Most helpful positive review
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NOT non-stick, and it's GREAT
on April 1, 2011
This is a fine kettle, and all the 'cons' in other reviews seem silly to me.
I drink a lot of good tea, use good water, and I want a good kettle--and this one is it!
(Isn't it crazy how hard you need to shop for a simple water kettle? Well, search no more.)
1. Solidly made: 1-piece body construction (i.e. except for spout) with no bottom seam to get messed up.
2. Heats quickly: wide bottom is smart design.
3. Easy to fill: handle moves correctly, lid correct tightness.
4. Easy to use and pour.
5. Good whistle that fits well.
About the supposed 'CONS':
1. NOT 'non-stick': The inside is simply not highly polished like the outside. Think about it: Why would a manufacturer spend extra to polish the inside or add an insanely useless non-stick coating?? (and I NEVER use anything 'non-stick'!)
2. NOT a rigid handle: Mine moves with an easy push but also stays upright, as it should. Do you want a loose handle that will drop to the side of the pot and get hot while heating?
3. Sharp edges? None on mine. Smooth as silk.
4. Leaky pour spout? Not on mine. Seamless, perfect construction.
5. Bubbles over? Read the filling directions! It fills my big English teapot.
6. Hot to open or pour? Not mine, not at all: spout opens and closes cool.
I'm not searching for the 'perfect teapot,' whatever that might be. (I've had both cheap and expensive pots. All I care about is function, though this one is stylish, too!) I'm absolutely delighted with this--A GREAT WATER KETTLE!!
(UPDATE JULY 2013) After using this pot for two years now, I must admit that the 'gurgle' or 'blub-blub' does sometimes happen, and it can be annoying. But it's easy to fix, and the great, simple solution posted in the "Most helpful Negative Review" takes care of it fast and easy. (Thanks for the tip!) The pot's seal just works too well--it prevents air from coming into the pot as you pour, so it sometimes goes 'blub-blub.' As the reviewer suggests, just pop the seal out and the problem is solved. As for the rest of my review, I stand by every word: the pot is still working great!