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OXO Good Grips® 2.0-Qt. Uplift Tea Kettle Reviews

31 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

28 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/24/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Just what I was looking for! I wanted a purple tea kettle to coordinate with my Le Creuset Cassis-colored cookware. Very subtle color and the always excellent OXO ergonomic design. Blazing fast delivery by Zappos!

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/18/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Kettle performs well; the capacity is plenty large enough for us, handsome in chrome - the but is, the whistle is so feeble that it can't even be heard across the kitchen (when it works), let alone in the next room. It could burn out for not being aware it is ready. I like the pot and hate to have to return it over the whistle; on the other hand, I wanted a whistling pot for its warning. What to do?

Additional 11 Good Grips® 2.0-Qt. Uplift Tea Kettle OXO Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 18, 2011

Amy M

 

This kettle has been great. Nice whistle, sturdy construction, no rust that I've seen yet (we didn't have that problem with previous kettle either - I wonder if the kind of water one has makes a difference?). I had kind of hoped that the whistle top would automatically descend into place each time (so husband couldn't melt this kettle like the last one!), but it's not quite that automatic. Still, I love the construction and the look and am really happy with this tea kettle!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2011

Terry F

from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

I love this red tea kettle! The color really brightens up my kitchen. I'm enjoying this kettle very much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 25, 2011

Jack F

from Ashburn, VA

I had never heard of Zappos but they were they only seller that had the teapot in the color we wanted. The price was competitive, the shipping was free and it was the fastest delivery I have ever gotten online. For me Zappos is now a "to go to place".

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2011

Richard S

from NYC

Zappos carried this kettle at the best price online. Their service was extraordinary. The kettle is fantastic, stylish and sturdy. I am a very satisfied customer.

Brands I'd also recommend: any XOX kitchen product

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2011

Carolyn

from San Diego, California

Great tea kettle - love it. Easy to fill, easy to pour, stylish - matches our kitchen appliances, handle stays cool to the touch. Wouldn't have any other kind.

Brands I'd also recommend: Only recommend OXO - WONDERFUL brand in all of its products

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2010

L. O

from Reston, VA

Love this kettle. Substantial heft; seems well made; spout opens by holding handle and pouring; never any problem with steam burns. Stylish; rich color. Easy to fill with water. Not made in China.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is a kettle. It's heavy and nice; it's more than adequate. The paint is thick, so I don't think it will rust quickly if you empty it at night and dry the lid, per the instructions. It's probably going to last three or four years. I had this kettle for eight years and just replaced it. I never opened the lid or emptied and dried that one, and when I looked inside, it was all rusted/corroded. I'll take better care of this one. I ordered and returned four other stovetop kettles; this is the heaviest and best.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 17, 2011

John O

from Vermont

Generally very good teakettle, does what it is supposed to do - boil water. The angled fill opening limits the amount of water that it will hold, but no surprise there. My fiancée had trouble pulling off the lid, because the friction fit is very tight. However, grasping the main handle and then reaching into the lid handle with one or two fingers, it is easy to pull off the lid by just tightening your grip. The whistle is loud enough for us, the construction seems sturdy, and the insulated handle is easy to pick up and open the spout. We haven't had the teakettle long enough to know if there will be a problem with rusting or mechanical failure, though it seems these are minimal risks. The instructions specify not using full heat on it, but I am not sure why. So far we are satisfied with the performance, and like the style. The blue enamel is a great color, and seems well applied, with no rough or missing spots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 22, 2010

Barbara B

from Bandon, Oregon

Good kettle. However, the handle becomes loose and it is hard for a man to get a hand in to tighten it. Also, we burned it on stove. Our fault. Can it be used now? All water burned out of it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 15, 2010

Anonymous

from boston

We love this tea kettle. You do need to take care of it and not have the heat go over the sides of the kettle and not overfill. It is 1.8 quarts, to be exact, rather than 2 quarts, so if you want a really large one I wouldn't pick this teakettle. The size is fine for our family of 6.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Island, New York

Love the color and look, however is inconsistent with whistling, which was one of the most important aspects for me!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

Kettle is well constructed and so it is very heavy even without water. When the water is added it becomes too heavy for me (60 year old). So I'm sending it back for something lighter.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 30, 2011

Erin F

from Michigan

We loved this kettle - it is easy to use, does not have an annoying whistle, and is stylish looking. Unfortunately, after less than 2 years, the whistle popped out of the spout and the lid fell apart and is irreparable - all within a week! I would love another but feel it should not fall apart that quickly.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 18, 2011

Anonymous

from new york city

Kettle performs well; the capacity is plenty large enough for us, handsome in chrome - the but is, the whistle is so feeble that it can't even be heard across the kitchen (when it works), let alone in the next room. It could burn out for not being aware it is ready. I like the pot and hate to have to return it over the whistle; on the other hand, I wanted a whistling pot for its warning. What to do?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Indiana

I looked around a while for a nice tea kettle, because I wanted one that would last a long time, function in a streamline & simple manner, and look nice/stylish on my stove. This does fit was I was hoping for very well. I love the 'butter' color and how the 'uplift' works when you pick up the tea kettle by the handle and the cover over the spout lifts up. I think the whistle when it is boiling is very nice; I think I read complaints about that by others, but I cannot find anything that is lacking. The handle does not get hot that I have noticed. I have used it almost daily for over a month and it seems like it will last a long time without rusting or eroding. I am careful to empty the water out and dry the inside after using it to avoid early wearing. Hope this is helpful, I enjoy it a lot and hopefully you will too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Albany, NY

T whistle works, if this tea kettle is filled no more than halfway. Otherwise, it will be burned to junk if the temperature is no more than medium of two extremes: Low and High. The handle is plastic on the middle metal cover, and if the heat is too high, the metal cover will melt down those plastic legs of a handle and there will be no way to open this Tea Kettle which is very tight even if is cool. For such a high price OXO was able to make this handle from stainless steel and to paint it in black for aesthetic and long lasting use to prevent melting. The design is very nice, but this item is overpriced compare to similar size Tea Kettles. In general, OXO products are well designed, but overpriced with no exceptions.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 28, 2014

Kate F

from Sterling, IL

Great tea kettle! At first I was a little apprehensive to order this tea kettle as I was looking for a purple one. After internet research and reading various reviews I decided against a kettle with a paint or enamel finish (finish can chip or burn) and to select one which is stainless steel. (Also, if you go with stainless steel, you want the 18/8 stainless steel which this kettle is - bonus!) I was also apprehensive about the large rubberized handle I wanted the tea kettle to look classy. I ordered it anyways based on other reviews and I love it! So happy with my decision. It looks great, very shiny and professional. The rubber handle doesn't look cheap in person and doesn't get too hot either when the water is ready, although the manufacturer recommends using a pot holder. No issues with rust yet (I've only had it for 1 month so I would hope not! But, the manufacturer includes instructions on how to clean if necessary.) I also really love the up-lift feature of this kettle, another reason I purchased it I didn't want to have to push buttons or pull triggers to open the spout to avoid burning myself. My only complaint is the whistle is not as loud as I was hoping it would be. If you are only 1-2 rooms away, you should be fine, but I doubt you would hear it if on another level of a house/apartment/etc. I use this kettle 2 or 3 times a day and again, love it! I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Jackson, MS

Love this Tea Kettle! The look and functionality are great. On the cold days here I use it two and three times. When the heat waves hit it admittedly lies untouched waiting on cooler weather. Over the last several weeks I have used this kettle probably 3-4 dozen times and absolutely love it. The one thing I would say is not my favorite is the whistle. It's a little warbly and not as strong as I would like. I will also say I originally bought the anniversary addition with the cork and it was just not for me. The look may be more aesthetically pleasing but it did not look in place in my black appliance kitchen. I also thought the spout lid was noisier opening and closing. Compared to the silicone handle and lid there is only moderate improvement on "clank" sound from the spout as the interior piece of the lid is also steel. Overall, love this kettle and very happy having it in a permanent place on my stove top.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have had this tea kettle for about a year now & love it. The butter yellow color is beautiful. It has not rusted at all. The handle does not get hot. It is sturdy. It is easy to fill with water. I think it whistles very well and plenty loud, but not obnoxiously loud. My husband is very happy with it as well. Good value for the money. I researched quite a bit before buying a tea kettle and overall I am very happy with this one and would recommend it to others, definitely! Enjoy & hope this helps you make your decision!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2012

Julie

from Northern US

Having ruined my old OXO tea kettle by accidentally leaving it on a hot burner with no water in it, I was really pleased to find they're making these in green now. A nice green is hard to find in a tea kettle. I like these a lot, they boil water faster than the microwave. They're easy to handle, you needn't bring your fingers close to the spout cap to open and close it and it will a pot of tea warm for a good 45 minutes if you leave it on the stove (burner Off). I know many people find the whistle not loud enough - but I have not found this a problem. Mine seems to scream like a banshee. Maybe I have extra sensitive hearing or something. You do need to keep the little whirly thing that whistles clean of mineral deposits, my old one was getting a bit crusted up and that did affect the loudness of the whistle. But I love these OXOs, they're the best tea kettles I've ever used and I've had a couple that were almost 3 times as expensive by high-end kitchenware makers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

So far I'm very happy with the solid built tea kettle. Love the handle! It also seems to heat a lot quicker than my old tea kettle.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Oak Lawn, IL

Great product--nice and sturdy and attractive. Zappos makes it so easy to find exactly what you want--no traipsing all over the mall to find an almond-colored teapot! Service--ordered one evening and had it less than 24 hours later!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Was always a fan of OXO products. When the time came to get a Tea Kettle, I was debating on getting the 1.8Qt or the 2.0Qt. In the end I decided with the 2.0Qt simply because of the added chrome finishes and the extra capacity. With this product, it's easy and convenient to use based off of the design. However, be cautious when using it after boiling water because it does get really hot. In the end, I will recommend anyway who is interested in buying this product to do so, simply because of the quality and aesthetic appeal it offers. I still get tons of compliments with this product sitting around my kitchen when friends visit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very stylish and functional tea kettle. I ordered the black. I've only owned it for about a month, but it seems sturdier than the less expensive models. Perfect size and it whistles beautifully. So far I haven't had to tighten any of the screws as one other reviewer had noted.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 7, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

The lid is hard to remove and replace. And even when it is on tight, water will leak through the lid, so you cannot use the full capacity. Filling it is very awkward, angling up the handle while filling the spout. The handle does not stay cool. When the handle is up, pouring into the tea pot is at an awkward angle. My most disppointing OXO purchase.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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