Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Soft Open Kettle, Silver

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The Soft Open Kettle from Sage by Heston Blumenthal is incredibly stylish, easy to use and will look the part in any modern kitchen.

High quality design and impressive functionality allow you to enjoy the ritual of making your cups of tea with this kettle.

A soft grip handle, quiet boil element, and a soft opening lid make brewing a cup of tea almost as tranquil as drinking one. The quiet boil element reduces the size of the steam bubbles to reduce noise while heating. The push button and soft opening lid prevents hot water from spluttering out and staggers steam release.

A concealed 3kW element ensures rapid boiling, allowing you to get your desired temperature quickly and efficiently. A large 1.7L capacity allows you to cater for a number of guests with ease. A large spout provides safe easy pouring and dual water windows allow for easy viewing of the fill level. A limescale filter improves the quality and taste of your drinks and cord storage under the base tops off this model.

Sage by Heston Blumenthal
H23 x W15 x D15cm
Eligible for International Delivery
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Editor's Notes


Sage by Heston Blumenthal is an inspiring new range designed with the home cook in mind. In addition to being a spice, ‘sage’ is an old-fashioned word meaning wise. This range of products has been cleverly crafted to get the best results out of the food and drink you love to prepare.


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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 49 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works straight out of the box! Looks good. Easy to fill, fast to boil & easy to pour. What more do you need to know! 24 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Worth consideration. Had the kettle for ten days now and so have used it enough to have a reasonable opinion. Previous excellent reviews meant that there have been no unpleasant surprises. Our number one priority was the ease of filling and we were very much attracted by the easy opening and closing of the lid. No disappointments there, so overall we are satisfied with our purchase. Other pros are that the water level indicator is useful and clear. Also, it boils quickly. Having said that, the kettle is far from perfect. It is noisy although I do not consider that a disadvantage as it is easy to tell when the water starts to boil which enables me to switch off immediately. I prefer not to waste (electrical) energy waiting for the automatic switch-off. The casing gets very hot so care needs to be taken with that. Almost impossible to completely empty so already there is a hint of limescale on the bottom of the kettle. So, in conclusion. We are happy with our purchase but it is far from perfect. 22 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful kettle This kettle is not only good looking but the best kettle I have ever had 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good kettle Bought this kettle as ours had broken, too many gadgets on it. This kettle does what it is meant to, boils quickly, is not too heavy and looks good on our worktop, it also makes a nice ping sound to tell you it has boiled. I would recommend this product 10 November 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed 6 months after purchase I like getting new things and I'm usually easily pleased. At first I was happy with this kettle, mainly because it is a very sleek and attractive design. I was originally disappointed that it didn't match the Sage toaster I bought it with, but not enough to return either of them. However, 6 months on, I'm sorry I paid what I did for this kettle. I don't think it was worth the money. As other reviewers have said, it is VERY noisy. A real conversation stopper, literally. It also gets extremely hot. Now when I read other reviews stating this, I thought, well obviously, it's a kettle! But I have NEVER burnt myself on any previous kettle I've owned, and on many occasions with this one I've caught myself on it and had to snatch my hand away. You need to be careful! Must be an issue as I've never noticed it with another kettle in many years. But the final straw, and the reason for this poor review is that yesterday I wiped it over with a damp cloth and the measuring gauge wiped clean off! Just as if it were painted on with Tipex! Couldn't believe it! Poor quality and definitely over priced. I think I might return it. 29 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best kettle we have had (and we've gone through a few) Have this kettle in a holiday rental property and it has been thoroughly well used over last four months. Looks sleek and love the soft close lid. No having to jam the lid down hard as it gets old and scaled! It boils relatively quietly and has a soft ping sound when finished. Good capacity and pouring. Highly recommended. 27 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value kettle I really like the soft open/close lid and the little bell that tells you it has boiled. Unlike others we don't seem to have excessive bell ringing! The limescale filter is adequate for our very hard water but could be finer. The dual water level windows are a nice touch and the overall balance is good at all capacities. 25 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far so good We've had this kettle for around a mouth now and so far I'm really pleased with it. It's much lighter than our previous magimix kettle but not so light it feels cheap. It also makes a little bing sound when the kettle has boiled which it really handy if you're in another room but don't worry it's not likely to wake anyone up when you're making you're early morning cuppa. Fingers crossed it last a long time as we have disagreements in our household as to how much you should really spend on a product that just boils water so if this one lets me down like the previous magimix one, we'll be switching back to a cheap and cheerful kettle. But so far I'm really pleased, it looks fab in the kitchen as well. : ) 25 August 2015
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