The Breville VKT143 New York Collection Kettle is a sleek and stylish kettle. It's themed around New York's iconic Manhattan skyline at night, in particular the tall dark skyscrapers with bright lit up windows. The base and water window light up white to mimic this. The premium, sleek design is inspired by the luxury of the Upper East Side. And to complete the look, Breville offer a matching toaster.
The exterior of the New York Collection Kettle is made from matt black stainless steel. There are black metal details on parts of the kettle. Other parts, such as the spout and lid, are made from plain stainless steel. The handle is made from black plastic for safety reasons.
Another feature worth mentioning is the lid release button is embedded into the handle and blends in well.
Breville are a small appliance brand which sell around the world. Originating from Sydney, Australia, they've become a household name and have a flair for designing high quality products. They also sell toasters, blenders, bread makers, waffle makers and more. What's particularly impressive is the wide range of Breville kettles available on the market.
Let's now take a look at the remaining features. They're fairly standard for modern electric kettles.
There's a rear water gauge on the kettle. It marks from 3 cups up to the maximum of 8 cups, and illuminates a bright white when the kettle is boiling.
The New York Collection Kettle comes equipped with a 360 degree base. This means that left and right handers can place the kettle down on the base at any angle they please. A very convenient and handy feature.
If the New York Kettle is to your liking, it may be worth considering the matching toaster. The four slice toaster, also by Breville, has the same black matt finish and textured design. The toaster will complete the New York feel.
There's a short video on amazon.co.uk demonstrating the kettle and the toaster, and the places of New York which served as inspiration throughout the designing process.
In our view, Breville have executed the design of the New York Collection Kettle well. The kettle certainly evokes a feeling of the spirit of New York. And on top of this, the kettle is well constructed and has the usual features which we've all come to expect from modern kettles. We give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.