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Unfortunately, the look of the kettle is again where happiness ends
The kettle takes a very long time to reach the boil
The kettle is extremely noisy from the time you turn it on until boiled
Not happy with the information received prior to purchase
Purchased in December 2020 at Harvey Norman for $150.00.
Expensive but average
It's glossy and heavy but not very well made. It boils slowly and is broken after 2 years - the switch to boil is broken. Very disappointing for such an expensive kettle.
Purchased in November 2018 at David Jones for $180.00.
Soft top lid failed
Worked well boiled water fast but noise level high
Unable to see water level have to open lid to see water level indicator
Lid failed just out of warranty
purchased Myer november 2017
Purchased in November 2017 at Myer for $129.00.
Quick and quiet!
Great product! Boils water quickly and is very quiet. So quiet in fact that I wondered if it was working the first time I used it. It looks very stylish on my counter as well.
Good but needs work.
A kettle that only has one job to do and it does it well, however some things about this kettle need to be reworked.
1. Water level indicator is impossible to see, too dark. We lift the lid to see how much.
2. Extremely noisy.
Purchased in June 2020 at Appliances Online for $153.00.
Kettle is less than six months old and glass lid has cracked and coming away from lid. This was an expensive purchase and I am very disappointed in the quality. Don’t buy this
After reading the review Breville told me to take it in store and pick up a new one since I have the receipt and it’s only a few months old. Fingers crossed this won’t happen again.
Purchased in November 2019 at The Good Guys for $135.00.
Well built stylish kettle
The Soft Top Luxe BKE735 kettle is solid and the empty kettle weighs 1.275kg. The kettle comes with the Breville assist plug and the extra power cord can be neatly rolled on the base to give clean look without the mess of the power cord being kept on the kitchen bench top.
There were some who said that the base of the kettle flooded when the water was boiling but this does NOT happen if the kettle is filled to the correct level and not over filled.
The full kettle (max, level 7) weighs 2.835kg.
The full kettle takes 3.40 min to boil.
Purchased in October 2019.
Soft close lid stopped working
The soft top closing mechanism on our kettle has just stopped working, coincidentally it is just over two years old. It cannot be fixed or replaced. I will not be buying another Breville Kettle!
Purchased in October 2017.
Very Good quality but not what I expected
The positives, great looking kettle and boils fairly quickly and quietly, water taste is fine. However I wasn’t expecting it to be so heavy, I need two hands to hold it whilst filling under the tap and when it’s full of water, even heavier. I am fairly strong and healthy and wonder how an older person would cope. I agree with other reviewers you cannot see the water levels through the windows unless you open the lid.
Also bought the matching toaster which is fantastic.
Purchased in July 2019 at Qantas store for $65.00.
Stylish, Quiet and Easy to use.
We love this kettle.
We almost didn't buy it because of some other reviews,
It is stunningly stylish , easy to fill and boils quickly. I bought the black kettle and it looks stylish against our black granite.
Originally I was going to buy a glass kettle but I am glad I didn't, because the water mineral stains will show though it and it would have been unsightly.
A review said that it rocks on it's base, we think that this is because there is a cord tidy (a round groove for the kettle's cord on the underside of the base it sits on and anot...
Purchased in March 2019 at The Good Guys Physical store for $125.00.
The base of this kettle is unstable
There is a major design flaw with this kettle - the base is unstable and causes the kettle to rock around the central axis. If you look closely at the base you will see that the sides curve upward, like a spinning top. Also, the kettle does not fit securely into the base and wobbles around. It is a very strange design for a kettle base, and was probably driven by aesthetics rather than functionality or safety. It's a shame. I usually like Breville appliances, but I had to return this one to David Jones in Sydney because the instability does not feel safe. .
Quiet brilliant kettle
Love this kettle . Quiet, boils very quickly love the soft close of the lid easy to see the water level! Plus I have bought the toaster to match. Love the colour. Very appealing. Easy to use. . Good service at the good guys where I bought it from. It was more expensive than I would normally pay but I now see why after using it daily
Re design needed
We bought this Luxe (BKE735) kettle and matching blueberry-Granita toaster from the Good Guys at Aspley..
Kettle needs redesign as Water level viewing impossible without opening top.
Opening the top can be problematic, as a recently boiled kettle gives a steam bath to your hand.
Love the Colour blueberry, beautiful.
I love ii!
I bought this kettle and matching (blue) toaster to replace two !! leaking Morphy Richards kettles. I love my new kettle it boils and a little bell tinkles and it doesn’t leak, I like the way the lid slowly opens, and unlike some other reviews, I can read the water level window - what more could you ask for from a kettle?
Love this kettle
Absolutely love my new kettle. Its very quiet and boils extremely quickly. Best kettle i have had to date. I bought the licorice colour and as the title says it certainly looks lux in my kitchen. It is on the expensive side but im loving how super quick it boils and looks.
Sorry I bought one, never again for this brand.
The kettle looks good, that's it. It is seriously noisy, too heavy, hard to see the water level. The most serious issue was the taste of burnt plastic, similar to the water taste from a new garden hose. We boiled it 15 times to be sure but the taste still persisted. The retailer believed the no BPA and defended it. We wanted a refund but the Breville rep refused. We just could not drink from it. The extra hundred dollars is not worth it for a slow opening lid. The mechanism is complex plastic and all inside the kettle. This did not perform to our expectations. We have replaced it with a Delongi and no problems straight away as it is all stainless, no plastic.
Nice looking but that is all,
You have to lift the kettle to eye level to check the water level trough the side glass.
The see trough lid is useless, as soon the water get warm it fogs up an you can see trough it any more.
A big design fault is that when you open the lid the condensation from the inside of the lid, drips partly into the lid open and close mechanism , partly along the handle into the switch, the rest of the water runs along the side on to base.
There are (drain) holes in the base to let the water drip on the bench, table or were ever.
Functional, boils the water, however it can be improved.
This is an OK Kettle. It boils the water, so I can't complain. However, it is very difficult to see the waterline through the glass panel. Every time I want to boil some water I have to open the lid and check how much water is in the kettle. This does severely impinge on the functionality of the object, rendering the glass panel useless.
On a more positive note, the soft-opening top is nice, in addition to the sound it makes when the water is boiled.
Best of the Best
This kettle is quick boiling, stunningly stylish, easy to clean and fill, out performs my previous Dualit Kettles by miles. I would never go back to any other brand. The cord was way too long so an electrician shortened it so that it can sit by the dedicated power point and can't be moved near sink and running water.
Worth the money spent
My first Breville Moda kettle has served us well for 8.5 years.
Replaced by Electrolux Expresionist kettle which looks great but not performing at all after 1 year and 1 month.
After 1 day without kettle, we were at a loss and came across this pretty looking kettle.
Design wise it is on par with Kitchen Aid, etc.
And am sure based on previous Breville performance wont let us down.
We have no problem with the noise (during or after the boiling).
It boils water fast and auto shut off is working perfectly.
Highly recommended if you are after top of the range kettle with high performance record.
Questions & Answers
My soft open lid will not close. Is there anything I can do.? My warranty has expired. It’s not 2 years old yet
To what temperature does this kettle boil?
Great for coffee/tea, does a good job
I recently purchased a Breville BKE735 however it is not switching off unless i do it manually. This is causing enormous steam to my brand new kitchen cuoboards overhead which is concerning me as i dont want any damage to occur to the kitchen cupboards as they cost me an arm and a leg so to speak. Also i cannot read the water level at all.
Hello Lorraine, This is definitely something we want to assist with and not at all how we would expect our kettle to function. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is ok - i have taken the kettle back to Harvey Norman where i purchased it and they gave me a new one. So far so good. Regards
|Colour / Finish||Brushed Stainless Steel, Sour Cherry, Salted Liquorice, Royal Champagne, Blueberry Granita, Smoked Hickory, Black Truffle, Sea Salt, or Damson Blue|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Features||360° Swivel Base, BPA Free and Water Gauge|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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