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!!!
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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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.