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Breville Variable-Temperature Tea & Coffee Kettle

Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $129.95

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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.
  • Designed and engineered in Australia, 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.


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  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy a different electric kettle I generally don't write reviews but felt it a public service to write this one. We bought this kettle less than a year ago and used it every day (sometimes twice a day) for coffee and tea. Then one day, it stopped working for no apparent reason. When I came back to the website now to decide what kettle to replace it with I read the reviews for this one and see we're not the only household where this has happened. When it was working, it was great - best electric kettle we've owned. But at this price point, a kettle that lasts less than a year makes no sense.
    Date published: 2019-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality! We love the water temperature control feature.I have had this kettle for over 4 years. We use daily and have not have any problems. The finishing still looks great! We are very satisfied with our purchase.
    Date published: 2019-07-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great design...too bad it stops working after 6 mo We were looking for an electric tea kettle and found the Breville to have an excellent design. It suddenly stopped heating after 6 months. I wouldn't replace it with another. Im going back to a whistling tea kettle.
    Date published: 2019-06-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Loved Previous Models; Declining Quality! We loved this kettle. It worked perfectly for a year, and then it died. Our first lasted nearly 4 years. Our second lasted 2, but throughout its 2nd year, it started turning off randomly before fully heating/beeping on its own when plugged in and then sputtered along until it died.
    Date published: 2019-04-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works fine and then doesn't I purchased this about 2 years ago and it was wonderful. I use this everyday, several times a day for both coffee and tea. The temp is excellent. I leave this kettle in one spot and decalcify it regularly. After a couple of years, the heating mechanism stopped working for no apparent reason. It's on, it turns right off. It's on for a few seconds and starts heating water, then shuts off. I have to stand over it and push the button in case it turns off. I am replacing it with a kettle recommended by Wirecutter - the Cuisanart. It's cheaper and gets better reviews. I really wanted to love this kettle but it's short lifespan has soured me.
    Date published: 2019-03-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible tea kettle, have tried same model twice I purchased this tea kettle twice with same bad experience. Can only fill a 7 cup kettle to 5 cups and even then it eventually heats too hot and boils over; water then spills onto base and counter and shorts out the machine. First kettle lasted 1 month, second kettle lasted 15 months with only 5 cup capacity and then even that amount of water boiled over. Design flaw and expensive product.
    Date published: 2017-10-14
    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
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  • Are the parts in contact with heated water made of stainless steel?

    Asked by: Ellen
    The Breville® BKE820 Variable Temperature™ Kettle does have water windows made of BPA free plastic.
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2020-01-14

    What is the warranty?

    Asked by: Gorgeous4Life
    The Breville® BKE820 Variable Temperature™ Tea & Coffee Kettle has a 1 year limited manufacturer's warranty.
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-12-10

    Are the parts that are in contact with the heated water stainless steel?  If not, are all plastic components BPA free?

    Asked by: Lisa
    Yes, all of the parts of the Breville® Variable Temperature Tea & Coffee Kettle that come into contact with water are BPA free.
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-07-17
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