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Breville electric kettle

It’s been a week full of new kitchen gadgets. In addition to the scale and scoop, an Amazon gift certificate prompted me to finally (finally) buy the Breville electric kettle I’ve been wanting. It’s so shiny and pretty and such an aestheic improvement over the white plastic one we’ve been using (which has started to rust and really needs replaced). And I’m sure since the interior of the Breville one is mostly metal it’s better for us. It also makes a gentle *ding* sound when the water is boiled, which is good because I’d stopped listening for the old kettle to turn itself off in my early morning sleepy state.

And I love the plug on this thing, I keep unplugging it just because it’s so easy to do:

· comments [11] · 08-8-2008 · categories:food · shopping ·

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Samantha // Aug 8, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I’ve had this since last December, and we use it on a daily basis. Totally worth it!

  • 2 Mamalooper // Aug 8, 2008 at 8:09 am

    I have the Breville burr coffee grinder – just purchased after another one bit the dust. V. v. happy with it.

  • 3 carolyn // Aug 8, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I covet the Breville juicer and want one when I “grow”up. Until then I’ll borrow a friends when the lemons come in grocery bags!

  • 4 Rachel // Aug 8, 2008 at 9:48 am

    That plug is FABULOUS. It’s one of those designs that just makes you “duh!” and wish they were all like that.

  • 5 Windell Oskay // Aug 8, 2008 at 9:59 am

    I have a Breville cast-aluminum espresso machine. It’s really beautiful and feels fantastic. I do love the plug– especially because if you *don’t* unplug it, it randomly turns on in the middle of the night and starts pumping out its water supply just for fun.

    (It is beautiful, but I could write a 10,000 word essay on all the things that are wrong with the design. I honestly wonder if any of the designers had ever actually owned an espresso machine.)

  • 6 Ash // Aug 8, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    We have all sorts of these in New Zealand and the same for my family in the UK for some time now. The whole kettle thing is fairly new to the States I think. Glad to hear we’re ahead of YOU guys for one!

  • 7 Sarah // Aug 9, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I bought this kettle after you included it in a round-up. So glad I did. I use it at least three times a day and it still amazes me how fast it is. Of course, I rarely fill it all the way up, but still. And I don’t mind the way it looks, either. A great purchase.

  • 8 molly // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:31 am

    You forgot to mention the best part of the kettle– the way it lights up blue like a UFO when it’s heating the water. Seriously, though, I love this thing.

  • 9 Maiz // Aug 14, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    How funny! I just discovered your great blog and also just got one of these for my birthday. My husband and I love the plug, too. We wish we had the same plug on the iron and vacuum, and everything else that we have to plug and unplug frequently.

  • 10 Kim // Aug 16, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Hi! we bought this kettle based on recommendations here and in the previous post. It was to replace our GE kettle (two failed in 3 years). Not only is the plug great and the blue lights fun, the top opening is more friendly than our old one. Thanks!

  • 11 BlondynCh // Jul 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

    i got one like 3 months ago for $80 and it just broke. Before water boils it goes off. Previously i had one for $20 and it worked fine for over 2 years

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