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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 $79.99


  • 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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November 17, 2010

Auto-off a BIG Turn-off!

"I love Breville product styling, but function is the most important feature for me. Our kettle worked for a few months after which the auto-off mechanism didn't shut off for at least 5 minutes of rapid water boiling. My husband called Breville and the problem was never resolved to our satisfaction. I now manually turn off the kettle once the water has boiled - which defeats the whole purpose of having an expensive, supposedly top-of-the line auto-off kettle.

This seems to be a recurring problem with these kettles. Why is this so?"

April 11, 2010


"I lived in Europe and had always had a kettle for tea, when I came back to the States I used an old hot pot. For my birthday my spouse purchased this product! I was disappointed that I go such a pratical gift until I had it for a few days! Now I can have a perfect cup of tea everytime and it is great when you have to boil water in a hurry! I use it all the time and now think it is one of the best gifts ever! I have had it for almost two years and never had an issue! "

February 18, 2010

Very Happy!

"We have been using this kettle, give or take, two years now! I just love it... The light is gone but still works perfectly! The water is really boiling unlike all the other kettles in our family's experience!"

January 25, 2010

Mine broke

"I've had the kettle for about 5 months and it was working great. It was super fast and retained heat well and the water tasted pretty good. Then a couple days ago it just kept boiling so I manually shut it off. Now it doesn't come back on. But it still makes the ringing sound. I would probably recommend staying away."

January 18, 2010

Great at First... Not so Great anymore.

"I got this kettle as a gift new in the box about 9 months ago and everything was great. The kettle worked well and seemed to be high quality. Recently however, It has quit shutting itself off when the water reaches a boil. I've tried dealing with Breville customer support via e-mail and the telephone but the closest thing I got to a resolution was the telephone number of a small appliance repair shop that I could pay to have it fixed. Apparently my unit's serial number put it out of the range of units that is still serviceable under warantee. Buyer Beware. Usually high end companies stand behind their products, but this has not been my experience with Breville."

January 8, 2010

Great kettle 5 stars

"I was visiting my friend last year in Australia and absolutley fell in love with this kettle and said I was getting one when I returned to the US, imagine my surprise to find that while I was visiting her she had ordered one and had it delivered to my house. What a great friend and what a great kettle. Now I have used it for over a year and I have not experienced any probllems."

January 8, 2010

5 stars

"I first saw this kettle at my friend's house in Australia last year when I was visiting her. I fell in love with it and said I was getting one when I returned to the US. What a great friend I have when I got home imagine my surprise that she had ordered one before I'd left and had it delivered to my house. I use my kettle everyday and have not had any problems. Its a great kettle."

January 3, 2010

High Quality Tea Kettle

"We have used this tea kettle for about two years now and I have nothing but great things to say about it! We really love it. If there is anything I would want to improve for a kettle with this price tag is just the addition of a stay warm setting. It has great capacity, good for just two cups or several if you have company. The chime at the end of the cycle is not annoying. Great design, no residue inside (we boil filtered water), and a great no drip spout!"

January 2, 2010

Surprised -- lid isn't closing correctly and opened during boiling

"I have really enjoyed this kettle and I hope to continue to enjoy it. So what happened was really a surprise, and a disappointment, the so called gear dampening lid, isn't closing correctly. I closed it, and it seemed it closed only part way. Then during boiling the top lifted off! Spurting hot water. The apparatus didn't turn off either and I finally had to reach (gingerly around) to turn off the unit.

If it weren't for this recent snafu, this kettle would be a 5. I had another Breville previously and I loved the look and the functionality, but it started to leak after about about a year. I've had this Breville kettle just under a year.

December 28, 2009

Great kettle

"I have purchased this kettle one year ago, Very satisfied!!! Great design and Quality!"

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