Breville Opula Collection Kettle
Chose this kettle as we liked the design. Can't tell you how disappointed we are as this would be a perfect kettle if only the lid hadn't broken. The handle appears to be fixed with 2 small screws which are screwed into plastic. After 7 months use the plastic handle pulled away from the screws, leaving the lid firmly fitted to the kettle with no way of removing it! In true John Lewis style, we obtained a refund and are about to choose a replacement. Breville really need to be informed of this problem.
09 December 2013
Breville Opula Kettle
I purchased this product 8 months ago and almost immediately regretted it. It is easily the noisiest kettle I have ever had and the lid is fitted so tightly that the handle has now snapped off completely. It's a shame because it looks good but is certainly not well made enough to constitute value for money. I shall be returning it.
30 October 2013
Corrosion and other fault
I have had this kettle for 7 or 8 months and very early on started getting corrosion around the lid and top of kettle. Even though I clean this often to stop the build up of calc his has resulted in the paint coming off around the top and this looks really bad. I shall be returning this kettle. It is also very loud and you cant have a conversation when the kettle is on. So disappointed as it looks really nice and chose it for its colour - Ink Blue. I even bought the toaster to match! I hope I get more wear from that :-(
28 October 2013
Not Well Made
Only had this a few months when first the plastic bit on the end of the on off switch came off which I glued back on. Then the lid broke, it's such a tight fit, the lid handle pulled off leaving the lid wedged in. Even super glue couldn't fix it.
27 October 2013
We purchased this kettle 6 months ago I choose it because it looked stylish and modern and liked the colour!!
However it developed a major fault with the lid when the kettle boiled the handle on the lid became unglued and came away in your hand making it impossible to refill you have to stick it back on and wait for glue to set and go hard before lid could be removed to refill
Have returned to john Lewis and have decided to have a different make
26 October 2013
Style over content
We have had this kettle for seven months. I was really pleased with it to begin with as it looks good and boils water as it should.
However, it is already beginning to corrode around the lid which looks grubby and makes it hard to get the lid on and off.
Today the top of the switch fell off which means it is going back. It is not a cheap kettle so I would expect better quality.
John Lewis returns have been great and I shall be getting another kettle through them soon.
22 October 2013
A year in my Breville Opula kettle in blue metallic is corroding heavily around the lid seal - looks dreadful and is obviously a very basic dissimilar metal issue. Tried to purchase a new one today at Cribbs Causeway but only available in red or white.
19 September 2013
This kettle is great after trying a number of kettles that dont pour very well etc this one is brilliant.
Choose the blue one and looks great in our kitchen.
The only down fall we have found is if the lid is obviously tight and when its still hot the handle bit you hold to take the lid off is not very deep to grip as the hole lid comes off. . But compared to others where the lid doesn't open that far we will put up with this.
04 September 2013