Hand-built in the UK, the Dualit Classic Kettle is a true testament to British engineering. The stainless steel, solid design creates a bold statement on the kitchen counter. Most importantly, does it make a good British brew?
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Design & Build
The Dualit Classic Kettle has an iconic designs, arguably competing with brands such as Smeg for quality, design, and functionality. The Dualit Classic Kettle is timeless with a retro aesthetic but modern functionality. The design balances a traditional or modern interior from stainless steel and curved lines.
The stainless-steel construction provides high quality and durability, yet also giving that sleek and polished finish. Ease of use is clearly the prominent factor in the design as the control switch is located on the handle of the base, allowing you to turn the kettle on and off easily.
The kettle is designed with an ergonomic handle and a well-designed spout for easy and precise pouring. The handle provides a comfortable grip, and the spout minimizes the risk of spills or accidents. A durable hinged lid with a heatproof ring and finger guard set the design apart from others. This has been designed for the highest safety and longevity. The standard push button lid can be a point of weakness in design aspects of other kettles on the market. The Dualit Classic Kettle comes with a removable limescale filter that helps trap any impurities or limescale deposits, ensuring clean and sediment-free water.
For avid tea drinkers, this Classic Kettle cleverly displays different measuring windows on each side. One side displays measurement in a cup level indicator and the other measures in litres. The aim is to guide you to boil the amount of water required from one cup to 1.7L. Although this is not revolutionary, it is a key feature that prompts you when it’s time to fill up again. The average boiling times for the Classic Kettle are as follows:
- 1 Cup (250ml) : 00:48
- 2 Cups (500ml) : 01:22
- 4 Cups (1000ml) : 02:14
- 6 Cups (1500ml) : 03:30
- 1.7L Max (1700ml) : 03:50
The Classic Kettle has a boil dry safety cut out which creates increased safety measurements. The patented anti-wobble feet create increased stability on work surfaces during the boiling process. An automatic shut-off feature turns off the kettle once the water reaches its boiling point. This safety feature prevents the kettle from boiling dry and reduces the risk of accidents.
Dualit claim that this kettle is their quietest ever designed by them. This was backed by the Noise Abatement Society when awarded the Quiet Mark of approval. Therefore, you can be assured that the Dualit Classic kettle is one of the quietest on the market. Not only this, but the Classic Kettle has also won as the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2015 and came out on top as the overall best kettle for 2019 as reviewed on Shortlist . Dualit created the Classic Toaster for this kettle, making a great iconic duo in terms of durability, robustness and high market functionality.
All in all, the Dualit Classic Kettle is undoubtedly one of the best on the market. It’s robust plus features great design elements, providing longevity in the kitchen. The kettle is an investment piece designed to last. However, it is on the higher price point on the market so if you are willing to spend a little more for great quality, you surely will be getting what you pay for!