I moved into my new rented house recently and as the walls of the kitchen were already painted Lilac I set about to find purple and pink accessories to match my new home. I can't go far without having had a cup of tea so one of the first items on the agenda was of course, a kettle. I chose the Heritage Purple Passion Kettle by Russell Hobbs.
The kettle has an eye catching design that looks like the old fashioned kettles that you would put on the hob but that works will a normal switch. The purple colour is a royal shade and it has a shiny metallic finish that looks expensive. It has a silver spout and Russell Hobbs is written in small letters at the bottom. It has a big black handle that you can lift it by , a black lid that you remove to pour in the water and a black switch to activate the kettle. The switch lights up when the kettle is boiling. A water gauge at the back lets you see how water you actually have in the kettle.
You can buy the product in Purple Passion like mine. The kettle is also available is Sky Blue, Metallic Red, Country Cream, Traditional Black or the really pretty Floral Kettle which is white with black flowers. Each coloured kettle is included in a matching collection so you could also buy the matching toaster and coffee maker.
The product has a removable and washable filter. This is great as limescale used to build in my old kettle and it was really hard to clean it but this one is simple and easy to clean so the water is always nice and pure. It has a water gauge on the back on the kettle which isn't unusual to have on a kettle but this one measures in cups so you can use as much water as cups of teas that you are making so you're not wasting electricity boiling water you don't need. The kettle has a 3kW rapid boil feature which promises to boil the water quickly and cord storage so the kettle won't look untidy. It can hold 1.8 litres of water which is more than enough water for a household of three.
I've seen the product selling at a range of prices. I got mine for £49.99 from Russell Hobbs but I have seen it since cheaper in other places. You can buy the kettle from a variety of electrical stores and also from a variety of online websites.
The kettle does boil really quickly so you can get your cup of tea in the morning nice and quickly. Despite boiling the water really quickly, it still does so quietly which is brilliant as I hate noisy appliances. The handle makes the kettle easy to pour and control, even if it is completely full and the handle doesn't get slippery, even if your hands are a bit wet. The kettle can get a bit heavy because of its heavy starting weight of 1.1kg but it's still OK for me. The water tastes nice so it doesn't leave a metallic taste in it as other kettles have that I've used.
All in all, this is a really eye catching and expensive looking kettle. Both the colour, design and finish makes it look like a really classy item in my new kitchen. The kettle boils quickly and quietly, and it can hold plenty of water. It is easy to hold, pour and fill. It is slightly expensive but if I had bothered to shop around then I would have been able to get it for a cheaper price.
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