Feel at HomeThe story of Russell Hobbs began in 1952 when William Russell and Peter Hobbs teamed up to transform kitchens across Britain. Their vision was simple: To create products that make home life easier and more enjoyable. The first automatic electric kettle K1 was one of many ground breaking innovations from Russell Hobbs. Today, Russell Hobbs continues to put people at the heart of what they do. By being closer to the consumer, Russell Hobbs gains the insight to design things better. Russell Hobbs products are packed with real solutions that help people enjoy home life – because that’s what matters most. A division of Spectrum Brands Holding Inc. Russell Hobbs have been stylishly making life easier for people since 1952. Russell Hobbs is a division of Spectrum Brands Holding Inc..