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You can boil water in style!
Its a nice looking kettle, especially in the champagne colour. Bit pricey, but I guess I am used to 15 dollar plastic kettles from Woolworths that also achieve their primary purpose. The joys of consumerism and capitalism I guess...
Has a nice bell sound (DING!) when the kettle has finished it job.
Appears to be well made - personally I own a lot of Breville appliances and they all seem to have a good quality to them. Some of the even more expensive brands like Smeg look cheap and nasty compared to this kettle.
My last kettle was a 2...0 dollar Sunbeam white plastic thing that lasted 14 years of daily use. I would hope for the money we paid for it that it lasts a lifetime. One minor gripe - the water level totally sucks. It's basically useless. The other lady reviewer who wrote the same thing and blamed her eyesight is being too hard on herself - I have perfect vision and I can never make out the water level. Breville - how much more would it have cost to put in one of those little plastic floaty things? Occasionally, function has to come over form....
Solid, looks good and quiet (so far)
Looked at lots of kettles and read lost of reviews; appalled at the apparent unreliability of many of the cheaper kettles, this one wasn't cheap and hopefully it will prove to be reliable - certainly feels well made; it is heavier that what we're used to but the handle is ergonomic making it easy to pick up; with a full tank (1.7l) it weighs around 3kg; a negative is the water level indicator; it is difficult to see the level in the narrow, darkened window unless the kettle is placed where light is shining through the opposite window which is n...ot the case if the kettle is placed near a wall; the picture of this kettle on the Breville website shows a very clear, light blue level indication which is deceptive. The kettle is stylish; ours is stainless steel; it is relatively quiet at moment and boils quickly; the 2 year replacement warranty provides some confidence in the quality of the product.
Quiet as and very stylish to boot
This is one of the fastest boiling and quietest kettles I have ever had. Not only that but the kettle shape and its brushed metal finish is very stylish and the whole kettle has a feel of quality. Its also very easy to pick up and pour with its metal handle remaining re-markedly cool at all times. Its design ensures you miss any issues with steam burning your pouring hand as boiling water issues from the spout. There is a sight window on opposite sides of the kettle which makes it suitable for both right and left handers. Strangely though, they...are not the same. One side shows "cups" and the other shows millimeters? The "soft top" is a nice touch. When filling, you push the conveniently located button on the top of the handle and the cap rises slowly as if on some pneumatic mechanism. Result...no hot liquids being thrown back towards you. Brilliant! So all in all, the perfect kettle...right? I would be happy to give this a five star rating except for one little annoyance. If the following is not a problem for you then by all means, consider it a five. So what is this annoyance? When the jug boils, it communicates this by sounding a "ting". Unfortunately, it also "tings" when you pick it up, put it down or even just bump it. I'm assuming the "ting" mechanism is meant to operate from the On/Off switch vibration as it turns to off. Unfortunately, the "tinging" happens with any movement. As I said, if this is not a problem for you by all means award five stars as this really is the best kettle I have ever had (sans that "tinging").
The Quietest Kettle in Australia.
I have searched all over Australia for the quietest kettle on the market (April 2017). When I found the Breville Soft Top Luxe (model BKE735) my search was over - it is the quietest kettle in Australia. It does everything that a kettle should do with style and elegance. It's made of quality materials that I expect from Breville with a sturdy, efficient ergonomic handle that is well balanced and angled away from the kettle. Yes, it's possible to buy a lemon in any brand of electrical goods and you can read those 'terrible' stories elsewhere. Br...eville is still a great Australian brand and this kettle comes with a two year manufacturers warranty so you can buy with confidence. If you're looking for a quiet, efficient, stylish, elegant, quality kettle, this is the one to buy!
Questions & Answers
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.
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