glass led kettle £19.99 @ lidl
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glass led kettle £19.99 @ lidl

£19.99
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Found 5th Dec 2016Made hot 5th Dec 2016
glass led kettle
available 11th Dec

28 Comments

Hmm! This looks suspiciously similar to the piece of junk I bought from Russell Hobbs which lasted nearly 10 months before the lid broke off!
Great price, just not convinced it will last!
Edited by: "willysnapper" 5th Dec 2016

At least you get three years guarantee with this!

willysnapper

Hmm! This looks suspiciously similar to the piece of junk I bought from … Hmm! This looks suspiciously similar to the piece of junk I bought from Russell Hobbs which lasted nearly 10 months before the lid broke off!Great price, just not convinced it will last!


If it only lasted 10 months then presumably they replaced it for you?

ellbee

At least you get three years guarantee with this!


Same with RH but just fed up that they can't design a decent product!

dt_matthews

If it only lasted 10 months then presumably they replaced it for you?


No, because it failed in a disgustingly short time, they thought it somehow acceptable, and directed me to Amazon who refunded my money, however since part of the payment was from a "gift voucher", they were not prepared to reinstate that!
So not a good experience,

That is poor.

willysnapper

No, because it failed in a disgustingly short time, they thought it … No, because it failed in a disgustingly short time, they thought it somehow acceptable, and directed me to Amazon who refunded my money, however since part of the payment was from a "gift voucher", they were not prepared to reinstate that!So not a good experience,



​i had similar experience with Amazon.
ordered laptop few months back. they said delivered it at my address. I did not see any delivery driver on said date. they were having none of it. said according to drivers tracking , driver was at around that address on that date oO .
checked with neighbours no sign of laptop.
in the and I had to write to chief executive of Amazon to get my money back. shocking experience that was. normally they quite good.

Broke really quickly

I bet this is better quality than Russel Hobbs. I recently bought one of their glass kettles to replace a Bush glass kettle that came from Argos in 2007 to replace a RH kettle that was the one involved in the dodgy loose handle recall fiasco back then. If you don't know about that, it was where a Russell Hobbs kettle had a manufacturing flaw where the handle could detach when the kettle was full. Russell Hobbs became aware of the problem and had an internal recall to fix the kettles that they had not sold yet. All fine and dandy but they didn't bother to issue a recall to people who had already bought the kettles because "they didn't consider it a serious hazard"! I think the TV show Watchdog became involved, then Trading Standards and they were forced to recall the kettles. So I bought the very cheap Bush glass kettle and it was great for eight years, or so, until the lid mechanism failed. To replace it the only 3kW glass kettle, at a reasonable price, I could find was a Russel Hobbs and so reluctantly I bought that. Frankly it feels like a POS, very flimsy lid mechanism and it has tripped the ring main RCD once already. If the Silvercrest had been available then, I might have bought one of those. In my experience Lidl electrical goods seem to be of very reasonable quality - certainly much better than RH. The only reason I might not have is because it is probably only 2kW rather than 3.

Seriously am i the only person that looks after their stuff? Had our Russel Hobbs kettle for coming upto 2 years now and nothing has broken off it and it works perfectly? Certainly no less in quality than any other kettle ive had previously either??
Think some people are just ham fisted!

118luke

Seriously am i the only person that looks after their stuff? Had our … Seriously am i the only person that looks after their stuff? Had our Russel Hobbs kettle for coming upto 2 years now and nothing has broken off it and it works perfectly? Certainly no less in quality than any other kettle ive had previously either?? Think some people are just ham fisted!


You are just lucky.

118luke

Seriously am i the only person that looks after their stuff? Had our … Seriously am i the only person that looks after their stuff? Had our Russel Hobbs kettle for coming upto 2 years now and nothing has broken off it and it works perfectly? Certainly no less in quality than any other kettle ive had previously either?? Think some people are just ham fisted!



Well I had a Russell Hobbs kettle 9 years ago and it was rubbish from day one, though the handle of mine didn't fall off lot's of people's did and RH pretended there was no problem when there was. I've now had another for two months and it's also rubbish, I'm not sure if it's potentially dangerous like the last one, but I'm not too happy that it managed to trip the house electrics the other week. Perhaps your perception of quality is poor?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/silvercrest-kitchen-led-glass-kettle-19-99-lidl-2329942
A thread for the similar (same?) kettle from last year - interesting even if only for highlighting scaling in hard water areas.

I was thinking to buy Russel Hobbs one... now dilemma... this or RH one !

I'm put off glass kettles by the fact they must be glued somehow between the metal base and glass.

gnans

I was thinking to buy Russel Hobbs one... now dilemma... this or RH one !



Don't buy Russel Hobbs they are the onkyo of the small kitchen appliance world. They must have boffins in their labs trying to engineer faults into their products so that the product fails just after the warranty date has finished. I in fact have a Russel Hobs Kettle and toaster in the boot of my car ready to take to the tip. Both bought and failed at similar time ( bought about 2 years ago).
Edited by: "Madchester" 5th Dec 2016

gnans

I was thinking to buy Russel Hobbs one... now dilemma... this or RH one !



If you are ham-fisted and dont look after your appliances, then evidently you might want to avoid Russel Hobbs -
however if you are like me and use your appliances normally and not as a punchbag, then it will give you a good few years of trouble free service.

DO NOT RECOMMEND, had this last year, the lid lasted maybe month-two then went straight to the tip.

118luke

Seriously am i the only person that looks after their stuff? Had our … Seriously am i the only person that looks after their stuff? Had our Russel Hobbs kettle for coming upto 2 years now and nothing has broken off it and it works perfectly? Certainly no less in quality than any other kettle ive had previously either?? Think some people are just ham fisted!


We've had two of the Russell Hobbs version and the lid broke on both of them pretty quickly. We do live in a hard water area and I put it down to that rather than ham-fistedness. They've changed the design of the lid now and I've just got one to see how it goes - hopefully third time lucky...

mrbargain

We've had two of the Russell Hobbs version and the lid broke on both of … We've had two of the Russell Hobbs version and the lid broke on both of them pretty quickly. We do live in a hard water area and I put it down to that rather than ham-fistedness. They've changed the design of the lid now and I've just got one to see how it goes - hopefully third time lucky...


I live in a very soft water area and despite treating the dratted Russell Hobbs kettle as one would a favourite child, it has never seen a finger raised in anger, ...and still it failed after 10 months of very light use.:(
I can promise you disappointment if you buy the RH one that looks the same as this, it is still on sale, though there is a later model.
...Perish the thought that it too may suffer the same awful lid design!

these are incredibly noisy, I had 2, the lid broke on both. in the end I gave up due to the noise. went back to a solid metal one. much quieter

purchases similar one from Aldi, few months in the lid broke. swapped when came back in stock after about 6 months use and surprise surprise it's broke again. Shame as are a really nice kettle.

matth5182

these are incredibly noisy, I had 2, the lid broke on both. in the end I … these are incredibly noisy, I had 2, the lid broke on both. in the end I gave up due to the noise. went back to a solid metal one. much quieter



I can confirm this is one noisy kettle. I have to close both kitchen doors when boiling

Lidl/Aldi used to sell really decent electrical stuff, but the last few years it has been dire. I wont buy another electric toothbrush from them to be sure, all three died in no more than 6 months.
A pity SWMBO wont stop throwing the receipts away.

My current Lidl kettle has been going strong for over 7 years.

This looks the same as the one from Aldi which I bought 18 months ago and still going strong. Just needs rescaling as you can obviously see it more but I think that's a good thing as you can keep on top of it

*descaling

Banned

That's why you pay with a creditcard. Less hassle to get your money back when something goes wrong.

I had a Russell hob glass kettle my lid broke also
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