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.
Bellini Electric Jug BTK 615
This jug worked fine for so many functions of temperature selection however the lid became impossible to open in a very short time. It warped due to high temperature but still a temperature that it has to be set to. The lid finished up coming into 3 pieces with one piece still attached to the body of the jug.
Not as good as the old one.
I loved my old kettle because it was perfect, so when it began to play up I had to buy a new one. When I wasn't able to buy the same brand I had to look at others, but I did have some "must have" features in mind. It had to have variable temperatures coffee, tea, etc, and I setted on the Bellini BTK615. It only came in the silver colour, which I don't like becasue it marks so easily, it is slightly squat and takes up more space than the old one. However, the first really annoying thing I found is that the water indicator is behind the handl...e, pretty stupid I think as it isn't easy to see. Secondly, you can alter the temperatures but as it doesn't automatically reset when you lift it, the temperature has to be checked before use or the water might not get to the temperature you want. Then there is the thing about pressing the button a long time then again and it very slowly starts to boil. Lastly, the noise. It drowns out the TV. It's incredible. On the plus side, it does hold a lot of water, has a long cord and you can chose any temperature by degrees. Of course hubby disagrees with me and likes it.
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Excellent features but has fatal material flaw
I have had 6 of these kettles over the past few years. They all fail in exactly the same way. A long crack or split will appear in the upper portion of the plastic water level meter on the inner side - extending from the tube hole. This can happen as early as within a few days of usage. The cause is wrong choice of material and expansion of the plastic due to water heating. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. Soon after the split appears, water will eventually leak out of the kettle through that split. My final fix is to remove the water...level meter, followed by metal brushing the kettle holes, then using solder flux and welder to seal the holes with copper disks. This means losing the water level feature, but results in a solid kettle that won't ever leak again. Naturally, it was necessary to remove all plastic parts from the metal chassis prior to doing the welding to avoid damaging plastic parts. Disassembly is quite easy to do - once you know how. The digital temperature feature is great. I also put bluetack weights on the lid to control the speed that the lid opens. This prevents hot water flicking. If Bellini were to use a better plastic for the water level meter, then I would give 5 stars. I'm giving 3 stars because the 'design' of the kettle is 5 stars - the design and features are truly excellent, but the fatal material flaw (cracking plastic of water level meter) leads to a significant deduction in rating. I believe that anyone that uses the Bellini BTK615 is destined for water-leak issues. But if you're prepared to throw out the water level meter and use welding techniques to seal the tube holes, then you'll at least have a great working kettle. Also, the reason why I ended up having 6 Bellini BTK615 kettles is because I initially didn't understand the nature of the splitting plastic, and I was compelled to try find ways of using silicone to resolve the problem. My silicone methods all failed in the end. Six kettles failing in the same way tells me that other people are bound to have the same thing occur. And those that report they have had no water leak issue are likely to have the leak issue now. The only permanent fix is to remove the plastic water-level meter and weld shut the tube holes.
It drips water from the handle
The kettle works fine, it boils the water fairly quickly. It has a temperature gauge which comes in handy. The one problem it does have is that it drips water out the bottom of the handle. We end up having to keep a dish cloth under the kettle to soak it up.
It's fairly quick
Drips water from handle
Would be fab if only there was an option to turn off the beeping
I wanted to love this kettle, and I did love all of its features. It was great to be able to set the temperature, and it was intriguing to see the water temperature rise as it boiled. It boiled quickly and was quiet while it did so. However, the kettle emits a piercing beep whenever you press a button. To boil it, you have to press button (repeatedly) to set the temperature. You then have to press a button to start it heating. Then when it's done, it beeps three times. It is a heck of a lot of beeping for a cup of tea and makes the kettle unsui...table if you are trying to quietly use it in the middle of the night, if you're trying not to wake a bub, or if you have shift-workers in your home. The beep is louder than the average microwave. If there were an option to disable the beeping or if you'll be using the kettle in a kitchen closed off from the rest of the house, this would be a wonderful product. As it is now, I would not recommend it to a friend. Can set to desired temperature rather than relying on presets, tells you current water temp as it's boiling, boils fast and is quiet while boiling. Pressing any button causes a loud beep, plus it then beeps 3 x when it's finished, and there's no option to disable the beeping. The beeping is loud so this kettle not suitable for a household with small baby or shift-worker.
Good kettle, boils quickly and quietly..but the beeping..
I do like this kettle, but the beeping REALLY annoys me. It's just so pointless, maybe one beep when it's done but not THREE and a beep every time you press a button, which you need to press about 5 to get it to boil to 100 degrees! Ridiculous. I am seriously considering replacing it for this reason alone.
Boils very quickly and quietly, I like the temperature gauge
The beeping, which cannot be disabled.
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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