Russell Hobbs Kettle 18579 : Fast and efficient

Had the kettle since oct 2012 and it has been pretty good up to this point. A few months ago the boiling button starting sticking meaning you have to push it up manually, not ideal. Then a few weeks back it was left boiling and when i went back to it there was no water left because it hadn’t switched off and all the water had evaporated, i suspect this is fairly dangerous. Then about a week ago we noticed it was leaking water around the base. Finally a couple of days ago my wife got a shock when switching it on. That was the point it went to the dump. It should of lasted longer than 2 and half years i am now looking for a replacement.

I was a bit disappointed when i opened the box and saw it was in fact plastic, and not shiny as it looks like in the picture, but it is a great little kettle. Boils water quickly, and it’s nice and sturdy.

Russell Hobbs Kettle 18579, 1.7 L – Red

  • Contemporary red stylish design
  • Lightweight wrap design
  • Iluminated water window blue on boil
  • Removable washable filter
  • 360-degree base with cord storage

I’ve been wanting a good quality kettle – used to buy cheap supermarket kettles but they never last. This russell hobbs is everything you want in a kettle.It also matches my rh toaster. Also delivered very quickly.

Works as expected, and 1/2 the price of other makes of red kettle on the high street.

Best kettle i have every used it boils very quick for the lire size and very easy to clean later on in the months. I would highly recommended anyone to buy this kettle if you are looking for a really good and reliable kettle.

Russell Hobbs Kettle 18579, 1.7 L – Red : Bought this to replace mams previous russell hobbs kettle & chose this for simple reason she had no complaints or trouble & had it 6yrs before it gave up the ghost , only slight difference is she finds it slightly heavier but as she remarked from a safety point of view with her being elderly it won’t tip or move around easily , also boils really quickly.

This is a good kettle from russell hobbs but it is 99% plastic and i thought it was metal but it looks good and works very well and quite, the only thing i found to be wrong was the lid that did not open fully when you press the button whether it’s ment to or not i do not know but it’s not a problem to pull it back when fulling. Update: had this for 2 years now and the only thing that has broke is the filter so i will be buying the same kettle again but in black.

Its fast, attractive and glows blue – no this is not some new f1 car it is in fact a russell hobbs kettle – hard to believe i know. Performs with any amount of water to a high standard and the tea it makes is simply amazing.

I used to boil water with a magnifying glass but then i found this little wonder and saved myself a mug full of time. Get one if you want to boil water.

I love this kettle and cannot praise it enough. Not the cheap tatty plastic ones that are available in this price range. I have had it a while now and it had not discoloured, faded or marked in any way. It is fast to boil, easy to read and a joy to use. The blue light is a nice bonus. Great balance for pouring too.

Had this kettle a few years back and changed it for another make and model. After the other make packed up very quickly i’ve gone back to this, great look, quick boil, seemed to last a fair while in terms of quality.

Smart and practical, i could not manage without a kettle and this one is smart and easy to fill, and comes from a known maker at a fair pricerussell hobbs 14590 stylis kettle in black gloss classic design, 1.

No complaints about this very nice looking kettle. It holds plenty of water and can also boil just one mugful. Easy to fill, straightforward measuring guage on the side and nice quick boil. It pours well and is easy to clean. Cant ask for more than that. Reasonably priced too as i bought it on offer.

Bought this 4 years ago and it’s still going strong.

This is the second one of these i have bought – extra one for the studio – fast to boil, easy to fill, no problems.

Had this kettle for about 4 months now, it looks good and ties in nicely with the rest of the red appliances that we have. My only slight disapointment is that i thought it would match the russell hobbs toaster we have which is metal and this one is plastic so it doesn’t quite match. It’s about as noisy as other kettles and it boils quickly.

Just moved in to new house and i have all black and silver kitchen accessories so wanted a kettle to match looked at so many as i’m seriously fussy when it comes to anything, finally decided on this 1 and i wasnt dissapointed looks great holds enough water for a fair few cups of tea also to fill a medium saucepan when cooking pasta. Lights up blue but isn’t really bright unless dark but still great.

We bought this back in april and it had worked fine up until the weekend. It then developed a strong leak from the base which seems to be a common fault after reading through some other reviews. Fortunately this happened when the water was cold which averted any chance of a possible scolding. I contacted russell hobbs who said amazon will provide a replacement which they have.

Its a lovely muted shade of red and brightens up my black and white kitchen beautifully. I have had no experience of funny tasting water reported by some customers. I would point out that the spout is a clear plastic but this doesn’t spoil the kettles look.

This item arrived very promptly and after reading reviews to say it tasted plasticy, i boiled it up with a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda first, then reboiled with clean water, then used it as normal. It works well, looks good, i like the stylish blue light when it is boiling but it takes up a lot of space on the worktop.

For anyone wondering, this kettle comes with a 2 year warranty. If you then register the product on the russell hobbs website they make it a 3 years warranty for free.

Well what can i say it’s a russell h. We : my wife and i, always buy rh. Ok i ain’t got much more to say. . Quality item and surprise surprise it does what it’s meant to do, and may i add very well.

Comments

  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Good Kettle
    I had this kettle for around 5 years and was very impressed. It wasn’t even broken when we replaced it. The plastic becomes a bit tacky with age though, and the light isn’t as bright as the photo.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      I had this kettle for around 5 years and was very impressed. It wasn’t even broken when we replaced it. The plastic becomes a bit tacky with age though, and the light isn’t as bright as the photo.
  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars

    This review is from : Russell Hobbs Kettle 18579, 1.7 L – Red

    Broke very soon after purchase. Now replaced with one from aldi.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      Broke very soon after purchase. Now replaced with one from aldi.
      1. 5.0 out of 5 stars go for it
        Bought this kettle about 3 years ago now and it still works perfect i highly recommend this just go for it.
  3. Colour: Black Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Russell Hobbs Kettle 18579, 1.7 L – Red

    Bought this kettle about 3 years ago now and it still works perfect i highly recommend this just go for it.
  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars Love the colour and the fact it lights up when ...

    This review is from : Russell Hobbs Kettle 18579, 1.7 L – Red

    Love the colour and the fact it lights up when it’s on. Nice design and clear view of the water.
    1. Colour: Red Verified Purchase
      Love the colour and the fact it lights up when it’s on. Nice design and clear view of the water.
      1. 3.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed after 3 years of use.
        Recently it started to leak, so we had to buy a new kettle.

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