Plastic view window leaks
Had the kettle for about two years or so, no problems for the first year, then the plastic view water level windows became opaque and useless (no hard/calcium water issue in this location). Another 18 months on, one of the plastic windows started to leak, slowly at first then a crack appeared resulting in a flood of water into the kitchen drawers below the bench. Potential electric shock danger. Bad product design due to incorrect specification or choice of material used for the window. Sunbeam used to make quality products, I won’t buy again :(
Purchased in March 2018 for A$85.00.
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Great looking kettle and easy to clean
I'm really happy with this kettle. The shape looks great in the kitchen and I love the fact that it's brushed stainless steel, so it's easy to clean, but still has a polished section at the bottom.
It heats water fairly fast. I'm not sure it's much quieter than other kettles, but isn't loud that's for sure. The water gauge doesn't fog up which is certainly a plus. So far no rust or any build up that's required cleaning. Overall I'd say I'm pretty happy with the purchase.
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As a new owner - happy... but disappointment in the pipeline!?
Ok, lets start with price: Just under $50 delivered (seen this at around $100 at local stores).
Kettle it replaced:
Breville clear glass style, under 2 yrs use - failed element (I'm a sparkie, tested it), otherwise construction was solid. Noisy as hell and lots of cleaning to keep it 'looking the part' (we didn't clean it all that often but it wasn't 'gross'), glad it's gone but not worth it's price in my opinion.
Looks good, boils quickly, IS quieter than the breville it replaced by a long shot. To market this or any kettle as...
Purchased in April 2019 for A$46.99.
Pretty basic kettle. It serves its purpose effectively though it was only quiet for a a week or so. Since then it’s as loud as any other kettle. Loud enough to not be able to hear the tv in the same room.
All other parts of the kettle work well, and it looks nice. But don’t bother if it’s a quiet kettle you’re after!
"Aspire - could have higher aspirations
Two weeks after warranty expired the lid mechanism crumbled dropping small sharp pieces of black plastic intomthe boiled water. We wondered why the water tastes like plastic! The lid was able to,open and close for a couple more weeks but then completely broke and popped open when the kettle boiled.nowmuseless. I would expect more than a year of normal household use from an electric appliance that cost $100 - and has a name such as 'Aspire" . Very disappointing!
Sunbeam aspire electric kettle KE9151
It boils my water which is what I bought it for, no bells and whistles that can go wrong. It does make a bubbling noise before boiling but it's not for long and to be expected, I just tune out. I'm liking it so hope it remains faithful. Bought at Harvey Norman.
Update 4 DEC. 2017
I'm now revising my opinion of this kettle to 'a remarkable piece of JUNK' with a star rating of none. Like the review above, the lid wouldn't open when I pressed the release button, I'd walk away and 10 seconds later the lid would fly open. Pieces of black plast...
Questions & Answers
Being a quiet kettle is important to us, but all so often these quiet kettle have an audible DING to tell when the water is boiled! I hope this kettle has NO ding?
|Features||360° Swivel Base, BPA Free and Water Gauge|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Cord Length||900 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 9311445022580
- MPN: KE9151 and SNB-KE9151
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