Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle Review

Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle in black.
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Read our review of the Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle. A rapid boil kettle available in four colours, sporting a stylish honeycomb design.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColourBlack / Cream / Grey / White
360 Degree BaseYes
Boil Dry ProtectionYes
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Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle in black.

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The Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle is a modern style honeycomb textured kettle which is ideal for contemporary kitchens. It also features many of the standard hallmarks of modern electric kettles such as a hinged thumb controlled lid, boil dry protection, a water window and a whole host of energy saving measures. The Honeycomb Kettle is therefore perfect for busy mornings before work, or lunch times in offices.


The kettle is sturdy, well constructed and sits firmly on its base. There are reviews out there suggesting that the kettle is long lasting and durable, but of course this depends on how often it's used. The feedback seems encouraging, however. It's also lightweight and easy to control when pouring.


As mentioned above, the kettle is available in four colours, namely black (as pictured above), grey, cream and white. I find the white model looks quite smart. It's received many positive comments. I include a picture of it below:

Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle in white.

Russell Hobbs

The Honeycomb Kettle is sold by the household name Russell Hobbs. In addition to the countless number of kettles they sell, they also supply toasters, juicers, smoothie makers, vacuum cleaners, and more. Russell Hobbs are renowned for their top notch quality products.


In a bit more detail, the specification of the kettle is as follows:

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres. This is standard for most Russell Hobbs kettles.
  • Boil Dry Protection - If the kettle is turned on with little or no water, then it switches itself off. This is a basic safety feature which most kettles have.
  • Perfect Pour Spout - The spout is designed in such a way that splutters, splashes and spills are reduced. The spout essentially focusses the water in a narrow and more controllable stream.
  • 360 Degree Base - Such a base means the kettle can be placed at any orientation on it. This is particularly useful when a kettle is used by both left handers and right handers as the kettle can be placed with its handle facing different ways.
  • Energy Saving - The kettle is advertised as saving up to 66% energy. There's an internal 1 cup, 2 cup, 3 cup indicator inside the kettle which allows you to fill the kettle with only the water you need. This can have a very positive impact on your energy bills if adhered to.
  • Water Window - As expected with a modern kettle, there is a water level indicator under the handle to show exactly how much water is inside the kettle.
  • Cord Storage - The cord can be stored in the base if necessary.
  • Rapid Boil - The kettle is a rapid boil kettle. It advertises that it can boil 1 cup (235ml) in 43 seconds.
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Push Button Hinged Lid

As pictured below, there's a thumb pressed button which opens a hinged lid. This means that the kettle can easily be filled under a tap with only one hand on it. Notice also that the lid is almost completely vertical. Many other models of kettle have the lid stop at around 45 degrees, so the Honeycomb kettle is superior in this regard.

Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle's hinged lid.

Water Filter

There is a removable (and washable) water filter as pictured below:

Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle's water filter.


There's a neat video on which visualises the above features.

Matching Toaster

Russell Hobbs also make a toaster in the same design as the kettle. There's a picture below of the two together inside a modern kitchen setting:

The black Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle on display next to a matching toaster.


To summarise, the Russell Hobbs 26051 Honeycomb Kettle is a stylish and functional unit, which is very popular throughout the UK. As well as the usual features such kettles have, its primary selling points are the honeycomb design, the energy saving measures discussed earlier and also the fact that it's a rapid boil kettle.

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