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This review is from: Russell Hobbs 18258 Heritage Kettle, 1.8 L - Traditional Black (Kitchen & Home)
I didn't want a jug style kettle because i find them difficult to hold, which really limits your choice. I chose this kettle because of the other good reviews, and because I liked the styling and the fact that it is larger than most others - I often find I have to refill the kettle and boil it again which is a nuisance and uses more electricity. I'm very happy with it. The only downside is that if you want to refill it immediately after boiling then the steam burns your hand when you take the lid off, but you can fill it via the spout to avoid that problem. I also like the fact that it turns itself off when you take it off the base, which my old one didn't and often resulted in an empty kettle trying to boil.
Some people have commented about a chemical taste from new kettles, but I didn't find that at all with this one.
It also arrived less than 48 hours after I ordered it, even though I chose free delivery rather than speedy. Very impressive!