Updated 9 Nov 2017

DeLonghi

Avvolta KBA2001

Snapshot: The 1.7L DeLonghi Avvolta KBA2001 has a removable lid, but no audible "water boiling" reminder. How noisy is it?

Avvolta KBA2001
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$199

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Test results

Overall score
68
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Fast to boil one litre of water.
  • Acceptable noise level.
  • Very easy to fill up.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • No problem with steam.

But

  • Uncomfortable handle.
  • Heavy and unbalanced.
  • Towards the end of pouring the kettle has to be tilted to an angle that’s awkward to hold.
  • Indicator light is difficult to see.
  • Water comes out slowly of the V-shaped spout.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:
Ease of use (40%)
Noise (40%)
Boiling performance (10%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

Noise was assessed midway through boiling-up and from 1m away. A higher score means less noise.

Price is based on an October 2017 price survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$199

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:18
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
1.14

Features

Finish
Plastic

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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