Summary: Many Amazon.com owners dislike its plastic viewing window and lid, saying chemicals in the plastic could leach potentially carcinogenic chemicals into the boiling water. A handful of reviewers report that the automatic shut-off function sometimes stops working after a few years of use, although one says at Amazon.com that he repaired his kettle by demineralizing it with white vinegar.
Pros: Elegant, gorgeous look, Easy to operate, Makes large batches of tea or coffee, Adjustable preset temperatures
Cons: Automatic shut-off may break after a few years, Viewing window contains plastic, BPA
Summary: Any guy who is serious about his coffee, tea or even cooking, knows that precise water temperature is important. Coffee and tea particularly require water that is not heated to boiling temperatures, and in the case of steeping, you may want it even lower than that. In an effort to replace your usual boiling kettle, Breville has come to the table with the Variable Temperature Kettle, a pricey, yet handsome electric kettle that mixes good features with excellent heating...