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Got this as a wedding present a couple of years ago. We were happy with it, but condensation builds up around lid which leaks down the outside when your pour it, making a mess. This was ok when it was my wife and I, but now we have a small child and can’t risk hot water falling on her when she is around.
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A good kettle, but...
Was looking for a good quality small (not > 1 litre) stainless kettle and there weren't too many in the market. Bought the BKLE395CLR in June 2018 based on feedback here as well as the consumer magazine Choice's review. The BKLE395CLR had figured in their recommended list (low down the order)
Have been using it to boil about two or three cups (max), twice or thrice in the last three weeks. While, I am happy with the kettle's compactness, overall performance and practical features (slow opening lid, transparent glass jar), the auto shut off after boiling takes an annoying ten odd seconds.
A small negative thing about the kettle is that the bottom (inside) has already developed light brown patches within just a few weeks and is visible through the glass. Initially, I was of the view that it was not due to limescale residue from the water but due to the quality (poor) metal used in the construction of the jar.
I was expecting a Breville customer representative to clarify the above problem. Since no one responded from Breville, I raised a separate support case on their website and got a prompt response. The customer representative provided the cleaning instructions (also available in the user instructions booklet which comes with the product) using white vinegar. Breville was right on the money. The cleaning has helped clear the brown batch.
Thanks, Breville. I certainly recommend this kettle for anyone looking for a good quality moderate volume kettle.
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Pretty & quiet but a bit uncomfortable
I’ve had my Breville Compact kettle for a couple of weeks.
Positives are that it looks nice, & isn’t loud. Furthermore, the noise it makes is a lower pitch than a lot of kettles, so it’s easier to have a conversation while boiling compared to a lot of high pitched kettles.
On the down side, I find it he handle uncomfortable & too large. This is made worse by how heavy the kettle is, due to the glass I suppose.
I also find the short & wide shape makes it feel heavier somehow. I find taller slimmer shape easier to carry.
So, I forked out $100 for this, but I’m already missing my old $20 metal kettle from Kmart.Show details
Great small size which is easy to lift and fill. Love that it is glass with little contact of water to plastic. Highly recommendShow details
Used to be good years ago
Only bought this online about a week ago and I’m already disappointed in it. After water has boiled the lids start to lift and water gathers at the top under the lid so when you pour water out of the spout it also dribbles down from underneath the lid, not impressed as this was more than I would normally pay for a kettle at $99 my $15 Kmart kettle does a better job.Show details
It is genuinely a joy(well... a subtle joy) to use.
It has simply been the best consistently performing constant in my world. Everything about it is just ... right!
I use it everyday, only needing to boil just one cup... it is happy to comply, lickety-split and shuts off pronto.
I have used this daily for over 5 years with absolutely NO problems... well... it would be good if it came with a magic little cleaning fairy, to clean it every time I fry a a steak or two. I have a small kitchen.
I actually bought another one this morning for my daughter.Show details
I loved it when I first bought it, but it hasn’t worn well. yes, it’s light and boils fast…but it simply hasn’t worn well. It got nasty brown yucky stuff on the inside quite quickly, which is ugly. (Apparently you are supposed to clean it with vinegar which I don’t recall in the instructions). But now it is slow leaking fron the bottom, and I’ve only had it about 2 years. I will have to replace it.
Will not buy same brand again.
Simple yet effective kettle
I use it every morning for my coffee. Water boils very fast and could serve 2-3 servings which is a good amount for the number of people in the house. It's not lightweight but is overall effective.Show details
Probably the best kettle we've had
Boils very fast and it looks good. The clear design makes it easy to see the water level. 4 cups capacity is enough for our 4-person family (it boils so fast, we can fill a succession of hot-water bottles pretty quick) After a year the bottom has a little tarnishing along the inside edge, but it still works very well.Show details
Stylish, but heavy
Perfect size for us two oldies. I wanted to get a smaller kettle to "save power" by continually boiling water we don't need. Very stylish appliance. Love the glass. I now understand the fascination with fish tanks, as I watch the water boil. Boiling up with vinegar once per month to keep it sparkly. But, heavier than I thought even at 2 cups full (I bought mine online so no road-test). My old 1.7L kettle is much lighter. So somewhat tough on arthritic joints. But I've achieved my environmental objective.Show details
It does not last.
All my jugs last for at least over five years.
The Breville lid broke off within three.
Bought it from David Jones very disappointed.
Phoned Breville they didn't want to know about it.
Full of plastic elements
I bought this kettle because of its claim to be plastic free - which is a lie! The lid is full with plastic (boiling water will condense there). Glass Jug feels-and-sounds-plastic-tooShow details
I purchased this model for health reasons as I wanted a kettle which doesn't keep hot water in direct contact with plastic. This Breville model satisfies this requirement, and even goes out of its way to print "BPA Free" on the front of the kettle itself, to let you know that even the plastic components in the lid mechanism (which don't come into direct contact with water) are still BPA free.
The kettle itself functions like a normal kettle, and I've not found any quirks with it. It doesn't wobble on the base when boiling, it doesn't ta... Read moreke ages to boil, it doesn't have a gimmicky ring of blue LED lights around the base like other glass models. Time will tell if the stainless steel rusts though. There is only one negative thing I can say about it, and that is the clear glass lets you see all the scale building up inside. I was shocked to find that I've already got a bit of caked on scale after only 1 week of use. I am using only cask spring water in it, so I imagine it would be worse with tap water. I've also noticed that if I boil the same water multiple times, this causes white calcium sediment to accumulate in the water, making it look unclean. According to a Google search this is normal as a result of evaporation during the boiling process causing the calcium to no longer be soluble in the water. So if you want your kettle looking clean and clear at all times, you will need to put in some extra work to clean it maybe once every week or two. I imagine this would be a dealbreaker for many people, however the steam and water droplets on the inside mask it to a point where it doesn't bother me. Update: after 10 days of use my unit started to make an unusual popping noise during boiling, and I have since returned it (thanks to David Jones who happily returned it without fuss). Update 2: I've since purchased another unit and it's the same deal. Dry inside the base section so doesn't appear to be a water leak issue. After Googling it seems to be related to the "hardness" of the water (I'm using exclusively cask spring water as I wait for a Southern Cross water filter to arrive) possibly in relation to the buildup of calcium scale on the base plate. Apparently this can cause a phenomenon called "cavitation" where water bubbles instantly form and then implode, causing the loud popcorn popping type noise against the base plate. Cleaning the base plate with isopropyl alcohol reduces it significantly, but it will return in a few days as calcium builds up again. I will still be keeping the kettle as I see no other plastic free alternatives, but I'm docking a star for this, as the Kambrook KKE760CLR did not suffer from this.
Ideal kettle for 1-2 people
I'm very satisfied with the taste of the water.
It's very easy to determine the kettle's water level because the kettle is clear (note, it's made of hard plastic not glass.)
The kettle heats water extremely fast. I timed it with a stop watch and it was 49 seconds for 1 cup!
The outside of the kettle does get dangerously hot during use. (The handle stays cool.)
There were a few reasons why I paid a premium for this kettle:
1. Made of Stainless Steel (the best material imo.)
2. Clear, so you can see the water level and to see the purity of the kettle water.
3. It was small, I only require a small kettle because I am one person.
Best for small family
I used to have big hot water container to keep the water hot and now we don't need that anymore. Looking for the downsize kettle and this is perfect for us. Easy to see the water level, and quick heating.
However, the glass heat up after boiling, it may get burnt especially for the spout part.
Everything i need
Love this kettle. It’s the perfect size for just the 2 of us and I like the soft closing lid. Kettle boils very fast, it’s stable, and it looks so good!
Questions & Answers
My Breville kettle is a few years old and I’ve always loved it but recently it’s leaking water at the base. Pooling on the element plate & overflowing to my bench top. Has this happened to others? Why? Is it dangerous and can it be fixed? I don’t want to buy another as it’s otherwise fine but getting very frustrated at the continual mess. Thanks
I dont know what you mean by a few years. I would expect 3 years including warranty 1 year. That to me is in the time frame of ringing Breville and informing this product is faulty and you want a replacement under consumer law. A kettle should last at least 3 years. Get your ducks in a row and ring them.
And yes it’s dangerous. Stop using it,
At least 4 years but I’ll find my receipt. Thank you!!
Breville is surely not going to break a sweat replacing this for you? Are you Breville? I’m a Choice member.
I purchased this kettle a few months ago and have enjoyed using it, however the base plate has discoloured in a light brown horse-shoe shaped mark where the element is below the base plate.
I've tried boiling white vinegar 1:2 with water (and have also suffered a boil-over) and left it to stand over night before boiling it again with clean filtered water - unfortunately the stain mark is still there and makes the water appear murky at certain angles.
Is there anything else I can do to remove the mark in a safe and effective manner?
Get an answer from our members and Breville representatives
This glass Breville Compact Kettle can hold up to 1 litre of water, is BPA-free and is quick to heat. In addition, it has:
- Slow release lid which prevents splashing of boiling water and gently releases steam
- Illuminated power button for visibility
- Auto switch off which turns off the kettle once the water has boiled
- Thermal resistant Schott glass for durability and sleek style
- Ergonomic handle
- 360 degree multi directional base
- 1L capacity which can make 4 cups of tea or coffee
- Modern glass kettle
- Easy to clean
- Durable, stain-resistant glass & stainless steel
- Cordless convenience
People felt that this was a convenient size for 1-2 people and had a very stylish appearance. The water is interesting to watch boil and it is clear how much water is in the kettle. It heats quickly, is lightweight and perfect for a small kitchen or family.
It contains some plastic in the lid but this is also BPA-free.
|Features||360° Swivel Base, BPA Free and Water Gauge|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Clear|
|Construction Material||Glass and Stainless Steel|
- MPN: 420327 and BKE395
- GTIN13: 9312432021692
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