To produce their unique flavors and aromas, different teas require exact water temperatures. The Breville Variable Temperature Kettle features electronic controls with 5 pre-set precise brewing temperatures for green, white, oolong, French press, and black tea and boil. Audible alerts let you know when your tea is at the just-right temperature. The hold temp feature retains the temperature of the heated water for 20 minutes and can be activated before, during or on completion of the water heating cycle. The efficient 1,500-watt element makes for quick boiling and the unit includes safety boil-dry protection and automatic shut-off. Clear water level indicators on both sides allow for left- or right-handed viewing. The durable stainless-steel kettle holds up 2 quarts of water and wipes clean. Conveniently cordless when lifted from the base, the kettle includes a smooth soft-grip handle for effortless lifting and removable scale filter for easy cleaning.Australian-produced Breville presents its die-cast series that sets the standard in no compromise performance and durability. Its the new generation of heavy-duty, professional-grade countertop appliances for the home chef with an eye for forward-thinking innovation, remarkable design and high-performance features.