Did you know that the temperature of the water you pour over your tea can directly affect its taste? Water that’s too hot can scald the leaves and leave your tea tasting bitter or astringent. Water that’s not hot enough won’t bring out the full flavour. Heston and the boffins at Sage have developed the Sage Smart Kettle to get the best out of your brew every time.
With one-touch settings from 80-100° C to heat water to the optimal temperature for green, white, black and oolong teas – there’s even a 95°C setting for coffee lovers too. And you’ll also find recommended temperatures in the instruction booklet for a whole host of other teas – everything from apple tea to wulong tea. Heating rapidly thanks to its 3kW element, when the water reaches the desired temperature, the kettle switches itself off. And, if you’re not quite ready to pour, it will keep the water at your selected temperature for up to 20 minutes.
- Start and cancel functions.
- Dual water-viewing windows.
- Auto shut-off and boil-dry protection.
- Removable washable filter.
- Ergonomic handle and soft-opening lid.
- Cord storage in base.
Model No. BKE820UK
About the Sage by Heston Blumenthal range
It takes a lot for an electrical appliance to stop us in our tracks, but the entire Sage by Heston Blumenthal range did just that. Intelligent and informative, every item in the Sage range has had every detail exactingly considered. Working with Sage’s engineers, Heston Blumenthal, the ultimate food thinker and experimental chef, was involved in testing and production, and it’s Heston’s meticulous perfectionism that’s helped make the Sage range what it is – an advanced, high-spec collection that’s head and shoulders above the competition.
Every appliance is simple to use, with straightforward controls, and gives very precise results. And so that you can achieve chef-quality results at home, these powerful heavy-duty machines have pre-set programmes that replicate commercial appliances and do all the thinking for you.
1.7 litre. 3000W.