Breville the Soft Top Dual BKE425

Breville the Soft Top Dual BKE425

MPNs: 409011, 7715, BKE425 and BKE425BSS

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13 reviews · Statistics

54% · 76 · 46%
Build Quality
5.0 (2)
Value for Money
4.5 (2)
Noise Level
3.5 (2)
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13 reviews
moriarty · 9 posts

Water Window Leaks

Had two of these and both leaked around the water window after about 2yrs

As a kettle it works well but dont expect too much from this cheapy

The plastic clip that holds the water level window cracks - it then fails to compress the window o-ring and leaks. This is a design fault that Breville's been too lazy to fix - theres dozens of reports of this.

They seem to be less concerned about electrical hazards in your kitchen than you.

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Viv · 6 posts

Reliable and effective

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Value for Money
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It Looks good but that's about it ! It's very heavy even when empty. It's also ackward to pick up and hurts even a slight arthritic hand and the slow opening lid is a pain when trying to fill it up

Dmatic Sydney, NSW · 7 posts
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Everything you need from a kettle

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Steve NSW, 2019 · 117 posts

Good Sturdy kettle

John63 Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC · 8 posts

Bad kettle

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Atom Ant Wellington · 5 posts
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Good but noisy

Jess Sydney · 6 posts
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Good Kettle

TBunny Melbourne · 9 posts

i like it

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Lauren · 7 posts

BKE430 soft touch kettle

RobynF SA, 5213 · 7 posts
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Great kettle

Good2know Perth · 39 posts
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Broken/Faults before even used 1st time !

Breville · 

Hi Diana - your comments will be forwarded to customer service and the design team. Thanks, the Breville team

Questions & Answers

Kat · 

I bought the model BKE425 2.5 years ago and recently noticed a small amount of water was under the kettle if I filled it above 1.5 litres. I also noticed what appeared to be calcification around the plastic measurement panel on one side. I went to wipe it off (gently) and the plastic gave way and there is now a hole in the panel (the panel on the other side of the kettle is in perfect condition). I'm taking it back under warranty tomorrow, but wondered if anyone else has reported this fault?

JayJay · 

I brought a Breville Esy Pour kettle LKE280 2.2years ago there is always water under the kettle which I wipe away after filling I'm not sure which measurement but I usually fill it to maximum level perhaps it happens too at 1.5 . There has been no calcification or cracking on the panels but i find the measurements extremely difficult to read they are not very clear at all and I have to take the kettle into bright light to fill it though the filter in the spout. It is also quite noisy I think I reported it as quiet when first brought so it was and is compared with my previous horrendously noisy metal kettle.Would I recommend this kettle now? hmmm I don't think so , Otherwise it heats water quickly and does the job and has lasted longer then all other kettles Ive had. My warranty was only a year.

Annie G
Annie G · 

The front of the lid has a black cover part KE7270-10-05 which has snapped off probably due to the vibration when the water boils. It now appears that the tips of 2 electrodes which were under the cover have been exposed but the kettle continues to operate normally and I cannot find any reference on the Breville website to know whether this is a safety issue or not. Any help?

2017april · 

Yes, the Dual BKE425. That's the cheap one (under $60) with the plastic handle, isn't it? Definitely a safety issue but if it's still under warranty get Breville to replace it. Mine is the top-of-the-range Luxe BKE735 and it's made out of much better quality materials. The Luxe BKE735 is definitely worth the extra money.

ullas · 

After a month of use, power switch trips on turning on my Breville Kettle? I've been keeping it dry at the bottom & maintaining the water level above the minimum marker. What can be the issue?

Richard · 

I have none of these issues. If it keeps tripping the fuse and it is the only appliance that does this in this plug then I would suggest you try it in another outlet and if it does it there then I would return it as it must be faulty.


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CategoryElectric Kettles
Price (RRP) $74.95
Features360° Swivel Base, BPA Free and Water Gauge
Capacity1.7 L
Variable Temperatures No
Power2,400 W
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBrushed Stainless Steel
Construction MaterialStainless Steel
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: 409011, 7715, BKE425 and BKE425BSS
  • GTIN13: 9312432021647

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