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My parents have had one of these in their house for the last few years, and I have finally gotten round to writing you a review about it.
How much they paid for theirs I am not sure, but a quick search on Amazon brings you up the same item as theirs for £40 plus P&P - for me this seems quite a lot for a kettel, and I know that their are kettles out there which do as good a job as the 3070 for less money.
Anyway, onto the kettle itself. The kettle comes in two parts out of the box; the base and the main kettle unit itself. The base is made from a combination of black plastic and black rubber to protect the base from the heat of the kettle. The main kettle is made from a brushed aluminium, which gives it a nice look and also makes it easy to wipe clean.
The base is what I would call a 360 degree base, which means it is a circle and the kettle can sit anywhere on top of the kettle - this makes it easy to place the kettle on the base.
The main kettle unit is fuss free - it has one single button for turning it on and off, with a light to show when it is boiling. There is a small window with a measuring scale on it to show how full the kettle is.
In terms of capacity, the 3070 is large enough for most people withg a capacity of 1.7 litres, which it will quickly heat up.
Overall, this is a good kettle, but at the end of the day it just boils water so whether or not it is worth £40 I'm not sure!
With two babies to make bottles for, as well as a husband with a developed coffee dependancy, it was only a matter of time before my old kettle (that I'd had for about eight years) gave up the ghost. It was time to invest in a new one.
I wish I could say that I researched it well, looked at Dooyoo, got all the Which guides out etc, but the truth was that I had two babies screaming for milk and a husband bellowing for coffee, so I just ran to Tesco and picked up the first kettle by a fairly reputable make that I could see.
The Russell Hobbs Montana is a brushed steel, cordless kettle. The plug socket lead is fairly short (so that little hands can't reach up and grab it) and it leads to a plastic plate, in the middle of which is a raised connection. The kettle rests on this connection.
The kettle works with a flat, concealed element, which speeds up water boiling time. In fact, a full kettle of water (1.7 litres) boils in under two minutes, which I think is pretty good. Limescale can slow the element down, so it's important to treat the kettle with a limescale remover (or white vinegar).
To use the kettle, simply fill with water (paying attention to the water marker on the side), place on the plastic plate and switch on. It's really that simple! This kettle only boils water, it doesn't light up or play songs like some others seem to do.
The kettle is fairly plain in appearance - the handle is a black resin and the main body is brushed steel. It's quite modern in appearance and will look good in most kitchens.
We've only had this kettle for a couple of months, so I can't really comment on its longevity, but the kettle I had before this was a Russell Hobbs and that lasted for eight years, so I'd say the prognosis for this one is pretty good!
We paid £25 for this kettle at Tesco, but I've taken a look and you can also get it at Amazon and Currys.
The new Russell Hobbs Montana Cordless Kettle has an attractive polished stainless steel body and spout in a jug design, giving it all the convenience benefits of a jug kettle, whilst at the same time making it a stylish addition to any kitchen / Featuring the rapid boil scale resistant 3kw concealed element, the new Russell Hobbs Montana Cordless Kettle has a 1.7 litre capacity and a multi directional 360º cordless base, with cord storage, making it ideal for either left or right handed users / For ease of use, the kettle also includes a water gauge and soft touch handle, plus an illuminated on/off switch / Short name: Russell Hobbs 3070