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Breville Variable-Temperature Tea & Coffee Kettle

Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $129.95

Whether you're making a pot of specialty tea or brewing coffee in a French press, this kettle heats the water to the precise temperature for extracting full flavor.

  • Base unit features a state-of-the-art electronic heating system with settings for green tea (175°F), white tea (185°F), oolong tea (195°F), French-press coffee (200°F) and boil/black tea (212°F).
  • Heats water quickly and efficiently.
  • Water-level indicators and measurement markings on both sides of kettle.
  • Kettle lifts off the base for easy carrying and pouring.
  • Beeps when selected temperature is reached.
  • Hold function maintains the selected temperature for up to 20 minutes.
  • Removable mesh water filter eliminates scale deposits.
  • Automatic shutoff.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Model #BKE820XL
  • 9" x 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" high.
  • 60-fl.-oz. cap.
  • 3 lb. 3 oz.
  • 1500W.
  • This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
  • Made in China.
Use & Care


  • Do not heat empty or allow pot to boil dry.


  • Wipe exterior clean with a damp cloth.
  • Avoid using harsh detergents, abrasive cleansers, steel wool or steel scouring pads.
  • De-scale kettle as often as needed using a store-bought de-scaling solution or a solution of 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water. Boil and allow to stand overnight. Discard solution and refill with water. Boil and discard. Repeat.
  • To clean scale deposits from filter, remove filter and wash under hot running water. Rub with a clean cloth or brush.


Shipping Information

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Next Day Delivery

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

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We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

Orange Buttered Rum Cake

Have all the ingredients at room temperature.

Position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 350ºF. Grease and flour a wreath cake pan.

To make the cake, over a sheet of waxed paper, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the milk, rum and orange oil and stir to mix; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy and smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs and egg yolk one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk mixture and beginning and ending with the flour. Beat each addition until just incorporated, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and, using a rubber spatula, spread the batter so the sides are slightly higher than the center. Bake until the center of the cake springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cake cool upright in the pan for about 15 minutes.

Tap the pan gently on a work surface to loosen the cake. Set the rack over a sheet of waxed paper, invert the pan onto the rack and lift off the pan. Let the cake cool completely before serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving. Serves 16.

Flo Braker, Author, Sweet Miniatures (Chronicle Books, 2000). Get the full orange buttered rum cake recipe.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Electric Kettle out there I have had this kettle at least 4 years without any problems and I think it's going to keep going! I clean it with white vinager because our water is very hard . I've read some of the poor reviews and I just don't understand what went wrong with theirs! I own many Breville products and not one if them has disappointed me.
    Date published: 2017-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for yerba mate and tea lovers Yerba mate tastes so much better when the water doesn't boil. This pot will even maintain the temperature you ask for (except boiling) so you don't have to be waiting next to the pot. Plenty of temperature selections so I know I'm using the right water temperature for the type of tea I'm brewing. This pot has been used nearly every day for over a year... maybe 2 years or more even.
    Date published: 2017-01-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Declining Quality My first kettle lasted 3 years and I loved it. My second is only 6 months old and has stopped working. The kettle and base stopped lining up and now you have to wiggle the kettle to fit the base. When removing, you have to pry one from the other and because the two pieces don't fit correctly, the heating element won't operate. So disappointed this time around.
    Date published: 2017-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kettle I had this kettle previously and it lasted 10 years. The "water is ready" beep stopped functioning about 4 years ago. Then the unit accidentally sat in water, and thereafter it would only work on one setting, so it was time to get a new one. Different teas should be steeped in water of different temperatures, so for tea lovers who drink multiple types of tea (black, green, white), this kettle is a must.
    Date published: 2016-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kettle, have bought more as gifts I've had this kettle for over a year now and absolutely love it. There have been no hardware problems to speak of and we use it at least 2x/day. I loved it so much I've also given it as a gift and have heard nothing but positive things from the recipients, as well. The french press setting has made all the difference in our coffee endeavors. Coffee rookie over here that I was had no idea that water temp mattered that much. As a newly converted coffee snob, this kettle assists in a mean pot of french pressed coffee!
    Date published: 2016-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT Kettle Kettle is excellent for tea and coffee. Heat fast and to desired temp every time. I especially love that I can take it with me on the road instead of using those yucky hotel coffee makers!
    Date published: 2016-04-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from How long should a $200 kettle last? I have purchased this twice, only to have it fail within a year. Both times, eventually it would only heat the water to tepid. I enjoy my Breville toaster, and microwave, and when this kettle works, I like it. I just wish it would last longer.
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penney (on sale) I am not easily impressed, and yes, I know this is just a kettle that heats water, but WOW. My wife and I use this kettle 4-6 times a day at various temperatures. It heats up super fast and is quiet compared to us using our gas stove and regular kettle. We have tea all throughout the day and this kettle is perfect. Yes it is expensive, that is why you buy it when it is on sale. You will not be disappointed.
    Date published: 2015-12-17
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