Updated 17 Jul 2017

Breville

The Soft Top Clear Kettle BKE495

Snapshot: The 1.7L Breville the Soft Top Clear Kettle BKE495 has a stainless-steel and plastic finish, plus an audible “water boiling” reminder. How noisy is it?

The Soft Top Clear Kettle BKE495
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$170

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Test results

Overall score
72
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very fast to boil one litre of water.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Push-button lid-opening for very easy filling.
  • The water can be poured in an even stream.
  • No problem with steam.
  • The handle is comfortable.
  • Has audible “water boiling” reminder.

But

  • Noisy.
  • Towards the end of pouring the kettle has to be tilted to an angle that’s awkward to hold.
  • Indicator light is dim.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:
Ease of use (40%)
Noise (40%)
Boiling performance (10%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

Noise was assessed midway through boiling-up and from 1m away. A higher score means less noise.

Price is based on a June 2017 price survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$170

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:05
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
1.0

Features

Finish
Stainless steel/plastic

More Info

Availability
-

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