Russel Hobbes 13897 Electric Kettle
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  • After using the kettle for a while, I became a little disappointed with it
  • Granted, it boiled water properly and was pretty reliable since it did not give me any issues for the whole duration that I used it but at a cost of £34.99, I expected a little more from it
  • I found the cord to be too short and that meant that I couldn't move far from a wall socket, which I didn't like
  • It doesn't look too cheap, but I think that besides the panel that changes color, this kettle does nothing special apart from the basics and is not worth the £34.99 price tag
  • I don't think this kettle is worth the money

    • by tolstoy
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      When I moved into my first house, I made a point of buying the cheapest electrical appliances due to limited cash flow. Most of the cheap electronics lasted a long while, but eventually most had to be replaced. One of my friends owned the Russell Hobbes 13897 kettle and I really liked the way it looked and I therefor got myself one when I needed a new kettle.

      The kettle is taller than most of the other kettles I have used before, but it seems thinner to me. It is only available in white, and is a very basic kettle so one may wonder why I chose it over all the rest. To be quite honest the reason why I chose it was not because of functionality, it was because of one feature it has. When boiling water, a panel on the side of the kettle that is normally blue usually changes color to red. This


      is a pretty useless feature but it caught my attention nonetheless.

      After using the kettle for a while, I became a little disappointed with it. Granted, it boiled water properly and was pretty reliable since it did not give me any issues for the whole duration that I used it but at a cost of £34.99, I expected a little more from it. The kettle has a capacity of 1.7 litres which I find decent. It has a 360 degree cord base and also had a facility for cord storage. I found the cord to be too short and that meant that I couldn’t move far from a wall socket, which I didn’t like.

      The kettle weighs next to nothing and it doesn’t take much effort to lift it even when it is full of water. This I found to be a plus since I hate moving around heavy appliances.

      Normally I consider chrome or colored kettles ...


      • to be the most stylish when it comes to looks, but for a white kettle I found that this does has a nice look.

        It doesn’t look too cheap, but I think that besides the panel that changes color, this kettle does nothing special apart from the basics and is not worth the £34.99 price tag. Being white plastic, I found it very easy to keep clean.

        I think that in this case, the cost of this kettle is mostly paying for the brand name, instead of the quality of the product. After using this kettle I found that it did the job of boiling water, but I honestly think that the bulk of the money you pay for it goes toward paying for the color changing panel which really isn’t necessary; it’s just a novelty.

        I noticed that this kettle boiled water much faster than my previous cheaper kettle. I also liked the fact

        that even when boiling, it was not very loud.

        In my opinion, this kettle is decent, but not really special. I would not purchase it again unless it was at a cheaper price; I find it very hard to justify the price tag that it has now. It was very reliable, but after a while I got bored with it and wanted to replace it with a chrome kettle instead which I find more stylish. Though the Russel Hobbes has a removable water filter, I found that it would still get clogged up with limescale faster than my cheaper kettle so the filter didn’t work that well either.

        If you need an electric kettle, I would suggest you either buy a cheaper kettle which will get the job done just as well or purchase one at the same price as this Russel Hobbes, though sleeker and of higher quality. I don’t think this kettle is worth the money.




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