Updated 17 Jul 2017

Kitchen Aid

Pro Line KEK1522

Snapshot: The 1.5L Kitchen Aid Pro Line KEK1522 has six pre-set temperatures plus an audible “water boiling” reminder. How noisy is it?

Pro Line KEK1522
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$450

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Test results

Overall score
75
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Fast to boil one litre of water.
  • Acceptable noise level.
  • Very 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.
  • Indicator light is fairly bright.
  • Six pre-set temperatures, which are reasonably accurate.
  • Has audible “water boiling” reminder.

But

  • Heavy and not well balanced.
  • The kettle has to be tilted to an angle that’s awkward to hold.
  • Filter is fiddly to remove and replace.

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
$450

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:13
Capacity (L)
1.5
Weight (kg)
1.3

Features

Finish
Painted metal

More Info

Availability
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