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Breville VKJ897

Breville VKJ897
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429 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An excellently reviewed but slightly out of date 1.7L electric kettle, very good for small families. Our review analysis indicates that it has outstanding features, it's very well designed but really noisy.
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Breville VKJ897 number 22 across all electric kettles.

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95
Reviews
84
Features
96
Popularity
81
Value for Money
86
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

our review analysis indicates that it has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this kettle to others. Looking across the entire Morphy Richards kettle range, the average reviews for all Morphy Richards electric kettles are also excellent.
At over a year old this electric kettle is slightly out of date, and newer electric kettles with more up to date technology are available.
This electric kettle has some great features:

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each electric kettle by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the electric kettle is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec electric kettles come to market, the older electric kettles will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (429 reviews)

62%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
267 Reviews
4 Stars
110 Reviews
3 Stars
21 Reviews
2 Stars
2 Reviews
1 Star
29 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Breville VKJ897?

Design
365
11
Noise Level
58
302
Features
305
23
Price
96
12
Speed of Boiling
10
0
Kettle Design
7
3
Ease of Use
21
0
Size and Weight
15
3
Robustness
8
3
Product Quality
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1
Water Taste
0
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Capacity
3
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Support
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9 Out of 10 Owners Thought This Electric Kettle Had a Good Price

Two people thought that the Breville VKJ897 wasn't expensive.

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Superb Value for Money
97 people agree
7 people disagree
  • Excellent value for money and no flicky switch to break at the bottom...
    Huss - Argos.co.uk 17 Aug 2015
  • Brought to replace a kettle which scalded you when you poured water out. Excellent value and good quality...
    Windhover - Amazon.co.uk 10 Feb 2016
  • Excellent value for money. Does the job with extra feature of illumination when boiling...
    Busybee - Argos.co.uk 30 Aug 2016
  • This Breville Jug Kettle was excellent value and just what you want in a kitchen appliance, stylish, easy to read fill levels, pours well without dripping, ...
    Atticus - Argos.co.uk 29 Dec 2015
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    Not {More} Expensive
    2 people agree
    6 people disagree
    One Customer Thought it Was Not Good Quality
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    Nine People Thought it Was Robust

    Several people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was reliable, well made and strong and durable.

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    Reliable
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • We've been hammering this kettle at work for over six months so I know its reliable. The other thing I noticed about it was how lightweight it was if you ...
    Nick - Argos.co.uk 5 Jan 2016
  • Simple design, reliable fast and worth the money. I don't spend ££ on kettles. They all do the same thing ... boil water. But this was worth the ...
    Steph - Argos.co.uk 27 Dec 2018
  • ... purchased. Lid opens wide for cleaning purposes. Good build quality and reliable functionality, will recommend...
    Gladness - Amazon.co.uk 9 Apr 2016
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    Well Made
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Over 10 People Thought This Electric Kettle Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was lightweight, was a good size and wasn't heavy and bulky.

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    Lightweight
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Good basic light in weight kettle good price. Fast boiling...
    Bichon - Argos.co.uk 11 Jan 2017
  • ... months so I know its reliable. The other thing I noticed about it was how lightweight it was if you didn't put much water in it. And this made a perfect ...
    Nick - Argos.co.uk 5 Jan 2016
  • Very efficient kettle which boils really quickly and is also lightweight to handle. Stylish design with blue light to indicate when it is switched on...
    Teabag - Argos.co.uk 11 Nov 2015
  • This kettle is a great addition to any Kitching. Is lightweight with the blue LED light inside. Has a fast boil over all the best kettle I have had in ...
    Kel - Argos.co.uk 19 Jul 2016
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    A Good Size
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Most Owners Thought the Breville VKJ897 Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 300 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was very well designed and more than 40 people thought that it was also good-looking. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it was very ergonomic and was neat.

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    Very Well Designed
    367 people agree
    7 people disagree
  • Lovely design matches my kitchen well quiet and boils quickly. Exellent price too...
    Cazza - Argos.co.uk 25 Apr 2017
  • Lovely design with blue illuminating light when boilingHad it just under a year and the switch would no longer click when boiling was complete so had to ...
    Bmill90 - Argos.co.uk 13 Sep 2016
  • Good price, love the design. Perfect for left hand and right hand users. Love the blue light when water is boiling...
    Edwina68 - Argos.co.uk 26 Dec 2018
  • Good design, well made, does what it should - boil water. Suggest you boil it up at least 3 times before using, we did 2 as recommended and the tea tasted ...
    Albert - Argos.co.uk 12 Nov 2015
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    Good-Looking
    40 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Very Ergonomic
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Neat
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 20 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 20 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was very easy to use.

  • Easy to use...
    Kath - Argos.co.uk 11 Jul 2017
  • Excellent value looks smart and does the job, easy to use and very light to handle even when filled with water...
    Tammy - Argos.co.uk 6 Oct 2015
  • Excellent product. This kettle is a nice looking and easy to use product with a great design. Well pleased...
    Will - Argos.co.uk 11 Jan 2017
  • Easy to use and is ideal for right and left handed people...
    Crazypeeps - Argos.co.uk 3 May 2016
  • More Than 300 People Thought the Breville VKJ897 Had Good Technical Features

    More than 300 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 had brilliant features and two people thought that it also had a good display.

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    Has Very Good Features
    301 people agree
    22 people disagree
  • ... had previously, probably quieter. The blue lighting and water level panel are excellent features...
    Big - Argos.co.uk 6 Jan 2016
  • Awesome kettle, so quiet! Boils super quick. Doesn't boil if water is low which is a great feature and knocks off when you pour all the water out (no annoying ...
    Hairysnail - Argos.co.uk 11 Mar 2015
  • ... in comparison to kettles I've had in the past. The illuminated water level window is an attractive feature.I'd recommend it to anyone...
    Lesz - Argos.co.uk 17 Mar 2015
  • ... quickly. The water scale is easy to read, illuminated by a blue light and features clear Min and Max Fill Levels. The only weak point is that the lid doesn't ...
    Eugene - Amazon.co.uk 10 Jul 2015
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    Has a Good Display
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    Over 300 People Thought This Electric Kettle Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Over 300 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was very noisy.

  • Very pleased with the kettle. Boils very quickly, although a bit noisy, but this is a minor annoyance. It is also very light to handle.It looks very good ...
    Littlemo - Argos.co.uk 7 Nov 2017
  • Quick boiling, stylish kettle. A little bit noisy when first bought but it seems to have quietened down now...
    Chloe - Argos.co.uk 24 Mar 2015
  • Nice kettle, reasonably priced. A little noisy, but I can live with that, and the 3k element does make a difference. If I had to be picky, I would say ...
    IBD - Argos.co.uk 20 Feb 2015
  • ... excellent value for money. Looks very stylish and boils quickly and wouldn't say it is noisy. People have said about the plastic taste, but I boiled and ...
    Grandma5 - Argos.co.uk 28 Aug 2018
  • Three People Thought it Had a Big Capacity

    Two people thought that the Breville VKJ897 had a big capacity.

  • ... is sturdy, looks good as it was chosen to match existing appliances. Has good capacity and boils quickly...
    Mart - Argos.co.uk 18 Oct 2016
  • ... can't get switched on by mistake. It is basic but quick at boiling, has a good capacity, has a blue light to show when it is on. Only con would be that ...
    Claire15 - Argos.co.uk 6 Nov 2015
  • Over 10 People Thought This Electric Kettle Boiled Water Quickly

    Over 10 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 boiled water quickly.

  • With side visual of cup usage, light to lift and handle, quick boiling speed, makes this kettle seriously good value for money!
    Simone - Argos.co.uk 23 Mar 2016
  • Quick boiling, stylish kettle. A little bit noisy when first bought but it seems to have quietened down now...
    Chloe - Argos.co.uk 24 Mar 2015
  • Nice and compact kettle quick boiling likeing the blue light. would reccomend this to anyone...
    Roseie - Argos.co.uk 17 Mar 2015
  • ... boiling due to the blue light that lights up the water. Easy to clean and boils quick, for the money get this. I would buy the same if it ever oacks up...
    Cooper - Argos.co.uk 17 Mar 2015
  • One Person Thought This Electric Kettle Gave Water a Bad Taste
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    The Majority of People Thought This Electric Kettle Was a Well-Designed Kettle

    Several people thought that the Breville VKJ897 had a good filter and had a well-designed spout.

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    Has a Good Filter
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... noise,easy to fill,nice blue light with cups marker at the side,pours very well with easy to clean filter...
    Steve - Argos.co.uk 5 Feb 2015
  • ... kettle is great value for money for a basic model. It boils quickly, has a decent filter and looks pretty stylish for a cheap kettle. Very pleased with ...
    Curly - Argos.co.uk 15 Jul 2015
  • ... supposed to do - and does it well. It boils fast, pours well, and has a good limescale filter. Noise: is not the best, but is still good...
    Fred - Argos.co.uk 9 May 2017
  • Boils quickly, 360' base is useful. Nice blue light when on and useful limescale filters...
    DynamoDollisHIll - Argos.co.uk 18 May 2015
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    Has a Well-Designed Spout
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree

    How Good Are Breville Electric Kettles?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    ok water tank capacity

    What the Reviews Say

    Nine people thought it was robust
    Over 10 people thought this electric kettle was a good size
    Most owners thought the Breville VKJ897 was thoughtfully designed
    More than 20 people thought it was easy to use
    More than 300 people thought the Breville VKJ897 had good technical features
    Three people thought it had a big capacity
    Over 10 people thought this electric kettle boiled water quickly
    The majority of people thought this electric kettle was a well-designed kettle
    Over 300 people thought this electric kettle was not OK when it came to noise level
    ok Water Tank Capacity
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    The water tank capacity of the Breville VKJ897 of 1.7L is ok compared to most other electric kettles. It is bigger than 44% of all electric kettles when sorted by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Breville VKJ897 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2019 and is currently ranked number 22 out of 518 electric kettles.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An electric kettle with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Breville VKJ897, and ranked it:

    High-End
    This electric kettle has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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    What the Reviews Say

    9 out of 10 owners thought this electric kettle had a good price
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    Breville VKJ897 Release Date

    July 2017

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    When Are Most New Breville Electric Kettles Released?

    We couldn't see any evident pattern in the release dates for new Breville electric kettles over the last 3 years.

    In 2018 most new Breville electric kettles were released in May, with one new Breville electric kettles released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new Breville electric kettle releases was November, with three new Breville kettles released that month. 10 new Breville electric kettles were released in October 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Breville kettle releases.

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    How Fast Do Breville Electric Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

    Breville electric kettles tend to depreciate faster than most electric kettles.

    Most electric kettles drop in price by 0% in the first 6 months after release. On average Breville electric kettles drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £2 on a typical £44 new Breville kettle if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    4.4 Stars

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    62% of Customers Would Recommend
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    Breville VKJ897 Specification

    Key Features
    Water Tank Capacity
    Colour
    Power
    Features
    Water Level Indicator

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    breville 863941, breville 72768, breville 3kw, VKJ897

    Barcodes

     00787162556872,  05011773057110,  08798709749611

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