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the IQ Kettle™

Every cup of tea is now the perfect cup of tea. Five settings brew at the exact temperatures for green, white, oolong and black teas.

The Hold Temp button keeps the kettle at temperature for 20 minutes – ready for that second cup.

Clear water-level indicators on both sides and 360° stainless steel directional base for added convenience.

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BKE820XL $129.99
  • Capacity

    7.5 Cup / 1.8 Liter / 61 oz

  • Keep Warm Function

    Keep Warm button keeps the heated water at the selected temperature for 20 minutes and can be activated before, during or on completion of the water heating cycle.

  • Base Design

    Multi-directional cord-free power base with power cord storage

  • Filtration

    Removable Scale Filter

  • Additional Features

    Stainless steel

    Soft opening lid slowly releases steam & prevents splashing

    Wide lid opening for quick and easy filling and cleaning

    Dual water windows for left and right-handed viewing

    Ergonomic handle with lid release button

    Cordless jug

    360 multi-directional base with cord storage wrap

    Removable scale filter

    Safety Auto Shut-Off and Boil Dry Protection

    Breville Assist™ Plug

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

  • Dimensions


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November 20, 2010

best kettle on the market

"I believe I’ve looked at ever kettle on the market in our area, and well this is my opinion. It is a beautiful unit, love it, so streamline in appearance, efficient, easy to handle, and every beverage prepared with it is fabulous!!! Give your old kettle away, treat yourself, and buy one.


October 21, 2010

Excellent product

"Reviewed this Breville tea kettle thoroughly. It heats the water to the desired temperature as selected, quickly and quietly giving a beep when the desired temperature is attained. There is a safety feature that will not allow the kettle to boil if there is too little water.

This kettle is for tea! Should you desire a simple electric kettle there are many makes on the market. My wife, who does not like new gadgets thought this tea kettle was great. She is right handed and I am left, so the swivel works great for us, as well as seeing how much water you are putting into it. Two plastic inserts on both sides indicate the water level.

This goes great with a tea infuser and stove top timer. Simply decide how much tea you want, fill to desired level and select the type of tea or temperature and hit the start button. An additional feature which is nice is the hold button. It will keep the temperature at the selected temperature for 20 minutes. Naturally it reduces the boil selection to 209 degree instead of letting the water boil down.

October 4, 2010


"I love my variable temp kettle. Perfect for green/white/black tea. It really impresses guests! Thanks!"

August 28, 2010


"Temperature settings make for a perfect cup of tea... never over-boiled that gives tea a flat taste. My husband loves it for his french press coffee. I also use it to heat water for cooking pasta and risotto...so much quicker than waiting for the "pot to boil" on the stove. We use it every day. When I encountered a problem with my first kettle, Breville sent a replacement immediately, no questions asked, and even covered postage. I highly recommend this kettle to anyone who wants the perfect cup of tea or french press coffee. You will not be disappointed."

May 12, 2010

Best Kettle for Tea and Coffee

"We have used this the past 3 months for french press coffee and loose leaf teas of many varieties. This allows for the perfect temperature for each beverage that you desire. We use it everyday and could not imagine turning back to traditional coffee and tea makers."

April 9, 2010


"Breville has done it again with their ingenuity and wisdom. Tea drinkers have now found a Buddha for boiling water. I can’t say how much I love this product, perfect for all teas. Been using it sense December every day and haven’t had any problems"

January 8, 2010


"When I contacted Breville about this product I was considering buying, I found out that the plastic in the viewing window that comes in contact with the hot water is made from polycarbonate plastic, which is known to contain BPA. I hope a new model is designed that would contain a glass viewing window! I would buy it in a second, as this tea kettle looks amazing!!!

Also may want to consider a "warm water" option, for water not needed as hot.


December 26, 2009

Best kettle ever

"You'll never regret spending the extra money to get this top of the line kettle. It's a Rolls Royce. I particularly like the smooth operation of the powered lid, and the placement of the water level indicators both sides of the kettle, so you don't have to struggle to see the water level, as was the case with our previous Cuisinart. It beeps discreetly when finished, and the Hold function is really useful, so you have time to finish whatever you are doing, before you go over to the kettle for hot water. And that's not to mention the 5 presets enabling you to boil water to just the right temperature for your brew of choice."

December 10, 2009

Love this product!

"I didn't think I'd love this kettle as much as I do! The cost turned me off at first however, now I can tell you it is well worth the price. I used to boil water for tea in a small pot but now I can set the kettle and walk away and not worry the water will boil over. "

November 30, 2009

Excellent for tea drinkers!

"This kettle is brilliant! I drink various types of loose tea (green, oolong, white, etc) and this kettle helps to ensure every type of tea is brewed to perfection! "

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