cup of tea by just topping up the old boiled water and the tea tastes of tcp. From research there’s a coating they put on the inside of some kettles to prevent limescale from sticking and that combined with chlorine in the water makes the weird taste. It looks like twice boiled water just adds to the problem. Your mileage may vary, we do have particularly hard water where i live and who knows if the chlorine levels are uniform across counties. I’m sure this issue isn’t isolated to this particular kettle though.
  11. 1.0 out of 5 stars Not great

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Good points – looks quite smart. Bad points – you can’t fill using the spout, you must take the lid off, which is a pain; the water gauge is hard to read, my husband would need to put his trading glasses on, which is a pain, i can read it ok, but it is less than crystal clear; a bit noisier than my last kettle. Much too expensive given these bad points.
  12. Anonymous

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Good points – looks quite smart. Bad points – you can’t fill using the spout, you must take the lid off, which is a pain; the water gauge is hard to read, my husband would need to put his trading glasses on, which is a pain, i can read it ok, but it is less than crystal clear; a bit noisier than my last kettle. Much too expensive given these bad points.
  13. 3.0 out of 5 stars This was a replacement for the same model. Unfortunately ...

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This was a replacement for the same model. Unfortunately it does not perform as well as the old kettle. The kettle rocks significantly when boiling and is quite loud and appears not to sit snugly on the base. In my view there is also a design fault insomuch that the water reservoir window is opaque which proves difficult in determining the level of water in the kettle ( unlike my older unit ).
  14. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This was a replacement for the same model. Unfortunately it does not perform as well as the old kettle. The kettle rocks significantly when boiling and is quite loud and appears not to sit snugly on the base. In my view there is also a design fault insomuch that the water reservoir window is opaque which proves difficult in determining the level of water in the kettle ( unlike my older unit ).
  15. 1.0 out of 5 stars Bad taste spoilt a nice looking kettle

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Whilst this kettle looks lovely and i was pleased with it when i unpacked it, there were a few problems which made me return it. Firstly, as another customer pointed out, i noticed steam coming out of the on/off switch when i first tried it. Secondly, it is really noisy; more so than my old kettle, which is really saying something. Finally, and the reason it was actually returned, it made the water taste awful. I tried boiling up bicarbonate of soda and endless refills/ boils but just couldn’t get rid of the taste. It also made my mouth feels strange. Now i have to search for a kettle that doesn’t do this, because apparently this is a major problem with most of the brands now :(.
    1. Anonymous
      Whilst this kettle looks lovely and i was pleased with it when i unpacked it, there were a few problems which made me return it. Firstly, as another customer pointed out, i noticed steam coming out of the on/off switch when i first tried it. Secondly, it is really noisy; more so than my old kettle, which is really saying something. Finally, and the reason it was actually returned, it made the water taste awful. I tried boiling up bicarbonate of soda and endless refills/ boils but just couldn’t get rid of the taste. It also made my mouth feels strange. Now i have to search for a kettle that doesn’t do this, because apparently this is a major problem with most of the brands now :(.
      1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
        Nice design, however had to return it due toa fault. Steam coming out of the power switch.
  16. Verified Purchase
    Nice design, however had to return it due toa fault. Steam coming out of the power switch.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars My Worst Amazon Buy Ever!!
      I have always been a fan of de longhi poducts which is why i bought this stylish kettle. When it’s on it is so noisy that you are unable to hear the tv in the next room. The lid is such a tight fit that my wife has to wrap the handle in a tea-towel and wrestle with it until it eventually comes off – it is then almost as tricky to replace it. In addition the filter fits so poorly in the spout that it often simply drops out when you are pouring. I wish i had bought something less stylish and more functional and much, much quieter.
      1. Verified Purchase
        I have always been a fan of de longhi poducts which is why i bought this stylish kettle. When it’s on it is so noisy that you are unable to hear the tv in the next room. The lid is such a tight fit that my wife has to wrap the handle in a tea-towel and wrestle with it until it eventually comes off – it is then almost as tricky to replace it. In addition the filter fits so poorly in the spout that it often simply drops out when you are pouring. I wish i had bought something less stylish and more functional and much, much quieter.
  17. 3.0 out of 5 stars Good until it broke
    This was a good kettle until it broke after 18 months of normal use. Is that how long things last now?.
  18. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This was a good kettle until it broke after 18 months of normal use. Is that how long things last now?.
  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars Very good kettle

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This kettle boils fast, fills easily and you can wipe the dirty linescale london water off it easily with a tea towel and it leaves no water marks.
  20. Anonymous

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This kettle boils fast, fills easily and you can wipe the dirty linescale london water off it easily with a tea towel and it leaves no water marks.
  21. 2.0 out of 5 stars De Longhi Argento kettle

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    We have had two of these now as they look great but beware: both have packed up just after the 1 year guarantee has run out.
  22. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    We have had two of these now as they look great but beware: both have packed up just after the 1 year guarantee has run out.
  23. 1.0 out of 5 stars worst buy ever

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    I was so looking forward to using this product after reading some of the reviews. A stylish kettle which looks great. Unfortunately this was the worse buy for me. The lid is extremely stiff and you are fighting to lift it off everytime you want to fill it up. Also the filter pad in the nozzle is not a good fit and keeps disconnecting itself. The filter meshing has also torn only after a few months.
    1. Verified Purchase
      I was so looking forward to using this product after reading some of the reviews. A stylish kettle which looks great. Unfortunately this was the worse buy for me. The lid is extremely stiff and you are fighting to lift it off everytime you want to fill it up. Also the filter pad in the nozzle is not a good fit and keeps disconnecting itself. The filter meshing has also torn only after a few months.
  24. 5.0 out of 5 stars DeLonghi Kettle

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Bought this kettle to replace a delonghi kettle we had had for about 10 years. This is just as stylish, and i hope it will be as reliable and hardwearing as our previous one.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Bought this kettle to replace a delonghi kettle we had had for about 10 years. This is just as stylish, and i hope it will be as reliable and hardwearing as our previous one.
  25. 4.0 out of 5 stars De'Longhi Kettle

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    Looks great, boils quickly, a bit noisy and a bit of steam comes from below the window when boiling which is a bit worrying at first because it looks like smoke, but overall a good product.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Looks great, boils quickly, a bit noisy and a bit of steam comes from below the window when boiling which is a bit worrying at first because it looks like smoke, but overall a good product.
      1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
        This kettle is very noisy but that’s not unexpected for a 3kw kettle which is designed to boil very quickly. Worse than that however is the fact that it is hard to fill with a tiny spout and a very tight lid. But worst of all has been the fact that, after only 13 months and when it was just outside the guarantee period, it started to leak and has become unusable. I’ve gone back to my old cheap plastic kettle – there was never anything wrong with that – it was just that i wanted a kettle which boiled more quickly. Just about to take my delonghi kettle to my local recycling tip.
  26. Anonymous

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This kettle is very noisy but that’s not unexpected for a 3kw kettle which is designed to boil very quickly. Worse than that however is the fact that it is hard to fill with a tiny spout and a very tight lid. But worst of all has been the fact that, after only 13 months and when it was just outside the guarantee period, it started to leak and has become unusable. I’ve gone back to my old cheap plastic kettle – there was never anything wrong with that – it was just that i wanted a kettle which boiled more quickly. Just about to take my delonghi kettle to my local recycling tip.
  27. 3.0 out of 5 stars looks good, but ...

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This kettle looks nice and stylish. It boils water ok, quite noisy though. Good water spout, with no dribbling. Thing that annoys me is having to prise the lid off every time i want to fill up, its really difficult. Lid feels so tight and awkward to budge,also they tell you not to fill up via the spout. I feel like i am going to break something by twisting and pulling so much. The little filter that sits at the spout also sometimes comes loose. I would not buy this again just for the good looks. I would go for a lever lid kettle next time or one with an easier to remove lid.
  28. Anonymous

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    This kettle looks nice and stylish. It boils water ok, quite noisy though. Good water spout, with no dribbling. Thing that annoys me is having to prise the lid off every time i want to fill up, its really difficult. Lid feels so tight and awkward to budge,also they tell you not to fill up via the spout. I feel like i am going to break something by twisting and pulling so much. The little filter that sits at the spout also sometimes comes loose. I would not buy this again just for the good looks. I would go for a lever lid kettle next time or one with an easier to remove lid.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Just love De'Longhi
      My old de’longhi kettle finally gave up the ghost so i had to replace it with another similar kettle as they are so stylish and look so good in my kitchen. I know i could have got a polished steel kettle by another make at a much cheaper price but i felt it was worth paying the extra just because of how great de’longhi items look. I particularly like the removable spout filter on this model and the way you can hide away some of the lead underneath.
  29. Anonymous

    This review is from : De’Longhi Argento KBX3016.C Jug Kettle, 3 Kilowatt – Polished Steel

    My old de’longhi kettle finally gave up the ghost so i had to replace it with another similar kettle as they are so stylish and look so good in my kitchen. I know i could have got a polished steel kettle by another make at a much cheaper price but i felt it was worth paying the extra just because of how great de’longhi items look. I particularly like the removable spout filter on this model and the way you can hide away some of the lead underneath.

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