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 3.6 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by Very loud indeed! The Heston Blumenthal Sage Kettle is much louder than my ancient Russell Hobbs. When I turn it on I have to turn up my radio. AND it boasts of "quiet boil"...if that's "quiet" then the makers and I have very different definitions of "quiet"! The kettle itself is very attractive, and the dual aspect glass indicators are a good feature. I just resent its being sold as having a "quiet boil". 19 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smart and efficient kettle I wanted a smart kettle in silver to match other items in the kitchen. This one is stylish and efficient, just the job! It is easy to see how much water is in the kettle, and the handle is comfortable to hold. 28 July 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great if it worked for more than a few months Really like the looks and the features of the kettle. The soft close lid is nice and it gives off an enjoyable 'ding' when it boils. Sadly we had to return our first one after 4 months and the replacement after only 3 months. Both times because the auto switch off stopped working. Time to try a different kettle. 05 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not what I expected. First kettle was noisy starting up & the window had what appeared to be glue coming from it. The second was again noisy & leaked from the lid even when pooring gently. This appeared to be condensation from the boiling running from the lid. 09 June 2015
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