Late last week we un-boxed the Russell Hobbs 1.8 L Electric Tea Kettle. Before you get worried, Daily Shot Of Coffee is not, I repeat is not turning into a tea blog. You will not see us turning our backs on the coffee gods ever!
That being said, an electric tea kettle can be very useful in a coffee lovers kitchen. When brewing manually with a French Press, Chemex or something similar, an electric tea kettle can make heating water every morning a lot easier.
The standard in specialty coffee shops is the Hario Drip Kettle because of it’s swan-like neck, but it’s not electric. In the average Joe’s kitchen, I’m interested in an option that is effect and efficient. Currently, I’m manually heating the kettle on the stove every morning. I’m curious if this Russell Hobbs Tea Kettle would be a worth the price as an upgrade to my kitchen counter.
The Russell Hobbs Heritage Kettle includes advanced features that allow you to heat up water quickly with ease. A removable filter keeps minerals and impurities out of your water so you have the purest tate everytime and a water window with measurement markings allows you to fill to the proper level. A 360 degree swivel base and pull off lid add ease to pouring and filling the kettle — with both left and right hand. The auto shutoff function gives you peace of mind while the boil/dry protection adds extra security by shutting the kettle off when water level is low. Cord storage and a sleek stainless steel finish, painted or not, top off the kettle’s beautiful design allowing for counter top storage if need be. Choose the Russell Hobbs Heritage Kettle in one of three colors: cream, stainless steel, or red.
- Boil/dry protection
- Removable filter
- 360-Degree swivel base
- Water window with level markings
- Stainless steel finish with painted body
- Pull off lid
- Auto shutoff
- Cord storage
- 3-Year limited warranty
What I’m Looking At
There’s two main features that I’m going to be looking at. The first is whether or not it heats the water faster then a kettle on the stove top. The second feature is whether or not it pours smoothly.
I’ll also be checking out the quality of the gadget, as well as value.
Expect a full review next week, after I’ve had some time to give this kettle some serious test driving. Is there anything that you’re curious about, that I should investigate while test driving this machine?