Newest Review: ... my taste but it has vague customisation which seemed -just- sufficient. In short, this kettle is sleek, very up-to-date as far as Kettles ... more
'Breville'? More like 'Bravo'!
Member Name: PhilipDude
Advantages: Illustrious Look, Easy to Use, Works Efficiently, Comfortable to Use, Safe for Kids.
Disadvantages: Less Wire, Plastic (Can look drab).
Today was my parent's anniversary and what better way to say "I love you guys" than a brand new kettle.
Well...It worked out well!
After planning ahead due to the incredibly dilapidated last kettle I thought it was as good of an excuse as any to get a new, shiney kettle.
Whilst rushing into our local Argos score yesterday afternoon, I sifted through the various pages in search of a cheap yet stylish kettle. Now I wont lie this wasn't my first choice nor the colour I intended but was all that was available.
After staring in awe at the rather delicious looking black kettle, contrasting with the glowing red (I will explain later) it seemed so good. Alas they were out-of-stock.
Moving onto the product.
I've never heard of Breville in my life though my parents had (Apparently) owned one of their products quite a while back. Though it's still in it's first day of use I am pleasantly surprised.
I want bore you with the specifications which are available to view somewhere on this page (I can see it above this little review bar) so let's get into the proper details.
Now my initial reaction on the kettle: Unlike the other review I got the silvery-white kettle which has a chic and suave look that to me makes a great addition to the kitchen. To add to these looks, the kettle displays a cool blue on stand-by and a dangerous yet firm red that spoke "Work in progress" as the kettle was boiling. These colours are not a necessity to kettles as you know but really, who can drop the offer of an illuminating kettle. I can also see this helping to pour tea in the dark (I do not encourage or condone such silly behaviour, do not try this at home.)
The actual kettle itself seems to be above my expectations for a kettle. Our last kettle was stainless steel, so the JK112 felt a little drab in it's plastic state but handled itself well. It grips well and insulates the heat quite well too so only the foolhardy who wish to spend two minutes of hand-to-kettle action will feel the burn.
The lid opens in a futuristic, transformer-esque way, leaving me reminiscent of A Space Odyssey (See link and use every time upon opening the kettle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxLacN2Dp6A)
The three-sixty degree turn on the kettle is a new thing in my kitchen so it adds for extra mobility.
Now to combat directly the issue proposed in the other review. Whether or not this is an improved model is beyond me but I specifically poured a 'cuppa' with the intention of spilling the kettle (On a 7-cup indicator) and saw no problems other than my intense inability to hold firmly a small amount of water.
Speaking of the indicator, the kettle has a rather delightfully deep structure meaning for (According to the indications marked on the side) an eight-cup limit which is right up my street after a hard day's work mixed with an intense caffeine addiction.
Quickly on a sidenote, being into theatre it made no difference to me but the kettle does make a seemingly accumulative noise at it boils similar to the sound of a crowd of a few thousand applauding in a operatic theatre. It is loud but the sound is barely noticable unless you're intentionally trying to perceive it. It's also relatively fast in comparison to most kettles I know so enduring the sound is even less of a problem.
There is a coil-wrap that goes beneath the kettle and the wire's reach does seem to be a little short for my taste but it has vague customisation which seemed -just- sufficient.
In short, this kettle is sleek, very up-to-date as far as Kettles are concerned, visually appealing but somewhat noisey. I'd suggest the black or the silver, not the drab white.
Summary: A great looking, smooth-talking Kettle (As far as they can) that does everything it should and more.
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