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Breville the Compact Kettle Clear BKE395CLR

Breville the Compact Kettle Clear BKE395CLR

MPNs: 749 and BKE395
4.0 from 20 reviews · View Statistics

Pros

  • Ideal kettle size for 1-2 people

  • BPA-free

  • Easy to see the water level

  • Heats water very quickly

Cons

  • Requires maintenance to keep clean

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
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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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Questions & Answers

Tomcat99
Tomcat99asked

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?

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printgirl47
printgirl47

Can't help you there. Sorry. Maybe Breville has a solution.

Naveen S.
Naveen S.asked

How long would it take to boil water at an average?

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John S.
John S.

With the kettle full (4 cups) at room temperature filtered water, it took 2:45 to reach boil, and held it at boil for a further 8 seconds for a total time of 2:53. Keep in mind that 1 cup = 250mL, and most coffee mugs are a bit larger than this, so you may only get about 3 cups.

long c.
long c.asked

The lip has some glue which seem like using for bond the lip with the kettle. The normal one doesn't have it? I am confused about that. I bought it from Harvey Norman.

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John S.
John S.

I just checked mine, and found that it's true - the spout is attached to the body with some sort of clear adhesive! Not ideal. Possibly it is some kind of clear silicon sealant, rather than glue. If it is silicon, then maybe it's not so outrageous since the base already uses a silicon seal which slightly touches the water. I will send an email to Breville and ask them what the adhesive is made of and if it's BPA free.

On another note, my unit has started making a slight popping noise during the initial phase of boiling. It sounds a bit like the sound of popcorn popping. It goes away after about 10 seconds. It was not doing this when brand new. Does yours do this as well? Speculation: perhaps water has leaked into the base, beneath the metal plate and is wetting the heating element underneath, and the sound is the bubbling of those water droplets burning off?

John S.
John S.

Update: Breville has advised that it is a silicon sealant.

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Details

Features:

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

Reviewers thought:

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.

CategoryElectric Kettles
Price (RRP) $84.95
Features360° Swivel Base, BPA Free and Water Gauge
Capacity1 L
Variable Temperatures No
Power2,400 W
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishClear
Construction MaterialGlass and Stainless Steel
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: 749 and BKE395
  • GTIN13: 9312432021692

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