The Grunwerg Café Ole Stainless Steel stovetop whistling kettle is certainly one of the cheapest models on the market at the moment. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Well, as with many things in life it is not really that simple. The Grunwerg Café Ole does have some good points and some bad points, whether you choose to buy it is up to you, but feel free to check out this review before doing so, to see if it is the right stovetop kettle for you.
One of the huge advantages that this particular kettle has over many of the other models available is the fact that it is capable of boiling a maximum capacity of 3 litres, compared to the standard 2 litres or so. Normally to get a stove top model with a 3 litre capacity you would have to pay much more than the asking price for this little gem. So right off the bat that is a very big plus point in favour of the Grunwerg Café Ole stove top kettle.
Another advantage of the Grunwerg Café Ole is that it can be used on a number of different types of hobs, including induction. So, if you have an induction stove this is definitely a kettle that you should consider buying. Many of the reviews online also praise the actual quality of the kettle’s build and components and it is a generally shared opinion that this model should last a long time.
Obviously with it having such a large capacity, it is important to see how comfortable it is to use. Thanks to the Bakelite handle it seems that the Grunwerg is a very comfortable model to use. The handle also has the added advantage of being foldable so when you are filling it or not using it you can simply drop the handle to the side.
All the positive points about the Grunwerg stove top kettle aside, there are as you may have guessed, some negative aspects of such an inexpensive kettle. Following on from the good things about the foldable handle – the bad thing about this is that it does not lock in place so it could potentially fold down while the water is boiling if you are not too careful. Although not really a major problem, it is something you should keep in mind when deciding whether or not to purchase this kettle.
Some users have suggested that the whistle is a little on the flimsy side and could fall off, although there have also been positive reviews suggesting that the whistle is fine. Another complaint concerning the whistle is that it is far too faint and quiet. To give a fuller picture however, some customers have commented that the quality of the whistle’s sound has improved over time and with repeated use.
The bottom line about this kettle is that for the price, you get what you pay for and although there are some negative aspects, it does the job well for which it was intended.