Breville VKJ535 Lime Stainless Steel Traditional Kettle
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- Fast boil 3 kW lime and polished stainless steel traditional kettle and base
- Concealed element for maximum efficiency and easy clean
- Family size 1.7 l capacity and rear water gauge for accurate filling
- Fitted with non-slip, 360° rotational base for left and right-handed usage and cord storage
- Blue illuminated switch on boil
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The Breville VKJ535 lime green and stainless steel traditional kettle combines classic design with high performance. It is high wattage--3 kilowatt (kW)--keeping the boiling time short to save you time and has a concealed element. This makes it easier to clean and more energy efficient than an immersed element, requiring a lower minimum water level in order to function safely. It has a capacity of 1.7 litres (l) and so can accommodate about six to eight cups--ideal for families. The VKJ535 is designed with a rear water gauge indicating water level to help you fill the kettle to the desired amount. The unusual and eye-catching lime green finish and traditional shape give your kettle a sophisticated style. This is complemented by the stainless steel accents and base, while the switch illuminates blue on boiling adding to the smart effect. The kettle is fitted with a non-slip, 360° rotational base for left and right-handed usage and cord storage to keep your kitchen worktop fuss-free.
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The kettle itself looks beautiful; the design is also very functional. I love that the handle doesn't get hot, or very warm, even. It does a remarkable job of heat insulation - far better than any kettle that I have seen.
(I'm comparing it to a swanky Siemens Porsche kettle, that I've used in the home of a wealthy acquaintance - that looked good, but was not very functional)
The handle is a great size and shape; pouring is very easy. (I can be little clumsy so this is a very welcome feature).
I love that you don't have to keep unplugging and replugging the power cord; you just rest it on the base, at any angle.
The sound that it makes when boiling is very relaxing/soothing, to me.
The bottom line: It looks classy, is highly functional. Highly recommended.
- It pours beautifully - not a trickle, not a flood, no drips!
- It is relatively quiet
- 360 degree base unit makes it easy to replace the kettle on the base from any angle
- The lid is firm enough not to fall off, but not so stiff as to make it inconvenient
- A retractable electric cord which can be anything from 23cm to 70cm and is shortened by winding the cord round under the base (hidden from sight).
Things I would change:
- The limitations of the see-through guage (starts at 4 cups while the 'minimum' volume is 1 cup)
- The spout is wide enough to fill the kettle through it which makes that very tempting, although the instructions say not to fill it this way (no explanation why not).
- The element is concealed
- A blue light in the on/off switch glows when the kettle is on.
- A full kettle (1.7 litres) boils from cold in 3 mins 50 seconds
- Comfortable handle, which doesn't get hot.
- Colour is similar to Dulux's Luscious Lime - if that's your thing!
Other than waiting to see how long it lasts before burning out, I'm really happy with this kettle.
The kettle itself is seemingly well made, and is styled in the traditional form (as opposed to "jug" form). They state in the manual not to fill it with the spout, but I must admit I'm lazy so I do it anyway. Besides, the primary flaw of kettles such as these, is the accessibility of the interior as the lid isn't as easy to get off as you'd perhaps like, and the opening isn't as vast as you would get on an old fashioned cooker-top kettle like my mother still has.
The other principle issue I have with this kettle is the gauge on the side, in that it's neither clear nor practical. But then with the shape and style of this kettle, I think it would always be a compromise, as one-cup indicators are more suited to the narrower jug-style kettles.
In a nutshell then, chances are you will only buy this kettle because you like how it looks. The fact that it works well as a kettle, is reasonably well made, doesn't seem to dribble (which is always a bonus!) and looks smart in the right environment, all add-up to reinforce a decision you may already have made.
The choice of lime-green kettles isn't exactly a big one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When my kettle arrived I loved it but have found that the finish has very quckly started to look marked and dull. Read morePublished on 13 Aug. 2013 by DEBRA FARRELL
This was a lovely kettle while it lasted - the colour fantastic, water boiled very speedily, easy to handle. Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2013 by Dr. C. Becker
i WOULD RECOMMEND THIS ITEM TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING TO BUY A KETTLE. tHE COLOURS ARE VIBRANT AND REALLY BRIGHTEN UP THE KITCHEN. Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2013 by annette bradford