Breville BKE820XL the IQ KettleTM
The Breville® Variable Temperature Kettle is a tea lovers dream come true. Beautifully designed brushed stainless steel kettle and base unit. Five preset brewing temperatures to get the optimum flavor from the most popular teas: Green Tea 175°F. White Tea 185°F. Oolong Tea 195°F. French Press 200°F. Black Tea 215°F. 1500 watt heating element assures a fast boil. Convenient 'Hold Temp' function lets you keep the selected temperature for 20 minutes and can be activated during, after or before the cycle begins. Water level windows are positioned on both sides of the kettle. Transparent lid is dampened for soft opening and closing action. Removable scale filter removes scale deposits for cleaner water and is easy to clean. Detachable base unit has a wrap around power cord storage for a neat appearance. Model number: BKE820XL ; Capacity: 2.0 Qt. Dimensions: 7.5 wide x 9.75 high x 8.75 deep. Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Overall Product Rating
Anonymous - Review from Zappos
We've only had this a couple of days, but we're very pleased at this time. One design element that I'd like to see changed is the polycarbonate on the lid and water level. I think it would be much classier and appealing if it was glass. Boils pretty quickly, even from cold water max fill. Much quicker than my previous stove top kettle (on gas). I like that I can have my French Press coffee at the correct boil temp and keep the water warm for the next pot.
Spencer N - Review from Zappos
I've had mine for about two years. It's been great except that the temperature isn't accurate. The buttons along the front let you set a temp, but mine runs 5-10 degrees hotter than the buttons say... which impacts the ability to get the right temp for lower settings, and makes the higher settings all boil. On the positive, it boils water quickly. When I'm cooking pasta I boil the water in this kettle and transfer it to the pasta pot and it's faster. When I need more water than that I start half on the stove and then add boiling water from the kettle.
L M - Review from Zappos
As an avid tea drinker, I appreciate having a pot that can achieve the right temps for each type of tea. However, the fact that the "hold temp" feature operates only if one remembers to press the start button again after pouring a cup is annoying. I even wrote to Breville, thinking I had a defect. Also, mine came with a discoloration on the inside, bottom of the pot which I've again notified Breville about and am awaiting a reply. I only use bottle spring water and get mineral sediment, another unpleasant characteristic. However, this being my first, I have no other brand with which to compare.
Selwyn j - Review from Zappos
I wanted the kettle because I like the look, does exactly what they say. Works really well and it catches one eye. Will definitely recommend.
Seth C - Review from Zappos
We have been using this kettle one to two times every day for more than a month. It heats the water quickly and very accurately. I checked the temperature with a digital thermometer and it was within 1 degree (F) of accuracy at each setting. My wife is a tea drinker, and I hand pour my coffee with a Chemex pot or an Aeropress. So exact control of the water temperature is crucial for both. We have been very happy with this purchase.
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