Russell Hobbs KE5550BKR Retro Style 1.7L Stainless Steel Electric Kettle

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Practical and elegant, this Electric Kettle from Russell Hobbs is the perfect addition to a style-conscious kitchen. The retro design features durable stainless steel construction with a pull-off lid, drip-free spout, and cool-touch handle. The water temperature gauge on the front of the kettle simplifies the process of heating water to precise temperatures for teas, pour overs, and other recipes. The water level gauge on the rear of the kettle shows markings up to 7 cups (1.7L), and the inside of the kettle features level markings for quickly boiling 1-3 cups of water. Additionally, the removable anti-scale filter prevents mineral buildup from passing through the spout so you may enjoy freshly boiled water for tea, hot cocoa, oatmeal, French press coffee, and more.

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Russell Hobbs KE5550BKR Retro Style 1.7L  Stainless Steel Electric Kettle
Russell Hobbs KE5550BKR Retro Style 1.7L Stainless Steel Electric Kettle

Description

Key Features:

  • Water Temperature Gauge – Achieve the optimal temperature for all varieties of tea, pour overs, and other recipes. The gauge on the front of the kettle shows the temperature of water inside the kettle, making it easy to stop boiling at the perfect moment.
  • Quick Boil Indicator – Level markings inside the kettle are visible from above, allowing you to accurately fill 1-3 cups of water for fast boiling.
  • Removable, Washable Filter – The filter attaches behind the pour spout to keep lime scale out of your beverages. Removable for easy cleaning.
  • Drip-Free Pouring – The pour spout is designed to prevent dripping by creating a single water stream that keeps the boiled water safely contained.
  • 1.7 litre Capacity with Level Markings – The large capacity makes this kettle ideal for families and for hosting events. Boil up to 1.7 litre of water, using the rear-facing water level gauge for accurate filling.
9Expert Score
Practical and elegant, this Electric Kettle from Russell Hobbs is the perfect addition to a style-conscious kitchen. The retro design features durable stainless steel construction with a pull-off lid, drip-free spout, and cool-touch handle. The water temperature gauge on the front of the kettle simplifies the process of heating water to precise temperatures for teas, pour overs, and other recipes. The water level gauge on the rear of the kettle shows markings up to 7 cups (1.7L), and the inside of the kettle features level markings for quickly boiling 1-3 cups of water. Additionally, the removable anti-scale filter prevents mineral buildup from passing through the spout so you may enjoy freshly boiled water for tea, hot cocoa, oatmeal, French press coffee, and more.
Design
9.5
Usability
8
Speed
7.5
Portability
6
Durability
9
Pricing
8
PROS
  • 1. Retro and Vintage look
  • 2. Having the lid come all the way off makes it easy to fill
  • 3. It has easy-to-read temperature gauge and the see-through water level reader
  • 4. Heats water incredibly quickly
CONS
  • 1. May be rusting around the top rim and a little bit inside the lid
  • 2. May look bulky and heavy to pour - if you fill the whole kettle with water
  • 3. The lid may be hard to open or close; it's pretty tight and water splashes all over when you finally open it
  • 4. Lack of a keep-hot timer

Additional information

Specification: Russell Hobbs KE5550BKR Retro Style 1.7L Stainless Steel Electric Kettle

Brand

Russell Hobbs

Model Number

KE5550BKR

Material

Stainless Steel

Wattage

1500 Watt

Product Dimensions L x W x H

5.50 x 9.40 x 9.25 inches

Weight

2.6 pounds

Capacity

1.7L

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  1. Janeen Wagemans

    Don’t be lured by good looks! Mine worked fine for a few weeks. Then it started to leak! Water accumulates in the temperature gauge. Ok. But also out the bottom. Leave water init overnight? The water will be on your counter in the morning!

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  2. it878

    I’ve been waiting for this kettle for 3 months and when opened, realized that I cannot use it… There are plastic parts inside that would be constantly coming in contact with boiling water.

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  3. Lisa JH

    I have been using a Russell Hobbs kettle for years and years so when it quit last week I ordered another. I just received it today and what a disappointment. The stainless is MUCH thinner than my last kettle and it is a lot louder when heating up. The second HUGE disappointment was the giant plastic bulb that backs up the temperature gauge. What were you thinking?? Who wants to boil water every morning in a stainless tea kettle that has HUGE piece of plastic in it. I mean come on. Why go with stainless then? You obviously don’t understand the market. Just a simple stainless backing with a rubber washer would have worked perfectly well. It is easy enough to remove the OTHER pieces of plastic, like the red cup gauge and I never use the filter, I don’t put tea in the kettle I use a pot to make the tea. I don’t know Russell Hobbs. I am sorry I will be sending this back.

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