Product Type: Russell Hobbs kettles
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Everything about this kettle flows...
Russell Hobbs 14924
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Russell Hobbs 14924
Advantages: Quick to boil, great design
When we bought our new flat I splashed out on a smart looking kettle, stainless steel to go with the stainless steel cooker, hob and cooker hood in my new kitchen to replace my old tired looking and rather slow boiling white plastic one, which I had since I was a student.
The Russell Hobbs 14924 Kettle
I think it's quite an aesthetically pleasing kettle, with nice shiny stainless steel moulded in a rounded shape, the design "flows" there are no parts of it that look stuck on - I think it's a well thought out piece of kit. †I also love the illuminating blue part, †under the handle, which is also the water measure. †When the kettle is on the blue part lights up a lovely bright blue colour and when the water boils you can see the bubbles in the blue section.
The handle of the kettle is a quality matt, black plastic and a good shape to hold. †The opening lever on the lid of the kettle, which you pull up to release the lid is also in the same plastic, as is the base of the kettle. †The kettle is cordless, it is the base which is plugged into the mains which I find really handy when I'm cooking, as it's easy to lift the kettle away. †
The spout pours easily, and on the inside of the spout is a removable filter which slides in and out. †
Using the Kettle
It holds a max of 1.2 litres but otherwise the measurements are shown in cups, so min of one cup, max of five cups. †I'm the only one in our household who drinks tea/coffee so usually I boil 1 or 2 cup's worth just for me, which takes about 2 and 1/2 mins. †Obviously the more you put in the longer it takes. †I always use filtered water for drinks, however I only use tap water when boiling vegetables etc. which has caused a little limescale, but nothing compared with if I didn't use filtered water at all. †
I wipe clean the outside of the kettle with a damp cloth and a bit of washing up liquid if necessary. †Because I do use unfiltered water for cooking there is some limescale build up, and I find that buying a cheap vinegar, for about 17p from the supermarket is the best way of getting it off. †I use the whole jar, leave it for about 30mins and then boil the kettle with it in. †After emptying it out I boil a full kettle of water so no vinegar traces are left, †I prefer using this to descalers as they are really chemically based.
According to the instructions the base has a safety devise and it cuts out if water gets in it whilst the kettle is on - I have not put this to the test! †It's a very sturdy kettle, the weight is at the bottom so there is no chance of knocking it over, and of course I always keep it at the back of the kitchen worktop so there is no way the kids could pull it off.
Lovely kettle, well worth the £22 I spent on it, and still looks new three years later.
Summary: Aesthically pleasing and highly functional!
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