Breville VKJ972 BRITA Filter Maxtra Jug Kettle Review

Main view of the Breville VKJ972 Brita Filter Maxtra Jug Kettle.
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Read our review of the Breville VKJ972 BRITA Filter Maxtra Jug Kettle. A kettle with the usual modern functionality, but with the built in ability to use BRITA Maxtra filters to give exceptionally clean and clear drinks. Perfect for hard water areas, i.e. most of England.
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The Breville VKJ972 BRITA Maxtra Filter Kettle is a stylish, contemporary kettle which, rather than using a traditional filter behind the spout, uses a more sophisticated BRITA Maxtra Filter. This filter improves the look, taste and even the smell of the water, making this kettle something quite special. We delve into the specifics later.

Main view of the Breville VKJ972 Brita Filter Maxtra Jug Kettle.

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In terms of design, the VKJ972 Kettle goes for the futuristic look. Both the lid and the handle are angled slightly. We particularly like how the water window is curved around the body of the kettle. The remainder of the kettle is mostly silver.

BRITA Maxtra Filter

As briefly mentioned above, the kettle is fully equipped to utilise BRITA Maxtra filters. Such filters are particularly useful in hard water areas. Hard water is essentially water full of impurities which cause limescale to form. This is particularly a problem in most of England. The VKJ972 Kettle will severely reduce this problem and provide clean and clear water. It will also improve the taste of your drink.

BRITA Maxtra Filter which the Breville VKJ972 Brita Filter Maxtra Jug Kettle uses.

The kettle will indicate when the Maxtra filter needs replacing. Note that the cartridge is fully recyclable.

Another benefit of the BRITA filter is it will help to extend the lifespan of the kettle.

About Breville

Breville, once a small company based in Australia, are a well known brand of home appliances. They make high quality goods and are a reliable and trustworthy name. They make kettles, toasters, blenders, bread makers, waffle makers, and more.


In addition to the BRITA Maxtra filter, the kettle has the following features:

  • Capacity - 1 Litre.
  • Dimensions - 28.6cm x 21.6cm x 21.2cm.
  • Water Gauge - The water gauge on the large water window marks 2 cups, 4 cups and the maximum.
  • Extra Large Illuminating Water Window - The water window covers a large part of the kettle. It illuminates blue when boiling, giving a really neat effect.
  • Push Button Lid - There's a pushable button right where your thumb would be when you're holding the kettle. This button opens the lid to allow for easy filling and cleaning.
  • 360 Degree Base - The base is a 360 degree base, allowing for the kettle to be easily placed down by both left and right handers.


The Breville VKJ972 BRITA Maxtra Filter Kettle certainly achieves its goal of providing very clear and clean water. The integrated BRITA Maxtra filter technology is extremely useful and easy to use. So far as the design goes, clearly a lot of effort has gone into getting it right. The large blue illuminating water window looks great and really adds to the whole clean feel of the kettle. We rate the kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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