Product Type: Russell Hobbs kettles
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Russell Hobbs 15219 Kettle & Toaster Set
Member Name: rufusdog
Russell Hobbs 15219 Kettle & Toaster Set
Advantages: Looks nice as a set
Disadvantages: Toaster bit small
I went out in the kitchen the other day to put the kettle on to make a hot drink only to find that my Other Half had bought a new one plus a new toaster to match. I had no idea he was buying it, he had reserved the set online at Argos and picked it up on his way home from work. The set he had bought was the Russell Hobbs 15219 set and it costs £54.99 if you buy it from Argos, its about £20 dearer on Amazon so worth shopping around for it.
The first thing I noticed was that the set is really stylish. The kettle has a black spout and handle and the rest of it is stainless steel. The button to turn it on is at the top on the handle and there is a button on top of the lid which releases it so you can wash it out. It is very easy to fill up, you can fill it up through the spout which makes it so much easier than trying to fit the kettle under the tap if you already have a bowl of washing up in the sink or something. The capacity is 1.7 litres and it boils up quite quickly and is very quiet until it gets near to boiling. The base of the kettle lets you turn the kettle 360 degrees so it is easy to get it looking nice on your work top as you can put the cord which ever way you want and still have the kettle facing the way you want too. A good thing about this kettle is that it has a boil dry protection which means you can't burn it by switching it on with no water in it as it will just switch itself off again.
As for the toaster, it is a really nice shape for a toaster. It dips a bit in the middle at the front and is very stylish. The main body is stainless steel and then it has black detail on it to match the kettle. There is a black knob on the centre front for you to set the toaster as to how much you want the bread to cook. Then there are three buttons on the side at the front, one for cooking frozen bread, one for warming up toast if you have left it and its got cold, and one to eject the toast. There are lights on there too so you can see what you have it set at. There is a tray underneath to collect the crumbs which is handy as it comes out so you can tip them straight in the bin. The one thing I do not like about the toaster though is that it is not very deep so when you are using a slice of bread from a normal sliced loaf it sticks out the top and this bit doesn't cook. I think this is a design fault and they should have tried it before to make sure the bread fitted properly. Still, it does cook evenly and it is quite quick to do a couple of slices, much quicker than our last toaster.
I think if I had had a say in buying the new kettle and toaster I would have chosen something different. The kettle isn't too bad but I would have wanted a bigger toaster. In fact in all probability I wouldn't have bothered changing from our old ones as there was nothing wrong with them but now we have them they do make the kitchen look nice.
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