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      28.02.2011 22:55

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      An okay basic kettle for the price with nice illuminations

      I purchased the Brevill JK52 several years ago and for a short period I was very happy with it, that was until the element blew and I had to return it. The replacement was fine for a month then one of the LED's started turning off intermittently. I didn't bother wasting my time returning it again as is still functioned and it only cost £19.99. Since then that is the only problem I have had with it. I particularly like the fastness in which the water boils and the lights were nice while they lasted. The kettle can hold up to 1.7 litres of water and has a hidden element in the base of the kettle which makes cleaning and decaling a lot easier. It also has 360 degree swivel base. The base unit has a 0.5 meter cord but the kettle itself is cordless. The kettle's colour is grey/silver and won't look out of place in a modern kitchen. The filter is starting to show signs of wear and tear but when it eventually breaks I won't be replacing it as the filter will cost £13 to replace.

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      28.02.2011 15:38
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      A fast boil light show more suited to softwater areas.

      I bought this kettle from argos 18 months or so ago. Two, yes two had to be returned within a week because they were faulty, it was third time lucky for me. The kettle is cordless and it easily lifted on and off the base with a sturdy handle with plenty of grip space if you have larger hands. The handle is well placed to balance the kettle when you lift it. Boiling time - a full kettle take a couple of mins to boil, but a couple of cups full is really quick - no probs getting coffee for everyone in the adverts. The light show you get when boiling the kettle is great, a blue glow seen through the two sided windows. However living in a hard water area limescale has really built up in this kettle especially around the windows. After having this kettle for 18 months (and in being in storage for 8 months of those) the limescale filter in the spout has now split. Large amounts of flaky scale now come out of the kettle when you pour a cup even after I have descaled it 3 time in a row. This makes the kettle now useless. Be warned, the cost of a replacement filter for this kettle is pretty much the same price as a new kettle. So I will be forced to be unenvironmentally friendly and buy a new kettle because of price. The kettle was good while it lasted, but I'd say it won't last long if you live in a hard water area.

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        15.02.2011 19:39
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        The kettle ======== The kettle is mainly all white, with a see through strip at either side of the kettle, to enable you to see how much water you have put into the kettle. there is a silver coloured flap at the top of the kettle for easy access to lift up the lid. Just further down from that is your switch to turn the kettle on. The kettle is kordless, as it is sat on a white base that's plugged into the wall. The lead for this is not very long so the kettle does need to be placed pretty close to a plug. This kettle can be used for both left handed and right handed people. The kettle also has a filter on the inside of the spout, which as far as I can gather will not come off as I have tried. How to use ======== The kettle is really easy to use. Just plug in the base, fill the kettle with water, this goes from a minimum which is 2 cups up to 6 cups, do not over fill it, as when boiling it will spill over. Then flick the switch which will turn blue when the kettle is on, then just wait and the kettle will turn off when its fully boiled. Cleaning ======= Its pretty easy to clean, just wipe with a damp cloth on the outside, on the inside I just rinse out with water. The outside does tend to get dirty easily with it been white, but it also comes off easily too. The noise ======== The kettle is not really that noisy although it can be heard, and I am sure you can buy quieter kettles than this one, but it's not too noisy that you can not cope with it, just the normal boiling noise. Boiling times ========== This depends on how much water you put into the kettle, I usually only put in what I need to, for 2 cups it usually takes about 5 minutes, and that's most I have ever put in, so I am not sure on any other times. Price ===== The price I am not too sure of as this was left for me when I got my new flat, so I got it for nothing. But I would guess you are looking at around £20-£30 pound. overall opinion =========== So far I have experienced no problems with this kettle, it works well, not too noisy and always boils the water fully, so what more do you need from a kettle, so I would recommend anyone to buy this.

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          29.11.2010 11:12
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          A fantastic kettle that will be sadly,sadly missed!

          I have now reviewed a variety of things and sometimes sit down thinking I will review something but cannot think of what, this morning was one of those days then suddenly it came to me, why not review a very good friend of mine that died recently, don't worry folks it`s a kettle not a person. Around 4 years ago I bought myself a really cheap but really good kettle and just a matter of weeks ago it gave up the ghost, now as sad as I was to see it go I have to be honest and say that I am more than pleased with the service it gave me. My Breville JK52 Kettle cost me only £19.99 when I purchased it and for a kettle that not only holds 1.7 litres of water but can boil it in under a minute whilst putting on a light show as it does, that semed too good to be true and I feared it might be a case of good for a few months but then let me down. However four years down the line and it still lit up and still boiled water exceptionally fast and never gave me a minutes bother, now if you enjoy a cup of tea as much as I do then you might just understand when I say I had fallen in love with this kettle. It looked fairly nice standing there in my kitchen, brushed silver in colour with a nice window so you could see the water level clearly at all times. It stood there proudly on its 360 degree swivel base lighting up when I flicked the switch for it to rapidly boil me some water for my next cuppa. It wasn't just on the outside that it looked good either, inside it had a hidden element which meant that you didn't get the horrid looking lime scale element to look at when you peered inside, add to this you had the washable filter, a great feature in my opinion, it easily popped out for you to clean and just as simply popped back in ready for you to use your kettle once again. I really did love my Breville JK52 and the new Breville I have replaced it with at almost twice the cost cannot hold a candle to it either in looks nor in performance, sadly I believe the Breville JK52 has been discontinued as I was unable to find one anywhere, it seems strange they should want to remove such a fine kettle from their range but I guess they had their reasons, probably re-branded it and bumped the price up. If you are lucky enough to still own one of these or can find one somewhere to buy then I am sure you will agree with me that this is one of the best kettles around and remember all of this cost me less than £20, if that's not great value for money then nothing is!

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            11.09.2010 13:25
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            A good kettle for the price

            Living in a household of nine (six adults, three children) in a hard water area, our kettle has to work pretty hard to keep us all supplied with hot bevarages. In the last year we have had a total of four kettles, with this Breville JK52 being the most recent, and the most long-lived at three months old. We bought this kettle from Wilkinson for £15. We tend not to buy expensive kettles as they generally don't last very long in our house, though maybe this is actually a false economy and if we splashed out, they may last a bit longer. Our kettle is the black version of the one in the picture. It looks like a standard, no frills kettle. Here is an overview of the product: + 3kW concealed fastboil element + 1.7 Litre capacity + Easy view large water window with quantity guide (for up to 8 cups) + Blue Illuminated Switch + 360° base - for left and right hand use + Cord storage & non-slip feet + Removable, washable limescale filter The kettle has been easy to use and has survived life in our household for four months, which is very good going for us! It has been easy to use, and although often becomes full of limescale, is easy to clean inside, and this has not affected its function. It boils as soon as I would expect a standard kettle to boil, and does so relatively quietly. It's performance is distinctly unremarkable, but fine. One negative point about this product as with many kettles, is that I sometimes find the lid tricky to lift. There is a handle on the lid which you tuck your hand under and lift, but sometimes it seems to come up at an awkward angle, so I just tend to fill it up via the spout to avoid a confrontation with the lid. Another annoying thing is that because our kettle is black and we get a lot of limescale in our area, this soon becomes very obvious in and around the spout, and this area has not cleaned up as well as the inside of the kettle. Aesthetics aside, this is a relatively hard-wearing kettle for the price and I'm quite pleased with it. (Please ignore 'picture quality' and 'sound quality' ratings, they were compulsory to fill in, but not really applicable).

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              23.06.2010 12:20
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              A reliable and well priced Kettle, which has, thus far, been major problem free!

              So, we've had this kettle sitting in its corner in our kitchen for about two years, and what could I give such a sturdy and efficient appliance other than praise? As a complete caffeine addict, whether it's in the form of coffee or tea, I care not, the quick boil time of this kettle is a god send. It takes less than a minute to boil an almost full kettle, which is astonishing, seeing as the kettles capacity sits at a comfortable 1.7 litres! This does mean however, that users are more likely to waste energy by recklessly boiling more water than is needed, but so long as you are a little weary about this it really is a brilliant function. The kettle itself does become a little noisy whilst boiling especially toward the actual boil point, with the kettle actually wobbling a little bit. This seems a little dramatic but it is all made up for by the light up feature of the kettle. You wouldn't think that anyone would ever describe a kettle boiling as 'pretty' now, would you? But the kettle lights up whilst it's boiling and creates a serene atmosphere, soothing you as you wait wringing your hands for your next cuppa. It's a nice, if slightly pointless, little feature that I'm sure will be appreciated, especially during the night. When boiling, the spout does produce steam which seems to drip off the wall. We actually moved our kettle from its original place because of this, as it was sat underneath a cupboard's bar light, and we weren't sure how good it was for the electrical light to get wet every time we boil the kettle. It is possible to fill the kettle via the spout but you really should try and avoid this, as it can wreak havoc with the nifty filter. Whilst build up of limescale does seem minimal, this handy filter ensures you don't get any unwelcome particles in your tea. It is placed just under the spout, so forcing water into the spout by a fast running tap might not be such a good idea, as one this actually dislodged the filter and we had to reattach it (although this was achieved with no difficulty). The build and exterior of the appliance is moderately stylish (the illuminating lights really seal the deal foe the aesthetically aware kettle users among us), and light as well, granting you don't fill it up right to the top, otherwise you are lugging around almost 2 litres of boiling water... The kettle can be spun on its base to allow either left or right handed users ease of pouring, and the 'cups' measurement is a wonderful element, allowing you to measure (approximately) how many cups of tea you are boiling for! Any excess wiring can be simply wrapped around the base, and the kettle itself is not wired so can be taken anywhere round the house (although, for safety reasons, I wouldn't exactly recommend walking around the house with a kettle full of boiling water, best to make those with mugs come to you eh?). All in all, a great and efficient, if a little quirky, addition to anyone's kitchen. A few minor disadvantages can be easily overlooked and I really do doubt you will have to replace this model anytime soon...

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                27.05.2009 21:19
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                a good little kettle that goes on and on

                This is a great little kettle we have owned for nearly 5 years!! yes 5 years and is still going strong.. great for us not so great for breville as not had to buy another of their great products. In 5 years it is as good now as it was the day i bought it.. the boiling time is still as quick and cleans up just as new. well heres the negative bits.. when i bought it i thought the silver quality would be better but it is just silver plastic but what do you get for £16? The boiling point can be noisy which gives off a lot of steam to point can see it dribbling down the tiled wall. When pouring .. steam or hot water seems to creep out the join of the handle so can get quite hot and when pouring over the stove into a pan you do get dribbling which again pours down the handle and can cause burning.. Despite these little flaws it hasnt made me want to change my little neon glowing kettle.

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                  01.02.2006 17:01
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                  Would you believe it when I say that my kettle that I have owned for 13 months has just blown up? Well I can confirm that this is the case. So I had to buy a new kettle and I had to buy it quick. So I just picked up the Argos book and picked one….. I decided on the Breville JK52 Model ********************************************************************** **Price and Availability** Argos ~ £17.99 & Dixon's £19.99 & £3.99 Delivery Amazon £17.97 free delivery If you collect the kettle from your local Dixon's or Argos then you won't have to pay postage. ********************************************************************** **Why this model** Well you all know what it's like when you need something quick you usually buy the first one you see. Well I decided just to look at the Argos book and see what they had. I knew that I wanted a cordless kettle that would not take a decade to boil. I spent about 30 minutes or so looking at the different models and then I saw this model the Breville JK52, it stood out from the rest as it has a few extra features and looks cool. I thought straight away £17.99 for all that!!! Wow ********************************************************************** **In the box** When you first get the kettle home you are desperate to open the box and get the thing filled with water to get a cuppa. But hold on you need to read a little about this product. In the box there is obviously the kettle, the base and 3 pin(uk) plug, instructions and the usual guarantee card. The kettle was very well packed with snow!!! ********************************************************************** **Features** *Multi-directional base~ I love the ideas of this, a spinning kettle well you know what I mean a kettle that can be used by both left & right handed people. It's really easy to turn the kettle round on the base without actually spilling any. This is definitely something that I love about this model *Rapid Boil~ Where would I be without this feature, as I have a newborn baby daughter I need a kettle that will boil quick at anytime of the day or night. I was really surprise how quick this one boils. It takes 54 seconds to boil a full tank which is super. *Illuminating~ love it! Yes a kettle that lights up~ when you click the switch on to boil the tank lights up and so does the on/off switch. You can actually see the water boil. I and the kids love this so much that we boiled it about 5 times soon after we taking it out the box. Call me sad if you wish….. *Filter ~ now a kettle that has a washable filter has to be another plus point for this kettle. I am sure that if you live in a part of the country where you water is not as good as mines (hahaha) then you will make good use of this. It's really easy to click the filter out to wash it and it's just as easy to re-insert it too. *Cord storage~ as I have the kettle right up against the wall I always make sure that any kettle I buy has cord storage with it. Well the base of this kettle acts as just that, I just had to unravel the cord that I needed and leave the rest wrapped around the base. Don't worry about the base being uneven when you have the cord under it as there is a specially designed track for it. *Concealed Element~ unlike my last kettle this element is concealed which means that it will not go that horrible way. Looking in to the kettle all you see at the bottom is a silver base which conceals the element. *Large Tank~ another good thing about this kettle has to be the fact that it can hold 1.7 litres of water at one time. With winter upon us it's going to be handy to be able to boil 1.7ltrs within 54 seconds. ********************************************************************** **First use** Once it was plugged in you need to boil a full tank of water and then discard it straight away as this will ensure that the kettle is clean inside and that all residues are removed too. You are also advised to remove and rinse the filter before the first use too. ********************************************************************** **My thoughts~ I am absolutely delighted with this purchase for many reasons. As you will have being reading the fact that this kettle illuminates when it's boiling really appeals to me. I could not possible moan about a kettle that cost me £17.99 which boils in less in a minute. The kettle is very light in weight and I have to say that the look is somewhat different from others that I have seen on the market. I would not have any problem with recommending this kettle to anyone. Can I just add that I feel this kettle would be suitable and ideal for the older generations~ yes you OAP's. Now why I say this is because it's a light kettle and it boils really fast. In addition to that the handle is really big and is easy to grip. ********************************************************************** Technical stuff now~ 3kw illuminated fast boil kettle Minimum water ~ 0.5ltrs Maximum water~ 1.7ltrs Colour~ Silver (ish) ********************************************************************** Contact information~ Customer service department Pulse home products limited Middleton Road Royton Oldham OL2 5LN UK Telephone~ 0161 621 9600 Fax~ 0161 626 0391 Email~ info@pulse-uk.co.uk Thanks for reading and enjoy your purchase. Marcellep ~ © Dooyoo 2006

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