Breville SK500XL the Ikon Electric Kettle™ Reviews

26 reviews
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Overall Rating:

50%Rated 5 stars

17%Rated 4 stars

17%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

17%Rated 1 stars

24 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/25/10
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I’ve had this kettle for over two years. I can’t complain about the speed that it boils water. It’s very fast, however, it’s not cool to the touch and I’ve burned my hand on it several times by accidentally brushing against the stainless steel as opposed to the plastic tea kettles I’ve owned in the past. The light indicator stopped working after about a year. It looks good on my kitchen counter, but I expected better quality for the price I paid for it.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/23/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Lasted a few months. Contacted Breville a few times but, all they told me was how to remove residue with water and vinegar every time (even after I told them scaling was not my may concern. My main problem was rusty looking yuck black stuff accumulating around the rim.I did like the simple design. Threw it away and bought a Cuisinart.

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 23, 2011

Ruth C

from Fort Wayne, IN

Born and raised in the UK I am a serious hot tea drinker and a kettle is critical to my well being. This one fits the bill beautifully: good looking, comfortable to use and quick to boil. A great product!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 6, 2011

Sandy

from Chicago, Il

Great kettle. Nice design, durable, water heats up very quickly with a pleasant single bell chime. The only thing I would have liked is if it was available in a smaller size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 25, 2010

Anonymous

from Cleveland, Ohio

I’ve had this kettle for over two years. I can’t complain about the speed that it boils water. It’s very fast, however, it’s not cool to the touch and I’ve burned my hand on it several times by accidentally brushing against the stainless steel as opposed to the plastic tea kettles I’ve owned in the past. The light indicator stopped working after about a year. It looks good on my kitchen counter, but I expected better quality for the price I paid for it.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 27, 2010

Peg R

from Twin Cities, MN

I love this tea kettle. The only thing I would change -- because I am single -- is to make a smaller version. It's useful for cooking when hot water is required and I used it daily to make drip coffee using a Melita cone & filter. It's quick to boil and easy to use. If you like tea, even a better purchase. (I have high humidity in my home, so this eliminates the steam from a traditional tea kettle.)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2010

Lauren S

from Florida

I've had this kettle for about 2 years and I've never had the filmy water problem the other reviewer mentioned. I always use Brita-filtered water and make sure the pour any extra water out and leave the lid open for whatever moisture is left to evaporate. I think this kettle works great. It is very fast (boiling water in about 4 minutes) and has a smart design on the plug end to protect the wires. I highly recommend this for anyone who uses a french press or makes hot tea on a regular basis.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2010

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, California

I am very disappointed with this kettle. I liked the functionality of the kettle, however, the quality of the boiled water was disgusting, at best. I only used bottled water and it always generated a white, cloudy, filmy substance inside. It looked like a grease slick on the top of my tea in every cup. I did the vinegar wash as suggested, but it never corrected the problem. Thought it was just a defective pot. Returned it and got another one. The new pot did the same thing. Absolutely disgusting. I will never buy another Breville tea kettle. Highly recommend not purchasing this tea kettle, unless of course, the grease slick and white cloudy water doesn’t bother you.

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Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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