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Breville VKJ897

£16.95
Breville VKJ897
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493 Reviews
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Fully-Featured
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Lots of Positive Reviews
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Value for Money
Excellent
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Age
19 Months Old
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Excellent
Our Verdict:
An affordable and top-rated 1.7L electric kettle, with a very good spec. This electric kettle is good-looking, well designed and really easy to use.
1.7L Black 3,000W Yes Jul 2017
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Breville VKJ897 number 18 across all electric kettles, number 18 in small kettles and number 35 in best selling kettles.

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Why Has it Scored 87?

It has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this kettle to others. Looking across the entire Russell Hobbs kettle range, the average reviews for all Russell Hobbs 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At over a year old this electric kettle is slightly out of date, and newer electric kettles with more up to date technology are available. View the latest kettles 2019.
This electric kettle has some great features:

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Average Review Score

4.3 stars (493 reviews)

59%

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291 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Breville VKJ897?

Price
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Design
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7
Noise Level
36
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Kettle Design
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9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had a Reasonable Price
  • For the price this kettle is excellent value for the price...
    Billyboy - Argos.co.uk 27 Sep 2017
  • Excellent value for money...
    Shorty - Argos.co.uk 8 Mar 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 value does what it says on the instructions...
    George - Amazon.co.uk 22 Jun 2015
  • One Person Thought it Was Sub-Standard Quality
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Was Solidly Made

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

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    Really Well Made
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Excellent boiling time and well built...
    MK17 - Argos.co.uk 13 Mar 2017
  • ... have had the old one for 5 years ..Well this one looks even better ,Very well made .and the on/off switch is on the top of the kettle much better than ...
    Katy - Argos.co.uk 3 Jul 2017
  • Simple style good construction , this has a nice pouring action and is fast to boil looks good and the flex is adjustable with a wind and clip base that ...
    Margesimpson - Amazon.co.uk 15 Jul 2015
  • 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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    Strong and Durable
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Reliable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Difficult to Damage or Scratch
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    8 Out of 10 People Thought This Electric Kettle Was a Great Size

    Over 10 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was lightweight and several people thought that it also wasn't heavy and bulky, was a good size and was compact.

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    Lightweight
    14 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Good basic light in weight kettle good price. Fast boiling...
    Bichon chick - Argos.co.uk 11 Jan 2017
  • 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
  • ... 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
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    Not Heavy and Bulky
    4 people agree
    4 people disagree
    A Good Size
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 40 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was good-looking and over 20 people thought that it was also well designed. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it was neat and was very ergonomic.

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    Good-Looking
    46 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... kettle with a fast boil element that won't break the bank and being black will look good anywhere! Great value for money, and absolutely no reason not ...
    Noah - Amazon.co.uk 9 Jul 2015
  • This kettle is great, is beautiful, does what is intended, breville is an excellent brand...
    Josy - Argos.co.uk 17 Feb 2015
  • ... stick! I recommend this super little kettle as an efficient, cute pretty quick boil kettle. Being able to clearly see the water level encourages me not ...
    Patsy Bassey - Amazon.co.uk 31 Aug 2015
  • Simple style good construction , this has a nice pouring action and is fast to boil looks good and the flex is adjustable with a wind and clip base that ...
    Margesimpson - Amazon.co.uk 15 Jul 2015
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    Well Designed
    25 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Neat
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Ergonomic
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 20 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 was really easy to use and two people thought that it was also comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Very Easy to Use
    21 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Very nice kettle, easy to use, lightweight, pours well and looks good...
    Patty - Argos.co.uk 17 May 2016
  • ... boils at a normal pace. I like the light to tell you that it's on and it's easy to use. Easy-open top that never seems to get too hot to touch. Essentially, ...
    Cat - Argos.co.uk 30 Mar 2015
  • The best kettle I have ever purchased,boils really quick , easy to use!
    Karen - Argos.co.uk 4 Feb 2015
  • ... argos before and it being long lasting I went to buy a new one. This one is lighter easy to use and fast to boil. Happy...
    Jen - Argos.co.uk 22 Mar 2017
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    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Seven People Thought it Had Great Technical Features

    Several people thought that the Breville VKJ897 had brilliant features and had a good display.

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    Has Brilliant Features
    5 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... had previously, probably quieter. The blue lighting and water level panel are excellent features...
    Big Al - Argos.co.uk 6 Jan 2016
  • ... 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
  • 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
  • ... 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 Onegin - Amazon.co.uk 10 Jul 2015
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    Has a Good Display
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Most People Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    More than 10 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 wasn't noisy and was very quiet.

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    Not Noisy
    20 people agree
    22 people disagree
  • ... filled, good length of cable, nice design, does not take long to boil, not too noisy, good value...
    Alex - Argos.co.uk 3 May 2016
  • Not expensive, not loud, very good kettle...
    Sylwia V - Argos.co.uk 15 Jan 2016
  • ... extremely lightweight and boils the water very quickly. The noise level is not too noisy at all. I like that you just lift the lid yourself as the automatic ...
    Patsy Bassey - Amazon.co.uk 31 Aug 2015
  • ... well. It is very light to use even when full of water. Boils fast and is not too noisy. The lid opens by just pulling it up so no silly button to break. ...
    Nej79 - Argos.co.uk 10 Mar 2015
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    Really Quiet
    16 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Many People Thought the Breville VKJ897 Had a Good Capacity

    Four 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
  • The jug kettle was a good one and has a great capacity for the family. Having said that, after 3 month of usage, the lid doesn't close anymore. This makes ...
    Mf - Argos.co.uk 17 Mar 2016
  • A good kettle - nice capacity, quick and quiet boil. The level indicator is useful and it is very lightweight. The kettle itself feels a little cheap and ...
    Amy1982 - Argos.co.uk 26 Nov 2015
  • Most Customers Thought the Breville VKJ897 Boiled Water Quickly

    More than 10 people thought that the Breville VKJ897 boiled water quickly.

  • Great kettle for a low price dose what it says boils quick and looks good matches all my other kitchen gadgets...
    Lock-N12 - Argos.co.uk 1 Feb 2017
  • ... product does all it is made out to do and in particular I like the quick boiling time for a small amount of water...
    Nick - Argos.co.uk 7 Aug 2015
  • Looks great blue boil light when in use boils quick and quietly very good buy...
    Trish7109 - Argos.co.uk 10 Feb 2015
  • Great plastic kettle which is what I wanted. Boils quick, light weight & looks good on side...
    Jules - Argos.co.uk 10 Oct 2017
  • One Person Thought it Didn't Effect the Water Taste
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    7 Out of 10 People Thought the Breville VKJ897 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
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... 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
  • ... kettle, its very neat, and much lighter than my old one. The filter removes easily for cleaning, which is ideal as limescale builds up very quickly in ...
    The minx - Argos.co.uk 19 Oct 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
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    Has a Well-Designed Spout
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree

    How Good Are Breville Kettles?

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    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of customers thought it was solidly made
    8 out of 10 people thought this electric kettle was a great size
    The vast majority of people thought it was thoughtfully designed
    The vast majority of customers thought it was easy to use
    Seven people thought it had great technical features
    Most people thought it was OK when it came to noise level
    Many people thought the Breville VKJ897 had a good capacity
    Most customers thought the Breville VKJ897 boiled water quickly
    7 out of 10 people thought the Breville VKJ897 was a well-designed kettle
    Average Water Tank Capacity
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    The Breville VKJ897's water tank capacity of 1.7L is pretty average compared to most other kettles. It is bigger than 57% of all electric kettles when ordered by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Breville VKJ897 is currently ranked number 18 out of 552 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:

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    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 customers thought it had a reasonable price
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    Breville VKJ897 Release Date

    July 2017

    When Are Most New Breville Kettles Released?

    We looked at the release dates for new Breville electric kettles over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any noticeable pattern.

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

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    How Fast Do Breville Electric Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

    Most kettles drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release, however Breville kettles tend to depreciate faster.

    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Breville kettles drop in price by 5%. On a typical new Breville electric kettle costing £43, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £2.

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    Breville VKJ897 Specification

    Key Features
    Water Tank Capacity
    Colour
    Power
    Features
    Water Level Indicator

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    breville 3kw, VKJ897

    Barcodes

     00787162556872,  05011773057110,  08798709749611

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