The Russell Hobbs 25502 Cavendish Kettle is a smart, compact, easy to handle contemporary kettle, perfect for the modern kitchen. Available in cream and black, the kettle has a metal lid and spout, with accompanying plastic accents such as the handle and power switch.
As well as a classic look, the Cavendish Kettle is full of features designed to make your tea making routine more convenient. Some of these include the fast boiling (one 235ml cup boiled in 45 seconds), the anti-scale reusable water filter and the useful 360 degree base.
The Cavendish Kettle is by Russell Hobbs - the well known appliance brand. They're particularly respected for their innovative products, and release a steady stream of them. They also sell toasters, bread makers, space heaters and irons to name a few. They've built a reputation as a strong and reliable brand.
We now explore some of the key features in detail.
Underneath the handle is an illuminating power button. When the kettle is boiling, the switch lights up red, as seen below:
The metal spout is designed so that splashing and spilling is reduced. It aims to eliminate the problem of being burnt by stray drops of water. It's not 100% perfect, but does have an effect.
The kettle sits on a 360 degree base. This is purely for convenience. It means that you will not need to line the kettle up with the base after each use. It's also particularly useful if, for example, you're right handed, but someone else in your household is left handed.
Cleaning the Cavendish Kettle is straightforward. Both the outside and inside can be wiped with a damp cloth. The inside can be de-scaled in the same way other kettles are. The filter is removable and washable.
We rate the Russell Hobbs Cavendish Kettle 4.5 / 5 stars. It clearly hits the sweet spot on both practicality and style, and would suit modern kitchens in particular. When purchased, the kettle and base are shipped together in a single box with an instruction booklet to get you started.