It seems like pot luck when buying an electric kettle these days. Some seem to be programmed to self-destruct after a year or two, meaning even a stream of cheap ones can end up costing an arm and a leg over the years.
With that in mind, I've been stewing over whether a "hob kettle" (ie. one that sits directly on the stove/heat source) might be a better investment?
Can anyone provide some insider information on what to go for? I have an induction hob and need boiling water for tea/coffee and cooking on a daily basis. Do they boil as quickly as their electric counterparts, for example? Do they ever "break"?
I see that Le Creuset has a range made with "enamelled steel". And Alessi have a stainless steel one famously designed by Michael Graves with a whistling bird on the spout. Twit-twoo.
I hope you can help - I'm spitting feathers over here waiting for a brew!