8Breville The Smart Kettle

Breville The Smart Kettle

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8Breville The Smart Kettle
2.2

157 reviews

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Build Quality
2.3
Value for Money
1.9
Noise Level
2.9

Reviews

157 reviews
Ced C.
Ced C.South East Queensland, QLD
  BKE825BKS

Loud and now broken

Very loud like a jet plane. Has died so not buying another one. It was reasonably fast though. Show details
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yesplease
yespleaseGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC39 posts
  BKE825BSS
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anna jones
anna jonesSouth-Eastern Region, NSW3 posts
  The Smart Kettle

I absolutely love it. Lux looking and super quiet. Big thumbs up from me!

This kettle does have a fantastic safety feature as it sits quite firmly in the base and is not easily knocked over. It also remains cool to the touch whilst boiling and will beep after 85 seconds to let you know it has finished. The beep is helpful as it boils much quieter than other kettles.
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Philip Island
Philip Island3 posts
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Halwagy
HalwagySydney Surrounds, NSW2 posts
  BKE825BSS
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Josie
JosieMetropolitan Adelaide, SA18 posts
  BKE825BSS

Useless Kettle…a waste of money!

The look of the kettle doesn’t justify its usefulness. This product looks amazing, very neat & clean. The shiny stainless steel is perfect. However, when this is used, you’ll be annoyed as it doesn’t functions well. It keeps on flashing and never boils. Sometimes it keeps boiling and never stops until you turn off the switch! My husband bought again hoping that the second new item will function well but still the faults are showing. That’s why we decided not to patronise this Breville product (we also had our 3rd Breville rice cooker and had same fate- useless Breville Product!). Now, we’re using other brand. Never again for this Breville Kettle & other Breville products. Show details
Lynda L.
Lynda L.
  BKE825BSS

Not worth the money

I have had two of these kettles, the first lasted 2 weeks and the start button failed. I exchanged this and with the second one, the lid started to skew after 7 months and wouldn’t close properly. For the price of this kettle you would expect the quality to be excellent unfortunately it’s not. Show details
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Art
ArtGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC4 posts
  The Smart Kettle

Designed obsolescence: didn't last a year

This is my second Breville Smart Kettle - bought first one a few years ago, it died in a few months, took it back to BigW and decided never again.

But a few month ago I was given another, near-brand new, barely had any use. And lo and behold, same fate befalls it.

It just stopped working -- all the lights and buttons work, but the actual kettle never starts to boil the water. Show details

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Cheyne H.
Cheyne H.South East Queensland, QLD
  BKE825BSS

Won't stop boiling.very unsatisfied

Doesn't switch off after reaching boiling temp. Pretty dangerous really and a waste of electricity. Needs to be constantly monitored. $20 kettles work better than this, and are much safer.
A Keynes
A Keynes
  BKE825BSS

Great while it worked

Design well thought out and worked great, variable temperature setting came in handy.

All good - until the warranty ran out.

One day it simply refused to turn on and just beeped when any setting was selected.

We cleaned the inside with vinegar just in case any buildup was interfering with the temperature sensor, left it unplugged to reset any electronics but all to no avail.

At this price point, Breville need to stand behind their product and up their warranty to 3-5 years to match the price premium.

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Catherine V.
Catherine V.
  BKE825BSS

Pretty and cool features but it’ll need to be replaced in less than 5 years

Love the look & features but they are not robust and fail in about 4 to 5 years max. I’ve owned two and the second has just failed. Both seals deteriorated over time and then cracks appeared in the lid. Water has now bubbled over through crack in lid an impacted electrics, now dead. Had bought my mum one also, hers is still going but has aged poorly. Not what you want for a premium kettle at a premium price. Show details
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JMB2 posts
  BKE825BSS
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Tamiya
TamiyaPerth3 posts
  BKE825BSS

Doesn't turn off

This was the 2nd Breville kettle I bought, with the first one no longer working after 2 years, so I replaced it with another. This kettle would boil and not turn off, until you switched it off. The first time this happened the kettle almost boiled dry. Eventually, the buttons for the temperature settings only worked on 100% with the other buttons not working at all. Again this occurred a couple of years after use.  Show details
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M-Life
M-LifeGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC20 posts
  BKE825BSS
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Taylor
TaylorSydney2 posts
  BKE825CRN

Poor quality - avoid this product

The kettle completely fell apart after 5 years of use, which is not something we would expect from a premium product. The lid completely came off after cracks appeared in the plastic. While outside of the warrantee period, I would have expected Breville to replace, given the nature of the materials failing. However, they said it was just wear and tear, and that they would not replace it. The best they could do was $110 (30% off typical retail price for a new one). We'll just wait for a sale and get another one that doesn't have known defects. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Bazza200
Bazza200 · The Smart Kettle

The kettle turns on press the temperature then press the start button nothing happens

anna jones
anna jones  

Lift the kettle out of the base with power on. Set temp then the start button. Your kettle should automatically boil on the same temp setting everytime. You don't have to touch temp setting unless you are changing temperature.

Naomi H.
Naomi H. · The Smart Kettle

It lights up but won’t boil

Bob
Bob · The Smart Kettle

I have a new smart kettle which is supposed to have 3 beeps but the kettle is completely silent any idea's? Bob

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Details

Compare all Breville The Smart Kettle listings
CategoryElectric KettlesElectric KettlesElectric KettlesElectric Kettles
Price (RRP) $219
Features360° Swivel Base, BPA Free, Keep Warm Option and Water Gauge360° Swivel Base, BPA Free, Keep Warm Option and Water Gauge360° Swivel Base, BPA Free, Keep Warm Option and Water Gauge360° Swivel Base, BPA Free, Keep Warm Option and Water Gauge
Capacity1.7 L1.7 L1.7 L1.7 L
Variable Temperatures YesYesYesYes
Power2,400 W2,400 W2,400 W2,400 W
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishBrushed Stainless SteelCranberryBlack SesameSherbet
Construction MaterialStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel

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