Product Type: Breville kettles
Newest Review: ... of the position of the water level indicator. If I had to choose another kettle I'd go for the same one. Breville seems to be a good rel... more
Good kettle good price
Member Name: mrsyardbroom
Advantages: Easy to use and quick to boil
Disadvantages: Water level indicator is hard to see
We bought this kettle about 18 months ago when our old one packed up and I haven't been disappointed with it. I never like buying new kettles because you have to keep boiling them to get rid of the stink before you can have a decent cup of tea. This kettle was no exception and it took a little while before it was fully useable. I left the lid open to try and get rid of that "new kettle stink" and after a week or so it was OK.
The kettle itself looks quite smart and is finished in polished stainless steel. I would have preferred to have a choice of colours but you can't be too fussy or you'd never choose anything. It's easy to clean but like all kettles if you leave it too long you'll have a job to polish it up again. The element inside is hidden away so that makes cleaning a bit easier.
This is a 3kw kettle and it starts to boil very quickly. It's especially quick if you only put enough water in for one or two cups of tea. The full capacity is 1.5 litres and would make about five to seven cups of tea. If you forget to put any water in the kettle it will switch off automatically. The lid is easy to open and the kettle is easy to fill. The water level window is behind the handle and this is a bit difficult to see, however I just open the lid and judge how much water I need without bothering to look at windows or indicators.
The on switch is underneath the handle and it lights up with a blue neon light when you switch it on. This makes it easy to see and for an old lady it's a bonus as you tend to look for the light to come on and you don't wander away and then wonder while the kettle isn't boiling.
The kettle has a non-slip, 360° rotational base for left and right-handed usage and there is cord storage facility. I don't really know anyone who winds the kettle cord up tidily so that they don't clutter the worktop. I just hope my husband doesn't read this as it's something he hasn't thought of doing....yet.
I love this kettle but it loses a star because of the position of the water level indicator. If I had to choose another kettle I'd go for the same one. Breville seems to be a good reliable make and I'd recommend it.
Summary: A quick boiling kettle that is well worth the money.
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