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Russell Hobbs product_259 Product User Manual
Read the instructions and keep them safe. Pass them on if you pass the kettle on.
Remove all packaging, but keep it till you know the kettle works.
important safeguards
Follow basic safety precautions, including:
caution In common with many other water filter cartridges, this one releases
generally harmless, low levels of potassium, and trace levels of silver. Anyone
receiving medical treatment should mention this to their doctor.
1 The kettle must only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult. Use
and store it out of reach of children.
2 Don’t put the kettle, stand, cable, or plug in liquid. Don’t use the kettle in a
bathroom, near water, or outdoors, and don’t put it in the fridge.
3 Don’t touch hot surfaces. Use the handle.
4 Don’t open the lid while the water is heating.
5 Take care when pouring – pour slowly, and don’t over-tilt the kettle.
6 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.
7 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
8 Only filter cold water.
9 Consume filtered water within two days.
10 Unplug the stand when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let the
kettle cool down fully before cleaning or storing away.
11 Check the lid is fully closed before switching the kettle on, or it may not switch off.
12 Check the kettle is properly located on the stand before switching on.
13 Don’t switch on unless the kettle contains at least 2 cups of water.
14 Don’t fill past max, or it may spit boiling water.
15 Remove the kettle from its stand before filling or pouring.
16 Keep the kettle, stand, cable, and plug away from sources of heat.
17 Don’t use the kettle for any purpose other than filtering and heating cold water, or
filtering cold water without heating.
18 Use the kettle only with the stand supplied (and vice versa).
19 This appliance must not be operated by an external timer or remote control system.
20 Don’t use the kettle if it’s damaged or malfunctions.
21 If the cable is damaged, return the kettle, to avoid hazard.
household use only
You can find more about AQUA OPTIMA™ filter cartridges at
The filter contains ion exchange resin and activated carbon, to reduce the amount
of impurities in the water. Together they reduce the amount of calcium carbonate
(limescale), chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers, bacteria, particles (e.g. sand, rust),
odours, etc. Reducing the impurities in the water is better for you, and the reduction of
limescale helps your kettle too.
hot or cold?
You can use the filter to filter water for cold drinks too. You don’t need to buy a water
filter jug, use the kettle – just don’t switch it on.
, Don’t put the kettle in the fridge – transfer the water to a fridge-proof container.
before using the kettle for first time.
1 Remove the reservoir from the kettle, and lift out the prepacked filter.
2 Replace the reservoir.
3 Fill with about a litre of water, boil, discard the water, then rinse the kettle and
4 Wait till the kettle cools down completely, fit the filter, and it’s ready for use.
preparing a new filter
5 Remove all packaging from the filter.
6 Wipe the outside of the filter with a damp cloth. Don’t use washing-up liquid, or
anything that might leave a taint.
7 For the filter to perform at its best, all air must be
removed before use.
8 Submerge the filter in a bowl of cold water and shake it
gently. When no more bubbles are released, it’s ready.
9 Don’t worry about black carbon particles on the filter, on
the packaging, or in the water, they’re harmless.
remove the old filter
Switch the kettle off (0), unplug the stand, and let the kettle cool down fully.
Lift the kettle off the stand, and pour away any water left in it.
Sit the kettle on the work surface, not on the stand.
Slide the release button towards the handle, and hold it there.
a) lift the grip, to raise the rear of the lid
b) move the lid towards the handle, to release the tabs
from the slots in the front of the reservoir
c) set the lid down on the work surface
d) lift the reservoir out of the kettle
e) return the release button to its rest position
14 Don’t turn the reservoir upside down – keep the filter
upright to avoid spillage.
15 Hold the reservoir firmly with one hand.
16 Grip the bottom of the filter with the other hand.
17 Turn the filter clockwise (about 1.5cm), to unlock the
filter, then lower the filter from the reservoir.
18 Gently ease the seal off the underside of the reservoir.
19 Wipe the seal and reservoir with a damp cloth. Don’t use
washing-up liquid, or anything that might leave a taint.
20 Fit the seal snugly to the underside of the reservoir. The
lugs underneath the reservoir fit the slits in the seal.
fit the new filter
21 Align the tabs on the top of the filter with the bulges underneath the reservoir.
22 Push the filter gently up, against the seal, and turn it anti-clockwise (about 1.5cm) to
lock it into the reservoir.
23 Slide the release button towards the handle, and hold it there.
a) lower the reservoir into the kettle.
b) slide the tabs on the front of the lid into the slots in the front of the reservoir
c) lower the rear of the lid into the reservoir
d) return the release button to its rest position
rinse the filter
24 Slide the fill button towards the kettle, to open the lid segments, and hold it there.
25 Fill the reservoir, through the lid, with about a litre of water.
, It’s best to measure the water with a jug. It’s difficult to measure a litre from a tap.
26 Return the fill button to its rest position.
27 Wait till the water runs through the filter, then pour it away.
28 Do this twice, fill again, and it’s ready for use.
the filter life-timer
29 After you fit a new filter, you must set the
filter life-timer, so it can tell you when the
filter needs replacing.
30 The first time you see the timer, the display
will be blank, to conserve the battery.
31 Any other time you need to set it, it’ll be
flashing, to tell you the filter needs replacing.
32 The display has 6 parts: bullseye, inner ring, and 4 outer segments.
set the life-timer
33 If you’ve fitted a standard two-month filter, press and hold the RESET button for
10-14 seconds, then let go (for a one-month filter, see “troubleshooting”, page 7).
34 The inner ring and bullseye will flash alternately (shown here in grey),
and the top left outer segment will turn black (shown here in black).
, If the display shows anything else, see “troubleshooting”, page 7.
35 That’s it – the life-timer is set for a two-month filter.
36 Over the next two months (actually, it’s 60 days), the display will change thus:
(grey = flashing, black = black, white = invisible)
when to change the filter
37 When the filter needs replacing, the display will go mad – in addition to
the bullseye and inner ring flashing, all 4 outer segments will flash – you
can’t miss it.
everyday use
38 Put the stand on a stable, level surface.
39 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be caught or tripped over.
fill the reservoir
40 Remove the kettle from the stand.
caution keep clear, if it has recently boiled, steam may escape from the lid segments
41 Slide the fill button towards the kettle, to open the lid segments, and hold it there.
42 Fill the reservoir, through the lid, with about a litre of water.
43 It’s best to measure the water with a jug. It’s difficult to measure a litre from a tap.
44 Return the fill button to its rest position.
45 When you’ve finished, check that the water level isn’t above max – if it is, pour the
excess out before boiling, or it may spit boiling water.
switching on
46 Put the kettle on the stand – take care not to spill.
47 Plug the stand into the wall socket.
48 Move the switch to 1. The lights will glow, and the kettle will start to heat up.
switching off
49 When the water boils, the switch will reset to 0, and the light will go off.
50 To switch off manually, move the switch to 0, or simply lift the kettle from the stand.
51 Remove the kettle from the stand before pouring.
52 To avoid the risk of splashing, pour slowly and don’t over-tilt the kettle.
53 Don’t tilt the kettle backwards – water might get on to the control area. If this
happens, let the kettle dry before use – sit it somewhere warm for 12 hours.
54 When you lift the kettle, you may see moisture on the stand. Don’t worry – it’s the
steam used to switch off automatically, which then condenses and escapes via vents
under the kettle.
55 You may see some discolouration on the floor of the kettle. Again, don’t worry – it’s
due to the bonding of the element to the kettle floor.
using with insufficient water
56 Boiling with insufficient water will shorten the life of the element.
57 A boil-dry cut-out will disconnect the element
58 Remove the kettle from the stand, and sit it on the work surface till it’s cold.
59 Don’t replace it on the stand till it’s cold.
care and maintenance
1 Unplug the stand, and let the kettle cool down fully.
2 Wipe the kettle, inside and out, with a damp cloth.
3 You may wash the lid and the reservoir (without the filter) with warm soapy water,
but if you do, make sure that you rinse well, to avoid tainting the water.
4 Wipe the stand with a damp cloth.
5 Keep all connectors and sockets dry.
6 Don’t put the kettle or stand in liquid.
7 Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
descale regularly – even in soft water areas
8 The water filter will help to reduce limescale and phosphate scale in your kettle. But
you should still check the kettle frequently for signs of scale, even in soft water areas.
9 Limescale may be white, coloured, even rusty-looking, but it’s normally visible.
10 Phosphate scale isn’t generally visible, but it’s there, even in soft water areas.
11 Scale causes overheating, reduces the kettle’s life, and may trigger the boil-dry
12 So, even with soft water, descale regularly, to help keep your kettle in working order.
13 Remove the filter – descaling solution will destroy it.
14 Use a descaler suitable for plastic products (all kettles have plastic parts).
15 Follow the instructions on the descaler, rinse several times, then fill, boil and discard
the water, to ensure no residues are left.
16 When you’ve finished, replace the filter and fill the kettle.
, Products returned under guarantee with faults due to scale will be subject to a
repair charge.
17 If you’ve found a one-month filter, instead of the standard two-month
filter, the procedure is similar. The differences are:
a) press and hold the RESET button for 4-8 seconds, then let go
b) the top left segment will turn black, but only the bullseye will flash
c) the outer segments will measure 7½ days each, not 15 days
d) when the filter comes to the end of it’s life, everything except the
inner ring will flash
18 If you follow the instructions correctly, you shouldn’t see anything else
in the display.
19 If you press the RESET button while cleaning the kettle, you may discover the display
check routine – each segment flashes, then the display returns to normal.
20 If you don’t press the RESET button for more than 3 seconds, you won’t do any harm.
21 If you press it for longer than this, you’ll lose your current settings, and the display
may go completely bonkers.
22 Leave the life-timer alone for 5 minutes, then check the display. If you’ve lost your
settings, the best thing to do is fit a new filter and start from scratch.
battery life
23 The nickel metal hydride battery in the life-timer should last for 3 years. When it runs
out, don’t dispose of it with your normal household rubbish.
24 Your local authority will have facilities for disposing of these batteries in an
environmentally friendly way.
25 The battery is not replaceable. When it runs out, you’ll have to replace the life-timer.
Spares are available from Customer Service Department.
26 To replace the life-timer, lever it out with something blunt, like the point of a spoon.
27 Don’t use a blade – if it slips, you’ll cut yourself.
28 Push the replacement into the space in the handle.
replacement filters
29 Buy replacement filters from your retailer, or from
The product must be earthed. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A BS1363
plug. To replace the plug, fit the green/yellow wire to E or E, the blue
wire to N, and the brown wire to L. Fit the cord grip. If in doubt, call an
electrician. Don’t use a non-rewireable plug unless the fuse cover is in
place. If you remove the plug, dispose of it.
wheelie bin symbol
To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be
disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled.
If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able
to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product).
The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the
plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer.
If that doesn’t solve the problem – ring Customer Service – they may be able to offer
technical advice.
If they advise you to return the product to us, pack it carefully, include a note with your
name, address, day phone number, and what’s wrong. If under guarantee, say where
and when purchased, and include proof of purchase (till receipt). Send it to Customer
Returns (address below right).
Customer Service
Customer Returns
(correspondence only)
Salton Europe Ltd
Salton Europe Ltd
Heath Mill Road
M35 0HS
Customer Service (
telephone 0845 658 9700 (local rate number)
Defects affecting product functionality appearing within one year of purchase
will be corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and
maintained in accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.
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