By Paul Hayes

SYDNEY, NSW: Russell Hobbs has increased its presence in the kitchen with the introduction of three new appliances.

Part of its classics range, the company’s new convection toaster oven is a versatile multi-functional appliance that is designed to do what a traditional oven does, but on a much smaller scale.

The new toaster oven features a temperature control up to 250 degrees Celsius, a 60-minute timer and three heating modes to bake, grill and reheat.

According to Russel Hobbs, the oven’s 18 litre capacity is large enough to cook pizza or roast a chicken, while remaining small enough to pack into a cupboard.

In the interest of slightly simpler culinary appetites, Russell Hobbs has also introduced 2 and 4 slice jaffle makers designed to look at home in the modern kitchen.

Featuring a sleek and streamlined design, both jaffle makers come with non-stick plates, a ready light indicator and a safety clip to ensure the lid stays closed.

Knowing that the household kitchen is for drinks as well as food, the company has released its large water urn.

Russell Hobbs said that with its 8.8 litre capacity, the polished stainless steel urn is capable of delivering up to 50 cups of hot water.

Also featuring cool touch handles, the water urn is designed for ease of use with a multi-directional non drip tap, easy view water level gauge and twist lock lid with steam vent.

According to the company, the urn stays hot with a keep-warm function and energy efficient dual insulated walls that hold in the heat and are cool to touch, all but eliminating the need to stand around and wait for the kettle to boil.