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4.0 out of 5 stars A very pretty kettle, only slightly impractical, 22 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 19143 Heritage Kettle, 1.8 L - Metallic Purple (Kitchen & Home)
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This is a truly eye-catching kettle with its colourful metallic finish - tastes will vary, but 5 out of 6 so far reckon it looks great. It's not often you can say that about a kettle, so given that it also boils water competently, that may be all you need to know.

You want to know more? OK, purely considered as a kettle, this is decent but I've seen better. The large flat base is ideal for a stove but not so sensible for an electric kettle; it takes more space than a jug type and boils slightly slower than our old Philips which is also rated 3Kw. To be precise, for 1.5 litres, 3 minutes 20 seconds to auto switch-off on the new one, verse 3 minutes 10 seconds on the Philips.

If you are a top-filler rather than a spout-filler you may find the lid a tad annoying; it's fairly small and obstructed by the handle. The spout is rather large though - spout-fillers rejoice!

The level gauge is rather small, which if you think about it is a consequence of the shape. Towards the base it is wider and more capacious so that a small vertical increment accounts for a relatively large amount of water.

Yes I am nit-picking. It is a lovely kettle and feels well made; the handle seems solid and well attached which is always an advantage. The filter pulls out easily for cleaning.

One warning: make sure the lid is pushed down firmly. Otherwise, steam comes out after boiling and might scald your hand when pouring. I didn't have a problem with this provided the lid was pushed down firmly.

If you fancy a stylish and nostalgic purple kettle, don't hesitate.
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