Hasn't broken yetThis recent purchase was part of a package with a Sunbeam toaster (see separate review) after many years without either following a string of very short lived kettles, some of which lasted only weeks before becoming unusable for one reason or another.
I expect the simple technology of a kettle to last many years, so it is way too early to comment on reliability.
The window is useful for not overfilling and the unit heats quickly, though is noisy.
No problems with the design and function so far...hoping the common problem with the spring in the ... Read morelid failing doesn't become an early problem. Compared to others could be rated a good value buy providing it proves durable over many years. Otherwise it will be back to the 20 year old microwave for making tea.
Poorly thought outThe kettle works well but should have a level viewer on both sides for those of us who are not right handed, behind the handle as on some other brands won't cut it as they are even harder to see.
My biggest gripe is with the dumb designer who thought it was a good idea to put plain steel springs in the lid of an electric kettle. They quite rapidly rust out and fail to hold the lid up. I replaced mine with stainless ones that do the job as it should have been done in the first place. Show details
Sunbeam kettle NoisyBought a Kettle in a haste,need to carry a spare.
Satisfied with the operation over the last month, too early to evaluate reliability, so sticking with the facts. Has to be the noisiest kettle we have ever owned,when you need to turn it off if on the phone or turn the radio up whilst it's heating up.
Would not buy again just for that reason alone. Show details
Wish it wasn't made in ChinaThis was an emergency purchase and if we had a choice we wouldn't have purchased an item from a company that manufactures in China, especially with the trade tensions right now. It is so sad that so many Australian companies have turned their backs on Australian manufacturing out of greed.
That said, it is a kettle. It is fairly solid and a little on the heavy side. The lid doesn't open far enough for easy filling with a mixer style tap and it has no safe spot to shut the plastic lid which can get hot. Show details
Was so good now a little worseWe bought our previous Sunbeam Quantum over 5 years ago and use it more than 10 time every day (maybe even 20) and were very happy with it. The spring in the lid finally gave out. The problem is almost all the changes made are not an improvement. The handle does not feel as nice to hold. The switch is in the now popular at the bottom spot (mind you they could have stopped the fact the switch sometimes got steam on it another way I am sure) and this makes the light harder to see. The neck is smaller and it does not poor as well as the old one. N… Read more · 2ot sure the opaque window is better or worse then the old clear one. The open button is not as smooth (this could just as its new and it will get better after a few weeks), hopefully this will mean the spring is better. Still for the price (and if it lasts as long as the old one) it is a great buy. I still recommend it but I just hope sunbeam put a few of the changes back in the newer model we are likely to get next time.
Great price, easy to use!Great kettle, love the viewing window to take guess work out of water level!
Heats quickly and much quieter than our previous kettle.
Easy to clean - totally reccommend if you want a great kettle at a brilliant price! Show details · 1
Questions & Answers
Is this kettle BPA free
Hello Mario, All Sunbeam products are BPA Free.
I would be very surprised to find it had BPA in it. The only likely contender would be the water level window for getting into the boiling water. Glad Sunbeam confirm it is BPA free.
- GTIN14: 09311445024461
- MPN: 677424 and KE6310
- GTIN13: 9311445024461
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