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Specification for Breville JK71

Main characteristics
Design: Jug
Capacity: 1.5 Liter
Cord Type: Cordless
Concealed Element: With Concealed Element
Power: 3000 W
Other Features
Body Material: Stainless Steel
Water Level Indicator: With Indicator
On/Off Light Indicator: With On/Off Light Indicator
Boil-Dry Protection: With Boil-Dry Protection

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Breville JK71

“This kettle has had minimal use in just under 9 months...”

Written on: 24/12/2010

This kettle has had minimal use in just under 9 months and has stopped working. It is nothing special to look at, I bought it because it was not too heavy to pick up and the handle was not too thick to get my hand around, however, it has turned out to be a complete waste of money. The pretty blue light comes on but is of no use as the kettle will not heat up. I am left without a kettle for Christmas.



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Breville JK71

“Had two of these kettles, first only lasted 21 months,...”

Written on: 23/11/2010

Had two of these kettles, first only lasted 21 months, the second 30 months before the elements went. Whilst it is a stylish and ergonomically designed kettle, it doesn't perform its primary function for very long and certainly not long enought to justify its high (£50) price tag. Very disappointed in Breville and won't touch them again… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“I liked the design and style of this kettle; it looked...”

Written on: 24/06/2010

I liked the design and style of this kettle; it looked well made and sturdy. It was easy to fill, the light was useful as was the loud 'ping' when it had boiled. However, style and design are of no use if the product has no lasting durability. Most disappointed - it only lasted 15 months! Durability and value for money -5!

Before making the purchase in future I would check whether the company would provide replacement parts and I would use the internet to ascertain the durability and value… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“Very disappointing, more style than substance....”

Written on: 17/05/2010

Very disappointing, more style than substance. Breville should be ashamed they ever allowed this to be sold. The element went just out of warranty period, in line with many others experience.I won't buy another Breville product again… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“On the basis of comments here about the element...”

Written on: 09/05/2010 by godfreyi (1 review written)

On the basis of comments here about the element failing I would not recommend. However, what people may be missing is how to reset the trip switch.

This kettle has a little white trip switch inside the 'socket' of the kettle (not the base unit). If it's not heating, light is not on and the plug fuse is OK, then poke the white trip until it clicks.

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Breville JK71

“Light broken after a few weeks, never repaired, kettle...”

Written on: 28/10/2009

Light broken after a few weeks, never repaired, kettle broke and no good just over a year, no better than a cheap kettle… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“bought a breville jk71 22 months ago from currys as...”

Written on: 15/07/2009

bought a breville jk71 22 months ago from currys as with new kitchen the old phillips one we had for more than 10 years was looking a bit tatty especially after use by our builders. this product looks great and worked well - until the heater element blew last night - this product should last longer for the £49.99 we paid its maybe worth £10!… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“The Breville JK71 is pretty but unreliable”

Written on: 05/07/2009

The Breville JK71 is pretty but unreliable… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Breville JK71

“Found the Breville JK71 kettle very easy to use, fill...”

Written on: 11/06/2009

Found the Breville JK71 kettle very easy to use, fill and clean… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“Breville JK71 would be OK if sufficiently durable and...”

Written on: 25/04/2009

Breville JK71 would be OK if sufficiently durable and of adequate quality, but it isn't On our fourth replacement.
3 faulty switches
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Breville JK71

“For the money paid for the Breville JK71 Kettle (and...”

Written on: 14/02/2009

For the money paid for the Breville JK71 Kettle (and the fact that it is part of Breville's Cafe Series flagship range!) i would have expected it to last longer. Very good kettle whilst it worked but stopped working after about 18 months. Can't get base off due to strange triangular headed screws but fairly sure the element has packed up.

If you are the sort of person who shops for kitchen appliances as disposables then buy this item.

If you expect things to last - Don't!

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Dougieg's Comment

Written on: 23/03/2013

Why Breville don't provide Philips/Pozidrive/Torx screws is beyond me. The triangular inserts are presumably for Health & Safety reasons, but we're not all idiots; anyone determined to get into the appliance will succeed, but it's just putting us to more time & trouble to fashion a suitably modified triangular file (or similar).

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★★☆☆☆
Breville JK71

“Just had my second Breville JK71 pack up on me as will...”

Written on: 19/01/2009

Just had my second Breville JK71 pack up on me as will not boil. Unable to unscrew base to have a look at element. That's now nearly £100 down the spout in 3 years. No more!… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“I have been told that there are no replacement parts...”

Written on: 06/01/2009

I have been told that there are no replacement parts available for my Breville JK71 and I must return the kettle, at my own expense, to be inspected.This kettle cost me £49.92 and for this amount I would expect it not to fail and to be able to repair it… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“Not good enough, would not buy another! We had two but...”

Written on: 06/01/2009 by R32 (2 reviews written)

Not good enough, would not buy another! We had two but didn't bother getting the second one replaced, as they both lasted about 9 to 10 months and to me that is not long enough. I do not recommend this kettle, it might have nice looks but that's not what you get a kettle for really!… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“First Breville JK71 blew its heater element after...”

Written on: 20/12/2008 by Thornem (2 reviews written)

First Breville JK71 blew its heater element after three months. Replacement supplied by Comet under warranty lastyed 18 months before doing the same thing.

Expensive kettle with a short life and no repair parts seem to be available. Do not buy!… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“Lack of durability , no replacement parts means that...”

Written on: 17/09/2008

Lack of durability , no replacement parts means that this item must be regarded as throw away disposal item which is not reflected in the price. I however, eventually obtained a free of charge replacement from Pulse who now own the brand… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“Unfortunately when I bought this Breville JK71 kettle...”

Written on: 14/09/2008 by caseydog (1 review written)

Unfortunately when I bought this Breville JK71 kettle I didn't start using it straight away, when it did break down the year guarantee was out. I would not recommend this kettle to anybody. Breville I thought was a good make and for the price £49.99 I thought it would last… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“I thought I was buying an expensive but well made item...”

Written on: 15/08/2008

I thought I was buying an expensive but well made item that would last. 18 months down the line the base has blown and I'm told that it can't be replaced. I won't be buying from Breville again… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“The Breville JK71 looks good but a waste of £50....”

Written on: 02/08/2008

The Breville JK71 looks good but a waste of £50. Don't buy this kettle, I advsie you to look elsewhere. Mine broke within a year and the warranty turned out to be very poor… Read Full Review

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Breville JK71

“I have had two of these Breville JK7 in 6 months and...”

Written on: 27/07/2008 by grahamroberts (1 review written)

I have had two of these Breville JK7 in 6 months and they have both blown, ie will not boil water. This is clearly not unusual. Also Breville can't get spares. Do not buy this kettle. It is very expensive, but clearly useless. I would recommend that you look at other reviews on here and I'm sure you will not buy this kettle if you do… Read Full Review

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