Product Type: Russell Hobbs kettles
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Russell Hobbs Buxton kettle
Russell Hobbs Buxton 17869
Member Name: Elaineee
Russell Hobbs Buxton 17869
Date: 28/07/12, updated on 29/07/12 (39 review reads)
Advantages: Fast boiling kettle
My kettle had stopped working- I had to find a replacement fast! I'd saved my Tesco club card vouchers and it just so happened that their 'double up your vouchers on small appliances' offer was on. There was a lot to choose from but I settled on the 'Black Buxton' kettle by Russell Hobbs as I always find this brand reliable.
This kettle is priced at only £22.97 which is a reasonable anyway but it only cost me £10 worth of vouchers and a couple of quid in cash which was great!! It can be found cheaper online and the white one is a slightly cheaper but the black one is more stylish I think.
The box it came in was the usual- black with a picture of the kettle on the front, a leaflet with all the information for use was inside. It tells you to boil a couple of times before use
The kettle is black with a silver grip inlaid into the handle with matching flip top non removable lid. It's cordless with a black 360º base, not too long cord and a black plug. It has a window so you can see how much water there is in it and a water level indicator (measured in cups). The only light up feature on the kettle is the switch which lights up in orange. The switch itself is easy to flip on and feels good quality. There is a limescale filter in the spout but I don't know how effective this is as the water is soft were I live so I don't have to clean it often. It holds 1.6L of water which is plenty and means that I don't have to boil it twice when I'm making pasta etc. The concealed element makes it easier to clean if I do ever have to descale it. The most important thing for me though is it's got a 3 kw rapid boil, I hate waiting for slow kettles to boil.
Product Height 23.4 CM
Product Width 16.7 CM
Product Depth 20.0 CM
It's not heavy (when empty)
The kettle boils very well and as fast as any other rapid boil one I've had, the noise level is about the same too. It takes a couple of minutes to boil enough water for one cup. The spout pours the water out in a steady stream without going everywhere. I've had no problems with it. I keep an eye on it when I'm boiling it full of water but it's never caused me concern- doesn't bubble out of the spout or anything. Maybe a bit of a nuisance is the spout filter it's a bit tricky to put back on when you've took it off to clean. It doesn't leave a plastic taste to the water.
A sturdy kettle which I would buy again.
Summary: This kettle looks well made and stylish
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