Im so disappointed with this QUIET kettle. Basically there are three problems:
1. Its a very noisy kettle
2. You cannot see water level, measuring window is too dark and narrow. If you try to look inside from top lid it is usually foggy due to steam.
3. The claim on the product box is false and misleading that its a quiet kettle.
I got it for $99 from Good Guys. Its easily available online from $71.
Purchased in December 2020 at The Good Guys for $99.00.
This is one of the nosiest kettles we've had. Very disappointing. Otherwise works fine.
As above, kettle bought as we wanted quiet, this kettle is noisier than other normal ones we've had. In other ways it is fine. Just wanted to make others aware that it is far from quiet, and this is its main selling feature when advertised and on packaging.
Purchased in June 2020 at Myer Retail Stores for $99.00.
Quiet shield kettle is not quiet at all
I recently purchased the sunbeam quiet shield kettle from jb hi-fi, the only reason I bought this was because the box said it guarantees a quieter shield, the real experience has been quite the opposite. This is the loudest kettle I have ever owned. Do not purchase this!
Purchased in May 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $90.00.
Noisiest kettle ever
Purchased to replace Russell Hobbs kettle that had gone noisy. This Sunbeam is so noisy I cannot use it if anyone is asleep in the house. Kettle can be heard throughout the whole house.
Purchased in September 2020 at Betta Home Living for $99.00.
Dissapointed with purchase of this kettle
We bought this kettle because we wanted a quiet kettle.
This kettle is only quiet when it is switched OFF . It doesn't do what is claimed on the box, "Quiet Shield" is a selling point that is false in my opinion.
It boils water as quick as any other
We finally found a kettle that is great and cheaper than this one. We bought a Breville BKE445 from Officeworks for $57.99. Compared it with the Sunbeam Maestro kettle and it was much quieter and the quality much better.
It pays to do your research before buying anything.
Buy the Breville
Purchased in August 2020 at Harvey Norman for $79.00.
The lid on my Maestro kettle has starting sticking. As per other reviews I have to prise it open. Annoyed to find that it is exactly one month out of warranty. Not good enough for a $77 kettle.
Purchased in November 2018 at The Good Guys for $77.00.
Disappointed with this kettle. It was not 'quiet' by any means.
The lid also had a habit of getting stuck so you be forced pry it open to fill it.
And lid also ended up with a crack through it. For the price you pay for this kettle you'd expect it be a lot better.
Purchased in September 2018 for $79.00.
Lid wont open, now useless. Replacement for kettle where handle had broken away from kettle.
This kettle has a button to flip open the lid. The button function stopped working after 6 months. I have to open it with my fingernail which is dangerous if the kettle is still hot from previous use.
Purchased in January 2019 at Sunbeam Australia.
This kettle sucks
This kettle sucks, it doesn't turn off when the water is boiling and will continue boiling and boiling so there's steam everywhere and the water bubbles up and goes all over the benchtop. It's pretty dangerous and seems like a lot of other people have this problem. We will be returning it.
It otherwise seems ok, it's quiet until it boils but then gets really noisy because it won't switch off.
It seems like Sunbeam should do a product recall. If you forget you've put the kettle on it could cause a fire if all the water boils off and the element just keeps heating.
I would not recommend anyone purchase this product.
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys for $79.00.
We purchased this kettle some time ago to replace a Kambrook kettle that was quiet noisy. Decided to spend a little extra money rather than buying cheap. Very disappointed to find the kettle is louder than the old one. We have an open plan living dining area and have to turn the volume up on the TV when the kettle is on. It is now stored in the back of the cupboard and the old Kambrook kettle is in its place.
Purchased in January 2018.
I really want to like this kettle because it looks great, but it has 2 major design flaws. The first is that the water level indicator is under the handle of the jug which means that you can't see the indicator when filling the jug, making it totally impractical. I have to open the lid to see how much water I'm putting in. The second is the lid itself - the condensation or something seems to make it stick, and you usually have to press the lid button several times to get it to open.
Purchased in February 2019.
Ok but could be a lot better
Pours well no drips
Handle comfortable when pouring
Books 2 cups of water in 2 minutes
It's a touch quieter than the Kambrook kettle it replaced, but to call it 'quiet' is a real stretch!
The 'look through' top gets condensation when the kettle boils, and you can't see inside.
The water level view window appears tinted, and it is very difficult to tell how much water there is in the kettle. Being located behind the handle just increases the difficulty (although you buy the kettle knowing it's location).
In Summary, it's not quiet (so just a marketing ploy) but the difficulty in knowing to what level you have filled the kettle really bugs me.
Purchased in March 2019 for $79.00.
Quiet to the Sunbeam management is not quiet at all...
$90 fro David Jones Hornsby on 9/12/18. Sold to me as a quiet kettle with special perforations built into the base of the unit to facilitate this function. It clearly doesn't work!
Would not recommenced this product if this is the feature you are after. The kettle works fine for boiling water. I feel ripped off.
Definitely not whisper quiet!
Bought this kettle on the basis of the claims on the box that it was guaranteed to be quiet. It is the noisiest kettle I have ever heard. If the box hadn't stated it was meant to be especially quiet I would have been less upset. I honestly don't understand how Sunbeam could have thought it was remotely quiet. If it wasn't for the noise it would be a good kettle. It does boil water fast.
It quieter than any other kettle! I’ve owned! (it’s not silent)
Had quite a few kettles in the last 15 years, they all seem last a shorter time....
Had the Sunbeam Maestro for a couple of months - and I like it.
I listen to podcast news every morning and the noise of the kettle has been an issues for over 10 years!
This is the quietest kettle I have owned.
It’s not silent - but the mesh on the base does seem to reduce the boil noise.
It’s quick to boil, and does not beep.
Fully SS is good.
This is NOT a quiet kettle - louder than any we have owned. I was sadly swayed by the marketing. Not sure if it's faulty, but seems to be complete false advertising. We have a swimmer up at 4.30am most mornings, and he is now reluctant to turn on the kettle for fear of waking others up. Doesn't bode well for Brand trust Sunbeam.
This is NOT a quiet kettle
We purchased this kettle on 6 July 2018 and it has never been quiet. So disappointing when we've been checking kettles because we particularly wanted a quiet kettle, and this is what we got. Why is it called a Quiet Shield when it isn't quiet? I wish I'd checked this website before I purchased it.
The other big problem is that the water level indicator is plastic and small, and so it's very hard to see how much water is in it.
Not Happy. Supposed to be a quiet boil. It is the noisiest kettle I have ever owned. I thought after
Supposed to be a quiet boil. It is the noisiest kettle I have ever owned. I thought after a few weeks it would settle down but it is getting worse - wakes every one in the house. It is also not a fast boil as advertised, pretty slow actually. I have never purchased a Sunbeam product and will not ever again
Boils for excessive time and base goes brown within weeks
I bought one of these a couple of months ago within a few weeks interior base started to go brown and the kettle started taking ages to switch off despite boiling vigorously at times not switching off. Assumed faulty returned to store and got a replacement, same thing is happening again, taking it back today, not getting another one.
The kettle boils quickly but it is so loud even despite the bubble minimiser. You can't hear anyone talking while it does its stuff. The noisiest kettle I've ever owned. Somewhat disappointed. This is the stainless steel version costing $85 so it is also the most expensive one I've had.
Questions & Answers
My Sunbeam KE6451 is 12 months old. Can’t locate the receipt. Lid won’t stay down. What can I do please Sunbeam
Hi Carolyn E,
Please call us on 1300 881 861 so we can assist with this.
Thank you for replying
I am in NZ and the team here are taking care of me and replacing my jug.
I’m very happy with the service
Hi Carolyn E,
Thank you for letting us know..
barely 12 months old wont switch on. this a sunbeam ke6451 electric kettle very noisy like a steam train rumbling down the house, any help?
Suggest you and other parties who have commented on this website about this product contact your state consumer affairs as surely this item does not pass the "pub test of fit for purpose"! Seemingly "Mr. Sunbeam" has no intention of addressing your issues nor mine nor those of the numerous other consumers who have contributors to the page on this website. Oh, and when purchasing other small electrical appliances consider boycotting this brand as they are obviousness aware of all the issues with this kettle, but choose to remain silent! Lets talk with our wallet err or credit card!
I have a quiet boil and I am really upset. As much as I love this kettle as it is a lot quieter than any other kettle I have owned, I took my first one back to Myers not long after purchase as it would not turn off and just kept boiling. No problems as I had my receipt and a replacement was given. Things were great until today just a few months after , this kettle also wont turn off itself. I have been searching hi and low looking for the replacement receipt with no luck so far .Very upset .Has anyone else had this issue or am I just unlucky?
We haven't had that problem at all. The only thing that is happening now is that sometimes the lid doesn't want to pop up, maybe we are just not pressing the button hard enough. If the water level window was easier to see we wouldn't need to open the lid to fill, we could just fill through the spout without opening the lid.
I do apologise for the experience you have had with the Sunbeam KE6451. Please give our Customer Care team a call on 1300 881 861 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to assist.
|Category||Electric Kettles||Electric Kettles|
|Capacity||1.7 L||1.7 L|
|Features||BPA Free and Water Gauge||BPA Free and Water Gauge|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Matte Grey|
|Weight||1.61 kg||1.61 kg|
|Power||2,400 W||2,400 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
- MPN: 6889, KE6451DS and SNB-KE6451
- GTIN13: 9311445022566 and 9311445023891
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