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Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle Review

Main view of the Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle.
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Read our review of the Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle. A unique kettle bringing together a traditional style with modern functionality. Its design is based on the K1 original Russell Hobbs kettle, but it has swathes of modern features.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColourCream / Red / Black
360 Degree BaseYes
FilterYes
Boil Dry ProtectionYes
Heating ElementConcealed
CordlessYes
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The Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle is a modern take on a classic kettle. Its design is based on the original Russell Hobbs K1 kettle, but its functionality draws from the best modern kettles have to offer.

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Featuring quiet boil technology, the kettle is up to 70% quieter when tested against other Russell Hobbs kettles without the technology. It also features rapid boil technology - 1 cup (235ml) can be boiled in 45 seconds.

About Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs have sold household appliances, and in particular kitchen appliances since the 1950s. They're universally known and are most certainly a very reputable brand.

Style

The Legacy Kettle's design is inspired by the original 1955 K1 kettle, although its triangular pyramid shape with large circle handle over the top makes it look somewhat futuristic.

It also features a completely removable lid. This is in stark contrast to modern hinged lids.

Colour Options

If cream isn't to your liking, then you have the choice of black or red.

Specification

The Legacy Kettle has the following main features:

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres (approximately 7 cups).
  • Quiet Boil Technology - As mentioned above, the kettle is up to 70% quieter than other Russell Hobbs kettles without the feature.
  • Rapid Boil Zone - The rapid boil zone allows for precise amounts of water to be boiled. This has two advantages. Firstly, your boiled water will be ready extremely quickly. Secondly, boiling only what you need results in a lower electricity bill.
  • Concealed Heating Element - The heating element is tucked away, allowing for easier access to the inside of the kettle. It helps with cleaning too.
  • Perfect Pour Spout - The spout is designed to consolidate the water into a steady stream. This heavily reduces splashing or spilling.
  • 360 Degree Base - The base allows the kettle to be placed at any angle on it. Great for kettles used by both left handed and right handed people.
  • Boil Dry Protection - If the kettle has no water in, or boils away all of the water, then it will automatically shut off. This is a standard safety feature.
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Water Filter

The kettle comes with a removable and washable filter which sits inside the spout. This filter removes impurities in the water such as limescale. It also improves the look of your tea and coffee.

Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle's internal water filter.

Water Gauge

The water level can be gauged through a small water window on the back of the kettle:

Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle's water level indicator.

Dimensions

The measurements are shown in the below image:

Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle's dimensions.

Video

There's a short video on amazon.co.uk, demonstrating some of the features of the Legacy Kettle.

Matching Toaster

As with many Russell Hobbs kettles, there's also a matching four slice toaster. At the time of writing, the two are available on amazon.co.uk.

Package

When purchased, you will receive the following box which contains the kettle as well as an instruction booklet:

Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle packaged.

Conclusion

In summary, the Russell Hobbs 21888 Legacy Quiet Boil Electric Kettle is a fantastic blend on traditional style with modern features. Its two most notable features are of course the quietness of the boiling, and the speediness of the boil.

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