The kettle was despatched from japan soon after payment and it arrived when promised. 20 charge which comprised hmrc vat and royal mail handling fees. The kettle was very well packed. I am using it on an induction hob and the speed with which a kettle of water now boils is astonishingly fast. Enough water can be boiled for three cups of tea in around 1 minute and 20 seconds. The kettle is a high quality product and is finished to a high standard. It pours without a single drip and the wide lid ensures very good access for cleaning. The folding handle is far more useful than you might think. It allows the kettle to be filled rapidly and also the cleaning to take place whenever there is a spare moment.
Aesthetics are all and it is a total hit as is the fact that ou need to wait for it to boil.
Beautiful kettle, excellent quality and boils fast.
Key specs for Sori Yanagi Stainless Steel Kettle Matte:
- Sori Yanagi Stainless Steel Kettle – Matte (Japan Import)
Comments from buyers
, Lovely little gem!
, Super speedy on induction hobs
First things first: it works fine on an induction stove. It was a bit unclear in the description. It is pretty, functional and very light. The finish is not fantastic, but good enough and i still love it more than any kettle i have used. No problems wit lid or spout.
I had been wanting to purchase it for a long time and now i just love using and looking at it.
Very nice item, fulfilled all my expectations.
Best quality kettle we hat so far.
This a beautifully proportioned well built kettle that holds more water (6 mugs) than it appears it can hold. The wide flat base not lonely makes it easier to handle, it makes it more efficient by helping faster heat transfer. The handle folds to one side to make it easier to fill and clean. The easy to open lid fits snuggly and has tiny vents to stop it popping or rattling. The spout stems close to the base making it easy to pour with little lift without any spills or splatter. The wide base and spout positioning keeps steam away from hands when pouring. The joint of the spout is very neat. The black plastic handles (kettle and lid) are comfortable, have as solid feel and are fitted well. The shinier version i bought has a more silvery tone than a cheap chrome tone. It goes well with the lid of the aga.
On the face of it, this is a lot of money to pay for a stove top kettle – although actually, there are even more expensive kettles, both stove top and electric, out there. This kettle is simple – it doesn’t even have a whistle but it is beautifully designed for its function. It boils very quickly on my induction hob (slightly quicker than my electric or old stove top kettles) is easy to fill and it pours well. (i know that sounds ‘well, duh’.But the angle of both the handle and the spout make it much easier to pour without steaming my hand by mistake unlike my old kettle).
A perfect addition to our kitchen, it’s exactly what i wanted.
Yes, this is a wonderful kettle. It’s beautiful to look at, heats up really quickly and efficiently, and is a joy to behold in the kitchen.
This is a beautifully designed, elegant and lightweight kettle. The handle has a lovely grip and it pours superbly. I have an induction hob and it boils the water (half full) in 2 minutes on the pre-set heat of 15. I have not yet tried it on the more powerful ‘boost’ setting after the one review that said about the kettle ‘buckling’ on the bottom – but i think they must have nearly boiled it dry, as there is definitely no problem of that on my induction hob. It boils quickly enough on a lower heat anyway. Would definitely recommend this kettle. It is extremely light and easy to use and boils quickly. The only ‘warning’ i would mention is that it doesn’t have a ‘whistle’ to let you know when it is boiling, so you can’t walk off and leave it – but i did not want that feature and it would detract from the design and elegance of the kettle.
I have had cheaper kettles that have not lasted very long, or left a bad taste to the water. I decided to treat myself for my birthday after researching kettles at some length. Sori yanagi’s tea kettle won out over all the competition and the reasons why are far too numerous to mention here. It will be used daily both at home and whenever i take trips away in my beloved campervan. This kettle ‘feels’ right in your hands, as it is has been ergonomically designed by sori yanagi. It is easy to clean as you can put your hand right inside and there is nowhere for any detritus to build up. Beautifully hand made in japan. It is perfection in a kettle. I strongly recommend this tea kettle, it is a thing of beauty that will grace any home.
We absolutely love this kettle. Works fantastic on an induction hob, looks good and cleans well. Im glad it doesn’t have a plastic whistle, don’t think it needs it either as it’s easy to tell when the water is boiling. I think it’s worth the price, it’s well designed.
This japanese kettle really is a marvel. We like it very much (however expensive).
Stunning design and great heating capacity. My wife’s only disappointment is that it does not whistle.
Beautiful object as pictured.
Very impresie design not as fabric kettle. This kettle is our design part of kitchen.
Finally made the switch from energy-hungry electric kettle to this wonderful hob-top number and could not be happier. Build quality just beautiful – watch the online video to see them being made.
Absolutely stunning design and perfect workmanship. Not a blemish anywhere and feels very solid. Also arrived pretty quickly (around two weeks from japan to uk).