Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle – HOT TO HANDLE

Bought this kettle to replace my old aga kettle, the whistle no longer worked and hard to get descaled because of age and hard water in our area. Chose this kettle for looks, size, reviews said effective whistle and price. It has a very effective whistle, good fitting lid and for the money works very well on the aga. In my opinion not worth paying for more expensive kettles. Also i do not like the traditionally styled aga kettle. My old kettle was a modern design which is no longer made by aga.

This is a great kettle frees up space on work surface, stays shiny works well wistle load enough to prevent boiling dry. I am very pleased with this purchase.

  • Could well be what you’re looking for.
  • A Quality Stove Kettle
  • Great Kettle

Bought for dad as he keeps leaving kettles boiling dry. Looks good but sometimes whistle doesnt always go properly. Also can get hot to pull off.

Brilliant, still going strong, easy to look after and clean.

Features of Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

  • Suitable for all heat sources
  • Phenolic handle
  • Capacity: 20l

Works well with our induction hob and loud whistle that can be heard in next village.

Great kettle would use this seller again.

I bought this kettle on 16th march, and i noticed a small crack on the whistle, i emailed the seller and sent pictures of the crack and they said they would send me a replacement and so they did very quickly i can’t praise them enough, the kettle is very good, it’s my first stainless steel kettle, and i think its well worth the price, i use it on gas stove but mostly on a solid fuel range with no problem, the whistle might not suit everybody as it has a sharp sound but at least you know it is boiling if you are in another room, i hope this review helps and i will update it if needed.

Nice to find an kettle where the whistle actually whistles and which pours without dribbling. Many modern kettles do neither.

Having got fed up of searching what seemed like hundreds of kettles online, three days ago i ordered this judge kettle based on the many positive reviews it has received, and i haven’t been disappointed. I was very pleasantly surprised when it arrived yesterday, though i had asked for normal free delivery. Amazon’s packaging was good and the kettle was well protected in its own stout box, and it and the whistle were each wrapped in plastic bags. I had wondered about the sense of paying so much for a simple kettle for my gas cooker, but saw at once that the money was there in the quality. It has a thick base (marked as suitable for all hobs, including induction) with an efficiency ‘skirt’. The polished stainless steel body is handsome, with a modest 2l mark under and to the right of the spout. The phenolic handles are comfortable; they both warm a little, but be careful when removing the whistle – i agree with others that it is wise to use a cloth. Early days for me, but i expect this kettle to last for many years, unlike the numerous unrepairable electric jug kettles i’ve discarded over the years.

Very pleased with our purchase. We converted to using a hob kettle after our last electic kettle broke and i can say i won’t go back to using electric after this. Handle doesn’t get hot, it’s easy to pour. Catch the whistle early though, as it gets really loud – we can hear it from the other floor of the house.Just a word of caution, always take the nozzle off with a tea towel or cloth as the steam will spit out and scald.

Feels substantial but is fairly light-weight. Lid ‘clicks’ into place and is held securely but is easy to put on and to remove. Whistle is loud enough to do the job.

Looks nice, stays shiney, no dripping, easily filled from spout or through lid. Whistle is nice and loud, the kids love it. Super speedy on induction hob.

Got it really quickly looks good boils quickly only very slight minus with whistle hard to remove when full of boiling water due to expansion from heat, i expect this will sort itself out the more the kettle is used, it looks and feels like a quality item.

The kettle itself is well made and good quality but found the whistle not loud enough, handle and whistling spout gets very hot and removal of the spout from the steaming hot kettle in order to pour the water was tricky; returned as unsuitable.

Even works on the woodburner as the base has complete contact with the surface. Doesn’t always boil on there as it depends how hot the stove itself is. Haven’t had all that long but at the moment very happy with this buy. Item arrived reasonably quickly and very well packaged.

Ok but a bit slower than our old aluminium kettle. The construction is excellent and it met all criteria.

One of the best stove-top kettles l have ever had. Plumped for a ‘cheapy’ last time l needed to replace and was that a mistake. This kettle is ideal for my use – whistles loud (appreciated as lounge is 2 x rooms away from the kitchen) very good to pour with; no splashing or dripping. Have learnt to be a little bit careful how l take the whistle off – l tried to remove it immediately after a boil and l got caught with a bit of steam but this has now been mastered, but all be aware (just in case). Overall this is a brilliant kettle – not a ‘flimsy’, but not heavy either. 25year guarantee on workmanship, etc. Which proves judge are one of the best.

This is a great kettle but be warned – the handle becomes very hot very quickly. Having said that, i would still buy this kettle but you will need to use a cloth or similar to hold the handle. My hands are pretty well used over the years to handling hot pans etc but this was slightly too much for me and i had to use an oven cloth the first time i used it and continuing. The kettle heats quickly and it looks very stylish. Obviously not as fast as an electric kettle but i bought it to, hopefully, reduce the amount of energy i use – and it will be great when there are the inevitable winter (and occasionally) summer power cuts.

Watch your fingers when removing the whistle (the steam has to come out somewhere).

After reading other peoples reviews i was confident that this would have a loud enough whistle for my mother to use, as she is hard of hearing. She is delighted with iti did link together a few metal key fob rings and fitted them onto the kettle handle – then fitted the other end of the chain to some picture wire around the neck of the whistle. Basically she she can’t lose the whistle nowa very good buy.

I ordered this dec 2011 and am absolutely delighted with it. I used to have a le cresuset kone kettle but the whistle was useless – so low you couldn’t hear it properly unless you stayed in the kitchen, which is how it came to burn itself out. So i was keen to get a kettle with a good loud whistle & this one really delivers – i can hear when it from the sitting room with the tv on. It seems well made & the whistle and lid come off easily but fit well when on. It does take a little longer than an electric kettle but the water reaches a proper boiling point unlike my old electric kettle – & it frees up worktop space.

I bought this kettle to use on my newly installed induction hob. I couldn’t have made a better choice than this judge kettle: it looks great; is robust but not heavy; the handle is well designed and does not heat up; the whistle and lid are easy to remove; it pours well with no drips. It is easy to thoroughly clean the interior of the inevitable build up of limescale. Finally: this kettle looks great and on the induction hob it heats water faster and quieter than an electric kettle. This product merits all the positive comments made by others awarding it five stars.

Comments

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars The whistling kettle
    We love our kettle, can be loud but we wanted that, love it.
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    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    We love our kettle, can be loud but we wanted that, love it.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent kettle. We have had it for a couple ...
      We have had it for a couple of years now and it still looks like new and performs perfectly. We use it on an induction hob.
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    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    We have had it for a couple of years now and it still looks like new and performs perfectly. We use it on an induction hob.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars ... onto the hob and the spout does the same useless unless you sit by the kettle to much sure ...
      After a few months of using this the lid pops off onto the hob and the spout does the same useless unless you sit by the kettle to much sure lid stays on and doesn’t boil dry either.
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    After a few months of using this the lid pops off onto the hob and the spout does the same useless unless you sit by the kettle to much sure lid stays on and doesn’t boil dry either.
  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking, feels good.

    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    Seems to be of really good quality, as you would expect from the name and the price. I confidently predict 20+ years of use, which means the kettle will probably last longer than i will.
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      Seems to be of really good quality, as you would expect from the name and the price. I confidently predict 20+ years of use, which means the kettle will probably last longer than i will.
      1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Makes a lovely pot of tea- seems to taste better than from an electric kettle
        Makes a lovely pot of tea- seems to taste better than from an electric kettle. Was fed up with electric kettles as they often break down. Whistle is easily heard, and i love its old fashioned sound.
  6. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    Makes a lovely pot of tea- seems to taste better than from an electric kettle. Was fed up with electric kettles as they often break down. Whistle is easily heard, and i love its old fashioned sound.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Still goinging strong!
      Actually bought it a few years back – still going strong and it still whistles.
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    Actually bought it a few years back – still going strong and it still whistles.
  8. 1.0 out of 5 stars I think that maybe I was unluck but ours rumbled ...

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    I think that maybe i was unluck but ours rumbled and made an awful racket while being used. Sent it back because we could hear it from the other room.
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      I think that maybe i was unluck but ours rumbled and made an awful racket while being used. Sent it back because we could hear it from the other room.
  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars Good kettle

    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    Good product works well on our new induction hob and looks the part.
  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    We have been using this kettle on our aga for over 3 years now and it’s never let us down. Love the loud whistle as i can hear it at the end of the garden : ).
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    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    We have been using this kettle on our aga for over 3 years now and it’s never let us down. Love the loud whistle as i can hear it at the end of the garden : ).
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
      Brilliant, this kettle will never run dry you can hear the whistle a mile away.
  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars A great kettle
    It’s a great kettle,heats up quick and let’s you know when the water is boiling-the whistle works very well. A good kettle i would recommend this product.
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      It’s a great kettle,heats up quick and let’s you know when the water is boiling-the whistle works very well. A good kettle i would recommend this product.
      1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Idiotic design.
        It’s quite difficult to avoid burning your fingers on the whistle when you remove it after the kettle’s boiled.
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    It’s quite difficult to avoid burning your fingers on the whistle when you remove it after the kettle’s boiled.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely happy with this kettle
      Extremely happy with this kettle. It is excellent quality & the whistle is not intrusive but just right.
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    Extremely happy with this kettle. It is excellent quality & the whistle is not intrusive but just right.
  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars strong whistle

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    Excellent smart-looking kettle. Takes a bit of getting used to after electric, but so far hassle free.
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      Excellent smart-looking kettle. Takes a bit of getting used to after electric, but so far hassle free.
  16. 4.0 out of 5 stars Could well be what you're looking for.

    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    Over the years we’ve endured far too many sub-standard kettles, both electric and hob top. We have despaired of burnt out electrics, foul plastic tasting water, whistles that don’t work, handles that burn the hand, problems in filling from filter jugs – the list goes on. . Almost in desperation we decided to push the boat out and go for this judge model. Let’s face it, this is not the cheapest option for a basic stove top metal whistler but acting on the almost unanimously positive reviews we bought one. Early days so far but the initial results are excellent. The kettle is well built & has a pleasing design that looks the part on the hob. While big enough for the job it’s neither heavy nor unwieldly and it’s functional in both filling and pouring. We’ve had no trouble handling the potentiallyhot bits and, most importantly, it’s a quickish boiler leaving no after-taste in the water. Final big plus point – it packs a whistle that would wake the deadis it worth around £35?.We think so and if it’s still going strong in 12 months time, we’ll give it a fifth star.
  17. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Judge Traditional Whistling Kettle, Silver, 2 Litre

    Over the years we’ve endured far too many sub-standard kettles, both electric and hob top. We have despaired of burnt out electrics, foul plastic tasting water, whistles that don’t work, handles that burn the hand, problems in filling from filter jugs – the list goes on. . Almost in desperation we decided to push the boat out and go for this judge model. Let’s face it, this is not the cheapest option for a basic stove top metal whistler but acting on the almost unanimously positive reviews we bought one. Early days so far but the initial results are excellent. The kettle is well built & has a pleasing design that looks the part on the hob. While big enough for the job it’s neither heavy nor unwieldly and it’s functional in both filling and pouring. We’ve had no trouble handling the potentiallyhot bits and, most importantly, it’s a quickish boiler leaving no after-taste in the water. Final big plus point – it packs a whistle that would wake the deadis it worth around £35?.We think so and if it’s still going strong in 12 months time, we’ll give it a fifth star.

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