Written on: 09/03/2011
This is a fats boiling kettle. It looks good and the blue and red lights are a stylish gimick - while they work. Trouble is, the red, boiling, light failed after a few months (can't remember how many but less than a year I think). Now the filter mesh has perished. I think that it also taking longer to switch off once boiled, than it used to. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2011
HAD THE KETTLE JUST OVER 1 YEAR. THE RED BOILING LIGHT STOPPED WORKING. THE FRONT HAS GONE YELLOW AND FLAKED OFF. WAS A VERY GOOD LOOKING KETTLE IN THE BEGINNING NOW AN EYE SAW, MAY AS WELL BUY THE CHEAPER PLAINER MODELS WITH NO FUSS!! (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2011
I have had a jk46 model for just under two years. The lower part of the plastic body has gone badly yellow, and started to turn to powder. It then began to thin and crack, and the other day, my finger went right through, leaving a hole, and of course, a useless kettle. Is this not a health and safety issue? They should all be recalled. I have e-mailed them with photos but they will not reply. (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2008
After not many months the body of our Breville JK15 cracked all over the place and the kettle discouloured heavily. Whilst it still worked it was an absolute eyesore.
If you are proud of the way your kitchen looks, this isnt one for you, but for boiling water up in a shed or garage, yeh its ok. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2008 by SteveFromTot (2 reviews written)
I also have had a Breville JK15 Lightening Kettle for over a year now; it looks really cool, I like the way it lights up and the speed it boils water, but the spout and part of the lid has now deteriorated so much that it does not look safe to use.
The plastic glossy surface looks like it has been eaten away and left it powdery looking.
Even though the kettle looks good; I would have thought a company like Breville would have used better materials in the manufacturing of this kettle perhaps?
I... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2008 by julesblue
Would recommend this Breville JK15 Lightening to anyone - we've had ours for years & the limescale filter has only just broken down - the kettle still works perfectly - just got the white lumpy bits of limscale back & can't seem to find a replacement filter (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2008 by gbh (1 review written)
I've had this kettle for 2 years now and I have enjoyed its colourful illumination. It boils quickly and has a stand-by function to remain at boiling, indicated by an additional ring of red lights in the base. Unfortunately it's now unsafe to use. The lid opening mechanism soon deteriorated becoming difficult to open. However, this was soon solved by filling through its spout. The filter soon became hardened with lime scale and disintegrated. The worst thing is the way the plastic... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2008 by Stacyrect
I have had this kettle for 18 months and it has been used everyday with no problem. My only gripe is the trouble I have replacing the filter. It is very hard to find a stockist and Pulse, because they couldn't take plastic, expect me to line up at the post office for hours to buy postal orders. I have been waiting for 2 weeks for their IT to be fixed so they can take CC payments. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008 by Barzey (9 reviews written)
I have had the kettle 2 years now and had a problem with the lid not opening. On examination I found that one of the plastic retaining lugs had worn through as there was now white grease applied to it. Although it was on the other lug opposite.
Worse still I contacted the only company we have to contact called 'Pulse Home Products' and they were unable to supply the simple plastic part. They could or would only supply the small lime filter - nothing else. (About as useful as a chocolate tea... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2007 by leancranker (3 reviews written)
I have had this kettle for well over six months now, and it is the best kettle we have ever owned.
It boils quickly, has a good capacity, can be filled through the spout, and lights up.
This last function is great for first thing on those dark winter mornings when you don't want to turn the harsh kitchen lights on. You can turn it on and see if there is enough water in for your morning cuppa, and I have even buttered toast by its gentle light.
If you were feeling really wasteful, there is...(read more)
Written on: 06/12/2006 by kinsey (1 review written)
I had a Philips kettle before this Breville JK15 Lightening and it lasted 6 years - this one I have had just over 12 months and now would not buy another from this company because of the above. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2006 by bazthecat (20 reviews written)
You don't only buy the Breville JK15 Ligthening kettle to boil water; you buy it for its appearance and its internal illumination. However, we purchased the kettle for our kitchen just over 12 months ago, and its appearance has deteriorated so much, it looks more like it's 10 years old.
The body of the kettle has yellowed all around the area that gets hot, and the plastic has cracked. The kettle looks so rough that we are now having to replace it, purely on cosmetic grounds. After... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2006 by zellka (19 reviews written)
I really like the Breville JK15 Lightening kettle. It is fast to reach boiling, and it has the ability to keep warm so you do not need to reboil it, which is very handy at breakfast time.
It lights up blue when it is boiling, which looks very pretty at night.
I have had this for over a year with no problems. I would replace it with the same model when this one wears out. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2005 by Autumn (1 review written)
This Breville JK15 Lightening has been a very good kettle and has been used pretty constantly, Monday to Friday, in our office of 20 staff. It's good because we no longer had the interruption of a kettle boiling every five minutes, and also, getting another cup of tea took only moments rather than minutes. I'm not sure how good it is for the elecricity bill to have the water on a constant heat, as opposed to re-boiling it every time you want a cup, but in terms of our office use, I should... (read more)
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