25 Years and Still Loved

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the K2 kettle, Russell Hobbs is searching for much loved products from the past.

If you have a Russell Hobbs appliance which is more than 25 years old and still in use we would love to hear from you, please contact with details of your much loved product and your contact information, including location.

Four decades of K2: The retirement of “Reg” the Kettle

We thought we would drop you a line to say that we are planning the retirement of Reg, our faithful Russell Hobbs kettle, on September 1st 2009. He will be 30 years old then and his dribbling spout (it’s an age thing) means that it would be better for all if he did not continue to perform active service. First bought by my wife as she prepared to go off to university in 1979 he has boiled, we would guess, some 50,000 times. He has comforted us and our kids with hot water bottles in winter and provided countless cups of tea at the most important moments of our lives. Exam results, engagement, wedding, births and deaths not to mention the everyday humdrum of going to work or relaxing on a Saturday afternoon. He has been a faithful servant and never once let us down.Mr and Mrs D of Cambridge.

We supplied Mr and Mrs D with a replacement kettle, the K5, which they are delighted with! “Reg” the kettle has since been restored and is on display in our visitor centre at Russell Hobbs.

Written by Russell HobbsPosted in News
June 1st, 2010 at 13:51


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