Non-intuitive bad design. Manual doesn’t instruct how to disable keep warm function at all. Would not recommend this brand. Waiting to hear back from the manufacturer. Also can’t turn off beep.
EDIT: Advise from support: Turn off the kettle! Wondering if this company is getting some kind of reward from energy companies to waste as much electricity as possible! Time to buy another manufacturer’s kettle for sure. The Australian Bellini rep says we need to take this up with Target. Manufacturers completely refuse to support their own product. Wow.
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This Bellini BTK615 digital kettle could be the best in the market.
Bought it from Target 22/09/2015, I am using it now for 5 years too many times daily (and my niece for 4 years) without any problem. It comes with variable temperature settings and modes. When outside body cleaned (I do with diluted bleach) and inside with water and some white vinegar (as instructed in its catalogue) to solve sedimented tap water residue, it will look like new, its bottom like a mirror and it will be noticably quieter (read carefully its catalogue to use it optimally).
Purchased in September 2015 at Target Australia for $49.00.
The kettle features a temperature select base with an auto keep warm setting. Made out of stainless steel with a digital display. Easy to clean with a good size opening.
I have only swapped it out for a new one under warranty once, it is still going strong almost 3yrs later.
Purchased at Target Australia for $49.00.
The kettle is fast at heating, and the digital temperature screen has taken the guess work out of making baby bottles.
I was skeptical whether or not the kettle would be durable for the price and if it would last very long, considering the work load it would be under having to use it continuously for heating/making baby bottles and that it would be used many times throughout the day and night, but, I have been pleasently surprised after 13 months it is still going strong and we’ve had no calcium build up even though we do not use filtered wate...r. The up and down buttons to manually adjust the temp by 5° stopped working after only 3 months which was disappointing, but, the pre-programmed temp buttons still works fine. I chose this kettle over other temperature control kettles because it was one of the cheapest on the market, and because it has more temperature functions than other leading brands. It also allows you to manually adjust temps by 5°, rather than in lots of 10° like other leading brands (even though my manual increment buttons stopped working). The kettle does have a loud beep when turned on at the power point and three loud beeps at the end once it is finished boiling, it also beeps every time you push a button to program a temp or begin boiling. It would be good if you could select to turn this down (or off) as it is very loud and wakes the baby, plus it has luminating lights around the buttons which show when the button is activated so the sound is just an additional feature. The kettle turns itself off after being left unused for approx an hour or so, which is good if you forget to turn it off at the wall to save power, but, it is also a downside as when you want to use it you have to switch it off at the wall for 5 seconds and back on again, then it will beep loudly (I guess to acknowledge it’s on?) which is annoying if you want to try to sneak a quiet coffee/tea in while the baby is sleeping.
Purchased in July 2018 at Target Australia for $49.00.
Decent but you also get what you pay for
Have gone through two of these kettles in 2 years. They seem to last just long enough to be out of warranty and then they die. The price is cheap and it was extremely useful for the babies bottles being able to boil water and then later use it to heat to 40 degrees. The kettle is noisy, the beeping is loud, especially making a bottle in the middle of the night, but it wasn’t the end of the world. Given these have been around for a while now, there are one’s you can find that might work better. We’re going to try the Kogan smart kettle next, onl...y $20 more expensive but can do the same temp features and it can be done from your phone or using google assistant or Alexa. Recommend looking around before purchasing this one, it’s cheap but you do get what you pay for.
Purchased in May 2018 at Target Australia for $49.00.
Good kettle resonable price
Bought this at first to make bottle of milk for my little girl at the right temperature, love using it, still going after 3yrs. Love that you can pick the temperature of heating the water for making teas. It shows the water level very clearly with the indecater. Great product.
Do not waste your money!! This kettle is the most irritating appliance to ever enter my household. It SCREAMS blue murder in the form of obnoxiously loud beeps that could wake your neighbours once the water has boiled. Absolutely unnecessary. The water boils super loudly too.. I was so shocked after buying this jug to replace my old very quiet sunbeam jug. Not only does it also beep super loud after its boiled, it also beeps loudly when you press the buttons. It also HUMS with a noisy frequency when it's on standby, so you have to turn it off at the power point for it to be quiet. Used this thing for one day and it stopped working, wouldn't turn on! Thank god for that, so I had a good excuse to return it! Junk.
Lasted 30 months
I liked this kettle. It occasionally had a mind of its own but just by turning it off at the socket and letting it rest for a few minutes fixed it. But today, "BANG". It was at about 75 deg C and then the ominous "pfft" sound and a little bit of smoke. It tripped the mains.
I am a curious person so I had a look inside. The kettle had melted the solder at the spade terminal for the mains power. No obvious reason. No water in the case. No fried cockroach. I am not sure I will buy another but it did cost just $ 1.63 per month or under 6 cents per day.
Great for temperature selection..
Recently purchased kettle for the temperature setting to make baby formula bottles, super handy and quick to reach desired temperature, the beep noise is a little louder, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
Sleek chrome looks good on bench, as I like a less cluttered look! Happy with it!!
Another Piece of Landfill
Water started leaking out of the level indicator chamber and onto the electrical pad after about a year and we had to throw it. On/Off push button is fiddly and temperamental. Also very noisy loud beeping on boil which is unnecessary. We never used the fancy temperature controls - all I want is a reliable jug that boils water... and this was not it.
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Very good for the price
Initial impression after a couple of days - will update with my long term review at a later stage:
- low cost compared to the others
- wide temperature range (40 - 100C)
- fine control over the temperature (5 deg C steps in the keep-warm mode. There are others that provide 1 deg steps, but 5 is still very good)
- high power (2200W) for all intents & purposes it's as fast as my standard 2400W kettle
- large capacity (1.7L)
- temperature regulation is accurate (verified with high quality thermometer), and in keep-warm mode, the temperature doesn't have to drop far before the heating element turns on again. (about 3 deg).
Cons: ...- water gauge is behind the handle, so it's hard to see whilst filling. (what a silly design!) - the controls and display are rather non-intuitive. - has a much higher *minimum* fill line (800mL) than my standard kettle of similar capacity (300mL).
Stopped working, Piercing noise
Worked ok for around 2 years, but one day turned on & it wouldn't start the heating process. Just sat there displaying 20 degrees & that's all. While it was working had a piercing beep when it reached boil point. The annoying power-off at Standby mode which is detailed in many of the reviews was very annoying. Would not recommend & I'll never buy a full-featured digital kettle ever again.
Rubbish for the price
Considering the age of this kettle I would of expected it to last longer, the buttons get stuck sometimes which rendered it useless until they pop out again the text around each button wore off within the first month and it sometimes leaks must be when it’s in a mood. But don’t waste your money just spend a little more to get a quality kettle.
You shouldnt have to explain to guests how to use your kettle....
It's just a kettle - it shouldnt need a 17 step instruction manual to opperate. I shouldnt have to explain to guests how to use it. It's noisy (sounds like you are sending morse code everytime you use it). It's slow. It leaks. Dont waste your time or money on it...
Great Kettle at a great cost
We have had this Kettle for well over 12 months and it has been fantastic out of the box. We have not had a problem whatsoever. It is very easy to use, boils quickly and the temp selected is basically the temp you get.
I do not regret buying this temp control kettle over a more expensive brand. For under $50..... you can't go wrong.
I bought my kettle a couple of years ago but had it, still boxed, stored as I did not need it at the time. Pulled it out last Xmas Eve and have been using it for all of 2 weeks. Today I won't work. The lights are on but there is no one home. It shows the temperature (27) but will not turn on or boil at all. Surely storing it, still in its box in a dry cupboard, should not cause it to die. Naturally even if I did find the docket it would be out of warranty now. I think I will stick to an el cheapo Kambrook from now on!
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A cheap kettle with temperature selections. It works... so far
The Bellini BTK615 is one of the cheaper temperature controlled kettles out there (< $60 delivered). It has a nice metal finish, with good temperature selections from 30-100 degrees.
I've had no problems so far except the button labels are starting to come off. The beeps can be a little annoying as well. It handled the many hot water bottles during winter fine.
Questions & Answers
Hi. How can you disable the keep warm function altogether? It’s costing a fortune if you don’t come back to the kettle.
It is very easy:
When you repeatedly press the program button you will have the following preset temperature settings in sequence: 40°C , 60°C , 80°C , 100°C and 70°C, the first 4 temperature settings (40 , 60 , 80 , 100) are not (Keep Warm Mode) so you can use them if you don't need the (Keep Warm Mode) function.
But 70°C is a (Keep Warm Mode), when 70°C is displayed you can use (+) button to increase the 70°C by 5 degree increments till 95°C, or the button (-) to decrease the 70°C till 50°C, all these settings are (Keep Warm Mode) settings and you will see after the desired temperature is reached that the on/off button continue illuminating red (in stand-by) to repeatedly, from time to time, turns the system on and off to keep the desired temperature fixed, so if you don't need to keep the desired temperature fixed simply press the on/off button, or lift the kettle from its Power Base and put it back, to stop the (Keep Warm Mode) function and the button's red light will be also off, but the desired temperature setting will stay as it is in stand-by and if you need to reach it again press the on/off button to restart the heating process and when the set temperature is reached again it will be stopped automatically but it will be again in (Keep Warm Mode) unless you press the on/off button to stop this mode's function again.
Otherwise any setting will stay as it is unless you change it or you turn the power point button off and then on to restart.
Hello VF! You sweetheart! I think I have fixed it now. Thank you so much for your help. Much appreciate you taking the time to write out a detailed explanation. Very kind. <3
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Switch on but not work. Any help?
First what do mean by (not work)?
* When you plug the kettle's Power Base into a functioning power point, does the display illuminate with green digits showing the water temperature before heating or not?
*If the display illuminate and you press the on/off button, is the button illuminating with red light but the kettle doesn't start heating the water inside?
The answer is important to have an idea about what is happening and whether you can try a possible troubleshooting.
Otherwise generally you should try this: underneath the kettle in the center of its outer plastic bottom you see several concentric metal circles which serve as contact conductors when you turn the kettle clockwise or counterclockwise on its Power Base, and in the center of the Power Base there are also several concentric plastic circles where you can see between them cooper contact points and also one is protruding from the side of the outer circle, turn the power point Off and unplug the Power Base from it and try to clean all those metal circles and cooper contact points from any kind of dirt, electrical isolator such piece of plastic bag or cling wrap or even cooper oxide with ear cotton tip. Otherwise this kettle is really heavy duty and lasts long unless it is maybe used carelessly.
When comes in stock
This nice premium quality kettle (Bellini BTK615) is, before, usually sold in Target Stores and also in ebay but apparently not any more because Bellini company upgraded the model to a new fashionable Bellini Kettle - BDK20B but without digital display which means it doesn't have the same all features and functions as in this version, the new model is now also sold in Target Stores ($49) and in ebay at least ($69), as you can make your own Online search about that.
|Features||360° Swivel Base, Keep Warm Option and Water Gauge|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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