Cuisinart BA-170 Classic 2-Quart Whistling Kettle
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- Classic, elegant style. Corrosion-proof 18/10 stainless steel interior.
- Gleaming 18/10 polished exterior. Solid aluminum encapsulated disc in base ensures quick and even heat distribution.
- Curved stainless steel handle with black nonslip cushioned handle grip for safe and easy pouring
- Specially designed knob on the lid whistles when water reaches boiling point. Dishwasher-safe.
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I read the reviews about the whistle not working, and because I liked the look of the kettle, I bought it anyway. Sure enough, It did not whistle. So, I fiddled with it and after a couple of false starts, I reckoned that the steam would be attracted towards the spout and that a draft in that direction would be created. Then, I positioned the cover with the slit openings of the whistle facing the front and the spout. Sure enough when the steam started coming out of the spout, the sound started soon after, actually a pleasant harmonic humming, but loud enough for it to be heard in another room. And It doesn't shriek like a whistle, it's much easier on the ears, really. As for how the kettle performs, I find it excellent for my need to have a non drip spout. I like to make coffee by the pour over method and my old, heavy, whistling kettle's spout is round and drips all over the place. I couldn't do the delicate work of wetting the coffee grounds without a mess. The Cusinart is light and controlling the pour is much easier. All in all, a better solution for me and much less expensive than a highly touted Asian brand. I think this is a good product, but might need more attention in use and care. Keep the flame lower than you normally would. The heat conductivity is fast and permanent discoloration of the sides of the kettle can occur if flames lap around. Don't use abrasive cleaners or brushes because they will ruin the shine of the steel.
Cuisinart wants me to pay shipping both ways and a $7.00 handling fee to replace an obviously defective tea kettle under warranty. No refund offered. Another brain dead company. I have reported this defective item to the Consumer Product Safety Commission so that hopefully nobody else has to drink water that came into contact with defective, rusty metal.
We purchased this item and began using it just around Christmas 2012, and TWO months later there is heavy rust inside the rim of the lid, on the rim of the kettle, and where the sides of the kettle join the base. The inside of the handle in the lid is rusted and so is the "whistling" arrangement inside the pot at the base of the spout. Not sure what metal this is made of, but it sure isn't stainless steel.
To add insult to injury, when my husband requested a replacement, Cuisinart customer service said they would be happy to send a replacement if we pay $7.00 shipping and handling -- plus pay for return of the item with tracking service. I don't see why we should pay anything for a defectively designed and/or manufactured tea kettle that will probably rust out just as fast as the first one.
I thought Cuisinart was a good brand but apparently it is no longer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mine never whistled, but no big problem. You have to watch when you pour. The spout gets very hot, and if you don't pour slowly, once the water hits that hot, dry spout, it can... Read morePublished 2 months ago by boscobrains
Would not order again. It was very pretty. The whistle was weird and the pot soon burned.Published 5 months ago by Yankee Girl
I loved how this tea kettle looked, but the whistle on it was inconsistent and when it did whistle, it was kind of a weird low sound, not the pretty whistle like a Revere kettle... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Deborah L.
It is already rusting in the inside and showing marks of rust at the bottom seam. It is a shame because I love the design but this is the 3 tea pot that rust so quickly.Published 17 months ago by Ana Maria Grigonis
Great teapot, looks nice in my kitchen, and (best part) easy to wash in dishwasher.Published 17 months ago by LR
Basic kettle. Thin metal, handle can get hot. Looks great though for the price. Most kettles in this price range are ugly.Published 17 months ago by Josiah
Was leaking within two months of use, beyond the time to return. Very disappointed as product name has always delivered good product also cost of item suggested a product of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Victor R. Chatham
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