Our reviewer had to listen carefully, just to check the kettle had been switched on
Product: The Buckingham range is exclusively available from Argos, Sainsbury's, Amazon and Russell Hobbs www.uk.russell hobbs.com Price: £39.99 Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
What it says it does…
The Buckingham Kettle has a quiet boil feature that makes it 75% quieter than a standard kettle
What our tester said…
A sleek, modern design in brushed stainless steel makes it very appealing visually. It appears quite compact but has a deceptive capacity of 1.7 litres. When a black button on top of the handle is pressed down it pops open the lid for easy filling.
The kettle is noticeably quiet, and if it had not been for the blue illuminated ring that lights up when the kettle engages with the holding base, I would not have known it was switched on. I imagine this quiet feature is ideal for people who may have to get up early and don't want to disturb others in the house.
However, if you leave the kitchen, you may forget the kettle has boiled as there is no noise to alert you.
There is a rapid boil feature and a very handy cup volume display, which means you can accurately fill the kettle to suit your need for a quick cuppa or two.
The kettle boils one cup in 45 seconds and has a six-cup capacity. A great and peaceful addition to any gadget-filled kitchen.