Russell Hobbs | 19600-56 | Instruction manual | Russell Hobbs 19600-56 Instruction manual

MODEL NO. 19600-56
Congratulations on purchasing our RUSSELL HOBBS DESIRE KETTLE. Each unit is
manufactured to ensure safety and reliability. Before using this appliance for the first
time, please read the instruction manual carefully and keep it for future reference.
When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed
including the following:
1. Please read the instructions carefully before using any appliance.
2. Always ensure that the voltage on the rating label corresponds to the mains
voltage in your home.
3. Incorrect operation and improper use can damage the appliance and cause injury
to the user.
4. The appliance is intended for household use only. Commercial use invalidates
the warranty and the supplier can not be held responsible for injury or damage
caused when using the appliance for any other purpose than that intended.
5. Avoid any contact with moving parts.
6. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
7. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
8. Check the power cord and plug regularly for any damage. If the cord or the plug
is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a qualified person in
order to avoid an electrical hazard.
9. Do not use the appliance if it has been dropped or damaged in any way. In case
of damage, take the unit in for examination and/or repair by an authorised service
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse or expose the motor
assembly, plug or the power cord to water or any other liquid.
11. Never immerse the unit in water or any other liquid for cleaning purposes.
12. Remove the plug from the socket by gripping the plug. Do not pull on the cord to
disconnect the appliance from the mains. Always unplug the unit when not in
use, before cleaning or when adding or removing parts.
13. The use of accessory attachments that are not recommended or supplied by the
manufacturer may result in injuries, fire or electric shock.
14. A short cord is provided to reduce the hazards resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
15. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter. Ensure that the cord
is not in a position where it can be pulled on inadvertently.
16. Do not allow the cord to touch hot surfaces and do not place on or near a hot gas
or electric burner or in a heated oven.
17. Do not use the appliance on a gas or electric cooking top or over or near an open
18. Use of an extension cord with this appliance is not recommended. However, if it
is necessary to use an extension lead, ensure that the lead is suited to the power
consumption of the appliance to avoid overheating of the extension cord,
appliance or plug point. Do not place the extension cord in a position where it can
be pulled on by children or animals or tripped over.
19. This appliance is not suitable for outdoor use. Do not use this appliance for
anything other than its intended use.
20. DO NOT carry the appliance by the power cord.
21. Do not leave this appliance unattended during use. Always unplug the unit when
not in use or before cleaning.
22. Always operate the appliance on a smooth, even, stable surface. Do not place
the unit on a hot surface.
23. Ensure that the switch is in the “Off” position after each use.
24. The manufacturer does not accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused
by improper or incorrect use, or for repairs carried out by unauthorised
25. In case of technical problems, switch off the machine and do not attempt to repair
it yourself. Return the appliance to an authorised service facility for examination,
adjustment or repair. Always insist on the use of original spare parts. Failure to
comply with the above mentioned pre-cautions and instructions, could affect the
safe operation of this machine.
1. Don’t open the lid while the water is heating.
2. Don’t put the kettle, stand, cable, or plug in any liquid; don’t use the kettle in a
bathroom, near water, or outdoors.
3. Don’t touch hot surfaces. Use the handle and lid knob.
4. Take care when pouring – pour slowly, and don’t over-tilt the kettle.
5. The scald hazard lasts long after boiling. Keep the kettle, stand, and cable away
from the edges of worktops and out of reach of children.
6. Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
7. Wind excess cable beneath the stand.
8. Unplug the stand when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let the
kettle cool down before cleaning and storing away.
9. Check the lid is fully closed before switching the kettle on, otherwise it may not
switch off.
10. Check the kettle is properly located on the stand before switching on.
11. Don’t switch on unless the kettle contains at least 2 cups of water.
12. Don’t fill past max, or it may spit boiling water.
13. Remove the kettle from its stand before filling or pouring.
14. Keep the kettle, stand, cable, and plug away from sources of heat.
15. Don’t use the kettle for any purpose other than heating water.
16. Use the kettle only with the stand supplied (and vice versa).
17. This appliance must not be operated by an external timer or remote control
Fill the kettle to the Max point, boil, discard the water, then rinse the kettle. Do
this three times, to remove manufacturing dust, and other impurities.
Place the kettle stand on a stable, level surface. Ensure that the cable is
positioned so that it does not hang over the surface edge where it can be hooked
or tripped over by persons walking past.
Wind excess cable into the convenient storage facility beneath the kettle stand.
Remove the kettle from the stand.
Grip the handle in one hand, grip the lid knob in the other, and pull the lid off.
Fill with at least 2 cups of water, but not above Max point.
If you overfill the kettle, it may spit boiling water while operating.
Replace the lid, and press down to secure it in place.
Check that the lid is closed, or the kettle will not switch off when it boils.
Plug the stand into the wall socket.
Gently position the kettle on the stand.
Press the switch down.
The switch will light up, and the kettle will heat up.
Please beware of escaping steam from the lid of the kettle when in use.
When the water has boiled, the kettle will switch off automatically, the switch will
return to the “off” position and the light will go off.
The kettle can be switched off at any time before the water boils by lifting the
kettle off the stand.
Always remove the kettle from the stand before pouring.
To avoid the risk of splashing, pour slowly and do not over-tilt the kettle.
Do not tilt the kettle backwards; water might get on to the control area. If this
happens, let the kettle dry thoroughly before use – place it somewhere warm for
12 hours.
When you lift the kettle, you may see moisture on the stand. Do not worry – it’s
the steam used to switch the kettle off automatically, which then condenses and
escapes via vents under the kettle.
You may see some discolouration on the floor of the kettle. Again, do not worry –
it’s due to the bonding of the element to the kettle floor.
This will shorten the life of the element. A boil-dry cut-out will switch the kettle off
should there not be sufficient water in the kettle when in use.
To prevent the kettle cycling on and off, remove the kettle from the stand and let
it cool before replacing it on the stand.
Place the kettle on a stable and dry work surface until it is cold.
Don’t fill it the kettle until it is cold, or it may spit hot water and steam.
This appliance is for household use only and is not user-serviceable.
Do not open or change any parts by yourself. Please refer to a qualified electrical
service department or return to the supplier if servicing is necessary.
Always remember to unplug the unit from the electrical outlet when not in use
and before cleaning.
Do not immerse the appliance in water or any other liquid, or hold it under a
running tap to clean.
To remove stubborn spots/marks, wipe the surfaces with a cloth slightly
dampened in soapy water or mild non-abrasive cleaner. Rinse and dry a clean,
dry, soft cloth.
Unplug the stand from the wall socket, and let the kettle cool down before
Wipe the kettle, inside and out, with a damp cloth. You may use a little household
detergent, but if you do, rinse well to avoid tainting the water.
Wipe the stand with a damp cloth.
Keep all connectors and sockets dry.
Do not immerse the kettle or kettle stand in liquid.
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
We recommend that you descale your kettle regularly, even in soft water areas.
Limescale may be white, coloured, even rusty-looking, but it’s normally visible.
Phosphate scale isn’t generally visible, but there is always a build-up, even in soft water
areas. Any build-up of scale causes overheating, which reduces the life of the element,
and may trigger the boil-dry cut-out to engage. So, even in a soft water area, descale at
least monthly, to help keep your kettle in working order.
To descale your kettle:
Use a descaler suitable for plastic products (all kettles have plastic parts). Follow
the instructions on the descaler, then rinse several times, fill, boil and discard the
water, to remove all chemical residues.
Products returned under guarantee with faults related to scale will be subject to a
repair charge.
If you notice your kettle getting noisier – descale it.
Do not rely on visible scale, as phosphate scale isn’t visible. Rather descale the
kettle for preventative purposes.
Don’t try to move or remove the diffuser – you will break it.
Water filter:
Scale particles suspended in the water may give it a cloudy or greasy
The filter will prevent these particles going into your drink. If you see deposits on
the filter, clean it, otherwise the performance of your kettle will drop, your drinks
may contain scale, and the water inside the kettle may look cloudy.
Cleaning the filter:
Check your hands are free from soap, or anything which might leave a taint.
Remove the kettle from the stand.
Remove the lid.
Slide the filter up and out of the guides on either side of the spout.
Rinse the filter under a running tap while brushing with a soft brush.
Rinse the kettle, in case scale particles have fallen inside.
Slide the filter down into the guides.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and clean all the parts as instructed above.
Ensure that all parts are dry before storing.
Store the appliance in its box or in a clean, dry place.
Never store the appliance while it is still wet or dirty.
Never wrap the power cord around the appliance.
There are no user serviceable parts in this appliance. If the unit is not operating
correctly, please check the following:
You have followed the instructions correctly
That the unit has been wired correctly and that the wall socket is switched on.
That the mains power supply is ON.
That the plug is firmly in the mains socket.
If the appliance still does not work after checking the above:
- Consult the retailer for possible repair or replacement. If the retailer fails to resolve the
problem and you need to return the appliance, make sure that:
The unit is packed carefully back into its original packaging.
Proof of purchase is attached.
A reason is provided for why it is being returned.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised
service agent, in order to avoid any hazard. If service becomes necessary within the
warranty period, the appliance should be returned to an approved Home of Living
Brands (Pty) Limited service centre. Servicing outside the warranty period is still
available, but will, however, be chargeable.
Should the need arise to change the fitted plug, follow the instructions below.
This unit is designed to operate on the stated current only. Connecting to other
power sources may damage the appliance. Connect a three-pin plug as follows:
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Home of Living Brands (Pty) Limited (“Home of Living Brands”) warrants to the original purchaser
of this product (“the customer”) that this product will be free of defects in quality and workmanship
which under normal personal, family or household use and purpose may manifest within a period
of 1 (one) year from the date of purchase (“warranty period”).
Where the customer has purchased a product and it breaks, is defective or does not work
properly for the intended purpose, the customer must notify the supplier from whom the customer
bought the product (“the supplier”) thereof within the warranty period. Any claim in terms of this
warranty must be supported by a proof of purchase. If proof of purchase is not available, then
repair, and/or service charges may be payable by the customer to the supplier.
The faulty product must be taken to the supplier's service centre to exercise the warranty.
The supplier will refund, repair or exchange the product in terms of this warranty subject to
legislative requirements. This warranty shall be valid only where the customer has not broken the
product himself, or used the product for something that it is not supposed to be used for. The
warranty does not include and will not be construed to cover products damaged as a result of
disaster, misuse, tamper, abuse or any unauthorised modification or repair of the product.
This warranty will extend only to the product provided at the date of the purchase and not to any
expendables attached or installed by the customer.
If the customer requests that the supplier repairs the product and the product breaks or fails to
work properly within 3 (three) months of the repair and not as a result of misuse, tampering or
modification by or on behalf of the customer, then the supplier may replace the product or pay a
refund to the customer.
The customer may be responsible for certain costs where products returned are not in the original
packaging, or if the packaging is damaged. This will be deducted from any refund paid to the
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