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Breville BKE595XL the Crystal Clear™ Reviews

13 reviews
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Overall Rating:

38%Rated 5 stars

63%Rated 4 stars

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12 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/7/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

We've had a couple of Chef's Choice clear water carafes over the years. They last about one year and the top latch stops functioning and is beyond repair. So far, we are very pleased with the Breville and hope that lasts longer than the other.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/20/14
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I wrote a review on Oct 01, 2013. The kettle is now barely 5 months old but has developed a fault. Unfortunately the rubber seal holding the top lid assembly in place has come loose, letting steam escape. I am a little astonished at Breville's design, and have sent them an email requesting a replacement under warranty. For the record, my family own a 35-year old K2 kettle that is still running as well as a new one.

Additional -7 BKE595XL the Crystal Clear™ Breville Reviews

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October 1, 2013

Alam K

from Palo Alto, California

I was looking for a kettle in the US similar to this Russell Hobbs one (which I bought for my sister), available only in the UK market. The Breville is large (I usually only fill it up a quarter of full capacity), sturdy (the glass is tough) and boils reasonably quickly. And it's also very quiet. Cons: In contrast to the Russell Hobbs, which is a pretty kettle, this one is not especially attractive. The Russell Hobbs, for example, has a ring of blue LEDs which illuminate the water when the kettle is heating. The Breville has a pilot light built into the on/off switch which is visible but only if you rotate the device to your field of view. This would mean that if your Breville is set up under a kitchen cabinet, and you have angled the spout away from the shelf (to avoid condensation), the on/off switch and pilot light would always be behind the device, making operation and observation of on/off status cumbersome. My biggest gripe about the kettle is the condensation which forms before boiling and remains there until the kettle is cleaned. This makes it difficult to see the water level, in spite of the brilliant glass walls. The Russell Hobbs does not have these problems (though, admittedly, the on/off switch is in the same position as the Breville's). The Breville is also rated at 1700W, compared to 3000W for the RH. This means that the water boils slower in the Breville, but the lower power rating is probably due to safety considerations, given the lower voltage of the US power supply. If you want a transparent kettle, this is a good choice for the US market. As far as utility goes, this kettle has served me very well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Coral Springs, Florida

I love the look of this this kettle. But there is no automatic shut off when you take it off the base and the lid can be open while boiling. Decide for yourself.

Brands I'd also recommend: Krups

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Coral Springs, Florida

Love the look of this this kettle. But there is no automatic shut-off when you take it off the base and the lid can be opened while boiling. Decide for yourself.

Brands I'd also recommend: Krups

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Coral Springs, Florida

Love the look of this this kettle. But there is no automatic shut-off when you take it off the base and the lid can be opened while boiling. Decide for yourself.

Brands I'd also recommend: Krups

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Coral Springs, Florida

Love the look of this this kettle. But there is no automatic shut-off when you take it off the base and the lid can be open while boiling. Decide for yourself.

Brands I'd also recommend: Krups

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 31, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

This kettle is simply the best. It looks beautiful, heats very rapidly, and has all the features you want for convenience and ease of use. Well worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

We drink a ton of tea in my house so our water kettles get a lot of use. This breville model is beautiful, well-designed, and works perfectly. Water boils quickly and stays hot for a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2013

Anonymous

from SF Bay Area, California

The right kitchen appliance can make life a little bit better!...like a cordless electric water kettle that heats 2 cups to boiling in just a couple of minutes (holds 1.7 L). Elegant appearance on my counter, too. Only stainless steel and glass contact the water, so no off-tastes or worries about carcinogenic vapors. Who knew how great the right water kettle could be?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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