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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


  • 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
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (2)
printgirl47South East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews

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. 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.

Purchased in June 2020 at Kmart Online Store for $79.00.

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real buyer
real buyerSpencer Gulf
  • 12 reviews
  • Verified

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.

Purchased in March 2019 at eBay for $57.76.

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Value for Money
  • 3 reviews

A good kettle, but...

Date PurchasedJune 2018
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Excellent companion kettle in the kitchen


Just new, 1 litre size and made of glass and metal. The only thing plastic is the handle. Boils rapidly without wastage and appears to have much better workmanship than other kettles I looked at. Not the cheapest, but I like the design and trust it will last. I like that the on/off button is on the handle and not at the base which are lot are, and looked too flimsy. Has a large opening at the top for easy filling and cleaning.

Amelia V.
Amelia V.Melbourne
  • 6 reviews

Works nicely!


When I first bought it, it worked great just like any other kettle, but it turned a little brown in the inside after a few more uses. It makes it look old, in my kitchen that looks fairly clean and modern. But other than the looks of it, it's overall a great product.

Date PurchasedJan 2017
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Wendy Z.
Wendy Z.12 Nov 2019
  • 2 reviews

Great kettle, more product info on website needed

1 comment

Hi ecoliving - thanks for your comprehensive review. Thanks, the Breville team

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Questions & Answers


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?

1 answer

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?

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.

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.

2 answers
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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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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