This kettle delivers everything you want and expect, and looks stylish with it, though personally i think the plastic crystal set into the lid a bit naff. It operates from a power base, so there isn’t any fiddling with leads, and it gently illuminates the display while it’s heating the water. A measure gauge on the outside lets you see exactly how much water you need to save you overfilling it, thus helping to be energy efficient. If the kettle is filled with an insufficient quantity of water, a built-in fail-safe device will automatically switch it off. Comes with basic care and safety instructions. I wouldn’t buy it for that price, though.
This is a very nice matt white kettle in a lovely timeless design -. This is a very nice matt white kettle in a lovely timeless design – there are two wee crystal embellishments on the lid and on the kettle switch, which make it look even fancier. The lid comes off completely for filling, which is much better than my previous kettle which had a flip up lid which always seemed to get in the way of the tap. 7 litres of water, and features a transparent filling guide which tells you how many cups worth of water you’re filling it to, with the maximum being 8 cups. The water boils fairly quietly, and as sad as it might seem, it was actually quite nice to watch it gently bubbling away through the filling guide window. It doesn’t take too long to boil, and the wide handle and spout make it easy to use when pouring. I did find it to be heavier than my previous kettle when it was full of water, so i’m not sure it would be suitable for someone elderly or with a poor grip. Other than that, it’s a lovely kettle which does its job well.
This is a very stylish kettle. I love that it is has a white light when it is on. It feels sturdy and well made. It boils reasonably quickly and has a good pour. It is possible to buy a kettle for a lot less so ultimately you are paying for the look of the kettle.
Key specs for Breville Strata Kettle, 1.7 L – Grey:
- A stunning 1.7l kettle with Matt Grey finish and unique crystal design on lid and levers
- Pull off lid and side water windows makes accurate filling easy
- Elegant white illumination on boil
- 360 degree base for left and right hand use
- Removable and washable limescale filter, cord storage and non slip feet
Comments from buyers
“Excellent kettle – fast quiet boil – holds almost 3 pints and looks great, STYLISH WORKS WELL AND LOOKS EXPENSIVE BUT TAKE CARE WITH THE MATT WHITE COATING, Lovely jug kettle, performs brilliantly but it’s the crystal embellishments that have truly won my heart!, all round good design with a full metal body ,love this one, Quality kettle with style, Matt finish, no fingerprints”
Lovely jug kettle, performs brilliantly but it’s the crystal embellishments that have truly won my heart. This is a jug kettle with great capacity – 1. 7l (about 8 cups) – a fast boil time and a beautiful, modern design. It’s a lovely dark grey colour, matt finish with chrome surround. The lid is topped with a gorgeous ‘diamond’ type crystal – and the on/off button has a similar crystal inset. The kettle can rotate 360 degrees on the base which makes this easy to use left or right handed and also means it can fit in nicely to any part of your kitchen without you having to make special accommodations for it. The water indicator illuminates when boiilng – looks nice at nightthis is really a 4. 5 star kettle and i’m taking half a mark off for the chrome finish which, to me, is a little too easy to mark with finger prints. It’s very easy to wipe clean again, but i have items with chrome finishes that aren’t quite so quick to mark. It’s very minor point as overall, i love this appliance and will be getting the matching toaster.
A very attractive and well-made kettle. . We been using this for a few days now and in our new-ish kitchen with grey surfaces, it looks a real treat. It’s a very classy design, beautifully manufactured in stainless steel. First class – fast boil, easy to hold and pour from, easy to switch on and off. Usefully, too, the on switch will work even when the kettle has only just boiled to make sure you have truly boiling water for when making tea, for example. This is a beautiful addition to our kitchen.
This is a sleek good looking ice white kettle, with an impressive chrome finish. I particularly like the switch which lights up when activated. It would have been a nice touch if the jewel on the lid would have lit up to match. Can’t think why a there are jewels on a kettle, but it’s an original idea. Being left handed i found this kettle easy to pour, lift and replace. There was no dripping due to the cleverly designed spout. The circular base also meant that the kettle can be easily turned around for left or right handed people, which was very helpful. Filling the kettle takes a little longer and you have to physically take the lid off and replace it. 7 litres is a more than adequate amount of water to heat. Also it does boil fast, this is a key benefit. It is a bit on the noisy side, and it is expensive for its basic functions ,however it looks great and performs overall very well.