Product Type: Breville kettles
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Looks great, very poor quality though, and possibly dangerous too!
Author Name: Lean Ecnav
Advantages: Looks, quick boil, price
Disadvantages: Very poor quality, dangerous
We bought this kettle because we had some vouchers for Currys given to us for Christmas, and our old one expired on Boxing Day!. We bought this kettle and apart from the pretty lights, it is aweful.
The lid pops open once the kettle has boiled, meaning that scalding hot steam can burn your hand if you are are not aware of what is about to happen.
The keep-warm facility is pointless, as to make a decent brew you need boiling water, and frankly I'm surprised that these days a manufacturer would deem it ecologically acceptable to provide this feature.
Thirday, and worst of all, our one failed after approx' 8 weeks use, with some form of electrical problem with the ECU that controls the heating element. The kettle failed with a bright flash from the main body, shorting out our RCD.
Overall, this kettle looks great, boils quickly and is not too badly priced, but looking around the 'net, it appears I'm not the only person to have suffered from the poor build quality. I'm back off to the retailer to buy a nice, reliable Bosch kettle.
Summary: Buy a Bosch instead.
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