Product Type: Russell Hobbs kettles
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Attractive, reliable and illuminating too!
Russell Hobbs 18249 Savannah
Member Name: Ann-Marie_B
Russell Hobbs 18249 Savannah
Date: 23/03/11, updated on 23/03/11 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Attractive, sturdy, reliable, accessible to left-handed people as well as right handed.
Disadvantages: Finish smudges easily. Base can be a little tricky to fit kettle onto.
After a rather long life, our previous kettle became obsolete when the lid at the top completely broke off, making it very hazardous when pouring out hot water. It was then that we began a search for a new one. In all honesty we didn't look too far for a new kettle, just as far as the electrical appliances section in Tesco while doing our weekly shop.
Our new choice of kettle was the Russell Hobbs 18249 Brushed Savannah Kettle. As mentioned it was purchased from Tesco and it cost £32.97.
This model is available in two finishes, a stainless steel and the brushed steel which we purchased. The brushed steel is a very shiny steel whereas the stainless steel is a dull silver colour. At the time only the brushed steel was available in stock. Had the stainless steel had been in stock then we would have opted for that one, as it is less prone to smudges and smears.
The Savannah Kettle is a jug kettle and is 24.4cm in height. It is rather basic in appearance. It bears the Russell Hobbs logo at the bottom, just above a small illuminating section. The side of the kettle, where the water level is read, also illuminates. When switched on and boiling the two sections light up a very lovely bright blue. This colour does not change throughout the boil as I have seen some appliances do.
The body of the kettle is brushed steel as is the top of the lid. As aforementioned this is very prone to finger prints and smears and does need a regular wipe clean to keep it looking nice and attractive. The edge of the lid is made from black plastic and behind this protrudes the black plastic handle with a silver plastic button at the top. This button operates the opening of the lid. It is a spring mechanism and the lid opens quite swiftly. It is not prone to sticking, as can happen with some products.
The kettle is boiled by pressing down a switch just at the bottom of the water level strip.
The base of the kettle has a chrome strip around the middle, the rest is again made from black plastic. This is circular in shape with a raised circular stem at the middle which the kettle fits onto. This means that the kettle can be placed onto it at just about any angle, making it ideal of course for left -handed people as well as right-handed. I have found the base a little tricky at times when trying to align the hole at the base of the kettle with the circular stem. It often takes a lot of wriggling about to get it to sit correctly.
This is however very easy to grasp and to pour. I have never experienced any spillages from the spout and the handle is comfortable enough to get a firm hold of.
The Savannah Kettle is 1.6 litre in capacity which is adequate to fill six cups. This is probably the most I have ever needed it for at one time. It has a concealed element, a limescale filter and a 3KW rapid boil system.
This is a very adequate kettle which is doing its job just perfectly without any problems. The only slight drawbacks are as aforementioned, the finish is rather prone to smudges and quickly looks unsightly and the base is sometimes a little tricky to align the kettle with. These however are merely niggles and in terms of operation and durability, this model is proving itself to be far greater than our last.
Summary: Attractive, reliable and illuminating too!
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