Summary: We have a lot of tea drinkers in our household, so the electric kettle has been a staple in our house for as long as I can remember. We have had cheap ones, expensive ones, all kinds over the years.
Summary: The Breville BKE595XL is a pretty good electric water pot/tea kettle. I like the glass body not only for aesthetic reasons (and it really does look nice in the kitchen or on the table), but also because the Schott glass helps to keep the water in the pot hot longer.
Summary: We had a nearly identical pot like this in Australia and loved it. So we decided to get this one after our move back to the USA. Still love it. It is easy to see the water level, easy to see when it needs descaling, and easy to clean.
Summary: Breville is the brand I have chosen for my small applicances for many years. I decided to try the CRYSTAL CLEAR KETTLE when I needed to replace my old one. I based my decision on several factors: 1.) far less plastic inside the kettle 2.
Summary: This kettle amazes me! I am huge Breville fan to begin with, so I'm not surprised by the high quality. But this thing is so fast you won't believe your eyes! I even timed it because I was in such shock! Just under 1 minute 30 seconds for 2 cups of water, and about 3 minutes 20 seconds for 5 cups.
Summary: I did plenty of research and bought this for my sister as a holiday present. She used it for 2 weeks before it broke. Breville will not allow you to return a product without an authorization code that you need to get by waiting on the telephone for hours, which busy people do not have time to do.
Summary: My older kettle was a similar type, but all stainless steel, with a small level-indicating sightglass under the handle, making it difficult to see. The glass pitcher on the Breville is much more functional; it boils a full pitcher in minutes, is convenient to fill, and will be much easier to clean...
Summary: I had this kettle for over a year now and I'm disappointed. My issues with it: 1) there was a very bad toxic smell for months. I used the kettle multiple times a day -- the smell was very strong and the water tasted terrible.
Summary: I absolutely love this kettle. The clean design makes it a delight to have on the counter. I make both Chemex and French Press coffee. This Breville Clear Kettle makes it fun to watch the water boil. It is also great for a quick cup of tea. I will be ordering one for my office.