Breville S/Steel 1.7ltr rapid boil kettle. 1/2 price, now £19.99 @ Argos
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Breville S/Steel 1.7ltr rapid boil kettle. 1/2 price, now £19.99 @ Argos

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Found 28th Mar
Cord storage facility helps keep your worktop tidy.
3 kW.
1.7 litre capacity.
Rapid boil.
Boil dry protection - automatically switches off when the kettle is empty.
Removable and washable limescale filter.
Illuminated water window.
Blue illumination on boiling.
Push button operated lid.
360 degree base.
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Need a kettle for a pressie but after reading a few reviews I’m not sure about this one. Added Heat for the price
Yes had the awful metallic taste that would not go away.

Thanks to argos they refunded.
Taking mine back tomorrow I've had it for a month in the hopes the plasticcy taste will go but no luck, it's undrinkable still
Edited by: "Kurfew" 29th Mar
My Mum said the same and got a refund!
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Not doubting anybody but metallic and plasticcy taste? Wow
I had this kettle and boiled some white vinegar and bicarb in it, which got rid of the plastic / metallic taste, however, the bottom part of the handle came away from the body of the kettle while it was full of boiling water, causing it to spill. I'm so glad my little girl wasn't around my feet where she usually is.

Took it back, got a refund.
Edited by: "GibsonSt19" 29th Mar
Reading these comments I don't think I'll bother going to collect my reservation!!
We have one of these - don't recall any taste problems but the first one was returned after a few weeks after the illumination stopped working.
solarfusion1 h, 24 m ago

How to remove taste from the kettle: …How to remove taste from the kettle: http://www.breville.co.uk/service-and-support/product-support/product-faqs/kettles/general/kettles-general-faqs-6.html


Even better advice is to buy a stainless steel one, there are plenty out there even at this price.
eslick11 m ago

Even better advice is to buy a stainless steel one, there are plenty out …Even better advice is to buy a stainless steel one, there are plenty out there even at this price.


This one is stainless steel, isn't it?
Cord storage facility? Am I alone in leaving mine plugged in all the time? Does anyone unplug their kettle AND wind the lead up after every use?
geriatrix10 m ago

Cord storage facility? Am I alone in leaving mine plugged in all the time? …Cord storage facility? Am I alone in leaving mine plugged in all the time? Does anyone unplug their kettle AND wind the lead up after every use?


I think that's more of a facility to shorten and keep the cord at a more convenient length if you have it close to the electrical socket so you don't have a long wire trailing across the work surface. That's my take on it anyway.
jans3 h, 1 m ago

This one is stainless steel, isn't it?


Not in side or it shouldn’t taste of plastic
Yeah, gotta agree with the majority here. I bought this kettle a month ago and although we've always had that odd taste we expected it to go after a few boils. But it persists. Not sure what to do as we've thrown the box away. Ah well, it's unpleasant enough that we'll be buying a different one soon.
eslick23 m ago

Not in side or it shouldn’t taste of plastic

I imagine the main body is stainless steel (even the interior) but if people are indeed getting a plastic taste on top of any metallic taste, it's probably due to the clear measurement window and any sealant that they've used to adhere the window to the body that's causing the iffy taste. Stuff like this is why we've had a glass kettle for the last 7+ years or so.
soton2610 m ago

Yeah, gotta agree with the majority here. I bought this kettle a month ago …Yeah, gotta agree with the majority here. I bought this kettle a month ago and although we've always had that odd taste we expected it to go after a few boils. But it persists. Not sure what to do as we've thrown the box away. Ah well, it's unpleasant enough that we'll be buying a different one soon.


If you've got your receipt or proof of purchase (bank/credit card statement) you will still be able to return it without the box. You only need the original packaging if you've changed your mind and don't want the item so the retailer can resell the item. It's not required if the item is faulty.
jans7 h, 7 m ago

I imagine the main body is stainless steel (even the interior) but if …I imagine the main body is stainless steel (even the interior) but if people are indeed getting a plastic taste on top of any metallic taste, it's probably due to the clear measurement window and any sealant that they've used to adhere the window to the body that's causing the iffy taste. Stuff like this is why we've had a glass kettle for the last 7+ years or so.


Not necessarily, we have a cordless Philips Kettle that has a stainless steel outer but it is plastic inside apart from the concealed element which is stainless steel, the brushed steel outer is just for aesthetics. Images for this do not show the innards to be able to tell. Although we never have had a problem with the Philips kettle tasting of plastic.

There is a Russell Hobbs option at Argos for the same price which shows a stainless steel inner.
Took ours back about 6 months ago. Looked great but the outside got too hot compared to our old plastic one, no good with kids around.
soton2617 h, 55 m ago

Yeah, gotta agree with the majority here. I bought this kettle a month ago …Yeah, gotta agree with the majority here. I bought this kettle a month ago and although we've always had that odd taste we expected it to go after a few boils. But it persists. Not sure what to do as we've thrown the box away. Ah well, it's unpleasant enough that we'll be buying a different one soon.


If you follow the cleaning advice above, the the tastes will disappear.
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