Russell Hobbs Cottage

Name: Cottage
Brand: Russell Hobbs
Type: Drip
Operation: Automatic
Capacity: 1.5 litres

Russell Hobbs 18504-56 Cottage
Russell Hobbs 18504-56 Cottage
Easy to use timer function; Variabel available Coffee thickness; Safety switch-off after 2 hours

Within the extensive range of Russell Hobbs coffee machines, the Cottage represents the lowest step in terms of price, but watch out, not in terms of performance.

It is a highly functional drip-coffee machine, which covers all the basic needs of a domestic coffee machine, and is priced to the max. This attractive combination makes it deservedly the longest-running machine on the filter coffee machine sales list. And now let’s see why.

Let’s start, as always, from the outside. The Russell Hobbs Cottage coffee machine has a very attractive design, with a casual look but without losing its sobriety. Its red front stands out above all. The sides are finished in chrome, and both the lower base and upper lid are black. The set includes a glass coffee maker with a hinged lid and closed handle, also in black.

The upper lid of the coffee maker opens to allow the filter holder to be removed, which is very useful if you want to clean it or put it in the dishwasher. The water tank, with a capacity of 1.5 litres, is also operated from above and is located at the back of the coffee machine.

The control panel of the Russell Hobbs Cottage has only six buttons, which are very intuitive. Two of them, named h and m, are used to set the time on the timer. The button marked Prog is used to start the timer.

Then there is the on/off switch, the button that activates the Aroma function, and the automatic preparation button. In the middle of the buttons, there is a circular LCD screen that shows the data programmed on the timer.

The Russell Hobbs Cottage also has other functions typical of modern drip coffee machines, such as the Aroma function, the anti-drip system (which prevents the coffee from dripping when the glass carafe is removed) and the heating plate to keep the coffee temperature intact.

Russell Hobbs Cottage: main features

  • The water tank has a maximum capacity of 1.5 litres of water. This gives, depending on the level indicator of the coffee machine itself, for 12 normal-sized cups or for 18 small cups.
  • Programmable timer: the coffee machine will start when you tell it to.
  • The control panel has an LCD screen that is mainly used to view the timer data.
  • It allows us to regulate the intensity of the coffee we are going to prepare.
  • The filter holder can be removed and can also be cleaned in the dishwasher. We can see in detail how this is done in the first picture of this report.
  • The anti-drip function prevents coffee drops from falling when the glass carafe is removed.
  • The glass carafe is included to store the coffee already prepared.
  • The carafe also has an indicator for the approximate number of cups which corresponds to the amount of coffee remaining.
  • Heating plate to keep the coffee hot.
  • Aroma function: preserves all the nuances of your coffee during brewing.
  • Its dimensions are 25x27x41 centimetres.
  • It weighs 2.8 kilograms.
  • Power: 1000 watts.

Advantages of the Russell Hobbs Cottage

  • In our opinion, it is a serious candidate for the title of best value coffee machine on the market.
  • The timer function is always a plus on any drip coffee machine.
  • The water tank is larger than usual for this type of coffee machine.

Disadvantages of the Russell Hobbs Cottage

  • The glass jar is not thermal. Although it is true that this is compensated for by the heating plate built into the coffee maker itself, it is not always convenient for us to have the carafe on top of it.
  • The power (1000 watts) is somewhat below the average for the sector.
  • Excessive presence of plastic materials in the whole body. Only the coloured front panel is saved.

Russell Hobbs Cottage: videos

In this short video, you can see in more detail some of the components and functions of this Russell Hobbs Cottage.

Why buy a Russell Hobbs Cottage?

As we have already said, in our opinion, the Russell Hobbs Cottage is one of the best value for money coffee machines on the market (if not the best), so that is reason enough for us to consider it.

It is a model that is permanently in the top 5 of the best-selling coffee machines in the market, and there is a reason for that. If you need to prepare a lot of coffee at home and you use your drip coffee maker very often, the Russell Hobbs Cottage is a perfect choice.

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