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Poor quality of product
Purchased this kettle in Sept 2020 within weeks noticed the leaking from the spout, within months a significant crack had appeared in the seal around the top. Overpriced not happy
Purchased in September 2020 at Big W Online Store for $80.00.
Leaking kettle after 6 months of use
I bought this kettle in January 2020 and it was put in storage to be used in my new house at the start of 2021. Roughly 6 months later and like many others the kettle has started leaking. Technically it's out of warranty so I can't get a replacement but I would've hoped it would've lasted longer than 6 months of use. Buyer beware.
Quickly forms a leak
Took less than a year for a leak to form around the spout so when you pour it leaks boiling water everywhere. For a kettle that's the worst problem a kettle can have in design. Shameful, Sunbeam. $80 for leaks.
Purchased in February 2020 at Myer Online Store for $79.95.
I bought this kettle less than 6 months ago. Unfortunately i did no research before purchasing, if i had i would not have bought it. The reviews all say it leaks. My kettle now leaks around the seam between the glass and the plastic too. I really want a kettle with no plastic in it. Stainless steel and or glass is my preference. No sneaky plastic window thanks. I am so angry about poor product design, i sincerely expect to get more than 10 years of use out of a product, not this inbuilt obsolescence where products are designed to fail within 2 years.
Purchased in January 2021 at Big W for $75.00.
Sunbeam Kettle KE6200
It is not hard to be critical of this product. I will list the most critical that have appeared in my KE6200.
1. Always been a very poor pourer even before lid latch broke. Plastic bits.
2. Cannot open lid any longer due to the above.
3. Does not switch off automatically anymore due to a combination of the above.
4. Getting slower to boil since the purchase on the 20/06/2020, the above faults have been slowly evolving.
We have owned only sunbeam products for 50 years, kettles, irons,mixers etc , we have never needed to complain about any of t...
Purchased in June 2020 at The Good Guys for $75.95.
We’ve had the kettle for about 14 months. It’s now leaking water from somewhere when we pour. Of course it’s just outside the warranty period. Reading other reviews it looks like Sunbeam build them only to last the 12 months. Will absolutely not be buying a Sunbeam kettle again.
Purchased in April 2020 at Myer for $56.00.
It's somewhat ok but has major design flaws
The kettle is nice to look at but within a year of use the lid release no longer works meaning the lid won't open. You have to open it with your finger nails. Also the plastic ring around the top has cracked in 3 places inside the kettle. Over all not impressed at all and will steer clear of sunbeam products in future. Was too expensive and not worth the money
Purchased at Big W.
Poor spout design and plastic cracked after 14 months.
Poor spout design as others have mentioned.
Also, the top mounted plastic ring that is contiguous with the spout has cracked in two locations after 14 months of use.
One location on the spout - causing additional leakage during pouring - and another at the hinge point.
Purchased in February 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $79.00.
Works well, some design limitations
The kettle looks good, and boils quickly, without much noise. Water level very easy to see. The spout is distinctly poor, being shaped in a way that makes pouring difficult, especially in combination with a handle which does not allow a comfortable wrist position. Not the best if your wrists are getting a bit feeble.
Purchased in April 2021 at The Good Guys for $76.00.
Model KE 6200 lid will not open.
Purchased the kettle approx 6 months ago and after a while had difficulty with the lid release button.It does not function at all now and have to use my finger nail to lift the lid.The black plastic surround that holds in the glass is totally split and opened up which looks as though this has been the problem.
Awesome Nice Perfect
Beautiful kettle ever had.. nice awesome to see the water bubbling boiling point dancing from outside & nice sea blue colour..Nice to watch from outside...Easy to use by on the lever outside..
Purchased in February 2021 for $75.00.
Beautiful kettle in every way
What a beautiful perfect kettle is this one.
It looks lovely on the kitchen bench with its frosted glass. I thought being frosted that it may be difficult to see the water levels but it was very easy. The kettle is not heavy to hold and the handle is perfect in your hands.
It boils quietly and fast. There is a mesh filter inside which is easy to take out and clean.
The pouring lip on this kettle is so much better as it doesn't dribble out like the one I had previously returned.
There is still the blue light which looks attractive.
Purchased in December 2020 at Big W for $59.25.
Developed the dreaded leak :(
Loved this kettle for it's looks and it doesn't show dirty marks as easily as clear glass. Not the quietest, but not the noisiest either. Recently developed the dreaded leak at the spout, but I guess going by other reviews, we're lucky that it's been more than a year of daily use. Don't know if I'd buy again, our $40 Kmart glass blue light kettle lasted 5 years...
Purchased in September 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $79.00.
Oh ohh ... leaking ....
I've had the 'Morning Frost' kettle for about 6 weeks. It was a replacement for another brand that leaked from the bottom and I thought I was done with leaks ... but in the last few days this one has started to leak from where the top plastic bit meets the glass. It only happens when pouring but filling a mug leaves a LOT of water on the bench ... not happy! I thought it was great up until that happened ...
Back to the store for yet another kettle ...
Purchased in September 2020 at BigW for $79.00.
Very poor design ergonomics for a renowned brand
As noted by other users, the pouring spout is poorly designed, the water doesn't flow evenly like most kettles, it kind of just falls out of the kettle. Additionally, the plastic construct on the top means the water doesn't give a smooth pour, hence hot water bouncing off the glass and splashes out the pouring spout, I've almost gotten scalded by boiling hot water whilst pouring content into a mug - definitely an OHS issue. Surprised how this could have been missed in the product testing and approved for manufacturing. This kettle will definitely be returned for a refund.
Purchased in September 2020 at JB Hifi Home for $79.00.
Questions & Answers
Is the KE6200 BPA free?
I bought the 'Sunbeam morning Frost KE6200' kettle on 18/1/2020, back in June 2020 the water started to leak due to the top plastic bit cracked. I got a replacement of the same one and now (both cases are just 5 months of usage) the top plastic part cracked and water are leaking again. All my previous kettles lasted for years, I got this one was because it was on special. It comes with a one year warranty and I have used both which cracked in less than a year, basically it's still within the warranty period and I want a replacement but different model as this one does not last, I am very unhappy with this product.
I have just sent you a private message if you could kindly reply via that.
I ended up returning this kettle as I thoughtthe kettle was so poorly designed. I ended up buying an unbranded full glass kettle for 1/3 the price and have no issues with it
where do I take my faulty sunbeam ek 6200?
Hello Wilma S,
So sorry to hear the unit was faulty, please return it to the retailer you purchased it from for a replacement.
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|Features||360° Swivel Base and Water Gauge|
|Cord Length||0.9 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Glass|
|Release date||Mar 2019|
- MPN: KE6200
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