Product Type: Breville kettles
Newest Review: ... needed to make a simple cup of tea. Measurements: Personally I believe that Breville have tried to be too clever with the measurements ... more
Does the fancy bits but is very lacking on the basic elements
Member Name: chrisbriers567
Date: 08/08/12, updated on 09/08/12 (61 review reads)
Advantages: It boils water quickly and is fairly lightweight
Disadvantages: Not easy to clean, leaks, and measurements on the side are not practical at all
When I purchased the kettle do around £50 I really was expecting somthing space age and revolutionary with the Breville JK147 but I am sad to report that it is a bit of an overpriced gimmick. Furthermore the kettle fails on certain essential points for me:
If you happen to be unfortunate enough to live in a hard water area you will know that how easy it is to de-scale something is an important factor. With the Breville JK147 not only does the scale look incredibly unsightly, it also means that the kettle seems to double the amount of time needed to make a simple cup of tea.
Personally I believe that Breville have tried to be too clever with the measurements on the side of the kettle. The though behind it is to allow you to conserve water but I never use it because it seems wildly inaccurate because of the different sizes of mugs and cups that people now have, flawed logic from Breville it would seem.
The biuild quality:
At almost £50 when bought from my high street retailers one is naturally inclined a product that is of the best quality and is going to have a long life before requiring replacement. The bottom of the kettle in stainless steel and does shine especially when new although contruery to the perceptions of mank people it is actually clear plastic, this does make the kettle light but at the price it is all you actuall have is plastic at the end of the day. Reading around it also seems that leaks are not that uncommon especially when it is above a year old. The rim between the stainless steel and the clear plastic seems to be the culpirate, I had expected a better and longer lasting sealant to be honest.
Space alien style lights:
It can be a bit spooky when you go to make a cupper in the evening only to find that when you turn the kettle on the whole room is illuminated in blue as though you house is being raided by the police. In my opinion it is a gimmick to give it a unique selling point. Breville would no doubt argue that it is to alert people when the kettle is on and off in case it is flicked on accidentally, which is surprisingly easy to do incidentally.
The good bits:
It boils water fairly quickly but it is prone to leaks after more than two years use as I found out!
Summary: Kerp searching the market as there are better alternatives around that cost less money
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