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154 of 161 found the following review helpful:
Wonderful Tea KettleApr 29, 2004
By Mark Baker
In the market for a good tea kettle? Then look no further.
When the time came for me to get a tea kettle, this was the one I looked for. I grew up with this one in the house, and it's just as great for my needs. Ok, being single, 3.5 quarts may be a bit bigger then I normally use, but I just add as much water as I need and set it on the stove. The water heats quickly. Steam sets off a whistle in the spout, and it can be heard with ease in any part of the house.
I looked at other Revere kettles, but found their handles and spout openers to be rather flimsy. Not so, here. This kettle will last for quite awhile.
As always, Revere has made a wonderful product. It's so easy, even this bachelor has no problem heating water.
203 of 215 found the following review helpful:
Extremely disappointed - TwiceJan 07, 2008
I grew up with this kettle in the '60s and '70s. When it came time to furnish my first apartment after college in the early '80s, this is the kettle I bought for myself. Ten years later in preparation for a cross-country move, I gave it away as part of an effort to lighten my load, figuring such a classic warhorse design would be easy to replace once I'd settled in to my new location.
After the designer kettle I received as a housewarming gift finally broke a couple of years ago, I was looking forward to going back to my old friend from Revereware. The kettle I bought boiled water just fine, but when it came time to pour that boiling water, it dribbled all over the counter, and all over whatever was on the counter.
Turns out there was a faulty seam where the spout attached to the kettle. I figured I had been unlucky and gotten a lemon, put up with this for awhile, then decided that I shouldn't have to and bought myself another one. Same problem all over again.
Revereware, I give up. You've lost me. I am very disappointed, not least because your old kettle was a star performer, well-designed and durable. But I give up. The angry feeling I got every time I tried to pour myself a nice cup of tea and dribbled boiling water all over the place just isn't worth it, loyalty and nostalgia notwithstanding.
(If anyone is interested, after much searching I decided that the Farberwear Tiburon 2.5 quart kettle was the best replacement. It's not perfect, but it's the best I could find and after several months of use I bought a second, on the learned-it-the-hard-way theory that you can no longer rely on a good product still being available when you need a replacement.)
55 of 57 found the following review helpful:
Now crappily manufactured in China w/ no customer service.Jan 21, 2010
By Red Sipper
The Revere Teakettle was once an icon. Once!
I grew up with it. I bought it as an adult several times.
I just bought one again in late 2009 to replace one I dropped
by accident and broke the trigger.
The new one was definitely of cheaper manufacturing. The metal
seemed thinner. Reading the box I notice that they now produce
it in China. Nothing wrong w/ China, but the manufacturing of
this tea kettle sucked. Within a week this new Revere Teakettle
started leaking along the bottom rim joint.
Contacting customer service a Revere's website resulted in zero response.
Too bad. It's a great design, but doesn't work
44 of 46 found the following review helpful:
Unsafe, leaky kettleMar 08, 2005
I previously had the larger Revere kettle and loved it; quick to heat the water, a good loud whistle, clean pouring, etc. When it finally wore out, I went to get a new one but this 2 quart one was the only available size. Big mistake. This kettle spits out large amounts of boiling water while whistling (there's no way you can fill it to the 2 quart level; half would go all over your stovetop or, much worse, over yourself), and dribbles hot water down the base while you pour. The whistle works, at least. But it's really not a safe kettle and, as I said, I was a big fan of the Revere kettles.
67 of 73 found the following review helpful:
Nothing more, nothing lessNov 28, 2005
By J. Dormont
When I became hooked on tea, I knew I had to get a kettle. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted something more than heating up some water in a small saucepot on the stove. After browsing the reviews for a while, I decided upon this kettle, and have been pretty happy so far.
Copper is basically the best conducting material available. The copper bottom makes heating up a few cups of water a breeze, which is nice when I'm in a bit of a rush in the morning. The downside is that because it's priced at about 20 bucks, something had to be forfeited.
When you pick it up, it's easy to see what it is. The stainless steel is a very thin, fragile, metal. Although the one handed mechanism is kind of handy for pouring, the handle can get a little hot if you're not used to it.
All in all, it's a safe buy, but not a best (or must) buy. There are better kettles out there, but I got what I expected and it works great for what I use it for.
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