Updated 9 Nov 2017

Sunbeam

Café Series QT Kettle KE9650

Snapshot: The 1.7L Sunbeam Café Series QT Kettle KE9650 has five pre-set temperatures plus an audible “water boiling” reminder. How noisy is it?

Café Series QT Kettle KE9650
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$169

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Test results

Overall score
76
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very fast to boil one litre of water.
  • Acceptable noise level.
  • Extremely easy to use controls.
  • Push-button lid-opening for very easy filling.
  • No problem with steam.
  • Five pre-set temperatures (although they aren’t particularly accurate).
  • Keep-warm function for 20 minutes.
  • Has sterilise function.
  • Has audible “water boiling” reminder.
  • LCD display shows current temperature and estimated time to boil.

But

  • The water comes out in an uneven stream.
  • Heavy and not well balanced.

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 an October 2017 price survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$169

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:02
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
1.2

Features

Finish
Stainless steel

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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