Russell Hobbs Legacy Coffee Maker 20682 : I really liked the idea that you can set up the machine

This is an initial review after a few days of use. I will do a further one in due course. . Firstly, i give 4 stars rather than 5 due to its slightly plasticky construction but overall it looks good, is not too bulky and represents good value for money. I looks quite stylish, despite the plastic appearance close up. Set up is easy and intuitive. Initially, i ran through plain water to clean it. Then i did 4 or 5 experiments over a couple of days to get the strength of the brew right. I would add more coffee than they recommend (they say one scoop per cup) but then i like my coffee strong. Obviously, this depends on your taste and also the type of coffee roast you have. You have an option of stronger brew (a separate button) which brews the coffee more slowly, though it’s still fast overall.

Got to match my kettle and toaster. Nice looking and easy to use except the 4-6 cup sign on display is tiny. However it brews a good cup. You may want to use less than a scoop per cup as suggested as very strong but it’s personal taste. I purchased the paper filters for a small 2. 95 to make keeping clean easier, no nasty dregs in cup as with cafetiere and i am very happy bunny. Don’t forget to register online as you then have 3 yr guarantee.

I only wanted a basic coffee maker that an integral filter (don’t like messing about with filter papers), got this one as the price was good. Don’t use most of its features, but the led light around the base is a nice touch and the clock comes in surprisingly handymakes good coffee too, and keeps it hot.

I bought this coffemachine for my other half as a birthday present. I really liked the idea that you can set up the machine to start making coffe by its self. However for some reason every time when i set up the clock in few minutes the time is reset. Apart of that the machine is nice,stylish and really makes a nice filter coffee. It’s easy to maintain and clean.

Oh, yes- definite improvement on coffee powder. There are many details that are well thought out, and just a few that could be improved. One issue- it is suggested that the occasional boil-up using vinegar gets rid of lime deposits. Well, yes it does, but, despite closed doors it smells the house out. Suggest either boil up in the garden, or use one of the standard limescale cleaners.

It’s easy to clean which is important to me and it makes great coffee really easily. Only problem with it is that it only makes about 4 cups of coffee in one jug – but it’s so quick to brew another pot i can’t complain.

I bought this to replace my wife’s old one (i hate coffee) because to buy a new glass jug was about £10 dearer than this machine, she loves it and it’s also red which matches the kitchen decor, fully recommended.

This is an absolute life saver. It not only makes fantastic coffee, it wakes you up in the morning and keeps it hot – perfect for students or freelancers on deadlines. Be warned it is a bit loud but that’s perfect if you need to be woken up by it. 1-4 cups setting makes about 2 travel cups or four mugs of coffee.

  • Coffee break
  • Good quality and price – good appearance and works well.
  • Timer has developed the same fault twice – switches itself off

Russell Hobbs Legacy Coffee Maker 20682, 1.25 L – Red

Colour:Red  |  Style Name:Coffee Maker
Product Description, Russell Hobbs 20682 Legacy Coffee Maker, 1.25 L – Red.

Box Contains, 1 x 20682 Legacy Metallic Red Coffee Maker 1 x Instruction Booklet


From the manufacturer

Russell Hobbs Legacy Coffee Maker

In 1952 Russell Hobbs introduced the world’s first electric coffee maker with a keep warm function. To celebrate over 60 years of innovation, the Legacy Coffee Maker includes all of the original thinking that changed the way we drink filter coffee at home, plus a wealth of features to make freshly filtered coffee taste even better.

Showerhead technology extracts more of the coffee flavour

The Russell Hobbs Legacy Coffee Maker uses shower head technology during the filtering process. This function showers all of the coffee grains – not just the ones in the centre of the filter – to make sure all of the coffee is used. Because more of the coffee is captured and dissolved, you enjoy a richer coffee flavour and less waste in filter. Whether you prefer intense or mild flavours, this machine makes delicious coffee just how you like it.

50% faster* to optimum brewing temperature

The Legacy Coffee Maker reaches the optimum brewing temperature, 50% faster*. It also has a pause and pour feature that lets you serve coffee mid-way through the filtering process without wasting a single drop.

*vs. Russell Hobbs Heritage Coffee Maker, No 18504

Sleek and stylish design

The Legacy Coffee Maker has been inspired by the style of the original yet has an up-to-date, compact design. It can make up to 10 cups at a time in its 1.25 litre glass carafe and, if you don’t need that many, it can be set to make 1-4 cups. It has a red illuminated light ring that comes on during brewing and stays on during the ‘keep warm’ stage.

You can also set your machine to have your coffee ready and waiting first thing in the morning or after your evening meal, whenever you like it best.

About Russell Hobbs

At the heart of your home

At Russell Hobbs, products offer more than just quality, style and innovation – they help create delicious moments to be savoured. That first cup of coffee in the morning, the warmth of a freshly ironed shirt, the simple joy of sharing a freshly cooked meal with family – these are the things that truly matter. From kettles and toasters to irons and food preparation, all appliances offer stylish ways to make life easier. Designed with real people in mind, for solutions that help make home life even more enjoyable.

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This would get 5 stars if i wasn’t on my second one which has developed exactly the same fault. I use the timer function overnight and after about 4 weeks (first coffee maker) it started switching itself off (clock flashing, hot plate off) after about 10 minutes when switched on via the timer. It’s supposed to stay hot for 40 minutes. If you switch it on manually it does still stay on for 40 minutes. Only the timer has the fault. They replaced the first one after i reported the fault. Now, the replacement has just developed exactly the same fault. If you want to use the timer function, beware of this issue as it renders it useless.

This is a great little (relatively) coffee machine. I wanted a small one because of limited space and also i am the only one drinking coffee at home. Easy to use, pretty to look at and makes nice hot coffee. In a few weeks of use i have no complaints. I set it up at night with the easy timer and i have hot coffee in the morning. In fact when i wake up i can already smell the coffee coming from the kitchen, nicecoffee keeps warm for a refill and you can see that by the light around the base, which blinks when “keep warm” function is about to expire. Little spoon tuck in on the side, not really useful, i just put it away in a drawer as i grind coffee each time. Reusable filter means no need for paper filters, but if you insist on those it is possible to fit them in.

This is my second russell hobbs coffee maker and it does makes nice coffee, however the control buttons are really small and the display screen is hard to see?.

Bought this after looking at the reviews and at the price which makes this well worth the purchase. Simple to use and makes a good cup of coffee. I do agree with some reviewers that you may need to put in two scoops of coffee for a stronger cup. A little worried about the reviews that say it broke down after a certain amount of time or they cant get a replacement jug, but at this price i’d buy another and use the broken one as spare parts.

Makes coffee ok, the lid clip is too weak causing the lid to often pop up when putting the jug back in place. Inside is badly designed causing it to stay very wet from steam. The cloak has no battery/capacitor backup power so needs resetting after any power break.

Coffee machine was working perfectly until this morning when it started to smoke and stopped working. I have replaced the fuses and it still isn’t working. So i double checked my wall sockets which are working perfectly. Could someone contact me regarding a replacement?.

I don’t know how i’ve survived until now. I set the timer and every morning i come down to freshly brewed coffee 🙂 my life is complete. It keeps warm for 40 mins too so my fiancee can grab a cup to go when he heads off to work. This will soon be your most used kitchen appliance.

Very happy with my purchase easy to use also easy to clean looks good in the kitchen delivery was quick great value for money would definitely recommend.

  • Coffee break
  • Good quality and price – good appearance and works well.
  • Timer has developed the same fault twice – switches itself off

Russell Hobbs Legacy Coffee Maker 20682, 1.25 L – Red

My old coffee maker, in use for some years, still worked well. It too was cream finish, but it had a brushed aluminium jug, which i always wished was glass. The jug was poorly designed, due to a spout that was so shallow that if it wasn’t held in exactly the right position, it spilled coffee over the worktop or onto the floor when being poured. I finally got fed up with it, and since i prefer glass jugs anyway, thought i’d treat myself to a new one. This russell hobbs looked handsome, and has a glass jug, too, so i bought it. Brilliant spout on the jug, which requires no special angling to pour properly, additional functions of timer, 2-4 cup quantity brew, if you’re only making for a couple of people, a lovely digital clock with illuminated blue background – everything as advertised. But, the advertised description left out the fine, red circular illumination around the bottom of the item…and that is the cream on my coffee machine.But it is also useful, because as it approaches the 40 minute time during which it brews and keeps the coffee hot, just before it switches off so as not to stew the brew, the red light flashes, to draw your attention to the fact that it is about to switch off.

We got rid of our 30 year old one a couple of years ago and moved to a modern expresso machine which we were not getting on with. This machine gives me the best cup of coffee i have ever had from a machine which maybe down to another reviewer suggesting using disposable filters as well as this machines reusable one.

This is my second russell hobbs coffee maker. It makes excellent coffee and the ‘1 – 4 cups’ feature is very good, just remember it is difficult to see at the top right of the display and to press it twice before pressing the on / off button. A pleasing amendment to this version is larger openings to pour the water into the machine, avoids slopping it over the sides / down the back.

This coffee maker is good in most ways, easy to use, quick, nice appearance, compact and is proving to be very useful. However, i’m finding that the coffee is not quite as hot as i would like it. I’ve resorted to heating the jug before i switch the machine on and that is improving matters a bit. I should add that i do like hot drinks to be hot. Perhaps more so than most people do.

Absolutely brilliant, very well made machine. Looks very nice when all lit up. Clear easy to understand instructions too.

Features and Spesification

  • Upgraded showerhead technology and permanent filter for improved temperature and coffee extraction
  • 50% faster to optimum temperature
  • Blue Illuminated light ring during brewing and keep warm
  • Makes ten large cups without needing paper filters
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 35.6 x 27.4 x 21.4 cm