Breville Variable Temperature Kettle


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When a precise temperature matters, the Breville Variable Temperature Kettle is ready to meet all of your water-boiling needs. This 1500-watt electric kettle has five programmed brewing temperatures intended to craft perfectly warmed green tea (175°F), white tea (185°F), oolong tea (195°F), French press (200°F) and regular boiling water (212°F). Designed with a stylish brushed, stainless-steel multi-directional base and jug, Breville's kettle suits both left- and right-handed users and features water-level indicators with blue backlighting. Not ready for your hot water right this second? The Variable Temperature Kettle holds temperatures up to 20 minutes.

  • Preset Temperature Control - The Breville Variable Temperature Kettle features five programmed brewing temperatures
  • Great Design - This kettle's sleek, brushed stainless-steel construction makes it a sophisticated addition to your tea and coffee tools
  • Holds a Temperature for 20 Minutes - If you're not exactly ready for your hot water, the Variable Temperature Kettle will maintain the desired temperature for up to 20 minutes
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How Does it Compare?

The Breville Variable Temperature Kettle BKE820XL is a large capacity kettle at 1.8L maximum. This is great for brewing French press and full pots of tea. Consider a gooseneck kettle if you are doing pour over coffee for better control.

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A Note About Coffee & Cups

Let us break it down for you: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity.


Model Number BKE820XL
Width 9.5 inches
Depth 6.5 inches
Height 9.5 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 4.9000
Size 1.8 Liters
Material Brushed Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Breville


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Seattle Coffee Gear Store
Larger capacity than most (1800 vs. 1500). Different temperatures. Nice look.
Nina B on Apr 25, 2012
does anyone know if this is BPA free. does boiled water come in contact with the plastic window?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2013
Best Answer: Unfortunately the water does come into contact with the window in the Breville Variable temperature kettle, and Breville does list that the window is NOT BPA free. I have included a little more information from their site below:

Q: Does the window in the Variable Temperature Kettle contain BPA?
I have seen an answer that claims all the plastics Breville uses are BPA free. It was not addressing the variable temperature kettle with the polycarbonate windows. Does the window in the variable temperature kettle contain BPA?

A: Yes, the polycarbonate window contains BPA.
The window in the Variable Temperature Kettle is made of polycarbonate and does contain BPA. Please contact for further assistance.
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Does this heat water quickly?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2012
Best Answer: Yes it does. But I should tell you that all electric kettles heat water faster than a pan on gas stove. I can not explain why but they do. It is a fact of life and I have tested it. Chef's choice I had before the breville was even faster I believe and cheaper as I remember. -
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best kettle everReview by Gobind
Best kettle I've ever used. Water tastes better (a couple friends own Breville kettles, so I already knew that), and my green tea tastes better with the lower temperature available on this model. We love our Breville toaster oven, so I figured this model might be worth the extra for the features, and it totally is. Very easy to use, convenient.
(Our old kettle croaked, so we were boiling water in pots for a few months. Too slow, and sometimes forgot. So there's the price of a new saucepan. So over that.)
I love the pull ring on the Breville power cords, great to keep them in good condition with frequent unplugging.
Enjoyed placing the order by phone, BTW. Glad you employ live people. (Posted on 5/23/2013)
So far, I like itReview by Gadget lover
We drinks different beverages - coffee, tea, coco, french press - so this is a great product for us. The only thing we don't like is the high pitched noise the kettle makes when you start it and first put place the pot after filling it. This drives our dog crazy.

Clear Boiling Indicator, Comfortable Grip, Tight Lid

High pitched noise (Posted on 2/20/2012)
Love ThisReview by Tammy
I saw this at a tea tasting and thought I might like the features. In the past I have had to buy a new electric tea kettle every year as they wear out(one was even a respected brand name). But I have had this one almost 2 years now and it works like new and looks like new. I use it every day and so does my husband. I bought my first one for my office and I liked it so much I bought another one for home. I am a tea drinker myself, but the guy in the office next to me asks to use it for his French Press. I will never go back to the old type of electric kettle again.

Clear Boiling Indicator, Comfortable Grip, Tight Lid, Temperature Selection, Boils Quickly

(Posted on 11/8/2011)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Breville espresso machines, grinders and blenders

Length: 2 Years (Oracle & Dual Boiler), 1 Year (All other new equipment), 6 months (Refurbished Models)

Who Supports the Warranty: Breville USA

Warranty Contact Information: 866-273-8455

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Excludes YouBrew)

Can SCG Repair? Yes; only as covered by SCG warranty. Read more about our repair services.

Note: Please register your product with Breville for warranty support.

Care and Maintenance

  • Descale every few months. We recommend using Cleancaf.
  • Clean the water tank and lid regularly.
  • Soap out the inside of the carafe on a regular basis. Use Cleancaf if necessary to remove residue.

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