Product Type: Russell Hobbs kettles
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Russell Hobbs 15082
Member Name: kellylouj
Russell Hobbs 15082
Advantages: Quick to boil, stylish, sturdy
Disadvantages: Have to reguarly descale, glass as you would expect gets very hot and stays hot a while after.
When it comes to kettles I have only had to buy 2, one was when we bought our home in 2006 and the other was when we got married 2 years later and wanted one to match the new toaster we had as a wedding gift. Last week I discovered that the lid on our Morphy Richards Kettle had broken, if I am honest it had been on its way out for a while and we had struggled to open the lid for a good few months now so when my husband went to make me a brew the lid came off in his hand and it was placed in the bin.
Now going back to our very first kettle we had purchased which was a Russell Hobbs we had no problems at all so I specified I preferred to have a Russell Hobbs once more.
After a little bit of research I tried to find a kettle with the keep warm facility something we liked on our previous Russell Hobbs kettle but the Morphy Richards didn't have, I struggled to find any and decided to just opt for a kettle I liked the look of as we had recently redone our kitchen so wanted something with the stainless steel look and some black as I was planning on getting a new microwave in the next few months.
I managed to pick this kettle up from Asda during the Big Home Event for the reasonable price of £31.50. The packaging was not too much, just some strong cardboard inserts to prevent the kettle from moving around in the box, two small bags, one to protect the base of the kettle and another which contained the plug.
The instructions are also provided, something I think nowadays are a waste and should just be on the internet as a kettle is pretty straightforward.
The kettle has a stylish stainless steel corded base with a black power lead and plug, something some people may not be interested in but for me with appliances on the worktop I liked that they were now all black.
The centre of the kettle is glass which has a ring at the base which when boiling illuminates a bright LED blue colour.
The kettle rotates all the way around the base which is ideal if you have a lefty and a righty in your house like we do!
I was suprised at how sturdy the kettle feels compared to others and how you really have to tip the kettle for it to poor out of the relatively shallow spout. Apart from getting used to the pouring in this kettle I have found it to be a great buy.
We do have to descale the kettle reguarly but this to me ensures it is kept hygienic as our last kettle we didn't descale at all and there was a nasty build up of limescale that I discovered when throwing it out!
There are not many downsides to this kettle, the main obvious one is with it being glass it gets very hot and remins hot for some time afterwards.
I do wish this had a keep warm facility but we can't have everything. The kettle boils very quickly which is what I need with a toddler in the house and I am trying to grab a brew first thing in the morning. The maximum capacity is 1.7l but we rarely fill it more than enough for 2 cups as it is.
I feel I got a real bargain with this kettle as it is stylish and I have to admit I do enjoy being in the kitchen waiting for it to boil now!
Summary: A stylish appliance that looks good in any kitchen
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