Perfect half of a generator duo
We have had a sunbeam Peace and Quiet stainless kettle for at least 10 years ... maybe 13 or 14. It's been around so long none of us can even recall. But it's durable, easy to use and as good today as the day it was bought. And we love our hot drinks, so it gets a ton of use.
So we bought a new generator, ostensibly to charge the batteries of a small stand alone solar system we have on one of our properties, and we thought it'd be a good idea to get a kettle that its 1800W output can run. Just because it might be fun to chuck both in the car a... Read morend have a trip out west or somewhere, without having to transport the overkill gas stove, and rather explosive LPG cannisters, just to make hot drinks. The market has VERY few alternatives to kettles that draw less than the apparent industry standard of around 2200 watts. You'd swear they were all ... made in the same factory or something! One of those daring to be different is this little gem ... 1 litre capacity - perfect for 3 or 4 participants. 1800 watt consumption. A match made in heaven! The entire water compartment area is stainless - which we totally prefer over plastic ... apart from the see through water level section ... of course. It's extremely light and dandy to look at. I'd nearly go so far to call it cute. Unlike some others, the lid has a separate opening mechanism from the power switch, comprising a pull up plastic clasp which allows the lid to be lifted either to an unsupported 45 degree angle - so you can peep inside should you choose, or if you raise it past a tactile detent it will pop into a supported 90 degree upright orientation - if you want to add water through the lid rather than the spout, or to allow easy access for cleaning. Given the nature of this operation, it's far easier to do two-handed, unless you use the palm of your hand against the handle to act as a lever for your forefinger to manage the lifting action.
Kettle cost me $69 had it for nearly 2 yrs then found water leaking from the bottom water over the bench had to throw it out I'm not impressed at all ke7110Show details
I purchased my kettle in 2020. It is most enjoyable to use. If I want to intercept the water boiling I simply gently lift the kettle by the handle slightly until I hear a click and it stops boiling. Easy peasy.Show details
Best Little Kettle Ever!
I have had this amazing little kettle for many years. Experiencing arthritis, joint issues
post cancer treatment, I could actually lift this kettle without experiencing pain. My dear
friend from Melbourne decided a new one was needed and I found it in a second on
appliances on line. They delivered within 2 days as promised. I love my kettle, every day I
am thankful for it. Appliances on line were so easy to deal with and I will definitely use
them again. Many thanks to the lovely service lady who ensured me the kettle will be
delivered on time! Great product, easy, lightweight and looks stylish! Cheers Jane
Returning to buy another is sure proof this has been an excellent product.
The Bella-Aqua is fast to boil and much quieter than any others we have used over the years. Living in Adelaide means hard water with high calcium content but it's easy to clean inside with a piece of lemon once or twice a year. It's size, shape and weight make it ideal for our needs and kitchen space. I often have wet / greasy hands to deal with it, but it's so easy to seat on the connection. The speed of boiling is a winner for me. First bought in 2019, now back for another (2022), for visiting family gift.Show details
Although we have had this for a few years and its worked fine but I did expect it to last longer than it did.
It has started leaking around the base somewhere and it has 3 screws on the base cover 2 are Phillips head and the other is some funny looking thing which is designed to stop me from repairing it.
So, I wont buy another Sunbeam Kettle will I.
Great kettle until the clear water level window cracks
Great kettle, but after a period of use the clear plastic water level window frequently cracks. At least three other reviewers here have reported the same issue.
Clearly a design fault that the window suffers some kind of heat stress, then eventually shatters.
Perfect small kettle
The Belle-Aqua kettle is perfect when you oly need to boil a litre of water. this compact kettle looks stylish and the water level is easy to read. It's stainless steel interior doesn't taint the water, boils quickly and quietly, and is easily cleaned. This kettle if perfect for someone who has trouble lifting the larger kettles or has limited bench space.Show details
Works well; less ugly than other models
Have had this jug for about five years. It pours safely (remember to snap the lid closed though). Not much more to say! It takes a bit more work to keep clean. Less ugly than most other models. The water level monitor could be a bit easier to see but I don't use it often because I fill it by feel now that I've had it for so long.
Great value, about to buy another.
Used ours maybe 5000 times over 3 yrs, and it's still great. Looks a little bit tired but fair enough. Fills easily, boils quickly, pours well. Quite robust as a few mistakes haven't killed it. About to buy a 2nd one for our kids, it's everything we needShow details
Does what it is supposed to do
It boils water, it does it quickly and without fuss. As noted by others, the stainless steel gets very hot, so don’t touch it. I bought it to replace my old plastic Sunbeam kettle which died last week. The water window is in a strange place, not as readily visible as some others, but it works. I see that some are reporting issues with it after a while so I’ll be watching for that. It is very fast to boil, and is quieter than other kettles I have had.
All that said, its hard to get a kettle these days which hasn’t been made with consideration of form over function, so this will do for the moment.Show details
Meets my needs
nothing special about this little kettle, it does what it is supposed to do.
I don't find the water level indicator placement a problem at all, however - it is crucial to hold the handle in the centre because any lower and the pinky finger might get burnt (as I found out).
Water window is this kettle's 'Achilles heel'
Sensible size and good performance. Lasted three years. Had to throw it out after noticing bottom third of clear plastic water level gauge was full of cracks. Looking from the inside it was apparent the plastic employed for the window had deteriorated due to heat stress. I would rather have no window in a kettle than one which posed a health or safety risk.Show details
Small and light
Bought this kettle after reading many positive reviews about it. So far happy with it, as it is light, easy to clean, quick to boil and more quiet than my previous kettle. The negative things are the cord is so short, the water level is a bit hard to see and the outside of the kettle is very hot (there are a few times that I accidentally touch it) so has to be really careful not to burn your fingers/hands.Show details
Perfect Size for 1 or 2 persons, saves time, money and electricity.
I am by myself and this small appliance allows me to boil a very small amount of water quickly without having to 'cover' an exposed element and boil a huge volume of water each time I want a cuppa as most kettles are 1.7litres and this is only a 1litre maximum.
With a minimum of only 500mls it is quick to boil and thus economical as most kettles need twice as much water to cover the element.
The 360 degree cordless powerbase makes using it simple, no cord to restrict movement of the kettle and the 360 degree powerbase lets you put the ket... Read moretle down from any angle. Angle of approach - not angle of descent - (for the pedantic peps) The design and construction does not provide insulation for the operator so be wary of touching the stainless outside casing as it gets hot (pretty obvious really). The inside is easy to clean being all one piece so limescale etc can be removed easily.
Questions & Answers
is the handle on this kettle stainless steel as well. Have had a metal Sunbeam kettle with a plastic handle )(Alinea model) snap - making it unsafe?
Is the kettle bpa free?
Hi we have one of these Sunbeam kettles. In fact this is our second but unfortunately might have to be our last. Both have had the same fault which happened very soon after buying it. We need to use a knife to open the pop top lid. It is a shame because we are happy with it otherwise but we can’t fix it and it is just too frustrating.
Can it be fixed? Is it possible to replace the lid?
Hmmmm. We've not had that problem at all, and both are still going strong after years. The little "open" catch on top just slides back towards the handle 2mm or so and that releases the catch and lids opens perfectly. All I can think is if you're not pulling catch horizontally that 2mm and are just trying to pull the catch straight up? Otherwise, sorry, no idea
Had two of these… never had a problem with the lid catch, even after several years of intense use. Only issue we had is heat-stress cracking in the water level window
I just opened mine a few times. I tend to slide the lid catch backwards applying a SMALL amount of DOWNward force, then rotate the lid open only once the lid catch is all the way back. So I am concurring with Geoff C above.
And I doubt if it is repairable. The hinge/lock mechanism is built into the plastic piece that joins to the double wall of the jug. Sunbeam would not try to repair it if still under warranty… they would just send a full replacement.
You could just try sanding or whittle-ing the end of the sliding plastic strip that locks the lid down until it doesn’t lock at all. That is what I would do.
Hi. We must have different model. On ours it is a push button not a slide.
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|Features||360° Swivel Base and Water Gauge|
|Cord Length||0.9 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Silver|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
- MPN: 356796 and KE7110
- GTIN13: 9311445017852
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