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Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle Review

Side view of the 20070 Cambridge kettle.
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Read our review of the Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle. A high quality silver brushed stainless steel kettle ideal for the home or office.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColourStainless Steel
360 Degree BaseYes
FilterYes
Automatic Shut OffYes
Boil Dry ProtectionYes
Heating ElementConcealed
CordlessYes
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The Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle is a high quality silver brushed stainless steel electric kettle ideal for the home or office. Its most notable feature is its ability to boil 230ml of lukewarm water in around 45 seconds, which compared to other kettles, is very fast.

Side view of the 20070 Cambridge kettle.

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The kettle in question is by Russell Hobbs, a reputable British based brand. Since they were founded in 1952 they have specialised in designing and selling household appliances.

We will structure the Russell Hobbs 20070 review by considering its specification, maintenance and style.

Specification

The Russell Hobbs 20070 kettle has the following basic features:

  • Capacity: 1.7 litres
  • Dimensions: 23cm x 24cm x 16cm
  • Weight: 1 kilogram
  • Wattage: 3000 watts
  • Cordless Kettle: Yes.
Filter inside the 20070 Cambridge kettle's spout.

Here are some of the more notable features:

  1. Auto Shut-Off. As with most modern kettles, it comes with an auto shut-off feature meaning that when the water is sufficiently heated, it will automatically stop boiling the water.
  2. Boil Dry Protection. The kettle features an internal mechanism which prevents it from continuing to boil if there is no water inside it.
  3. Concealed Heating Element. The element is hidden from view. This is done for two reasons. Firstly to prevent it from accumulating limescale. Secondly it makes the kettle look much nicer.
  4. Limescale Prevention Filter. Limescale is a huge problem in kettles. While completely preventing limescale is impossible, the Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle does have some degree of limescale prevention through the use of a removable and washable filter.
  5. Easy Pour Spout. The kettle is equipped with the 'perfect pour' spout design. It's designed so that the water pours smoothly and as a result reduces splashing and spilling.
  6. Rapid Boil Zone. The kettle features a rapid boil zone. It can boil 230ml of lukewarm water in about 45 seconds.
  7. Internal Water Level Indicator. There's an internal water level indicator marking 1, 2 and 3 cup volumes.
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Maintenance

Maintaining the kettle is pretty straightforward. The outside of the kettle can easily be washed with a damp cloth (or your preferred choice of cleaning utensil). I would be cautious using a coarse brush in case of scratching but a smooth textured object should be fine. As for the filter, it can easily be removed, rinsed under a tap to clear the limescale, and then reinserted.

Style

The spout and part of the water chamber are made out of silver brushed stainless steel.

View of the 20070 Cambridge kettle's 360 degree base.

The base, the on/off switch, the handle, the lid and part of the filter is made out of black plastic. We particularly like the fact that the handle is detached at the bottom.

Overall

Overall, the Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle is well designed and reliably does the job. Its speciality is the fact that it can heat water up quickly. It's also easy to clean and maintain. We rate the kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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