Definitely NOT the Russell Hobbs quality we were used to!!
Tasha "Willspeakthetruth", Amazon
27 July 2014
Summary: I have not even owned this kettle a year now and it has stopped working! I am so disappointed! From day one, the top was very difficult to pull off, and the rim started to rust within a month of use. This past week it just stopped working!!! It's not even a case of "you get what you paid for" because at $43 (at time of purchasing) especially when buying a Russell Hobbs kettle, you expect to have it for a few years well!
Summary: I was looking for an all stainless steel electric kettle, and unfortunately this was not at all what I expected. The bottom of the inside of the kettle is plastic that's painted like stainless steel, while the sides of the kettle are real stainless steel. So unhealthy boiling water with the plastic bottom....I won't use it anymore.
Summary: That is what I call this wonderful electric kettle. It is fast and quiet and can be used to heat water for recipes and soaking a finger with a splinter or anything! Quiet too. I have bought them for friends and family...everyone loves them!
Summary: This hot pot is amazing. I've owned one for the past few years and purchased one as a gift. I highly recommend it. It is consistent in its quick boiling, and cleans easy and well. And I like that it is plastic-free as far as the container (there are plastic parts on the handle and bottom).
A Great Kitchen Electric Teapot - Reliable and Sturdy
Beth Shafran-Mukai, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: Really like this electric teapot - so easy to use, water boils quickly, and great automatic shut off. One slight design issue - as you can see the top is narrow, so difficult to dry inside of pot after use (which would help in avoiding mineral build up). Like that it is stainless inside and not plastic. All in all, quite satisfied with purchase and would recommend.
Summary: I've trusted Russel Hobbs tea kettles for years, and am happy to see them in the USA. The water gets rather hot rather quickly (a full pot takes about 4 minutes total). It's also very convenient to be able to lift the pot off the base, and replace it on as needed, so that you're not dragging a cord around.
Summary: Chose this kettle as it is possible to strip all plastic parts from the inside and have no plastic in the boiling water. From that perspective it's good. But, after a year: 1. Rust appeared inside, on the base of the kettle. Material looked cheap from the beginning and that first impression turned out to be true. 2. Rust appears under the cover. 3.
Summary: We have no coffee maker and use a kettle for filter coffee and tea. We went through three big-name brand electric water kettles in 6 years. When visiting Great Britain, it seemed that everyone used Russel Hobbs kettles and raved about them. We went on line and found one which has served us without a problem almost four years. If it ever breaks, we will buy another.
Summary: I did some research about these and learned that they use much less energy to heat water than an electric stove. I have learned also to pour only the exact amount of water for my usual one cup of tea. It heats to boiling in about a minute and automatically shuts off. No waste. But if you're used to a whistle, this will not signal you...except for a just-audible "click" when it shuts off.