The Breville IQ Kettle has been on my personal wishlist for the last few years. I drink a lot of tea – usually at least one cup a day – and I have always heard that using water heated to the right temperature is the key to a perfect cup. You should have seen the happy dance that I did when I heard that Breville was sending me their IQ Kettle to review…and seen the look on my husband’s face when I told him and he showed me my Christmas present in the basement, a Breville IQ Kettle. Guess all those hints finally worked! Luckily, he was able to return his purchase and I have been enjoying my tea in a whole new way.
First off, this is one pretty kettle. I have no desire to take it off the counter! The base stays plugged in and you can put the kettle on it any which way; it has a 360° stainless steel directional base for added convenience. You can also see the water level from both sides of the kettle.
The Breville IQ Kettle has five temperature settings for green, white, oolong and black teas. I also like to use the lowest setting for oatmeal or hot chocolate for my daughters, because it reaches a kid-friendly temperature much quicker since it’s not a full rolling boil.
A great bonus feature is that there is a “Keep Warm” button keeps the kettle at temperature for 20 minutes. Allegedly, this is so that you can brew yourself a second cup, but it’s also really handy if you’re like me and you know that you’re going to put the kettle on, think you have time to do ‘one quick thing’ and then all of a sudden it’s 20 minutes later and your water is cold. As long as you think to set it before you boil your water, the “Keep Warm” feature is fantastic!
Find a Breville retailer near you and treat yourself or the tea drinker in your life to the perfect cup of tea every time!
Disclosure: I was sent a Breville IQ Kettle to facilitate this review post. All opinions expressed are always my own!