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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 13-01-2020, 12:55 Thread Starter
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Bluddy Russell Hobbs.

Our as new Russell Hobbs automatic kettle bought for €3 six years ago now needs a new pourer filter. A small plastic and gauze filter.
Cost new they are £6 and £4 postage.!
You can buy new auto kettles from Aldi and Lidl as well as some supermarkets for €9.99 guaranteed. Throw away society. Yes.

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€3? That would be cheap here never mind France.

I bet most of these old recognised brand names that used to be quality products are all made in the same cheap sweatshops in China or somewhere in South eastern Asia now. All that remains is the name.
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It was bought at a boot sale Barry but boxed as new. Maybe Brits going back. And yes Russell Hobbs moved it's manufacturing abroad some years ago.
It's just the ridiculous price for a small simple price is out of all proportion to the overall cost.

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Why do you need a new filter ? Have you broken it ?

If it is just clogged up, soak it in vinegar from a supermarket - we do that monthly to keep it and the kettle free of calcareous hardness deposits. Cost ? 85c in Intermarche.

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We had the same problem with a cheap kettle. Probably the same one Ray is on about. The gauze filter kept coming adrift and made it dangerous. I just told Mrs D to go out and buy a more expensive one which she did. It lights up blue which is very pleasing.


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My wife bought almost the same model in UK at £25 but it's unbearably NOISY.!!!! I hate it.
The €3 ones filter has been cleaned numerous times and thats probably whats cause it to disintegrate the gauze Dave.
We do have a couple more as spares from when we did B&B but hid does not like the beige and bland colours.

This is the offending item...…………
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUSSELL-H....c100290.m3507

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Can't you paint them a nice shade of red?
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A kettle is a kettle

Ours are guareenteed for 3 years

But do you know what ?

Life’s to short to even bother

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Sorry Sandra but many people don't see the pleasure and satisfaction someone (me) can get with a bargain. It's part of my war baby make up and even more pleasure is derived when I hear of people paying through the nose for something when it's cost me pennies.

So if I can get pleasure acquiring an appliance for a tenth of the going rate and it serves it's purpose for many years, why not?
We have gone from rags to riches and back to rags again but no one would see that from our lifestyle.

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What ever Ray

Me I’m getting to old to bother

I wish I had your energy

But crap joints and pain

Chips aren’t really that important anymore

Sadly nothing really is, I really don’t care that much

It shouldn’t be I know

I’m pleased that you are still getting pleasure

Love to both of you

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