Pouring my mind over reviews, labels, and calling stores to actually read the box to see if it truly was not made in Asia was exhausting to say the least. At last the return phone call I was waiting for came on Tuesday. The tea kettle I kept returning to was much less than $300 and was indeed made in Belgium!!
The features I wanted were:
- Not made in Asia
- Stainless Steel throughout
- No aluminum or nickel or plastic touching the water ever!!
- Well constructed without seams
The Apollo Tea Kettle comes with a 30 year warranty and a complete stainless steel construction.
Demeyere makes another tea kettle that looks identical to this one, but in a different line called Resto. The Resto tea kettle is a fraction of the cost, not the quality of stainless and has an aluminum interior wall. It also only comes with a 2 year warranty and the worst part: "Made in Indonesia". Beware looking for customer reviews, I am certain that the 2 reviews I read for the Apollo were actually for the Resto.
I plan to use the Apollo for at least 6 months before giving it a review. If it holds up as well as I think it will, it is worthy of a strong customer review for being made in Belgium and well constructed without harmful metals or plastic parts. It is the only tea kettle of its kind besides the beautful line of Italian tea kettles, one of which can be found here: http://www.unicahome.com/catalog/item.asp?id=50113&PartnerID=SLI
If you are interested in purchasing the Apollo Tea Kettle by Demeyere, the customer service was perfect with Metro Kitchen. They called me promptly and affirmed that it was made in Belgium. I ordered it on Tuesday and it arrived via UPS 2 days later and shipping was FREE!!!
Look closely and you can see "Made in Belgium"!