Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle Review

Side view of the Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle.
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Read our review of the stainless steel Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle. The Velocity Kettle utilises an innovative spout design which noticeably increases the speed of boiling. The kettle also has the usual features expected from modern day kettles.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColourStainless Steel
360 Degree BaseYes
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Our Review

The Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle is an innovative and practical kettle, perfect for busy homes and offices. It's a well designed and high quality kettle, featuring fast boiling, a water window with a gauge, and an illuminating light strip to indicate whether the kettle's boiling. Its most distinguishing feature is its innovative speed spout which reduces the time required to boil.

Side view of the Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle.

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Innovative Speed Spout

Russell Hobbs state that the "speed spout" reduces boil time of 1 cup (235ml) to around 38 seconds - a very fast boil indeed. This makes it perfect for if you're running late and need a quick cup of tea before work, or before an appointment.

The speed spout is a simple device. It works by blocking steam from escaping the kettle, therefore causing the water to heat up and then boil much quicker. The overall reduction in steam escaping is up to 65%. Picture below:

Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle's so called speed spout.

The speed spout also reduces noise from inside of the kettle.

Style & Design

As a premium kettle, the Velocity 23940 is high quality and well constructed. The design is certainly sturdy and also durable.

So far as style goes, the kettle would certainly go well inside a modern kitchen. Both the outside and inside are made from stainless steel. The accents are made from polished stainless steel, to give a smarter finish.


We now list the main features of the kettle:

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres, the same as most other Russell Hobbs kettles. It works out at roughly 6-7 cups. A single boil would suit most cooking uses.
  • Speed Spout - As discussed above.
  • Water Window - There is a water window embedded into the side of the kettle. The water window has markings for 2 cups, 4 cups, 6 cups and the 1.7 litre maximum.
  • Cord Storage - The cord can be safely tucked away in the base of the kettle.
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Hinged Lid

The Velocity Kettle has a hinged lid, which can be opened by a button on the handle. The kettle can therefore be picked up and filled with only one hand.

Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle's push button hinged lid.

Illuminated Power Light

When switched on, a blue illuminated power light turns on. Unlike most other kettles, the light is a strip and is below the water window. Much better than the standard lit up switch in my opinion.

Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle illuminated.

360 Degree Base

The base is circular and is designed in such a way that the kettle can sit at any angle on it without having to move the base. This is ideal for office environments, where for example, there are both left handed and right handed people.

Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle's 360 degree base.

About Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs are one of the most known brands of household appliances in the UK and abroad. They're known for their durable and reliable products, including kettles, toasters, irons, coffee machines, and more.

How does it look in a kitchen?

Below is a picture of the kettle inside a kitchen. As you can see, it blends in rather well. A modern kettle for a modern kitchen.

Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle on display in a kitchen.


You will receive the kettle together with an instruction booklet in a single package, similar to the below:

Russell Hobbs 23940 Velocity Kettle boxed up.

Final Thoughts

Overall we recommend the Russell Hobbs Velocity Kettle. It's clearly a well made and reliable product. As mentioned above, its most prominent feature is the speed spout which results in an extremely rapid boil. Definitely a great buy.

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