Russell Hobbs 20090 Oxford Brushed Kettle - 1.7 Litre

Features

  • Brushed stainless steel kettle with plastic accents.
  • Rapid boil zone feature denoting 1/2/3 cup volumes.
  • Easy pour spout.
  • 1.7l capacity.
  • 360 degree base with integrated cord storage.

The Good

  • Stainless steel with no plastic liner to leach chemicals into the water.
  • Good price for a basic kettle.

The Bad

  • No water level window.
  • No light to indicate if the kettle has been switched on.

Customer Comments

 Perfect. Stainless steel with no plastic liner to leach chemicals into the water. No water gauge window to crack and fail, no soft close or hinged lid to break. No lights to fail.
It just boils water efficiently, and hopefully will outlast all the fancy kettles I've wasted money on. And, with the two year EEC compulsory guarantee on all electrical goods, I should get at least 2 years out of it at £10 per year.
The water level indicator inside the kettle is plastic which is a pity, but it is a minor amount of plastic compared to many kettles.
The pinch lid is ok. Knobs can come off so the simple pinch lid is another reason why this one might last.
It is single walled so hot to touch, but for goodness sake, so were all kettles before they started making plastic and double walled ones.
The water tastes fine with no off flavours.

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This kettle is pleasing too the eye but unlike other kettles does not have a water level indicator or a light to indicate if the kettle has been switched on to boil.

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It pours great, fast boiler too. The only thing is there is no way of seeing the water level unless you take the lid off. Very happy. No more mess.