DeLonghi reveals vintage-style kettles and toastersPopular DeLonghi Icona range gets a makeover
07 July 2012
DeLonghi has unveiled the latest additions to its popular Icona range of kettles and toasters - but do these models make quick tea and perfect toast?
Currently available at selected retailers, including Lakeland and John Lewis, the DeLonghi Vintage Icona kettles and toasters cost £79.95 each. They are identical to the existing models we’ve tested, but have had a vintage-style makeover.
There are three new colours to choose from, each with an Italian nickname – black (Storica), cream (DolceVita) and tan (Etnica) - with more colours on the way in September.
Which? deputy home editor Hazel Cottrell says: ‘Buying a new kettle and toaster set can be a great way to update the look of your kitchen.
'If you like the look of these new Vintage designs, make sure you check our kettle and toaster reviews to find out how well DeLonghi Icona models scored in our rigorous lab tests.’
DeLonghi Icona reviews
We’ve tested the DeLonghi Icona kettle (KBO3001), and the four-slice Icona toaster (CTO4003). The new Vintage models (KBOV3001 and CTOV4003) are identical apart from the new styling.
Click through to our reviews to find out how quickly this kettle boils, how noisy it is and how easy it is to use and clean, plus whether this toaster can make the perfect slice of golden brown toast.
Which? sneaks a peek at the new models
Our researchers got hands on with the new models at the Exclusively Housewares show.
We thought the new models looked really smart and particularly liked the contrasting handles and switches in a textured ‘leather look’ finish.