Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle Review

Main view of the Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle.
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Read our review of the Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle. Add a touch of style to your kitchen with this artisan-style carafe-inspired design. It's a modern kettle also, with a beautiful blue internal illumination, a large capacity, a rapid boil and much more.
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Volume1.7 Litres
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The Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle is a stylish and practical kettle. It has a carafe-inspired artisanal design with well placed curves, stainless steel details and a closed handle in order to enhance the overall feel. When the kettle is boiling it illuminates blue internally, and also casts a soothing blue light on to your kitchen worktop.

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From a practicality perspective, the kettle is very much modern. It has a large 6-7 cup capacity, a pull off lid to facilitate an easy refill and a 360 degree base with integrated cord storage. The heat up time is fast - 1 cup of water (235ml) can be boiled in under 45 seconds. There's an up to 66% energy saving to be had when boiling 1 cup compared to 1 litre of water. We go into more detail soon.

About Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs are a major brand of home, kitchen and cleaning products. Their range includes kettles, toasters, irons, coffee machines, microwaves, large appliances (e.g. fridges, dishwashers), vacuum cleaners, and much more. They've been around since 1952 and have built-up a strong reputation in that time. They sell their products around the world.


The features are as follows:

  • Capacity - The kettle's capacity is 1.7 litres, which is equivalent to about 6-7 cups.
  • Lift Off Lid - The lid simply lifts off. This is better than a hinged lid as they tend to break more easily. Lift off lids are much more durable.
  • Illumination - The kettle illuminates blue inside when it's boiling. This indicates that the kettle is indeed boiling, and also makes for a lovely effect.
  • Rapid Boil - The kettle rapidly boils 1 cup of water (235ml) in 45 seconds. The total power is 3000W.
  • Energy Saving - From an energy saving standpoint, the kettle uses up to 66% less energy when boiling 1 cup (235ml) of water in comparison to 1 litre.
  • 360 Degree Base - The base is a 360 degree circular base. 360 degree bases facilitate the easy picking up and placing of the kettle. They also allow the kettle to swivel on it. The base also has integrated cord storage, so excess electrical wire can be stored there instead of being left hanging on your worktop.
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Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle on display in a kitchen.


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Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle's glass rim.


All things considered, the Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle is a good product. It has a fantastic and well thought out style, with well positioned curves and an overall artisanal feel. The distinctive spout will add a touch of style to your kitchen. The features are modern and highly practical, with a lift off lid, a fast boil and a large energy saving when boiling smaller quantities of water. We rate the Russell Hobbs Hourglass Kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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