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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
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  • Ideal kettle size for 1-2 people

  • BPA-free

  • Easy to see the water level

  • Heats water very quickly


  • Requires maintenance to keep clean


  • Build Quality
    3.5 (4)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (4)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (4)
ZysygyDowner 2602, ACT
  • Verified

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.

Purchased in February 2020 at David Jones Retail Stores for $62.00.

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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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  • 29 reviews

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.

Purchased in January 2020 for $65.00.

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Terry S
  • 16 reviews

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!

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MeenzSydney, NSW
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified

Perfect, just what I was looking for...


I love my compact little kettle (boils up to 3 cups). It fits perfectly in my small space in my apartment, it looks elegant with the glass and stainless steel finish, has a soft opening lid, and is light weight,

Purchased in July 2019 at Myer Retail Stores for $84.95.

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Avleen M.23 July 2021
JohnSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 14 reviews

Best kettle ever!


Best purchase I have made in a long time. Love the soft opening lid and the switch on the top of the handle is very user friendly for my 87 year old mum. The design of clear glass and stainless steel is a good look in my kitchen. This kettle boils fast! Lightweight and easy to use. Thank you Breville!

Date PurchasedOct 2018
  • 7 reviews

Best kettle ever


Moved into small unit and not much bench space. Hesitantly, bought this little kettle. It is the best, boils my cup of water by the time I get out the mug and tea bag. Easily fits on the cradle and so far, hasn't marked internally. Quiet and clean. Love and an perhaps the best kettle Ive owned.

Date PurchasedJune 2018
VolviGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect For My Needs

Date PurchasedJune 2018
RobenMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 7 reviews

Just what I wanted.


It is much better than the Sunbeam glass kettle it replaced, which malfunctioned spasmodically, and had too many unnecessary temperature settings. I can't fault this one. The soft close lid is excellent and there is no chance steam can burn your hand, as is the case when pouring with some kettles.

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trueblueaussie61Central Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 7 reviews

Wow... Fabulous Kettle!!


This Breville Glass 1 Litre Kettle BKE395 is quiet, boils quick, light, comfortable handle & easy to clean with the wide opening. Stylish modern design & made from quality stainless steel looks great on the countertop. Excellent for couples, singles & elderly people. If you want a small kettle without compromising style, look no further.

Questions & Answers

Mel T
Mel Tasked

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

4 answers

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,

Mel T
Mel T

At least 4 years but I’ll find my receipt. Thank you!!


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?

2 answers

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

Mel T
Mel T

I put a cut lemon in pre boiled water and sit overnight and it’s clean in the morning. Give it a good rinse out

Naveen S.
Naveen S.asked

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

1 answer
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.

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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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