Updated 9 Nov 2017

Russell Hobbs

Heritage Kettle RHK32

Snapshot: The 1.8L Russell Hobbs Heritage Kettle RHK32 has a painted-metal finish and a ‘traditional’ removable lid. How noisy is it?

Heritage Kettle RHK32
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$99

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Test results

Overall score
69
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Quick at getting to the boil.
  • The on/off switch (below the handle) is easy to use.
  • The water can be poured in a nice even stream.
  • No problem with steam coming back at you.

But

  • Noisy.
  • It’s not that easy to fill (getting the lid off and on requires noticeable effort).
  • The indicator light is a little dim.
  • Towards the end of pouring the kettle has to be tilted to an angle that doesn’t feel comfortable.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:
Ease of use (40%)
Noise (40%)
Boiling performance (10%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

Noise was assessed midway through boiling-up and from 1m away. A higher score means less noise.

Price is based on an October 2017 price survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$99

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:23
Capacity (L)
1.8
Weight (kg)
1.0

Features

Finish
Painted metal

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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