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Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle Review

Side view of the Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle.
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Read our review of the Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle. A small, compact kettle perfect for small kitchens. Features a rapid boil zone and rapid boiling technology. Finished with polished stainless steel for added style.
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Volume1 Litre
ColourStainless Steel
360 Degree BaseYes
FilterYes
CordlessYes
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Our Review

The Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle is a small, compact and stylish rapid boil electric kettle, perfect for kitchens with limited space, or small family units. It features energy saving measures, a perfect pour spout, a power indicator and a 360 degree base.

Side view of the Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle.

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In terms of style, the 24990 Electric Kettle has a polished stainless steel finish, with plastic accents such as the lid, handle and base. It therefore suits most modern kitchens.

Specification

In terms of features, the kettle has the following:

  • Capacity - 1 Litre. Lower than most Russell Hobbs kettles, but this kettle's main feature is that it's a small kettle, so a lower capacity is to be expected.
  • Power / Wattage - The kettle is 2400W, as opposed to the usual 3000W.
  • Boil Speed - Boils 1 cup of water (235ml) in just over 50 seconds.
  • Energy Saving - There's an up to 66% energy saving to be had when boiling 1 cup (235ml) compared to 1 litre.
  • Perfect Pour Spout - Designed to prevent dribbles, spills and splashes.
  • Water Gauge - There's a water gauge under the handle, so you can know how much water's in the kettle without having to open it.
  • Boil Dry Protection - An important safety feature of this kettle is that if there's no water inside then it will switch itself off automatically.
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360 Degree Base

The kettle has a 360 degree base, i.e. it can face any direction on the base. The base has integrated cord storage underneath. The base is as below:

Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle's 360 degree base.

Cup Markers

Inside of the kettle there are markers indicating 1/2/3 cups. These allow you to fill your kettle up more accurately so you can save on electricity.

Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle energy saving cup markers.

Boiling Light

The power switch lights up red when the kettle is boiling, as shown in the below picture:

Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle's illuminating on/off switch.

Limescale Filter

There is a reusable limescale filter which sits inside the spout. This is both removable and washable.

Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle's water filter.

What will you receive?

Once ordered, you can expect a single package to turn up. It looks something similar to the below:

Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle packaged.

Summary

Overall, the Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle is a neat kettle. It certain serves its purpose - to be small and compact. Definitely useful for a kitchen with tight space, or if you have no need to boil large volumes of water. The style is basic, but the polished stainless steel finish is smart.

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