Updated 9 Nov 2017

DeLonghi

Icona KBO2001

Snapshot: The 1.7L DeLonghi Icona KBO2001 has a painted-metal finish and a ‘traditional’ removable lid. How noisy is it?

Icona KBO2001
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$159

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Test results

Overall score
69
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Quick at getting to the boil.
  • Is easy to fill.
  • The on/off switch (below the handle) is easy to use.
  • The water can be poured in a nice even stream.
  • No problem with steam coming back at you.

But

  • Noisy.
  • The indicator lights are very dim.
  • The lid takes a little effort to get off and on (so this jug isn’t as easy to fill as some others).
  • The water-level indicator is somewhat difficult to see.
  • Towards the end of pouring the jug has to be tilted to an angle that doesn’t feel comfortable.
  • The filter is difficult to remove and replace.

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$159

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:11
Noise (dBa)
61
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
0.9

Features

Finish
Painted metal

More Info

Notes
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Availability
-
Price surveyed
June 2018

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