I love a gadget, me. So when Breville asked if I’d like to try out their new Elements range, I was very happy to say yes.
I tested their new kettle, and am happy to report that it not only satisfied my inner kitchen snob in the looks department, but it gained top marks for functionality too.
I do seem to have a habit of buying incredibly noisy gadgets (remember the iron from hell?) but this one was is really nice and quiet and boils very quickly. It also takes a whopping 1.7 litres of water – handy for me as I tend to boil the kettle to fill pans when I’m cooking vegetables or pasta, rather than wait for the water to heat on the hob.
The lid comes right off, something that drives me bonkers with my current kettle as the hinged lid gets in the way when you’re trying to fill it from the tap, and it’s got one of those 360° rotating bases, a must when you live with a left-hooker who is constantly turning everything round to suit them!
Handily, for those of us who live in horrendously chalky areas, there is a filter (that’s easy to take out and wash) and the bottom is completely flat thanks to a concealed element, which means it’s easy to get a (non-stick) scourer in there if there is any sediment build-up inside.
The Elements Premium Stainless Steel Jug Kettle has an RRP of £79.99 and is available to buy exclusively at John Lewis stores and online at www.johnlewis.com.
Many thanks to Breville for sending me the kettle.