Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle Review

Side view of the Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle.
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Read our review of the Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle. A compact, energy efficient kettle available in matt green and matt grey. An excellent choice for the modern home or kitchen.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColoursMatt Green / Matt Grey
360 Degree BaseYes
Heating ElementConcealed
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Our Review

The Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle is a compact, classic styled kettle with a green or grey matt finish. The accents, i.e. the handle, lid and spout, are made from mirror chrome. The kettle suits a wide variety of kitchens, and comes equipped with the usual sort of features expected from modern electric kettles.

Side view of the Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle.

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In terms of features, the kettle has rapid boil technology, a non-drip spout, a 360 degree base, a limescale filter and more. We go into detail soon. One aspect of the kettle we like in particular is the size of the handle, as it makes for easier pouring.

About Breville

The Strata Kettle is another kettle by the renowned small appliance brand Breville. Originating in Australia, they've expanded their influence globally, strengthening their reputation along the way. As well as kettles, they also sell toasters, bread makers, blenders, coffee makers and more.


Let's take a look at the features in more detail:

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres, which is around 8 cups.
  • Material - Stainless Steel.
  • Energy Class - A.
  • Rapid Boil - A 3kW element allows for a speedy boil.
  • Large Handle - The handle is large to help with pouring and it also makes the water gauge easier to read.
  • Non-Drip Spout - The spout is designed to reduce excess dripping, therefore keeping your worktop (and you) dry.
  • Limescale Filter - There's a removable and washable limescale filter in the kettle. This is essential for most places in England as the water is very hard, i.e. the water has high mineral content. Filtering the water results in your drink looking and tasting better.
  • 360 Degree Base - The kettle sits on a 360 degree base, meaning the kettle can be placed facing any direction. The base has non-slip feet to keep it in the same place. Underneath the base is an area to store the cord, making your kitchen worktop less cluttered.
  • Lift Off Lid - The kettle has an easy grip lift off lid to allow for easy filling.
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Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle's features.

Water Window

There's a water window on the rear of the kettle, allowing you to see how much water is inside. There's a water gauge on the water window marking 2 cups all the way up to the maximum 8 cups.

Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle's water gauge.

Matching Toaster

Breville also sell a matching four slice toaster. This toaster is finished in the same matt green or matt grey and are also available on

Breville VKJ998 Strata Electric Kettle with a matching toaster.


By and large, the Breville Strata Kettle achieves its purpose. It's a sound choice of kettle with the usual functionality, but what really stands out is the matt design, something not often seen in kettles. The kettle also fits in perfectly with the matching toaster. We rate this kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for both modern and classic kitchens.

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