Product Type: Russell Hobbs kettles
Newest Review: ... to be honest but simply liked the sleek look of it and I do own a few good Russell Hobbs appliances already. So just to be clear this ... more
My nifty and classy new(ish!) kettle!
Russell Hobbs Buxton 17869
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Russell Hobbs Buxton 17869
Advantages: Looks nice, quick to boil and not noisy
Disadvantages: None for me
First off I feel that I must point out that I did request a link for the kettle I am about to review and Dooyoo have told me to post my review here. As you can see from the review photograph at the top of this page this is a black Russel Hobbs kettle, referred to as the Black Buxton however mine is the same feature and appearance wise as this kettle shown though mine is white, to go with the rest of the white appliances I have my kitchen!
For me like many people reading this review a kettle is of the upmost importance to me. I love my hot drinks and the likes but since I have had my own flat I have always simply gone out to a supermarket and bought which ever kettle was the cheapest to be honest then when its broken down I simply have always nipped back out and replaced it without feeling too downhearted for the sake of about a fiver. They have always served me well. However after totting up that about 6 kettles have broken down on me over 3 years I decided that not only did I want something hopefully more reliable but nicer looking and more sleek too and from a brand as it was time to upgrade some of my appliances from the cheap ones I have always purchased.
This one came from my trusty Freemans catalogue and usually has a retail price of £30.00 though at the time I bought it and still now as I type this review out it is on offer for £25.00, I did feel this was quite pricey to be honest but simply liked the sleek look of it and I do own a few good Russell Hobbs appliances already.
So just to be clear this is model number 17869 and is white and thats the only colour you can order this in though as I mentioned earlier it is the same kettle as the black buxton... just white lol.
It came in a box with the round base wrapped in see through plastic as did the kettle and it had a plug already on a short power lead thank goodness and I was good to go. On the outer box we were told all about the specifics of the kettle and inside there was a white leaflet giving us yet more information and contact details for the manufacturer were given too.
So the base and the kettle are good quality, sturdy and smooth, glossy white plastic...easy to wipe clean. The kettle has a capacity to boil 1.6 litres of water and you can see that when you fill it as it has strips of see through frosted plastic to each side of the main of the kettle and it has 3kw of power so its actually a pretty fast boiler and rather powerful.
It also has an auto boil cut out feature if you don't fill int he minimum water fill requirement and a detachable filter to the inside of the nozzle which is easy to remove, wash and clean.
It glows blue to the windows of it when switched on, the kettle has a 360 turning on the base and the integrated handle is large and the on and off switch is situated to the top of it and that switch clicks off by itself of course when the kettle is fully boiled. My only little niggle with this is the short power cable it has however I just use my kettle right up by it!
Its easy to fill due to the lid being hinged though I am lazy and fill it through the nozzle 9 times out of ten and like I stated earlier it is a quick boiler this.
Not only is it a great to use kettle as well as fast this just looks really nice too. I tend to like white appliances as they look clean and this is plain but nice looking quality too with the only branding on it being in silver writing to the base of it that tells us it is Russell Hobbs kettle.
All in all I am really glad I bought this one. Yes 25 quid seemed more than I would usually pay out at the time for a kettle but for a good looking, easy to use and lightweightish kettle that is fast to boil and looks so nice especially when in use due to the blue light it emits and I am mighty glad that I bought it!
Do Google this if interested in it and like I say it is available to purchase from Freemans at the moment with a fiver off the usual retail price for a limited time only (www.freemans.com)
Summary: A great kettle that has turned out to be a worthy buy for me and my home
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