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Russell Hobbs RHWU88

Russell Hobbs RHWU88

MPNs: 6174, RHB-RHWU88 and RHWU88
3.4 from 7 reviews · View Statistics
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  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
Di from QLD
Di from QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 8 reviews
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wishful thinking


A few things i have noticed are keeps water hot (yeah i know thats what its supposed to do) yet the outside of the urn isn't hot at all. and unlike our previous two urns non Russell Hobbs ones the tap doesn't leak

Purchased in May 2019 at ebay for $104.80.

Build Quality
Value for Money

Taps not fit for purpose


Had three now all within a year and the tap breaks off. What a piece of plastic junk these tapes are. Each time I took it back they replaced the urn. The assistant said that this was a problem with this urn and that they cant keep replacing it every time. For it to keep breaking like this we must be over using it. What? I think that Russell Hobbs know that this is a problem and should do a recall and put it right instead of relying on customers getting sick of have to replace it every 3 months and giving up on it. Do the right thing Russell Hobbs.

Date PurchasedMar 2016
AndigPerth, WA
  • 5 reviews

Worked really well until the tap broke


We loved this urn as it heated quickly and was reliable until the tap broke after 7 months. The retailer offered a replacement, but advised when I enquired that the warranty would back date to the original date of purchase! Refund thanks, and will purchase another urn with full warranty elsewhere.

Date PurchasedSept 2016

Great ... for a while.


I've had three of these now, and I'm giving up and going back to a kettle.

When we bought our first urn, the tap broke off within a few months. We got a replacement urn, same thing happened in a shorter time frame. Now, about six months later, the tap is still on but the water has a chemical taste. We've cleaned it out several time, but after a day or two the taste comes back. Will not be getting it replaced and will not be buying another Russell Hobbs.

Date PurchasedSept 2016
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JennineIllawarra, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

While it was working it was fantastic.


I had the same problem with the urn with it not being the right item for 24/7 use. Mine stared not being hot enough & we had to heat our coffees up in the microwave, then it stared leaking from the measurement tube.....OWELL

Bobbie B
Bobbie BNSW, 2529
  • 5 reviews

Hot Water - Got Milk?


This 8.8Ltr Urn is our Lifesaver when we have the family gatherings. Easy to plug in & start using once the water has reached the desired Temperature. Easy to read water level indicator. Lid safely secures onto the top. Looks nice once set up & makes a great social gathering area when making a round of cuppas!
Massive capacity & ease of use.


These so called lifesaver kettles we have one in our office and just like everything else after the warranty runs out so dose the urn ours just keeps on cutting out everything else works fine from the same power sorce fed up with it

kiwi842Central Queensland, QLD
  • 31 reviews

Does a great job


A great product except condensation from under the lid runs down the outsides and causing rust around the ring the urn stands on. If this was made from stainless steel or a plastic compound...the problem would be solved.
reliable, inexpensive, energy efficient


I left mine on 24/7 fails to work around the 7 month.
Stopped working... I return back to the store, got a replacment unit. fail on the 7 month again. if you only used it for party or friends over its a good unit, not 24/7

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Questions & Answers


Have any urn users reported a chemical on plastic taste, and sometimes smell, in the boiled water?

4 answers


Bobbie B
Bobbie B

I certainly had not come across this in the years I was using the product.


I noticed my clients leaving half there tea, so decided to make myself a cuppa.....it had a 'funky' taste not of the Earl Grey variety.
Emptied the urn washed it, refilled was fine... two days later same problem

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CategoryElectric Kettles
Price (RRP) $129.00
FeaturesWater Gauge
Capacity8.8 L
Variable Temperatures No
Weight3.7 kg
Power1,700 W
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless Steel
Construction MaterialStainless Steel
Release dateSept 2011
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: 6174, RHB-RHWU88 and RHWU88
  • GTIN13: 9327327005473

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