Product Type: Russell Hobbs kettles
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Russell Hobbs Regency- Definitely a Keeper!
Russell Hobbs 18267 Regency
Member Name: graceyyxx
Russell Hobbs 18267 Regency
Advantages: Easy to use, fast boil, looks good.
I don't know why but it our flat Kettles seem to be cursed, we were given one from my partner's mum when we moved in which was barely used which started to leak so it had to be chucked. Since then we've had to get rid of two new kettles one because it broke and the other was very small and useless when we had anybody over. I decided rather than buying another kettle relatively cheaply at Argos that I'd use some of the Amazon vouchers and get a decent one in the hope of it saving us a bit of money in the long run. My Mum recommended that I buy the Russell Hobbs Regency Kettle, as she'd bought it nearly a year ago and she'd had no complaints. I looked it up on Amazon and it was I bought the Regency Kettle for just over £30, which I didn't think was a bad price at all.
The kettle is very stylish and sleek looking, the metal is the brushed steel effect and this kettle would fit in perfectly with any modern kitchen. The main body of the kettle is metal, but for obvious reason the handle in black plastic, along with the base and part of the lid. There's a large window on the kettle which makes it really easy to see how much water you've put in. There's also a blue light inside this window so it's very easy to see when the kettle is switched on. This blue light can also be seen on the clear plastic switch just under the handle which flicks the kettle on.
The Russell Hobbs Regency can hold up to 1.7l of water which, in my opinion is enough for nearly all households. Even when we have lots of people over we never have to make teas in two lots, it holds enough water for about six decent sized mugs. The kettle has a concealed element and a 3kw rapid boil function which really is very quick, even when the kettle is full. The kettle isn't that heavy, although obviously when it's full it can be, but I find that the chunky handle sits nicely in the hand and does make the kettle easier to lift. The kettle is also really easy to pour, even with a lot of water inside. As it's cordless it can be used with either your left or right hand and when you tip it up the water comes out at just the right speed, you aren't left with water spilling everywhere. Another useful thing is that when filling the kettle there's a button on the top of the handle which, when pushed just pops open the lid which makes it really easy to fill.
So far this does seem like the Regency is the perfect, easy to use kettle although I do have a couple of niggles with it. The kettle is very noisy, this doesn't really bother me most of the time as our kitchen is a separate room but it is very loud and if our flat was open plan I would imagine this would get very annoying. Also the limescale filter isn't that good, although I clean it every so often it still seems to let bits into our drinks, although I wouldn't say this was a major problem it can just be a little bit unpleasant.
Overall, I've been pleased with this kettle, it's lasted me a few months so far with no sign of giving up just yet which, in itself is a big positive. Although there's a couple of annoying things on the whole this kettle is pretty much perfect, it's easy to use and looks good and has a couple of nice features which makes it stand out from other kettles. I'm glad I bought the Russell Hobbs Regency, it's well priced and touch wood it will last me for a long time to come.
Summary: 4/5 a nearly perfect kettle.
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