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:
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:
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.
There is a removable (and washable) water filter as pictured below:
There's a neat video on amazon.co.uk which visualises the above features.
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:
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.