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.
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:
If the kettle is boiling, the power switch will illuminate red.
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.
The lid is pictured below. To make opening easier, there are finger grooves on top of the lid.
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.