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Breville BKE820XL Variable Temperature Kettle
List Price: $199.99

Our Price: $149.95

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Product Description

1.8 Liter Fast boil 1500 watt concealed element Brushed stainless steel body Soft grip handle 5 selectable temperatures, keep warm, start/cancel buttons Sterilize function Automatic shut-off Multi-directional base Blue backlight behind water window Removable scale filter

  • Variable electronic control with 5 pre-set brewing temperatures allows for precision tea and coffee brewing to elicit the perfect drinking profile.
  • Hold Temp feature keeps the heated water at the selected temperature for 20 minutes and can be activated before, during or on completion of the water heating cycle.
  • Water level indicators are located on both sides of the kettle for the left and right handed viewing.
  • Brushed stainless steel base and jug make this kettle particularly elegant.
  • Removable Scale Filter

Customer Reviews:

  • Very Nice!
    I was a little hesitant to spend so much on hot water, but my wife was always going through such a routine to get just the right temp for her green tea and the fact that our old hotpot was so ugly we decided to purchase the Breville. It absolutely does not disappoint. It will heat water to 5 different temps based on what you are using it for - anywhere from green tea to press coffee to boiling. It will also hold the temp for you. This is an elegant, beautiful, well thought out machine. Definitely worth the money. ...more info
  • A must have for tea lovers
    At first glance, this looks like an overpriced item, since you can get a good electric kettle for a lot less. But, this has a feature that the others lack - the ability to bring the water up to a specific temperature.

    If that feature has you puzzled as of its value, then you're best off looking at a lower priced kettle. But, if you're a tea drinker, you know that certain teas must be brewed at certain temperatures for best results. For example, a green tea needs water at 175 degrees to really bring out the flavor. Hotter water will not brew a good cup of green tea. With the Breville, all you need to do is push a button, and a couple of minutes later you have 175 degree water. Need 212 degree for a black tea? Just as easy to do.

    The unit is very well built. High quality materials that give the appearance of it being able to last a good long time. I was unfamiliar with Breville until I started looked at this kettle, and found that they make a whole line of kitchen appliances. Not cheap, but all appear to be excellent quality and well designed.

    Easy to care for - just clean it out every so often with vinegar to remove scale. Snap to use - has easy to see buttons, each labeled with a different temperature. Just push the one you want, and you're done. Takes about 5 min to bring a full pot to a full boil. To get one cup to 175 takes about 90 seconds. Auto shut-off, and has a keep warm feature that will hold the temp for 20 min.

    I was about to purchase a Zojirushi water boiler/warmer, but fortunately came across this product instead. The Zo is clearly a good unit as well - I have their bread maker and one of their rice cookers, and both are very high quality machines. The Zo water heater (and similar ones from Panasonic) are good if you want to keep a large amount of water at a certain temp all day. I, on the other hand, wanted to have 175 degree water for one cup, then perhaps 195 degree for a different tea, etc. The Zo is not designed to do that easily. The Breville lets you have a different temperature within a couple of minutes of pushing the corresponding button.

    If you love tea, or want to give a great gift to someone who is a tea lover, this is a must purchase. ...more info
  • A Tea lovers Heaven!
    This Breville Kettle is the best thing since sliced bread! I have been a Tea drinker for 10 years now, and I buy the teas that are pricy. Green Teas, Red Teas, Black Teas, and White. And trying to get your water at the right Temperature is a nightmare. And so you bring the water to a boil on the stove, and even with a great stove that has a high BTU burner it still takes a least 5 min. With this Kettle you can choose you temp for what ever tea you drinking. And this kettle comes to a boil in 1 1/2 minutes, I was blow away! And your Green, and Red teas settings are even faster. I would call this an Green Kettle, because you use so much less energy to have a cup of tea. And I have a least three a day, so that adds up in Gas use to make each cup.
    If anything happens to this kettle, I would be back on Amazon and buy this Kettle in a heart beat!!!!
    If your a Tea, or even a coffee snob... this is the kettle to buy....more info
  • Best tea and easy use
    This is an incredibly elegant and precise, yet easy to use kettle. Even the sound to let you know when it's done is discreet and pleasant. Our household has a variety of schedules, and drinks a variety of teas as well as french press coffee. It's wonderful. Finally, jasmine green tea comes out at home as it should!

    The manual holds only critical information, so it's brief - but read it well. I started to be dissatisfied about how the hold temp function works until re-reading the paragraph later.

    I've only two minor criticisms. I wish that the minimum water that could be heated was 250 ml not 500 ml, but I get around it with an incredible insulated mug/carafe. More annoying is the cord length; if it was just a few inches longer to 2' it would be great. It's been difficult to find a place on the counter near an outlet that wouldn't steam the cupboards above or get knocked over. (And there's no room to stuff 3-6 feet of the correct type of 3-pronged appliance extension cord.)

    So - very minor gripes. Even if it broke tomorrow, I'd order another immediately. ...more info
  • I love having a variable setting for my tea's
    I love having a variable setting for the tea's I drink because I know I am getting the utmost experience for each type of tea I am drinking and the correct water temperature to have them taste their best....more info
  • Electric Kettle
    I used the Amazon reviews to find this kettle, and opted to buy after a considerable amount of reading. I am elated by the way this product works. It is very nicely built and is quick and easy to use. It totally lives up to everything I read about it. For heating water to a variety of desired temperatures, I can't concieve of a better or easier way to do it. We have used it for about 1 month now with complete satisfaction. ...more info
  • Consider the Pino instead
    Disclaimer: I do not own the Breville. I own the Pino Digital Kettle Pro, another digital tea kettle. Based on the specs for the Breville, and the cost, I would like to suggest that anyone considering the Breville, check out the Pino before making a decision. I have no relationship with Pino.

    The Pino has a couple more features and is half the price. The most significant, for me, are that it is continuously variable from 140-212 degrees and it will hold the temperature. On the downdide, it's slightly smaller and less powerful, but since it will hold a temperature, the power is not a factor.

    The Pino Digital Kettle Pro is also available here on Amazon. Please check my more in-depth review there.

    ...more info