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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
  • Extended Warranty


  • 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

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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



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!"

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