Our Picks for a great travel kettle, suitable for caravans, holiday homes, students and to use in hotels without tea and coffee facilities
There are plenty of us who love to travel all around Europe and the rest of the World. One thing I like to have though is a cup of tea, and I mean real tea. Many of the places I stay do provide tea and coffee facilities. Sadly many do not. That is why I decided to purchase a travel kettle. That has been my saviour many times.
The secret of course is buying one that is small in size and lightweight. Thanks to the luggage restrictions imposed by many airlines, every ounce can count. I also wanted a kettle that would hold enough for at least two cups (The good lady and I). Finally I wanted a kettle that boiled pretty quickly.
A key requirement would be that it would have to be dual voltage. That is, it will work off our normal 240 volt supply, or the 110 volt supply, found in some International destinations. Oh yes, and I also didn't want to spend a fortune on it either.
These are also really useful for caravans, taking on holidays when touring, and also to hostels and some hotels who don't provide, what I think should be a basic facility. Anyway, here are some of the best travel kettles on the UK market right now
VonShef Travel Kettle with 2 Cups
Retails Around £14
This travel kettle gets really consistent reviews, and buyers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars, which is a high and consistent rating.
It is dual voltage with 550 watts of power, holds 500 ml and also comes with two handy cups. Having those does make life easier.
It measures 16.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm and weighs 862 grams, so will fit into a case nicely.
This kettle is well designed and looks really good I think. It is large enough to boil water for two mug sized cups of coffee. The power cable is approximately 25 inches long and can be wound around the base.
Lloytron E886 Travel Kettle With Cups
Retails Around £10.50
This travel kettle from Lloytron is one of the cheapest out there. That does not mean it is poor quality. In fact this travel kettle gets really consistent reviews, and buyers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars, which is a high and consistent rating.
This one is also bigger than many and holds up to one litre of water. It is also dual power with an automatic shut off, and boil dry protection
It measures 8.5 x 17 x 20 cm and weighs 650 grams, so will fit into a case nicely.
It comes with two small cups and they fit nicely inside the kettle. It all pops into a drawstring bag. It boils reasonably quickly. It holds enough water to make 2-3 cups of tea or coffee. Has a nice flat oval shape which I think makes it easier to pack.
Swan 2 cup 0.5 L Travel Jug Kettle
Retails Around £14.50
The Swan travel kettle gets a lot of reviews, and buyers rate it 4.3 out of 5 stars, and that is from a lot of buyers. This is one of the best selling kettles on the market.
It is dual voltage with 600 watts of power, holds 500 ml and also comes with two handy cups.
It measures 10.3 x 14.6 x 19.2 cm and weighs 531 grams, so particularly light.
This kettle is what people expect from a travel kettle. It will cut off automatically when it boils. It is not the fastest to boil in the market, but at this price, worth waiting an extra minute. The cups that come with this are very small. They will do in a push for sure, just don't expect that these hold very much. It is a travel kettle after all, and they can't make the cups bigger than the kettle.
Lakeland Electric 500ml Travel Kettle with Accessories
Retails Around £25
Buyers and especially people with caravans seem to have this one, as their number one choice. It comes with 2 beakers and spoons that all fit neatly into a travel bag.
It is dual voltage with 1,00 watts of power, holds 500 ml , which boils quickly.
It measures 12 x 17 x 17 cm and weighs 798 grams. It is expensive at £25, but plenty of buyers rate this kettle as 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Many of the buyers say this is just the right size of a travel kettle for a caravan, or holiday home. The cups and sugar pot fits neatly in the kettle when travelling.