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 3.9 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 It's a Kettle This kettle does what it's supposed to do Boil water, I have seen comments saying silly things like the kettle gets hot and it's noisy when boiling what is it supposed to do? Our old kettle which we bought from a well knowing electrical chain and was under a year old packed in over the New Year, so we looked at different ones and ended up at J L. We looked at the kettles on display and decided to purchase this one which comes with a 2 year Guarantee. Up till now we are delighted with this product and long may it continue. Thanks once again to the staff in J L for all your help in helping us choose this item 08 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Soft lid fail! Good looking kettle, really pleased to start with. Then after less than a week the lid lost its damped opening and flips up too quickly. The bell in the switch pings whenever the kettle is moved to fill up. For the price I am disappointed and am returning it today. 20 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very noisy after a year We had a new kitchen fitted so bought the Sage kettle and toaster. Thought they were a bit expensive but they did looked good and have been very pleased with them. However, a few months ago the kettle became very noisy after being switched on. I was really disappointed after spending such a lot. Now, visitors have started to comment on our noisy kettle! Yes, it is the same one we were showing off about last year. Today I went on the website to read the comments and see what others had to say about. Most people very pleased, a few that had issues were asked to give Customer Services a call. I dug out my receipt and realised the guarantee is for 2 years and I've had the kettle 18months. So I called Customer Service but they said there is nothing they can do because its still working. Yes, it is but I feel it must have developed some fault to be so noisy. I thought it was going to last years but the noise is too loud. Will def get a cheap one next time. 24 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Soft Open Kettle, Silver Not what we went out for, but thrilled that we came home with it. Crisp, stylish, designed for purpose. Lid is excellent and equally at home in an ampedextrous household, if it stands the test of time perfect....eight weeks on, love it to bits, a pleasure to use and an asset to our kitchen. 06 October 2014
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