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Breville JK134 kettle - the illuminated kettle
Member Name: karlsm93
Advantages: Nice illumination feature, great pourer, very reliable, fast boiling
When my husband and I got married we needed pretty much everything since we were starting from scratch, including everyday appliances such as a kettle and toaste. After looking around, the kettle that we settled on, which we added to our wedding list at the time, was this Breville Style 2 Illuminated Jug Kettle JK134, which matched the toaster that we wanted as well.
This jug kettle currently retails on the likes of amazon for £26.99. As much as it is a shallow thing to admit, one of the reasons that we liked this kettle was the illuminated light, and at that time, there weren't as many of these designs on the kettle market, so we thought it would look rather different in our kitchen.
The kettle itself is stated as being silver and stainless steel. There are several main features of this kettle, such as the fast boil 3000w concealed element which also allows for easy cleaning, a multi directional power base with cord storage and cable exit, as well as a spout that has a removable and washable limescale filter. Obviously the most noticeable thing about this kettle is the illumination, and to allow you to see the lighting, there is 'water window' which when the kettle is plugged in and then switched on to boil will be blue in colour in the water window area. When the water has boiled, it will change to red. When there is no power then obviously there is no lighting. Now, it is not the you need to have the window to know that the kettle has boiled, as it is quite obvious, however, it is a nice little extra. According to the manufacturer the illumination on this kettle is through LED lights, and using very little energy in comparison to a standard light bulb, so it reassuring to know you are not paying a lot for this added visual element of the kettle.
The kettle has a 1.6 litre capacity, and there are clear markings in terms of cupfuls to allow you to know how much water to boil at any one time. This kettle can be filled for use for up to 7 cupfuls.
We have has this kettle for well over 4 years now, and it has not let us down once. On a handful of occasions I have noticed that the kettle's illunimation feature has not worked, however once you readjust the position of the kettle onto the base, this appears to sort out this problem. I have never had any problems in regards to pouring or leakage, cleaning the filter when necessary is straigthforward, and I find that in comparison to other kettles such as my in laws, this kettle does boil much quicker even when it is full to capacity with water.
All in all, I would highly recommend this kettle. It is very easy to use, the illumination is nice little feature, it has a soft grip handle for added comfort when lifting, there has been absoluting no leakage any time I have poured, and it has never let us down in over 4 years. I know my in laws have had nothing but both with kettles letting them down, however we (thankfully) have not had that same problem and hopefully that will continue!
Summary: A good reliable kettle from Breville
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