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the Soft Top™

Cordless convenience in a fast-boiling kettle complements the modern kitchen. 1500 watt heating element with a high-capacity (up to 57 fl oz) vertical-design heats quickly.

Auto-off tracks the internal temperature and shuts the kettle off when it reaches a boil. Pleasant chimes alert you to the completion of a heating cycle.

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SK500XL $79.95


  • Capacity

    7 Cup / 1.7 Liter / 57oz

  • Base Design

    360° multi-directional base with cord storage wrap

  • Filtration

    Removable Scale Filter

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

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August 5, 2015

So disappointed

"After a little more than one year of use, the blue light stopped working. Two weeks later a big spark shot out near the base. So we gave up. Good looks are not everything, Breville!"

August 17, 2013

Quit working after 2 years

"We loved it while it worked. It heated the water very quickly and then shut off. About a year or so ago the light on the side quit working, but it still heated water. Now when it is plugged in, nothing happens at all. I think the heating element must have burnt out. I have purchased 2 more of these as gifts for people and I'm sorry I did now. "

September 19, 2012

Great kettle

"This kettle is great. When you want hot water fast for instant coffee or tea you can`t beat it. Good quality well designed.........."

May 23, 2012

Breville Is The Best!

"This kettle is the best, a Rolls Royce on steroids! It is aesthetically attractive, solidly built, a class act in anyone's kitchen. I've brought many Breviille products over the years & have loved every one. Their products are usually top of my list as shower or wedding presents. Their designs are modern, their reliability and performance outshines all the competition and their standards of manufacturing is top quality. I've never had a problem with anything I've ever bought but having read reviews on this and other items, Breville's after sales service is Rolls Royce too. Breville are big in Australia where they may have originated, thanks for sharing OZ!"

November 22, 2011

It is OK

"We replaced a Braun kettle that we had had for several years and we were excited to get the new Breville. The unit works fine but it seems to lose it heat rather quickly once turned off. One thing to be careful of -- the steam escapes from the spout so if you have it placed under a counter it can steam up the underside. I agree with a previous review that one challenge is that when removed from the base it does NOT turn off -- so be careful when you place it back on the docking station and make sure it is turned off. "

October 16, 2011

Very Nice!

"It's a great kettle for the price and works as expected with no problems. Our only complaint is that it doesn't automatically shut off when it's removed from the base (though some folks may like this feature). We really like the bell tone when it shuts off automatically and the soft open lid not only will make the kettle last a long time but is quiet kind of like a soft close toilet seat, only in reverse! I'd recommend this product to friends! "

April 1, 2011

Absolutely Fabulous

"I love this kettle! I'm from England, so I was so glad to find a kettle over here that not only looks great but works great too :) We've had it for over 2 years, and we've never had any problems with it, and I've had great fun teaching my husband, whose American, how to use it so he can make me a "spot of tea" (he only drinks instant iced tea!). Thank you Breville for a great product."

February 23, 2011

Great product

"I've had one of these for years and have used it practically every day. It still works like a champ. It looks great and is easy to clean. I use CLR on it when the minerals build up. It's too bad some people got a bad switch or sensor - I wouldn't think twice about replacing it with another ikon (that works) and shrugging off the fact that as long as China keeps making cheap crap we'll keep buying it. Clearly someone is doing some things right if I can torture this kettle as I have for this long and it may as well still be new."

January 26, 2011

Great Product - Still new but very happy

"I just received kettle yesterday. I had heard that people had experienced problems with them with regard to not switching off. Breville has obviously listened to their customers because this kettle boils up fast and switches off as soon as it comes to the boil. What more can you ask for. It looks great as well. I don't work for Breville, but believe that one should give credit when and where it is due. I look forward to updating this review."

December 27, 2010

great kettle

"I've had two of these kettles. the first one didn't shut off and just kept boiling. I took it back and had to wait two weeks for a replacement. It works perfectly. It boils quickly and dings when it's done. I also like the cool light that glows on the side of the unit. Very efficient and fast. Needs to be wiped as the stainless outside shows every drip and spot, but otherwise, I'm very happy with this product."

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