A very nice solid kettle .
The kettle is a very good looking and sturdy item. The problems I have with it both concern the handle. First, it has a fixed handle, it doesn't move, which makes it a little difficult to clean the kettle. Second, the handle is metal with silicon type inserts on the top and bottom of the handle, which is nice, but the sides are bare metal, which get hot when heating the kettle. I assumed that the inserts would protect my hand when picking up the hot kettle but the sides of the handle were too hot to grab without a potholder. This kettle was sent to me, free of charge by Kitchenaid, to review and all opinions and observations are mine alone. I like this kettle and use it regularly to heat water for tea and it looks good on the stove.
Yes, I recommend this product
Not designed well
The lid is extremely hard to get off, and the fact that the handle of the tea kettle doesn't move - I smack the top of my hand on the handle.
The handle gets too hot to handle, I know there is a black rubber on the handle, but enough of the metal shows that is burns the hand.
You can barely hear the whistle of the tea kettle...it is on the quiet side.
No, I do not recommend this product