Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle

R400.00

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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle

R400.00

Everyone knows about my obsession with kettles, and I’m sure some of you even know about my penchant for finding broken kettles and trying to convince Justin to fix them (which he does so rather grudgingly!), so I’m always a bit wary to buy another kettle lest it upset the marital harmony, but when you find a Russell Hobbs in it original box and it  looks like it’s barley been touched, you know it’s a relatively safe bet! The gentleman that I bought this from (who knew he was onto a good thing with me, and charged accordingly!) told me that he found it an old lady’s attic, and that according to her it had never been used (lord knows why!). He gave it a twirl himself which is maybe how it got those rather peculiar marks on the inside of the kettle that won’t come clean, although I can’t imagine how? Luckily though they’re inside the kettle so aren’t noticeable, and given how hard we tried to clean them, they’re definitely not budging, so won’t affect your water at all. The K2 is a pretty famous kettle – it was the next generation of the K1, the world’s first ever (and at the time, most expensive) kettle. The K2R (R for rapid, which it really is!) was brought out in 1962 and proved so popular that it continued to be manufactured until 1982, which is more or less when I think this kettle dates to. I know it’s one of the more expensive kettle that we’ve had on Mint, buy given what you’d pay for a new (and not nearly as attractive!) Russell Hobbs today – anything from R500 to R1000 – I don’t think it’s too bad. In fact generally speaking I’d happily pay more for a mint condition vintage item than I would the equivalent modern version because it’s likely to look better and last longer!

Dimensions: approx. 16cm tall x 15cm in diameter

NB: We’re overseas until the 14th July, so unfortunately there will be a delay in posting/couriering items until we’re back.

R1000 – I don’t think it’s too bad. In fact generally speaking I’d happily pay more for a mint condition vintage item than I would the equivalent modern version because it’s likely to look better and last longer!

Dimensions: cm tall x cm in diameter

NB: We’re overseas until the 14th July, so unfortunately there will be a delay in posting/couriering items until we’re back.

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