ASDA - russell hobbs heritage kettle (in Red. Black or Cream) 1.8l  £30
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ASDA - russell hobbs heritage kettle (in Red. Black or Cream) 1.8l £30

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Found 5th Aug 2012
first post so go easy

long time hukd user, and been using this site alot recently for purchasing items for my first house so i thought id share one that i just picked up today. They are available in cream, black and red in my local (workington) but may be available in other colours elsewhere, can't be store specific judging by the website. Not the cheapest kettle i know but the cheapest ive seen this one by at least a fiver.

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3kW rapid boil with concealed element
Rear water gauge
1.8 L capacity
360 degrees base with cord storage
Removable, washable filter
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Thanks for posting kingstef - only the cream one is currently available online but it's good to know the other colours may be available in your local stores
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why cold?
kingstef

why cold?



People default vote cold. I don't know why.
tWeetZ

People default vote cold. I don't know why.



no they don't, imo a kettle is a kettle, nothing different to a £10 one so why pay £30 for this?
Because rather then having a cheap kettle, that also looks cheap and crappy and can't handle being used so many times a day so stops working in less then a year, you can have a decent kettle, decently made, decent looking and can handle what it has been made to do. Hot from me.
mumtozm

Because rather then having a cheap kettle, that also looks cheap and … Because rather then having a cheap kettle, that also looks cheap and crappy and can't handle being used so many times a day so stops working in less then a year, you can have a decent kettle, decently made, decent looking and can handle what it has been made to do. Hot from me.



lol most of that statement is a load of crap, imo you should change your kettle once a year due to limescale build up.

if the kettle fails to function within the first year take it back simple as that really, decently made is another joke probably be made in the same factory or next door for maybe a few pence more than my "cheap crappy" kettle.

all your really paying for is a look nothing more, if your ok paying £20+ than normal then good for you

also forgot to ask does the water taste different boiled in this kettle? (_;)


Edited by: "ando" 5th Aug 2012
ando

lol most of that statement is a load of crap, imo you should change your … lol most of that statement is a load of crap, imo you should change your kettle once a year due to limescale build up.if the kettle fails to function within the first year take it back simple as that really, decently made is another joke probably be made in the same factory or next door for maybe a few pence more than my "cheap crappy" kettle.all your really paying for is a look nothing more, if your ok paying £20+ than normal then good for youalso forgot to ask does the water taste different boiled in this kettle? (_;)



Do you seriously only buy things on practicality rather than looks? If so I hope that follows across in all walks of your life; clothes, phones, fridges, tvs etc otherwise your argument is seriously flawed

Ps I have this kettle, paid £30 last year so not much of a reduction got it for when we moved into our new house. Only gripe is the paintwork chips quite easily.
OR you take care of your kettle and clean it regulary to prevent limescale build up! Do you change your washing machine once a year too? I suppose a washing machine is a washing machine to you though?!
feeder16

Do you seriously only buy things on practicality rather than looks? If so … Do you seriously only buy things on practicality rather than looks? If so I hope that follows across in all walks of your life; clothes, phones, fridges, tvs etc otherwise your argument is seriously flawedPs I have this kettle, paid £30 last year so not much of a reduction got it for when we moved into our new house. Only gripe is the paintwork chips quite easily.



it's a kettle which is the reason why i personally don't think it's worth £30 just for looks, it boils water thats about it
mumtozm

OR you take care of your kettle and clean it regulary to prevent … OR you take care of your kettle and clean it regulary to prevent limescale build up! Do you change your washing machine once a year too? I suppose a washing machine is a washing machine to you though?!



you can't prevent limescale build up completely you may be right about cleaning it etc but it'll still be there, as for the washing machine thats completely different so don't see why you've even mentioned it
I do realise you can't prevent limescale completely!! But I own a nice performing kettle, which also doesn't look cheap, and also didn't cody £10! So rather then pay out mire money replacing cheap kitchen appliances, i'm more inclined to spend a bit more, and in the long run, spend less! If your philosophy is 'kettle is a kettle' I presume you have the same the philosophy about every other item you own, such as a phone, a car, or even a washing machine! Obviously you don't buy things based on their performance capability do I should imagine you replace household items regulary?!
Excuse my typos - predictive text on my phone! But, a phone's a phone after all!
mumtozm

I do realise you can't prevent limescale completely!! But I own a nice … I do realise you can't prevent limescale completely!! But I own a nice performing kettle, which also doesn't look cheap, and also didn't cody £10! So rather then pay out mire money replacing cheap kitchen appliances, i'm more inclined to spend a bit more, and in the long run, spend less! If your philosophy is 'kettle is a kettle' I presume you have the same the philosophy about every other item you own, such as a phone, a car, or even a washing machine! Obviously you don't buy things based on their performance capability do I should imagine you replace household items regulary?!



lol your banging on about the performance capacity of a kettle X)

it'll never boil water better than any other kettle, all the other things list have different functions and obviously at times they'll perform better than othe
Edited by: "ando" 5th Aug 2012
Yeap! Just trying to save you money in the long run on buying your cheap, crappy looking kitchen appliances with limescale build up! Much love x
I have had my £9.99 kettle for over 5 years, still going strong, I bet that this one isn't still working after 5 years..
Cor, I dread to think about the limescale swimming around in your cuppas!! :P
An actual review of this kettle from an owner;

" I am writing this review less than a year after purchasing this kettle. In this time I have experienced every one of the negative points made in most of the reviews here, and can therefore confirm that these negative reviews are entirely correct. The water does taste metallic, it does need replacing for each boil, meaning a high waste in water and power - if you 're-boil' any remaining water, it just tastes awful. At first I thought it was because I drink green tea, which is mainly water as opposed to tea or coffee with milk and sugar. Eventually friends and guests began to question the taste. I have never wasted so much water as I have wasted with this kettle.

It is very difficult to tell just how much water is in the kettle, not least because the window in the level indicator is extremely scaly and dirty. The kettle itself is very difficult to keep clean, and if and when you do clean it, more and more of the logo rubs off, making it look cheap, as well as dirty.

The spout leaks, leaving watermarks either on counters or work-top protectors. The top eventually de-seals itself, leading to steam escaping upon boiling, leading to burned hands with each use. The black handle fades (even with in year) to a cheap, faded plastic type colour. There is a big water mark under the spout, and the spout looks dirty inside. You'd think I had had this kettle for years, it looks so dirty, despite being regularly descaled.

The black small handle of the lid has come loose and can be turned round independently of the silver part of the lid. Aound the top of the kettle, when the lid is removed, all the paint has come off and brown marks, presumably rust or the start of rust, is starting to set in. Give it another few months and this kettle will just look awful.

Regarding the noise, it is noiser than most kettles, but I suppose it is because it is made from a different material than most kettles - metal rather than plastic, and is in a different style. You do have to leave the room if on the phone, it is quite correct.

All in all, absolutely 100% not worth buying. I'd be interested to see how many purchasers from last year are still happy with this model of kettle. We replaced ours today with a £30 one from Next, which I hope will last a lot longer than a year. "



mumtozm

Yeap! Just trying to save you money in the long run on buying your cheap, … Yeap! Just trying to save you money in the long run on buying your cheap, crappy looking kitchen appliances with limescale build up! Much love x



what a idiot!
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i got a kettle from tesco 8years ago, cost £8 still going strong today, no build up of limescale because my water is the best in the country and is nice and soft
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I do realise you can't prevent limescale completely!! yes you can, move to scotland Cor, I dread to think about the limescale swimming around in your cuppas!! :P
none im mine, i live in scotland
ando

what a idiot!


irony.....
Crap kettle the blue coating on mine started to flake around where the handle attaches 14 months old when i complained they replied that its years warranty had expired and as a gesture of good will they could supply a replacement for £45 Very good customer service i Paid £50 for it and i thought i should get about 10 years use it still work but does not look very good leson learned i will no be buying any more Morphy Richards Crap
sorry i did not read the listing properly i did not realise it was russel hobbs as it looks the exact same as my Morphy Richards Crap kettle
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mumtozm

Yeap! Just trying to save you money in the long run on buying your cheap, … Yeap! Just trying to save you money in the long run on buying your cheap, crappy looking kitchen appliances with limescale build up! Much love x

dont you realise that this will flake after a month or two and look a lot worse than a cheap crappy kettle,then you will have to buy another one then another one then another one then another one then another one then another one, and so on, much love to you and good luck spending hundreds of £s on having your kettle looking good
What a load of ........
£49.96 for me. not £30

Ando - I agree with certain items it is what it is but if others what a different colour with an easy drop plug and a 4kw instead of a 2kw kettle who are you to judge? Let them spend there money.
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