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I haven't had the best of luck with kettles since moving in with my boyfriend over a year ago and to me a kettle is a necessity. I need a kettle in the house, i could not stay there if there was indeed no kettle. I've tried many other kettles, cheap ones admittedly such as a tesco value kettle and an Argos value kettle and they both seemed to break within a few months. To be fair they did take a lot of use, i like Tea. But this is beyond the point, a kettle should last you a long while and not 3 months. Therefore after i had my university bursary come through i thought 'Enough of the cheap stuff- I need a decent kettle'. So i went out and bought the Russell Hobbs 15092. It's pretty fair to say that i haven't looked back since!
What is it that i like about this product?
I'm a huge fan of colour. I love lava lamps and fireworks. If you give me a kettle that turns blue before i get a cup of tea i will be as fascinated as a female geek with a shiny laptop and trust me i know how fascinated they get- i am one. I think being able to see the water boiling is a great thing, the light makes it more noticeable and makes it a show almost, you'll start to call people around for Tea just to watch your kettle. This kettle is just fantastic in lots of different ways. You know when you get home from a long day at work and first thing you do is put they kettle on. Well sometimes it can feel like hours since it's boiled, i know with my other kettles that i have actually thought that it took an hour. Not with this bad boy, it doesn't take long to boil at all.
What do i like about this product that is different from other products out there?
I love how the kettle is super quiet. It really freaks me out when i hear a kettle whistle. I'm unsure why- my grand parents used to always have a whistling kettle so they could hear it from the next room however it's just one of those sounds that i can't handle and if my kettle whistles, i take it back or give it to my grandparents!
Is there anything bad about the product?
The only disadvantage about this product is that because it's glass you can see the limescale more and therefore feel that you have to clean it, whereas if you had a normal kettle then you wouldn't be worried about something you can't see, I've certainly never cleaned a kettle out before i got this one. Although it's not like you have to clean it out everyday or something like that. Every three weeks is normally when i clean the kettle.
Some facts about the product
This kettle has a capacity of 1.7 litres which is enough for lots and lots of Tea or coffee! The lid and handle of the kettle is plastic so you don't have to worry about burning your hands because plastic doesn't conduct heat well. I bought this kettle from Robert Dyas for around £40 other places do it for different prices.
I love that it's difficult to put water in through the filter spout, this is for a reason- you're not meant to do that. Doing this damages the filter and then means that when you pour the water into your tea after the millionth time you may well receivee a little present from your kettle: Limescale. Always nice to find in your cuppa. There is a button to use when you want to fill up your kettle that lifts up the lid so you don't even have to get your fingers wet.
Overall i think this is the best kettle I've bought in my lifetime, i feel entertained while waiting for my cup of Cha. It's brilliant. I normally wouldn't spend that much on a kettle but if this one was to break then i definatly would replace it with another one, it's one of those keeper products.
Have a cuppa on me! Summary: Need a kettle, go buy now.