Russell Hobbs is launching two new products it claims will speed up toasting and boiling – the Quick 2 Boil, which it says ‘makes a cuppa in seconds’ and the Quick 2 Toast, a toaster it claims ‘toasts up to twice as fast’ as a conventional toaster.
Russell Hobbs says that the Quick 2 Boil and the Quick 2 Toast will help to save both time and energy.
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Russell Hobbs Quick 2 Boil
The ‘all-in-one’ Russell Hobbs Quick 2 Boil has a hot water dispenser which makes one mug of boiling water ‘in seconds’, a feature it says makes it much more energy efficient.
However, if you’re attached to having a proper kettle it also comes with an integrated one which you can use to boil a kettle full of water. The kettle includes a ‘fast boil’ feature.
Which? kettles expert, Lisa Galliers, says: ‘Tefal launched the first hot water dispenser, the innovative Quick Cup, and we’ve also seen the Breville Hot Cup – but this is the first time we’ve seen a combined kettle and hot water dispenser, which gives you much more flexibility.’
Russell Hobbs Quick 2 Toast
In the same range is the new Quick 2 Toast toaster that Russell Hobbs claims is ‘up to twice as fast as a conventional toaster’.
It also has browning control, defrost feature and a removable crumb tray.
Both the Quick 2 Boil and Quick 2 Toast will be widely available from February 2010 but you will be able to buy them directly from the Russell Hobbs website soon. The toaster will cost £49.99 and the kettle is priced at £74.99.
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