The Russell Hobbs K65 Anniversary Electric Kettle is a retro style kettle packed with modern features. Released on the 65th anniversary of the first Russell Hobbs automatic shut off kettle, hence the model being K65, the kettle draws its inspiration from that first kettle. Russell Hobbs have, however, updated it with modern features such as a slim 360 degree base, the ability to rapid boil and energy saving features.
It's evident from the design that the kettle is based on an old fashioned model. It's therefore bound to bring a sense of nostalgia for those who remember the original. This makes it an ideal purchase for grandparents who love trips down memory lane. Like the original, the kettle has a brushed stainless steel finish.
Here's a picture of the kettle in a kitchen:
So far as shape and size go, the K65 is small and compact, just like the original. The capacity is 1.2 litres (around about 4 cups) which is slightly less than larger modern kettles which are about 1.7 litres.
The handle has a plastic covering on it. This is so that if the metal underneath gets hot, then there's some insulation against the heat. Another benefit of the handle is that it's easy to grip and makes the kettle easier to control. This is particularly handy for elderly users.
Russell Hobbs are the supplier of this kettle. Since this is the 65th anniversary kettle, we know that they've been around for a good while. They're a particularly reliable and trustworthy brand and are certainly a household name. They also specialise in other kitchen and household appliances such as toasters, bread makers, irons and more.
To complement the retro style design, the K65 comes with the following:
The K65 Kettle has a so called "perfect pour spout". Put simply, this means that the spout's shape has been designed in such a way that the water flows in a steady stream out of it. The result of this is that splashes, spills and splutters are largely eliminated. The spout design is pictured below:
The base is similar to contemporary kettle bases. It's slightly different to usual as it's a bit slimmer. In addition, the base is a 360 degree base, meaning the kettle can be placed on it so that the handle faces any direction. The base is pictured here:
There's a water level indicator on the side of the K65. It marks from 0.5 litres up to the 1.2 litre maximum:
Overall, the Russell Hobbs K65 Anniversary Electric Kettle is a great piece of equipment. The blend of old fashioned style together with the practicality of modern kettles gives you the luxury of modernity with a nostalgic feel. The kettle would be most suited for those who would love a trip down memory lane.