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Really good Kettle. A little noisy. I've had this one for about 6-7 years and have never had an issue up until now as I have noticed water leaking from the bottom. I will be buying another one though because that's not bad for 6-7 years of daily use
Purchased in September 2014.
Water leakage at handle
The kettle is nice looking and small. It is also quiet compared to other Breville kettles that I used before.
It is disappointing that there is a water leakage at the bottom of the handle. That is just above the power switch. Water dripping down to the switch can be a potential electrical hazard.
I ordered from Amazon, returned and got a replacement. The replacement did the same and got a refund. Lucky that I was dealing with Amazon - return, replacement and refund is a breeze.
Purchased in September 2020 at Amazon for $69.95.
I bought this kettle last month and it does the job very effectively. The water heats quickly and isn't too noisy. The soft open lid helps to prevent scalding. I really like being able to put the kettle down on the multi direction base. Recommend to anyone wanting an inexpensive kettle.
Purchased in May 2020 at Myer Online Store for $79.00.
Great, long lasting kettle which has had lots of use
I have just replaced our office kettle (Breville Soft Open Kettle) which was used upwards of 20 times a day, at least five days a week for three years.
It has been quick to boil, not too noisy, easy to use and refill using the water level window and it looks good too. I have bought the same kettle again as it's lasted and worked so well for so long and is well priced.
Purchased at Myer for $69.00.
Terrific Kettle At The Right Price
If you are looking for a well priced kettle that looks and works well, then this is the one for you! It is a stand out in the market. Wouldn’t think twice in buying another.
Purchased in June 2019.
Bought this recently when a cheaper version started leaking. This is much heavier and still getting used to when it has 1-2 cups of water in it. Otherwise seems good .
Purchased in March 2019 at Big W Retail Stores for $59.00.
We are very happy with this attractive kettle. It pours without dribbling and this sets it above cheaper plastic kettles we have used in the past. It also has a higher wattage than our old plastic kettle so water boils quickly. It sits on the base easily, which I can't say is true for all kettles I have used. One negative is the water level behind the handle is not well illuminated so, with condensation in the plastic viewing window, the level can be hard to see. You must be careful not to burn your hands as steel conducts heat better than plastic but this is common sense for most people and a minor consideration when choosing between steel and plastic.
Breville Soft Open Kettle BKE445
I purchased this kettle on 15 July 2017. While it has performed well while I've had it I now find that the edge off the opening where you fill the kettle with water is starting to rust.
This is a Stainless Steel Kettle and as such should have been made properly by sealing the steel after shaping the kettle. I am not saying this wasn't done, but if it had been done properly the kettle would have lasted more than 1 year and 6 months.
I only saw the rust a couple off months ago but until now have not had time to return the item to Myer where I b...
I bought my new BKE445 new Kettle 5 months ago.It is really good and fantastic kettle.Less noise and boiling fast. Love light indication and shape of the kettle.easy to clean and store after use.1.7 ml perfect size for my family.I bought my kettle from Myer when it was 20% off. Love the price and the product.
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