Breville Variable-Temperature Tea & Coffee Kettle
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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.
- 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.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by Brenda 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: 2019-06-08Rated 2 out of 5 by musicalchef 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: 2019-04-22Rated 2 out of 5 by Suz28 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: 2019-03-02Rated 1 out of 5 by linda 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: 2017-10-14Rated 5 out of 5 by momofmpk 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: 2017-04-14Rated 5 out of 5 by JeremyMc 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: 2017-01-25Rated 2 out of 5 by dimo 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: 2017-01-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Etymomel 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
Are the parts that are in contact with the heated water stainless steel? If not, are all plastic components BPA free?Yes, all of the parts of the Breville® Variable Temperature Tea & Coffee Kettle that come into contact with water are BPA free.Date published: 2019-07-17