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Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle Review

Main view of the Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle.
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Read our review of the Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle. A compact, small and lightweight travel kettle, ideal for short and long trips.
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Volume0.85 Litres
ColoursWhite / White & Grey
FilterYes
Boil Dry ProtectionYes
Heating ElementConcealed
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Our Review

The Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle is a perfect travelling companion. Featuring a lightweight design, this small, compact kettle fits snugly into luggage and backpacks. It's also particularly handy for people who struggle to lift heavy kettles, or have arthritic hands.

Main view of the Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle.

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The 23840 Kettle is available in two colour schemes, those being grey & white (pictured above) and plain white. The kettle's shape is as you'd expect, although it is of course smaller than standard kettles. The handle is proportionally larger, however which is good.

The kettle is ideal for holidays, business trips, caravans, students, hotel trips or as a kitchen backup. It has dual voltage control, allowing you to plug it in anywhere you go without problems.

About Russell Hobbs

The 23840 Compact Travel Kettle is by Russell Hobbs, the well known appliance brand. They specialise in kettles, toasters, bread makers, irons, space heaters and more. They're a safe bet, as they have a strong reputation for well made, quality products.

Specification

In more detail, here are the features of the kettle:

  • Capacity - 0.85 Litres. This is enough to fill around 2 cups of water.
  • Weight - 0.61kg.
  • Hinged Lid - The lid of the kettle is hinged to allow for easy filling.
  • Concealed Heating Element - The heating element is concealed. This is particularly useful when cleaning the inside, as the element does not get in the way.
  • Boil Dry Protection - The 23840 Kettle is equipped with the boil dry protection safety feature. Basically, if the kettle were to evaporate its water, the power will automatically switch itself off.
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Removable and Washable Filter

The spout contains a limescale filter. It's both removable and washable meaning that it can be reused. It also helps to extend the lifespan of the kettle.

Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle's spout water filter.

Power Indicator

A neon indicator lights up red when the kettle is boiling, as seen here:

Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle's boiling indicator.

Dual Water Level Windows

Both the front and the back of the kettle have a water window with a water gauge, as shown below:

Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle's water gauge.

Summary

So far as travel kettles go, the Russell Hobbs 23840 Kettle is a strong option. Its lightweight and compactness makes it ideal for storing away in bags or backpacks. Plus it's packed with features found in normal kitchen kettles. We rate this kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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