Calling All Kettles!

Russel Hobbs Kettle

Photo: Russell Hobbs

By gum, you get some unusual emails in this game! Here's one I got a few days ago from Chris at Russell Hobbs, the kettle people:

Hi Guys,

Apologies for the approach, but I have been reading your blog and have enjoyed reading your cooking adventures. I myself blog about public relations and social media, so don’t tend to cover such foodie delights as salami, gazpacho and bread, but I'm currently working with Russell Hobbs and I thought I'd send this over to you, a nice story about the good old English cup of tea.

Russell Hobbs in the UK have just started a search for a long lost kettle called the K1 which came out in 1955 and was the first kettle in the world to turn itself off once it had boiled - before this people had to be next to their electric kettles to turn them off manually and stop them boiling dry. The K1 solved the problem with a valve switch that turned the power off when the steam from the boiling water passed through it.

They are asking people to tweet their pics of their K1 to @russellhobbsuk, put them on the Russell Hobbs UK Facebook page or upload them to the Russell_hobbs_uk Flickr group. Every picture they receive will win a 10% discount off a Russell Hobbs purchase and Russell Hobbs promises the lucky owner(s) of a K1, the full Russell Hobbs unique Heritage Collection.

Jason Steer, European Marketing Director comments: "Despite all the nice stories we hear about the newer K2 product we sadly haven’t been able to track down a working version of its older brother the K1, and this is why we have decided to launch this competition to find a fully operational version. We would like people everywhere to check in their relatives’ attics and basements – anywhere they think one could be hidden".



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