Top end quality and features.
My wife has wanted a white kettle for a long time, so when the old one started leaving bits of grey stuff in the bottom of our cups, it was clearly time! We also wanted one with a lid which opens with a button push as our old one did, so that limited the choices. The Breville Soft Top Luxe 1.7L Kettle - "Sea Salt" colour was an obvious choice and I think I read some good reviews about it at the time. At $189 RRP, it is a lot to pay for a kettle, so we asked the salesperson at Harvey Norman if they could do any better and the new price was $155... Read more. So around two months ago (I cannot find the receipt) we purchased this kettle, and the very first thing you notice is the fantastic handle which stays cool and just fits into your hand like no other kettle we have ever owned. It is so comfortable and you just know you will never lose your grip on it. The kettle when empty weighs 1.3 Kg. which might be too heavy for frail or older people, and I think the handle is solid metal of some kind, which would contribute to the weight considerably. The mechanism which opens the lid is quite solid and the lid opens very wide which makes filling it a breeze. The whole kettle feels like it will last a long time, which is what you would expect at that price. From memory, it has a two year warranty. It has a stainless steel filter as seen in the photos but it pours with ease. It has clear sections on both sides of the kettle so you can see at a glance how much water it is holding. 1.7 liters is it's maximum fill capacity, so I put 1.5 liters of cold water in it and it took 3 minutes and 40 seconds to boil. That sounds like a while, but I think it's about the same as our old one. The on / off switch is illuminated as most are, and is nice and bright. The base has a "cord minder" but we have ours unwound fully to sit in a convenient place. At this price point, I was hoping it might be quieter than the last one, but I think it's about the same, no biggee! The tea and coffee taste just the same (now without foreign particles), but the kettle looks very nice on the bench, and I'm hoping it will last for a quite a few years. I'll say the quality and design would be very hard to beat, so I can highly recommend this kettle.
Pretty good but very heavy.
Love the look, the see through panels, love the little bell that goes ting! I like that you can push a button to open the lid with one hand while turning on the tap with the other. Though when you open the lid condensed water on the inside of it runs down and over the outdid of the kettle, not a biggie but somewhat annoying.
Biggest problem - it is really heavy! Even when empty. It has a very wide pouring mouth which means it lets out a lot of steam before it switches off. That may be why it boils rapidly for quite a while before turning off.
I tell you what.
I have purchased Breville Luxe BKE 735 have used it for nearly two weeks, I have noticed the character on the functionality isn't as expected it was noisy for the first 15 uses now its a little quieter the lid is showing imminent opening. I don't mind the weight but in the early morning in winter 5am can be daunting task.
I have owned 5 high end kettles in the past few years they were crappy I returned it they are made just for the looks to give the kitchen a appealing appearance but when it comes for performance there is disappointment. Every... Read more high-end expensive kettles Toasters Irons is dissatisfying after several uses the stupidest thing I've found is the water level doesn't have light how dumb the research and development can be because the cost keeps climbing they make the lifespan short the most expensive feature on the kettle is the handle and the glass lid but its tinted how dumb are the rnd maybe there is corruption in the industry like everywhere else the main factor with the failure is that the material used is recycled they use chemicals and it has reaction there are different grades of plastics that's where the problems are RECYCLE MATERIAL including metals, a minimum lifespan for any kettle toaster irons should be 5 years minimum under reasonable care and any removable parts should be replaceable. Consumers will always be in the front line purchasing electrical goods. Because it is controlled by the stock market every thing is a bank asset they are made for a limited lifespan to have the retail rolling.
So bad I've had 3!
It looks great, it's a good make and so I bought it, but after 6 months the soft closing lid mechanism would not stay closed and so we visited the store and were given a replacement.
Four months later the ‘glass' lid on this replacement kettle cracked and the ‘glass’ also blistered around the edges.
Unfortunately I have a matching toaster and so persevered and accepted a third kettle under warranty.
Nineteen months later and this third kettle has a crack and blistering in the 'glass' lid.
Breville Customer Services tell me 'This is most u... Read morenusual', so It could be I'm 3 times unlucky. But, I won't risk being 4 times unlucky and so will now reluctantly go for a refund and find an alternative. (Be sure to register your product online to get the 2 year warranty)
The first one we bought had a crack on lid after three months. Good Guys we’re rude and we had an ordeal getting a new one. Now after about a year this one makes such a loud cracking and bubbling noise it wakes everyone up and sounds dangerous
Do not buy this product it is rubbish a $20 Kmart one is better than this
Lid will not stay closed!
I purchased this kettle in gold with the toaster to match. Out of warranty now but the lid keeps opening which is very dangerous. Now have to replace the toaster as well! Not a cheap kettle so very disappointed.Show details
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
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.Show details
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
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.
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.Show details
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.
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!Show details
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.
Questions & Answers
When the water heater of the BKE735 is put on the power unit it will not turn on unless it is tilted a little with something thin between the container and the power unit. how can I fix this?
HI Lester I have noticed that the finish on the removal part the bottom base on the Kettle is not precisely fitted I see fine gaps it is a very dodgy design sexy appearance but poorly manufactured they are assembled by process workers and they work in fast phase with high volume out put they have a very minimum quality control rejects.
Breville don't have they own manufacturing plant in Asia they shop with several manufacturers like other big brands doe's the same 50% of the manufactured goods tends to be faulty the person cares values they assets tend to pick the faulty ones vice versa.
Best advise is to return where you purchased if from if you purchased from online store send it to Breville returns
Before you send it contact Breville escalate a return explaining what the fault and ask for a RMA number.
Hello brought one of these kettles a week ago just started using it and have a bad plastic taste from the water after boiling I see some one else said the same thing how do you get rid of this taste does it go with use thanks.
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- The Breville the Soft Top Luxe BKE735 has a soft open lid that slowly releases steam, helping prevent hot water splash back.
- It’s constructed with brushed stainless steel and has premium metallic finishes and chrome accents.
- The kettle has a dual water window made from BPA-free materials.
- An illuminated power switch and ergonomic stainless steel handle make this kettle easy to use.
- This kettle has a 360° multi-directional base and a cord storage wrap.
What have reviewers thought of the Breville the Soft Top Luxe BKE735 so far?
Reviews of this kettle were mixed. Among positive reviews, reviewers praised the ergonomic handle and how easy the kettle was to fill. Those who were more critical of the appliance said that it was heavy, even when empty. Because of this, reviewers were unsure if this would suit elderly or frail people.
|Features||360° Swivel Base, BPA Free and Water Gauge|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|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|
- MPN: 728305, BKE735BSS, BKE735BST, BKE735BTR, BKE735DBL, BKE735PTS4JAN1, BKE735RVC, BKE735RWM, BKE735SHY, BKE735SST and BKE735SST4JAN1
- GTIN13: 9312432029278, 9312432032391 and 9312432035378
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- Breville the Soft Top® LuxeBlack Stainless Steel BKE735BST$179
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