Not only does the Breville JK147 look beautiful, it also looks very unusual. Instead of being made of metal or shiny plastic with a small viewing window to see how much water is in the kettle, the Breville JK147 is made entirely clear. This allows you to see how much water is in the kettle immediately, but it also lets you see the water as it boils. It’s a very striking and very appealing design — only a small thing, but it’s very pleasing.
The Breville JK147 is a jug kettle with a 1.7 litre capacity, which is about average for kettles nowadays and should be more than enough to make a large round of hot drinks, pour into a saucepan or even make stock with. A cordless kettle, the Breville device is easy to move round the house depending on where you need it, and the 360 degree base means you can just drop it neatly onto the base and turn it on rather than having to worry about getting it exactly where it needs to be.
With 3000 watts of power the Breville JK147 boils quickly, bathing itself in a blue light when turned on, yet another small feature that is well received. Despite its eye-catching nature, the see-through design does have a few faults, namely that you can see the salt deposits inside the kettle but because the opening is so small you can’t get inside to clean it.
If you leave water in the Breville JK147 for too long it is reported to adopt a plastic taste, so you need to make sure that you change it often. It also takes quite a while to boil. These are but minor niggles, though — overall the Breville JK147 is a great kettle with a very striking design that makes up for any small flaws.