Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle Review

Main view of the Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle.
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Read our review of the Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle. A well designed, low wattage, good energy class kettle with a professional look. Ideal for the home or office.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColoursWhite / Black / Red / Cream
360 Degree BaseYes
Boil Dry ProtectionYes
Immersed ElementConcealed
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Our Review

The Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle is a professional looking, compact, energy efficient kettle. Its simple yet practical design makes it an ideal choice for your kitchen, or even for an office staff room. One of its most prominent selling points is its low weight of 0.735kg which makes it easy to pour.

Main view of the Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle.

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There's a good choice of colours available. The white model is pictured above, but you also have black, red and cream.

In terms of practicality, the kettle is packed with the usual features expected from modern kettles. Some of these include the anti-scale water filter, the illuminating on/off switch and integrated cord storage in the 360 degree base.


Here's a quick overview of the specification:

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres, or around 6-7 cups.
  • Dimensions - 15.4cm x 23.0cm x 21.8cm.
  • Energy Class Rating - A.
  • Water Window - There's a water window on the side of the kettle with a water gauge, therefore allowing you to easily see how much water is inside.
  • Anti-Scale Water Filter - There's an anti-scale water filter inside the spout. It will prevent large particles, e.g. limescale, from leaving the kettle and entering your cup. It also has the effect of making your drinks look and taste better.
  • Cord Storage - The underside of the base has a place to store the cord.
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Illuminating Power Switch

If the kettle is boiling, the power switch will illuminate red.

Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle's illuminating power button.

360 Degree Base

The kettle comes with a 360 degree base. Simply place the kettle on the base at any angle, and boil. A 360 degree base is particularly handy if the kettle is going to be regularly used by both left and right handed people.

Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle's 360 degree base.

Hinged Lid

The lid is pictured below. To make opening easier, there are finger grooves on top of the lid.

Russell Hobbs 21471 Darwin Kettle's wide open lid.

Final Words

Overall, the Darwin Kettle is a fairly decent kettle. Its design is sturdy and it's certainly well made. The kettle being lightweight is a major positive as it makes it easier to pour. The range of colours (white, black, red and cream) means almost every kitchen will have at least one kettle which will match it. We rate this kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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