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Breville - the IQ Kettle 7-Cup Electric Kettle - Brushed Stainless Steel-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MY FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE!

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    Anomaly
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    LOVE doesn't even come close to how I feel about this Breville Variable Temperature tea maker! Frankly, my boyfriend is sick of hearing about it! After EXTENSIVE online and in-store research (unfortunately I wasn't able to find many teamakers in-store to look at up close & personal) I settled on this one....Why? Because I had recently found out not all tea should be boiled & this has variable temps, because it had an awesome stainless carafe instead of glass, which could break, and because of design (base, indication windows on both sides!). Before this I used a whistling tea kettle on the stove which was awkward to pour & seems to take longer. I can't say enough about this tea kettle....Breville also makes a more expensive version you can make tea IN but it was like 2x the price and has an irreplaceable glass carafe. Note, I pour out any extra water (there is a minimum) after each use and leave top open so it can dry out. I also wipe off any water stains. So far no issues. I freaking love it. You will too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than other products of same quality.

    Posted
    rewarded
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Breville Tea kettle arrived just two days after I have order it. Nice job Best Buy!!! I purchased Cuisinart CPK-17 tea kettle one week before this one and kettle cover fell apart after first time water was boiled. I returned Cuisinart and decided to go with Breville. I liked kettle appearance and temperature control functions. I watched video on Breville website how this tea kettle was created and felt like this totally right product for me. After using it for couple days I got little disappointed how hot outside of the kettle gets and I can see fingerprints on the kettle. I would give this kettle five stars, but I think, that outside temperature of kettle should be room temperature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice but not perfect

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    greige
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this to replace a similarly priced KitchenAid kettle I've had for several years only because I also have the Breville Milk Café frother. My major complaint about the Breville is how hot the exterior of the kettle gets. You won't burn yourself, but you'll definitely notice if you accidentally touch it. The temperature hold feature isn't quite as long as I'm used to, and I always seem to be ready for another cup after it has already shut off. I also find the alert beep to be just a little too soft to notice sometimes. Everything about the Breville kettle looks and feels premium, but if I had to buy another kettle, I'd probably just go back to the one I had before since those at least go on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hope the replacement kettle will work right!

    Posted
    Kansasgirl
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    For the past year, I have enjoyed using the Breville kettle on a daily basis with no problems. I liked it so much, I bought a second kettle for our vacation home. Sorry to say that the variable temp mechanism on the new one stopped functioning within two weeks of purchase -- every setting just boiled the water and the kettle wouldn't beep or shut off automatically. I called Breville and they shipped me a new kettle pronto and gave me a prepaid shipping label to send the defective kettle back. I just received the new kettle and have my fingers crossed that it will work as it should. I still have very positive regard for this tea kettle. Hope kettle #3 works as well as kettle #1!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A pleasure to use!

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    jdrewf
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    Heats water quickly. Lid opens leisurely and very smoothly when you hit the button on the handle. Auto shut-off working well. One quiet beep when you hit buttons on the base, and 3 quiet beeps when the desired temperature is reached. Also beeps once quietly when you take the kettle off the base or replace it on the base. The LED backlit buttons on the base look cool. Water level on the kettle is not backlit but is easy to read. Top of kettle has a clear lid made of plastic, which looks cool. Water heated in the kettle tastes normal (no metal or plastic taste).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent but expensive kettle by Breville

    Posted
    Nelby
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    First of all the very high price of this will most likely discourage most buyers from purchasing this item. I was also apprehensive about spending so much on a basic kitchen appliance. But I am happy that I gambled on this item. Breville make very solid durable appliances. This is no exception, it has several settings for teas and also a keep warm function. You only need to lightly touch the button and it goes from white to red so that you know it is warming up and it beeps once it is done. I have only had this for 1 year but I am hoping that it lasts for a very long time because I am satisfied with the speed that it boils water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tea kettle that looks amazing

    Posted
    Beanie
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    I am excited to finally have this tea kettle to match my Breville coffee and espresso maker. I have been extremely happy with this brand and this is no exception. The machine looks great, is user friendly, and works very well! I gave it only four stars for the one reason that the side water level windows are made from BPA free plastic and not glass. I suppose it is lighter this way but I would prefer to not heat water in plastic anything. The rest of the pot is stainless steel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best kettle on the market!

    Posted
    Fefe
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    Having previously purchased the same kettle many years ago. It finally gave out after 5 years! Purchased a different kind and absolutely hated it. Returned to this one and I will never buy a different one! Water is ready very quick! Different temperature settings are great for different kinds of tea! I used the previous one multiple times a day every single day and only after 5 years the lid stopped closing every time. I tried to fix it and broke it off. Otherwise it still boiled water! If you are looking for a great kettle this one is it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and quick!

    Posted
    OiOiM8
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    After purchasing two kettles prior to this one, this one is the best and one that I should have bought from the beginning. It does everything you need it to do and more. The adjustable water temp is great for making different Teas and the stay hot feature works great if wanting 1 or two more cups of the same temp water after your first cup. Hands down the best kettle and highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pretty But Junk

    Posted
    MartinColorado

    Breville BKE820XL kettle started to shut off intermittently. Sometimes it's impossible to even turn the kettle on and it shuts off in the middle of heating up water. The kettle basically became useless after three years of gentle operation. After finally reaching Breville I was offered a repair service for $70. $130 purchase price + $70 repair would equal $200 for three years of use of this kettle at $66 per year. Save your money and buy from a better brand than Breville.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fun and easy to use

    Posted
    collegegrl1
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    Looks good on the counter and so easy to use-just push the button! This electric kettle is easy to fill and I love choosing how hot to make the water, because sometimes I just don't need it above 180. My roommates love it too and use it all the time. They had never heard of an electric kettle before this. Works fast and I like the large size capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect kettle!

    Posted
    Faina
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    If you are looking to splurge a little on a tea kettle this is the one! First one purchased over 6 years ago until the lid stopped closing. Immediately went and bought the same one! Quick to boil water and the temperature control is great if you like to drink different teas! Over 6 years of use and used every single day about 5-6 times a day. Best kettle!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A terrific electric kettle

    Posted
    Llave
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    The Breville electric kettle is easy to use, durable and has all the settings you'll need to get your temperature just right. Although I mostly use the regular setting there are times when my green tea needs to be a little cooler than the full boil on the regular setting. It heats up fast, keeps the temperature steady so I don't have to pour my tea right after the water boils, and automatically shuts off. I like it a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best kettle on the market

    Posted
    Rick
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    I had some good kettles in the past but this one so far has to be the best. It’s quick at boiling water and the function buttons on the base have made this kettle top of my list. You can select the different temperatures depending on the tea which is very nice. Built with quality and price isn’t too bad either. Excellent kettle, well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Happywren
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    So far, I'm very happy with the kettle. It looks great, too. Others have mentioned the frequent beeps but the sound is not intrusive or annoying. Love being able to choose a temp setting for the different kinds of tea. I drink mostly green tea and the temp is perfect, low enough to keep the tender leaves from burning and hot enough for comfortable drinking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just What We Needed

    Posted
    Mysticlin
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    I purchased this tea kettle to replace the one used in our very large office. After doing quite a bit of research, we opted for this model because it had the ability to heat water for various types of tea and coffee. It gets refilled/reheated multiple times each day and so far it has held up quite well. I am considering getting one to use at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Electric Kettle Available

    Posted
    Schmearson
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    These kettles are the best. The only reason I am buying a new one is because my mother stole my first one that I have had for 4 years! That one is still going strong, and i expect it to for years to come. Excellent products, I start every morning with this kettle for my french press coffee or tea, and it makes my oatmeal without the need for a microwave!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful electric kettle

    Posted
    Rita
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    to be honest, I haven't opened the box! I'm living in Saudi Arabia and will return to the US in a few months. Since living in the The Kingdom, I've really enjoyed my hot teas. I've used the compound's kettle everyday and love it. I can't believe I've lived without one this long. I ordered this kettle because it's pretty and most of all it's a Breville!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great variable temperature kettle

    Posted
    Bridget
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    I used this kettle for about a month, and I love it. The best features are 1) you can pre-set several temperature levels, from "green tea" to "boil"; 2) It beeps discretely when done, and also continues to hold the temperature level for up to 20 min if you want, and 3) nice design. It looks great, and is comfortable to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good so far

    Posted
    AVAV1
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    I bought this kettle as a replacement for burnt one. I've used in different temperatures and so far it works and holds temp very good. One of minuses is a quite dark glass so you cannot see a water level. Was disappointed that Best Buy does not offer an additional warranty for this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend