Russell Hobbs - 1.7 Litre Glass Kettle


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Russell Hobbs
Russell Hobbs 850324 Illuminating Glass Cordless Kettle
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Fantastic value for money, boils water very quickly

Don't buy this. My kettle is just over 14 months old.
After 6 months the flimsy plastic lid sprang apart while the kettle was boiling fortunately no one was close to it.
It was repaired (not replaced) by the agents in October. Now the lid is loose and ready to come apart. I used to regard Russell Hobs as makers of quality products. Not any more.

a nice little kettle that lights up when in use. a nice little feature to any kitchen.
i don't like the spout but it's more personal preference. probably due to the kettle i was using for many years

3 stars only because of the lid. This mechanical mechanism is very flimsy and with daily use will break sooner than later. Sry Russell Hobbs but this shortsighted error in design is a big NO-NO!

This is a beautiful kettle works very efficiently well recommended It also looks very attractive with the Blue Light A true piece of brilliance

Absolute rubbish. Just letting people know, I had 2 replacements and both broke due to poor quality plastic.

Kettle worked great but lid mechanism broke off after a while.

No Problems have been using for a week.

Lid mechanism starts to fail after some time and my kettle started to leak!

Great product, great speed for the transaction

Delivery was super fast, was supposed to be delivered on a Monday, got it on Friday. Product is excellent!

Works great. I like the fact that you can see the amount of water left and preventing a dry boil.
Blue light makes the kettle look expensive

I love my kettle, it looks beautiful and boils water really fast. Only this is my second one, since the first one's lid broke off after 2 years.

Keeps breaking. Thought I had a dud so bought another one. Big mistake! It broke within 18 months. Same as the first one. Not a dud but a bad design.

Elegant fast boiler.

Love it!

Had our kettle for almost 4 years and the kettle itself is great. It boils quickly and is great to use - only problem is the button to open the lid has broken from wear and tear.

Great looking kettle and boils water fast. But the lid broke off after about a year of use, which is really disappointing given the price. A style of substance product (but really nice style).

It's good and perfect for the price. Highly recommended

I just love it - love the fact I can see the water boiling (some small things do matter) - as for the blue light at night - great.

I use to be a plastic kettle owner until I saw this bad boy online. The moment it arrived I gave it a clean and fired it up. With its 3kW power output and it's eye-catching blue illumination, it's hard to be sad about anything.

Great product

Hinges of lid very poorly made like kettle alot bought 4 kettles and all hinges broke off.

Looks nice, good quality but struggling to get rid of the plasticky taste from the water

Great kettle if you don't mind buying a new one after a year. Lid broke

Beautiful kettle, very efficient.Works wonderfully!!

Looks great, yes, but after about 3/4 years the lid broke off from the unit. After 4/5 years the kettle stopped working.

Best kettle I've owned yet. Super fast boiling time. Highly recommended.

Looks great when you boil water in the dark

I have had my one for over 6 years and I bought my mom one, both are still going strong, I am buying another one on special because I love it so much in case my good old faithful one dies on me I am hoping it will make 10 years, best kettle I have ever bought..

I had mine for about 5 years. My maid finally broke the lid off. I decided to buy the same model again. Yes, the lid isn't the greatest, but it lasted 5 years the last time and the kettle itself looks good and performs well.

Good kettle with a very weak & badly designed lid mechanism. Mine broke after approximately a year of average use. Not recommended.

This is a really pretty kettle - but not well made. The hinge for the lid broke on my first kettle just after a year. This meant I had to pry the lid off with my fingers every time I want to fill it up with water. I bought an identical one, because I loved the look. Just after a year, when the warranty had expired, the hinge broke in exactly the same place. I will not buy it again - will try a different brand with a similar look.

Delivery received within 24 hours! Kettle works beautifully!

I bought this kettle on the second of August 2015 and it is still working perfectly. It boils water quicker than my previous one (sunbeam).

loving it.

The perfect kettle. Boils fast very durable and very pretty too

Good quality and looks amazing

The led lights only worked for two weeks.

Is there any possibilty to exchange the kettle.

Have had mine for probably 5 years. still going strong. With age the element goes brown and needs cleaning.

Lovely kettle but the cable to plug is sooooooooooo short!!

Great product

Boils fast, looks stylish.

Looks nice but definitely wouldn't recommend it. Lid is a terrible design. Not the best kettle

Reliable. Great quality. Plastic spout is important in the event that you bump the spout on the tap when filling with water the whole kettle doesn't break

the best kettle

The lid is a problem and I see other people had the same experience. The button or the little hinge wears out and then its a mission to open the kettle. I have now had it with fighting the darn thing and need to buy a new kettle, the kettle still works fine but now because of the lid i need to get rid of it. A waste of money.

Elegant good capacity unit and blue led ring is a striking feature in our kitchen. Easy to handle with 360 degree power unit. Love it.

I don't know who Russell is, but if he really exists, he needs to check the quality of his products, no good, this kettle's plastic is of poor quality, lid also broke after little while

Excellent product....and exemplary service again......

Does pour well and the lid opens only slightly making it difficult to fill up. water loses heat quickly once boiled as the glass vessel fails to retain the heat. well.

I love this kettle, I cant stop staring at the blue light when its on boiling water. A classic master piece.

Nice kettle, works very well.
We did however have a broken hinge of the lid within 3 months.
This seems to be under designed.
It was however promptly collected and replaced by Takealot.
Excellent service

It's has a blue light, so that's nice.

It boils water very well. Excellent kettle upgrade if you have a cheaper one.

Awesome kettle. Boils the water quickly and the product itself is superb. Did I mention the light? That makes it even greater!

Beautiful and fast boiling. The pouring of water into a cup is just not as smooth as other Russell Hobbs kettles.

Onthou net, hierdie ketel moet eers afkoel voordat jy n tweede ketel water kan kook, anders kan die glas bars :(

Very nice product but does not last long

Great quality kettle, as you would expect from this brand. The lights are really fun. Expect to have to clean it regularly due to collection of scale on glass.

Happy with the product

Poor for the money. Fast to boil but the build quality is poor. The lid feels flimsy and the spout does not give a good pour. My previous Phillips kettle at a quarter if the price was much better. Wish I hadn't purchased this.

Excellent and very fast boiling. Delivery time fantastic.

Very disappointed. Lid is very poor for the price,doesn't match the rest of it in quality,can't take the heat. Lid top section melted at screws,came apart from bottom section. Pop up button stopped working properly, wouldn't open the remaining lid. Finally the lower lid section and lip of spout started breaking up and bits were falling into the water. And from the start the spout never poured well, messy. Sorry, will think twice before buying another Russell Hobbs product now.

Brilliant little spaceship. Makes boiling water such so elegant!!

I recently both Russell Hobbs glass kettle, its amazing! It boils very quickly, is quiet and has an amazing blue light when boiling.
I also like the glass as you can immediately see how much water is in the kettle. Great Buy.

We love this kettle... But we have had two and both of them, the lids have broken. In general we avoid Russell Hobbs as a brand as they usually are badly made appliances that break quickly

Love the kettle! Boils quickly and the blue light looks pretty. Only negative I can think of is that the top feels very cheap and I think it could easily break, not very strong plastic.

In less than a year the glass cracked at the base and the lid started to wear off. The quality is bad but it does look good for a short period of time

Great kettle. Seems to boil faster than all other kettles I've owned. The glass does not heat up excessively and safe to touch.

Lovely kettle. Product is as expected and advertised. Hopefully it'll last a lot longer than it has for some of the other customers who bought it. Fingers crossed!

Loved it at first. Now, a few months later, the lid is completely rusted. Definitely not stainless steel.

Worst kettle I've ever owned. Few months in jug constantly disconnects with Base. 6 months warrantee. Absolute junk

Love it.

Greta value for money, far better quality than the cheaper knock off versions that copy this design.

Lid and handle feel great and not overly plastic like the cheaper brands.

Would recommend and buy again.

Second kettle so fingers crossed

First one was replaced by Takealot. Excellent service as usual

Love my new kettle! It boils so quickly and looks so beautiful doing it.


Works perfectly
Had it since mid June, so far so good
Very cool blue lights, nice sturdy kettle, boils really quick
Spout is a bit small, but it ain't a train smash

I love this kettle - it is the second one we bought. The blue light is actually very practical and I would love to recommend this kettle.

Excellent kettle. Excellent service. Received kettle in under 24 hrs.


Good quality

I love this kettle! Good quality product.

The kettle's glass cracked after 3 days of use. Most unfortunate as this is my second one and we had good use of the first one before the lid broke.

I love it. Love the blue light it gives.

lovely kettle, my first one broke, hope the replacement one will last

Good quality, and speedy delivery, even earlier than advised :-)

It is not only good-looking, but also fast. If it was a bit more silent, I'd give it 5 stars.

Beautifull.Superb product

Good brand, works well - stylish!

At the price it is a bargain - fast silent and so impressive to look at

It's a Kettle... it boils water. It looks nice, and is made of glass with a nice blue LED light when turned on... so if there is just Re-Runs on DSTV you have something interesting to watch.

Is it worth the the R880 price tag, never. I got one from PnP 2 years ago for R400 and guess what, it's already leaking when you pour water. It's like the kettle tip just forgets what to do with water. You're paying for the Brand... Made in China by the lowest bidder.

Still looks nice though.

Good value for money. Love it and good price

Lid broke after a year.

I have had mine for a month now - great kettle and aesthetically appealing. Requires some maintenance, you need to clean the element every week or so as it turns brown (lime scale?). I guess it would be the same with all kettles except it isn't visible. I still love it.

agree, lid is very flimsy and mine broke off and the lid was sealed shut. it can't be fixed at most appliance stores and ended up buying same kettle in another cheaper brand. never buying Russell Hobbs again.

Pros - Stylish and at 3000 Watts it boils in half the time of other kettles...
Cons - The lid is utter rubbish and broke after a year, rendering the kettle useless!

Very good kettle. It has a pleasant shape, with the blue illuminated lights an attractive feature. it has a good 1.7 litre capacity, with helpful marks to indicate the amount of water being heated.

Absolutely love it! It's a great quality product.

Did not expect Russell Hobbs brand to have a lid mechanical failure after months of usage, disappointed in this brand.

After 2 years it looks terrible!
Lid eventually fell off (clips snapped from general usage) and the labeling fadded.

It's not a long term investment.

Lid do not close properly

Works perfectly fine..

Was skeptical when I purchased this kettle because of the mixed reviews but I can not complain at all. I have had no problems with it at all, guess it's all in how you handle it. Great product!

Great kettle at a good price!

I've only had this kettle for about a week now - I was a lil' scared after reading the bad reviews, but my partner is a firm supporter of Russell Hobbs so I decided to make the jump .. so far, I am ABSOLUTELY LOVING this kettle, especially the lights (in my favourite colour!) - I will see how well it works in the weeks & months to come & give further feedback ^-^

Great product. Boils faster than my last kettle. Looks Great.

great looking and functional

Pro's: Boils super fast, looks pretty, like that it's glass (looks clean and fill up only what you need)
Cons: Pours a little weirdly.
A lot of people have issues with the lid. It's a lid and it works (for me at least).

excellent, thank you.

Exactly what I wanted, the perfect


Elegant. The blue light make it look classy, but it makes lot of noise when boilling

I bought this kettle and it leaked from day one - I bought it thinking Russel Hobbs was a good quality but I was shocked to see how badly it leaks every time I use it

Great value for money. Easy to use and stylish.

I've only had the kettle for 2 weeks and already there are white 'scum' marks on the bottom inside of the kettle. Not happy at all!!!!

It looks nice, but I think the lid opening mechanism won't last. Great product overall.

Loving our new kettle!! Such a good buy

Love my kettle. Exactly what I wanted

The kettle is much more noisy than what we expected. However good in general.

Good product

Works well and looks beautiful. Takealot had a bargain for price as I searched many places for this.

Good value for money. Product is of a good quality and reasonably priced

All good..... delivered as promised, and no issues.

Best Kettle ever and very stylish. Love it.

I am happy with the service that i received from takealot and i am definitely enjoying my Kettle

Great Kettle so far

Good price, perfect product and the delivery turn around time is as promised which is also perfect.

Excellent buy

Best buy! love it!

I absolutely love my new kettle. You always know exactly how much water there is in it so no chance of boiling a dry kettle. And it pours beautifully with no dribbles which my previous kettle did without fail. Very annoying. It seems to boil extra fast and is striking looking with its blue light. I love everything about it.

Apart from the elegant design and beautiful eliminating blue led lights when in operation, the broad base heating element brings the water to a bowl quickly and efficiently.

Great quality

Quick delivery, product boils faster, beautiful lights, haven't given me a problem.


Very happy with the kettle

The Kettle is not only good looking, but works very quickly

Very efficient product

Great product


It's a very nice kettle arrived within 4 days. The only problem with it it started rusting inside.

Beautiful, my mother and I loved it. The look and feel is so strong, seems like it will last a life time.

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