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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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January 9, 2015

Also just stopped working

"I concur with one of the other reviews. My kettle just stopped working after one year. Very frustrating."

July 1, 2014

Great start, use care with pot

"Really enjoying the kettle. The temp buttons are very convenient, the water measure shows on both sides of the kettle, so works with whatever hand you're working with. No problems (yet) with any of the issues mentioned on this site. However, I am surprised that nobody mentioned how HOT the body of the kettle is after heating. I tend to make teapots of tea, so I fill the kettle up to the 5 or 6 cup mark. It's heavy and a few times I've used both hands to lift the kettle. Ouch! I've burned my left hand twice now.

So folks, good kettle. Love those little buttons and that they have temps next to each of them! Just remember, the kettle body is not fully insulated and DOES get hot enough to burn you if you touch it anywhere other than the handle. "

May 1, 2014

BKE820XL Kettle

"Lasted one year, as did the citrus press we bought at Williams Sonoma. We're down approx $350 in a year on Breville products. They literally just stopped working. Plug em in, no power. We also own risotto cooker, food processor and toaster. So far these are still operational. I don't know if we'll purchase any further Breville products, they don't seem to last long."

January 3, 2013

Loved it - at first

"Absolutely loved this product at first. However, less than two years later one of the handle screws became loose, causing the kettle to leak. Now the base unit has a short in it so it shuts off within seconds. Two years ago, I would have given this product 5 stars. It was used at least once a day - we drink tea throughout the day in my family. I loved the variable temperatures and how quickly the water heated. However, at this price I expect more than a 2-year useful life. "

November 23, 2012

Tea Drinkers Jump Up and Cheer

"We have a wonderful store near our home with a couple of hundred varieties of tea. Many varieties require less than boiling water temperatures for best flavor. About a year ago we bought the Breville Variable Temperature Kettle and the result has been fabulous. Our love for the white and oolong teas has grown because they are now full flavored without bitterness. TEMPERATURE REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE!! The hold feature allows us to time the readiness of the tea with the rest of the meal so it all comes out hot at the same time :) We are now saving up for a toaster from Breville to add to our cooking machine ensemble. Thanks Breville!"

February 14, 2012

Classy and safest tea kettle I've owned

"I have searched high and low for a tea kettle of this calliber and have finally found it ! One of my favorite features is the safety feature...I no longer have to worry or check the stove to see if I've turned off the tea kettle..Honestly, this peace of mind is worth the price. Also, love the fact you can change the water temperatures for different type of teas, and looks classy on the countertop.
Hats off to Breville for making such a great product. This is my first Breville purchase and certainly won't be my last.


May 26, 2011

My favorite item in the kitchen

"I love my kettle. We make coffee via a "pour over" method, so I use the French Press setting - every morning. We lived in Japan for a while and got used to having a beautiful cup of green tea - and in Japan their kettles also have variable temperatures - you would never want to scald the tea leaves, so we love to be able to use the right temperature for the right tea or coffee. It still looks as beautiful as the day I bought it - fantastic. Worth every penny! "

February 26, 2011

Poor Thermostat Control

"I love the kettle but after about a year it just boils the water for any button 195 degrees or hotter. What's the point of all those pretty buttons if they all do the same thing?

Anyway, it's used every day, often more than once. It's the best on the market, but it could be a bit better.

Breville Response -

emailed the cusdtomer waiting on information.


December 24, 2010

Wonderful Kettle - Just Bought Our Second One

"We used ours many times a day for two years. It expired this morning, and although I wish it had lasted longer, I did not hesitate to order a new one. That says it all, I think."

December 24, 2010



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