I am not one for really fancy gadgets. I like more practical items. If an appliance does the job well and looks smart then I consider it to be a good item.
So after just cleaning my kettle again I thought I would add a review!
Dome shape kettle
Polished Stainless Steel and Black Accents
3kW rapid boil
1.8 litre capacity
Rear Water Gauge
On/off indicator switch
Pull off lid
Round base with cord
Removable, washable filter
First, I did not choose this silver domed kettle which adorns my work surface.
However, I am always using it!
I don't think I would buy another one the same!
What I like!
The shape is lovely, traditional kettle shape
Size is nice
Easy up / down switch
We have a great range of kettles in the UK. This is a lovely size and shape. I prefer it to some of the taller models. I like the on / off switch which is large and easy to flick up. The orange light emits to show it is boiling. I can easily see the gauge to know if I need to add extra water. It is relatively light weight and due to its size slides nicely under the tap even if a few dishes are in the sink. The filter soon had holes in it so I threw it out! The lid stays firmly in place yet at the same time pulls off fairly easily. The handle is sturdy on the top and I find it is easy to hold and pour. Anyway I am very grateful for my kettle; it works each day and I can just pour it to make my cuppa. So, this kettle does a fair job and looks smart. It could be improved in my view...
What I don't like
The marks on the stainless steel which just seem to appear
The filter disintegrated
The base unit seems to have a film appear on it
I personally know to steer away from stainless steel because it needs a polish to look nice and smart. So, for this reason I would not purchase this model again. I don't have a problem with the actual functions of the kettle. It does seem to leak onto the base and I am not keen on this. Also, I would like it to boil for a few seconds longer. It may not be suitable for people with hand / joint movement (a more press and open lid that just lifts up may be an easier option).
Would I recommend it?
Yes, if it was a style you were partial to. No, if you had a second choice of style.
To be fair it does the job it is made for, a really nice shape and apart from a few moans it is a nice little appliance for this reason I will give it four out of five stars.
With all the good looks of traditional kettles and all the speed of electric models the Russell Hobbs Traditional Dome Kettle is as beautiful as it is functional / A 3kW rapid boil element is concealed for easy cleaning and will give you boiling water in super-quick time / A large 1.8L capacity makes it suitable for families while a 360 degree base means comfortable usage for right- and left-handed users / Other features include a rear water gauge a pull-off lid and a removable washable filter / to sto / Short name: Russell Hobbs 19191