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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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 3.8 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elegant looking kettle This kettle is good in all respect except that it is rather noisy. In looks it is almost exactly the same as the Breville Cafe Series kettle which we had for several years. When this 'died' we were pleased to find this kettle which is far superior in looks to any of the other kettles that we have seen. it also has no gimmicky coloured lights which is another plus factor. 21 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by misrepresented on the website I bought this and a toaster both described as 'silver' in colour. I bought them as a bundle and I presumed they would match. Unfortunately not at all. The finish on both is very different. 30 March 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wouldn't buy it again We bought this kettle about 18 months ago and the idea of it is great but in practice we're not very happy at all. The lid now has a crack in it and has been super-glued as otherwise boiling water pours out when filling a cup and is dangerous. The writing on the kettle has come off (a good job we know which setting is which) and last night it stopped working completely. Unfortunately I can't now find the receipt and it was purchased with vouchers so nothing else to do but buy a new one. It definitely won't be a Sage kettle though! 29 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by quick to boil at first use was very quiet but is now similar to previous noise level, but this is not a problem 25 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sage Kettle I am very pleased with my Sage soft open kettle so far, we have had the kettle for a few weeks now and it boils water very quickly indeed due to it's 3kw element. The soft close is one of the reasons we bought it along with the brushed steel look which fits with most kitchens. I particularly liked the ergonomics and feel of the handle which many other kettles do not have and therefore IMO makes the price of the kettle from John Lewis very attractive. As soon as our toaster packs up we will be looking to add the Sage brand to compliment. As always, excellent service from John Lewis also, keep up the good work ! 18 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by It's a kettle I chose this one because i was very pleased with the toaster of the same make.I don't find the soft opening lid a great advantage,and it may be something that will fail in time. That said, I do like the fact that it is a large lid, so the kettle is very easy to fill. The water level is clearly visible and I like the shape. I did not buy the toaster and kettle as a set, but must agree with other reviewers that the finish is very different. If I had wanted a matching set I would have been disappointed.I like the light around the on/off button.Kettle switches off with quite a loud click, which almost drowns out the quiet ting. 29 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sounds like it's taking off I bought this along with the Sage 4 slice toaster. At first I thought the kettle seemed a little loud but after having it for less than a month it has started to sound like it is taking off. Other points to note are it is not that quick to boil, the walls are not insulated so it gets very hot, the ping which sounds at the end of boiling also sounds (by mistake) every time you move the kettle. The limescale filter doesn't appear to work even after less than month there is limescale building up. From an aesthetics point of view it isn't the same metal as the toaster so they don't match. However I must add that the toaster is amazing and really well worth the money, the kettle is not!! 29 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ticks all the boxes Really love this kettle. Looks great in the kitchen, and boils water quickly and quietly. Nice ting when finished. Can't fault it. 27 January 2015
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