Updated 9 Nov 2017

Russell Hobbs

Heritage Vogue Kettle RHK52

Snapshot: The 1.5L Russell Hobbs Heritage Vogue Kettle RHK52 has a removable lid, but no audible "water boiling" reminder. How noisy is it?

Heritage Vogue Kettle RHK52
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$97

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Test results

Overall score
71
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Fast to boil one litre of water.
  • Very easy to use controls.
  • The water can be poured in a nice even stream.
  • No problem with steam.

But

  • Noisy.
  • Towards the end of pouring the kettle has to be tilted to an angle that’s awkward to hold.
  • Removable lid handle is small and the lid gets hot.
  • The filter is very hard to remove and replace.

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
$97

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:12
Capacity (L)
1.5
Weight (kg)
0.97

Features

Finish
Painted metal

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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