Product Type: Breville kettles
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Breville Kettle JK85
Member Name: amyjade90
Breville Kettle JK85
Advantages: Looks great, good capacity
Disadvantages: Outer gets very hot, quite heavy, filters dont last!
As my other kettle died I sent my partner out for a new one and he came back with this...I was very impressed by the chrome effect and the design overall although I was quite shocked when I found out that he had paid £35.00 for this! His justification was it was £10.00 off...
The good points of this are it has a gauge on the side which measured out by cups so you wont need to overfill and waste electricity! It has an automatic cut off too also to stop wasting electricity. It boils relatively quickly and as it is cordless it is brilliant as it is suitable then for left and right handed people.
Apart from these few good points I am not quite so impressed by the rest of the kettle, the water filter which is sat just inside the spout area isn't brilliant and ours lasted just a couple of weeks (we live in quite a hard water area and you can really taste the odd chalky limescale taste sometimes but I did think it would last longer than 3 weeks!) and these are £3 to replace every time. The outside of the kettle does get very hot which for one isn't great for clumsy me, but if you had children that like to help in the kitchen this could prove to be a hazard, although it wouldn't get hot enough to burn....although Ive never held my hand against it for too long I guess it could cause quite a shock and maybe a mild burn. It is quite weighty so maybe for the elderly it would be quite heavy for them. The water gauge on ours has also stopped working so you always have to open it up to check how much water is left inside (although it is very easy to pop the lid up unlike some kettles) And lastly as it is a chrome effect it does show up water and dirt marks very easily but it is very easy to just wipe clean!
All in all I wish I had got a different one and the bad definitely in my opinion outweighs the good! If you want something done do it yourself ;)
Summary: Go for something else
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