Updated 17 Jul 2017

Sunbeam

Maestro QT Kettle KE6451

Snapshot: The 1.7L Sunbeam Maestro QT Kettle KE6451 has a stainless-steel finish, but no audible “water boiling” reminder. How noisy is it?

Maestro QT Kettle KE6451
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$180

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Test results

Overall score
74
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very fast to boil one litre of water.
  • 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.
  • The handle is very comfortable and doesn’t have to be tilted much towards the end of pouring.

But

  • Noisy.

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
$180

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:02
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
0.9

Features

Finish
Stainless steel

More Info

Availability
Farmers only.