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Breville Crystal Clear VKJ628

  • 43,45 £ / Cheapest Price on Internet

Brand: Breville
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(Breville Crystal Clear VKJ628)
  • 03 Jan 2019, Thu
Lid stops opening after a few months
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I wish I had read other customer reviews properly regarding this product. I see that other people have had the same issue. Whilst the kettle is smart, after about five months the lid stops opening. The spout on the kettle is far too small to fill through the spout and I have to get a knife now to open the lid. I contacted the seller for a refund/return They said initially they would sort this out for me and then came back to me to say they wouldn’t! I now need to contact the manufacturer directly to get this sorted. Read all the one star reviews and avoid this product

  • 08 Sep 2018, Sat
NOT worth £70
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Very very poor quality not worth £70 . The filter falls out every time you fill water it didn’t work at first kept cutting out. The glass has marked first use and it’s really loud. Picture is after one use. I had to give it one start to continue but it’s nit worth that

Bexley Buyer

  • 08 Jul 2018, Sun
At 15 months, a disappointingly short life
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Bought this in April 2017 and it has been fine up until July 2018 when it would not start first thing one morning. Unfortunately the warranty is only for a year so I will have to just smile and move on.In terms of the (disappointingly short) ownership experience, it has been faultless. No problems with the lid that other reviewers have experienced - although I tended to hold the lid down while releasing the catch to avoid wear on the mechanism - and the kettle has always boiled quickly without being particularly noisy. The glass body has remained reasonably stain free as we have a water softener. That said, it scaled up when our softener was out of commission for three weeks and there are some external scale marks from water running down from the spot to where the glass meets the metal of the base. This is an area which is difficult - if not impossible - to access for cleaning/descaling.Overall it is a good product which would have scored higher if it had lasted longer, say for two years or more.

Jeremy Ritchie
  • 19 Jan 2018, Fri
Do not buy this Breville kettle from this seller! (Amazon)
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I expected a brand new Breville Glass Kettle but I instead received a second hand one which had been used to the point where limescale had built up and the base and Kettle itself was terribly scratched too. Very disappointing as this item was not as described and therefore very misleading. You will only end up wasting money on postage to return this kettle if you order one.

  • 29 May 2017, Mon
Sub standard performance
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

We think the kettle looks pretty good but we have had problems with the plastic rim that secures the lid and filter. Contacted Breville but their customer service is useless and they haven't responded despite being chased. The kettle was bought on a Prime deal but Amazon has offered to only refund not replace the faulty kettle, meaning that we'll have to stump up £25 to replace this for the same model!!!!

  • 28 May 2017, Sun
Bad design
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

It boils alright but it takes a while to switch off. The spout is too small and the kettle is heavy and clunky. Thinking of sending it back. Also it would be better if it was smaller. I do like the blue lights though.

Ms Brenda Jet
  • 23 May 2017, Tue
Beautiful kettle I was very happy with it until it ...
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Beautiful kettle I was very happy with it until it simply stopped working after a year and 1 month of light usage.

Anna K.
  • 08 May 2017, Mon
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Looks fabulous but it's leaking! Arrived on time, nice design, but after 2weeks using started leaking... it is very disappointed.

Amazon Customer
  • 08 Dec 2016, Thu
Didn't work properly
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Not good at all... boil function wouldn't switch off despite the water bubbling away..had to switch it off manually otherwise it would have kept going.Internals became discoloured and stained within a couple of daysWater tasted 'plastic-y' too

  • 10 Oct 2016, Mon
Can't win them all
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

It was noisier than expected, but the main problem was, it was faulty - blue light went off when hot and took at least 20-30 mins to work again every time. Liked it but was disappointed and sent it back.

  • 13 Jul 2016, Wed
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Beautiful looking but totally useless. Just returned the second - both had lid problems, and I didn't even get to use them. Breville should be ashamed of selling such poorly constructed products. I would probably be willing to pay a little more for better quality, although this is actually already quite expensive. To use the old quote, Breville have "spoiled the ship for a hap'worth of tar". It's time they revised their quality control.

Gillian H.
  • 27 Jan 2016, Wed
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

This kettle is not fit for purpose. The first one we ordered was sent back because, after only a few days, the lid would not open. This kettle took 2 weeks to become useless. To open the lid you had to press the button and insert your fingernail under the back of the lid to open it!!Also the clear outside gets extremely hot and I burned myself many times!If someone would like to contact me I will send it back (it is sitting here in a box) as I had already deleted my emails with order numbers on etc.

Mrs G
  • 20 Dec 2015, Sun
Two Stars
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

This is the second kettle we,'ve had not the best


  • 07 Dec 2015, Mon
Otherwise we liked the glass jug
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Since the lid opens while boiling, it never stops boling if you are not around. We changed 3 times and same problem happened..very dangerous, can cause a fire if unattended. Otherwise we liked the glass jug. Definitely avoid. Design problem.

Mr A.
  • 05 Nov 2015, Thu
Really really really, do not buy this kettle. ...
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Really really really, do not buy this kettle. The other reviewers are absolutely right about the lid and its release mechanism, I know because I returned the first and the second did exactly the same. Because I have had it for 15 months Breville are refusing to even give me a new button so that I can repair it myself, they just fobbed me off with a standard refusal and did the same again when I complained about their total indifference to their customers. Buy it in haste repent at leisure.

michael david gormley
  • 25 Oct 2015, Sun
You would think for this much money they could get it a little better.
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Broke after about a year. And the filter doesn't touch the glass so it's entirely pointless. You would think for this much money they could get it a little better.

  • 29 Sep 2015, Tue
Three Stars
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Collects the hard water and is not easy to clean.

  • 19 Aug 2015, Wed
Broken switch
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Oh no, just received this and the switch doesn't stay down. Am very disappointed. :(Am going to return it immediately - NOT asking for a replacement.Waste of time.

  • 28 Jul 2015, Tue
Bad product
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Less than 3 months in. Lid stuck. REALLY annoying. Needs cleaning almost once a week to look clean. Boils for far too long pouring steam everywhere. This shouldn't really be sold. Such a shame as it's a nice looking thing.

  • 26 Jul 2015, Sun
One Star
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Lid keeps flirting up and won't stop boiling.

jenny durose

Product Description

Make a sophisticated design statement with Breville's crystal clear glass jug kettle - a stunning kettle designed to create an oasis of cool in your kitchen! And with a stunning blue illumination feature this innovative example of great kettle design makes the VKJ628 a great complement for today's contemporary kitchen designs.

The crystal clear kettle not only looks good with its crystal clear glass body, it features eye-catching blue illumination as it boils, as well as an illuminated handle and power switch. It also helps you to save energy at home, as the glass body allows you to see exactly how much water you are boiling, meaning you never need to overfill and waste energy boiling more water than you need.

Other features include a 1.7 litre capacity; a 3kW fastboil element and removable limescale filter whilst a 360 degree base makes it handy for both right and left-handed users.

A truly stylish kettle, the crystal clear glass jug kettle will bring a great new look to your kitchen - combining style with the latest technology and Breville's unique Illumination feature.

Box Contains

1 x Breville Kettle
1 x Kettle Base
1 x Instruction Booklet

Brand Breville
Model NumberVKJ628-01
Item Weight1.05 Kg
Product Dimensions15.6 x 24.2 x 24.2 cm
Capacity1.7 litres
Volume Capacity1.7 litres
Power / Wattage3000 watts
MaterialStainless Steel^Glass
Auto ShutoffNo
Special FeaturesConcealed Heating^Cordless