Product Type: Breville kettles
Newest Review: ... kettle because... well okay, I admit it. I liked the pretty colours. The added bonus was the water filtration, of course, which reduc... more
IT'S GOT THE LOOK!
Member Name: Abs2uLOTT
Advantages: Clean, pure, fresh water with no to little limescale build up - pleasing light show!
Disadvantages: Cord could do with being a little longer - filter replacement costly
**Futuristic and complete with Brita water technology**
If you are looking for a truely impressive, modern, illuminating, brushed stainless steel, filter kettle with Brita water technology AND, it boils in an instant - look no further! Be aware though, that on buying this product you are going to probably have to replace the filters every month or two for best results. This is a costly process but if you really feel that fresh, clean and pure water is a must, then consider this kettle! Fortunately this kettle was a gift to us as it knocks up at quite a hefty price of around £40-£50 when I last looked.
I'd been through about 5 kettles in the space of a year before getting my snazzy little number here. It was a fabulous gift because it's survived a year in the household, well and truly shoving those others to the curb (well,....'bin')
**'Come watch the LIGHT SHOW!' **
... the children would snigger as they heard me invite every single visitor into my kitchen to watch the kettle. I guess I was slightly obsessed by it, but awww, it's pretty! My toddler adores it. The only problem is, we've had to pin the cord to the wall to ensure he can't reach or touch it so there isn't alot of leeway in moving it around as it doesn't have the longest of cords anyway.
**It's got the LOOK!**
Very modern and futuristic in design, this sophisticated kettle certainly brightens up any kitchen and looks great amongst other appliances. As I've already harped on about, the kettle lights up and puts on a beautiful array of colours when switched on, going from blue through to red when boiled. The lights run down along the handle as well so this all looks especially cool in the dark. As you can see in the picture shown, you can easily view the water boiling through its transparent panel and this against the splashes of colour really adds to the ' groovy!' factor. The base of the kettle is stainless steel and rotates 360 degrees which is great because my son is left handed so it makes it easier for him to just twist around. The easy grip handle is solid and it holds a 1 litre capacity. Once boiled you can pick the kettle up and move it away from the power base and cord. I find this really useful due to usually having cups placed along the worktop. With previous kettles that are completely corded you can struggle to fill each cup and end up having to move the cup to the kettle. You won't have that problem with this.
**It's got the POWER!**
Whoooooooosh, this baby boils a good'un! It hosts a 3kw fast boil element which makes it super efficient and it boils quicker than my many other previous kettles. It's easy to fill the kettle. You simply press the button and the lid springs up. (A friend of mine however had a bit of a problem with her lid, but she had had it a couple of years, and after a year, mine is totally fine) Voila, you then fill the upper water chamber. Water passes straight through the filter and then on into the kettle. Actually, this is a bit time consuming so bare it in mind if you're in a rush to make a cuppa! The filter holder is easily removable though which makes for easy replacement and cleaning, so that's another positive.
**It's got the BRITAX FILTER!**
The what?! The filter is great for ensuring that perfect hot cuppa. The filter removes the chlorine and hardness from the water which reassures me that i'm drinking water free from impurities. The great feature is a memo display is on top of the lid which when you add a new filter, and reset it the four bars on the top, each representing a week start to disappear when the week comes to an end. I'm a bit lazy with changing the filter (they are expensive to buy really so that's the downside). I recently bought a filter for £4.95 and being as they are only designed to last for 4 weeks, a fiver a month, soon adds up! Although it needs changing every 4 weeks or so, mines often still being used after 2-3 months. It seems to be fine! I haven't noticed any difference in taste and its all in working order. It's probably advisable to follow the advice though, but after a year of only having changed the filters a handful of times, I'm fairly positive you too can get away with it. As long as you're not seeing that floaty film on the surface of your cup of tea, it's still doing it's job!
Another positive about the kettle is it doesn't sound as if its about to take off when its boiling. I've had the lot - rattlers, movers, spillers, blowup-ers?! .... This kettle boils, isn't noisy and doesn't give you the feeling of needing to rush to it to switch it off incase it explodes.
Overall - one word! EXCELLENT!
Summary: A great gift to have received!
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