It’s hard to get excited about a kettle. Unless it looks the part and boils faster than rivals, of course. That’s exactly what this Breville does in a design that manages to look modern without using shiny surfaces or the kitsch country kitchen style of rival models. Why is that important? Well, you’re a man and secondly, the brushed silver finish simply looks more premium than something you can see your face in – beside the streaks and fingerprints of course.
The Breville Elements Premium Stainless Steel Jug Kettle has a fast boiling point thanks to a 1.7 litre capacity which is moderate rather than large. It’s easy to fill with a quick release lid and a neat illuminated power switch at the base of the handle. The kettle can be rotated 360 degrees around the base and the water window is hidden behind the handle which means you only look at it when you need it, which is appreciated – plastic always spoils the sheen of metallic models like this one.
You can pick up this member of the Elements range (there’s a matching toaster, below) from John Lewis for £79.