So far, so good...
I was given this kettle as a Christmas present, so I haven't owned or used it for long. However, I think it has been designed nicely (in a visual sense). Yes, the power cord is VERY short, so if you can't place it right next to a power point, either don't buy it or use an extension cord. The beep beep when boiled is very quiet, and often I don't hear it. The thermostat seems particularly inaccurate: to boil at 100C, it just keeps going, long after the water has boiled, then eventually stops. The "Coffee 95C" setting actually boils the water, but shuts off just after boiling, so I use this setting instead of the 100C one. Time will tell how reliable it will be, but so far I am satisfied with it.
Purchased in December 2019.
Variable temperatures for differing purposes from Russel Hobbs kettle preset
Recently purchased this kettle after the previous cheaper one failed when the plastic top hinge on the lid broke - a weakness in the new top opening kettles.
I liked the various temperature controls for different teas and coffee. I have tried them and I think my filter and plunger coffee tastes better. Boils quickly but does not get too hot. Pours OK and allows for boiling of smaller amounts of water.
Neat looking kitchen object.
Purchased in August 2019 at BIGW for $79.00.
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A good kettle with some design flaws
Overall a good kettle which does the job of boiling water reasonably quickly and at a reasonable volume (but is not particularly quiet). The digital temperature selection is a nice feature which I use regularly for oolong tea (90 degrees). The kettle shuts off when it reaches the desired temperature and emits a pleasant "beep beep" sound that is loud enough to be heard, but not too loud as to be obnoxious.
I don't use the "keep warm" feature myself, but I have noticed that it doesn't work for boiling water, only for temperatures lower than 100...degrees. The biggest flaw is that the power cord is too short. It is only 60 cm long, which means you basically have to put this kettle right next to a power outlet. It really should be at least one metre long to give you some flexibility in where you put the kettle in your kitchen. I also hate that the water level window is only on one side. I understand having a window on both sides doubles the chance of a leak developing (which has not happened to me after 5 months of ownership) and also increases the cost of production, but ideally I would have liked a window on each side. The two-year warranty is a plus.
Buttons get stuck - don't buy this!
We had this kettle for about 6 months before the most commonly used temperature setting buttons began to get stuck. Sometimes we'd have to press them multiple times, and very hard, for them to work. Other times, the kettle would just keep boiling and not shut off properly - probably because it "thought" that we were holding down the button, when in fact it was just stuck.
Poor manufacturing quality.
Purchased in April 2018.
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Leaked after 3 days from new !!
It looked great. Stainless steel body and had a 2 year warranty. Also the price was reasonable in the mid range for water kettles. But after only three days it started leaking water from the bottom of the water level window.
That's pretty poor design or quality control. I am not going to replace it with anything Russell Hobbs, as I don't trust their quality.
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Dangerous leak after 2.5weeks of purchase
After purchasing this kettle only 2 and a half weeks ago I went to turn kettle on and it wasn’t working. I noticed water leaking from the plastic window display which had gone through the electrics at the base. I’m lucky not to have been electrocuted. It maybe a dangerous manufacturing fault but I would not recommend this kettle.
What a Great easy to use Kettle. I looked around and done my research and this is it. The winner in saving power no more boil-boil until it trips not this, it has a Coffee button for the perfect temperature 5 pre-set buttons for Black tea to Green tea. All I know is this is the best kettle none come close. Beep Beep. (The people in the know what this means.)
Questions & Answers
Just bought this kettle when I was pouring boiling water the filter fell out and I'm having trouble putting it back in the plastic on the filter cut my finger and it's not sitting how it should in the kettle ??
Does this Kettle beep when boiled? I don’t want it to, my current Sunbeam does and don’t like it. Can anyone confirm please?
Does the keep warm function work on the 100 degree setting? Mine seems to work for all others except this.
Hi Tess, I rarely use the keep warm function. I just tried it and the keep warm works for all except hottest (boil) setting. Thinking the second hottest is almost boiling, when you are about to pick it up flick it on to boil. Hope that helps. I still think this is the best and (hottest) kettle I have ever bought. Cheers Greg.
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