Best Travel Kettles in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 27, 2020
Travel kettles make sure that you can start your day with a nice cuppa even when you're not at home. The best travel kettles come featuring the same features that standard kettles incorporate but in a much more compact package. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Design
Capacity
Power Consumption
Temperature Modes
Heating Element
Usability
Warranty
 
PROS
The 1-litre capacity lets you prepare 3-4 cuppas in one go. The rapid boil zone feature denotes 1-/2-/3-cup volumes, eliminating guesswork from the equation. With its 2400-watt output, the model can boil one cup worth of water in ~50 seconds. 
CONS

The lid is difficult to open. 

OUR VERDICT

The Russell Hobbs 24990 is aimed at small flats, dormitories, and recreational vehicles/trailers. The kettle will fit restricted spaces without sacrificing performance, convenience, or style. On the contrary, its polished look will coordinate perfectly even with upscale kitchens.

detailed parameters
Design

Stainless steel body with plastic lid and handle 

Capacity

1 L

Power Consumption

2400 W

Temperature Modes

Boiling

Heating Element

Disc

Usability

Rapid boil zone feature denoting 1/2/3 cup volumes, Perfect pour spout, Power on indicator light, 360-degree base with cord storage, Removable and washable filter, Water level indicator 

Warranty

2 years (+1 year after registration) 

PROS

The cool-touch handle and lid will prevent accidental scalding scenarios. The included travel-size cups fit inside the kettle, enabling neat transit as well as storage. With its universal voltage, the model will be fine at home and abroad. 

CONS

The housing gets pretty hot. 

OUR VERDICT

The Wahl Travel Kettle will thrive in caravans and different confined settings. Made from stainless steel, the model's housing will not start forming rust patches with time or displaying corrosion signs. The concealed heating element will enable easy cleaning and descaling.

detailed parameters
Design

Stainless steel body with plastic lid, handle, and bottom 

Capacity

0.5 L

Power Consumption

1000 W

Temperature Modes

Boiling

Heating Element

Disc

Usability

2 x travel size cups, Universal voltage, Perfect pour spout, Power on indicator light, Concealed element, 360-degree base

Warranty

2 years 

PROS

You can switch between 220-240 volts and 110-120 volts, accommodating European and British outlets. The automatic cut-off switch will prevent accidents. The water level indicator will allow you to fill up the kettle without guesstimating. 

CONS

Because the model is not especially powerful, it doesn't boil water quite as quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

The Quest 35690 travels with you. With this small kitchen appliance, there's no place where you will not be able to have a nice hot drink. Plus, the model is shipped with 2 travel cups, so you can go on the road without packing multiple extras.

detailed parameters
Design

Plastic, available in black and white colours

Capacity

0.5 L

Power Consumption

600 W

Temperature Modes

Boiling

Heating Element

Disc

Usability

2 x travel cups, Dual voltage switch, Water level indicator, 360-degree base, Auto cut-off switch, Perfect pour spout, Power on indicator light

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The cups and spoons that are included in the box are constructed from BPA-free materials, meaning that they won't affect the drinks' taste. The hinged lid will allow you to fill the kettle with ease. You can choose between grey and white colours. 

CONS

The cord is relatively short. 

OUR VERDICT

The Russell Hobbs 23840 measures 12 x 18.8 x 18 centimetres and weighs ~600 grammes, requiring very little space and enabling easy relocation. You can remove and wash the filter. The boil-dry protection will make sure the kettle survives daily use.

detailed parameters
Design

Plastic, available in grey and white colours

Capacity

0.85 L

Power Consumption

1000 W

Temperature Modes

Boiling

Heating Element

Disc

Usability

2 x plastic cups, 2 x plastic spoons, Boil dry protection, Dual voltage, Dual water level windows, 360-degree base, Perfect pour spout, Power on indicator light, Removable, washable filter

Warranty

2 years (+1 year after registration) 

PROS

The heat preservation function lets you boil milk, make coffee, or even prepare instant noodles. The function starts working when the temperature dips below 85 degrees. The knob-type temperature adjustment dial can be switched between insulation, tea, coffee, and boiling settings.

CONS

The lid is not very tight. 

OUR VERDICT

The LOUTYTUO Food-Grade Silicone Foldable Electric Kettle, with its collapsible silicone body, will fit the smallest suitcases, so you can bring this kettle with you even when you're travelling by bus or plane. You can also detach the handle and the cord.

detailed parameters
Design

Stainless steel base, heat-resistant silicone body, plastic handle, available in blue and white colours

Capacity

0.6 L

Power Consumption

680 W

Temperature Modes

Boiling, Insulation, Tea, Coffee

Heating Element

Disc

Usability

Foldable, Knob type temperature adjustment, Heat preservation function, Boil dry protection and automatic switch-off, Detachable power cord and handle, Dual voltage, European travel plug adapter included 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

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Russell Hobbs 24990

At Home or on the Road

The Russell Hobbs 24990 will prove equally convenient at home and on the road. With its stainless steel finish, the model sports an understated style that will mesh with the most upscale kitchen settings. Likewise, its 1-litre capacity will not make you feel restricted at home, meaning that you can prepare multiple cuppas without boiling water multiple times. Using the rapid boil zone lines that denote 1-, 2, and 3-cup volumes, you can prepare them without boiling excess water.

What is more, the model draws and outputs 2400 watts, which is quite a lot, to say the least. While this is far from economical, the upside here is that, with this output, the kettle boils one cup (~235 millilitres) in less than a minute, so you'll be wasting less time waiting for the water to boil.

Aside from that, there's not much here that less impressive travel kettles are not offering. The ergonomic spout enables easy pouring, the 360-degree base incorporates cord storage, so you can hide the cord from sight.

We're not necessarily crazy about the lid being a little difficult to open. Other than that, there's nothing wrong with the Russell Hobbs 24990 and plenty right. The model will fit restricted kitchens like a glove without compromising performance or style.

Review of Russell Hobbs 24990 Small Electric Kettle 1 L Cordless

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £23.49
Stock In stock
ASIN B07L4PWHW7

 

Wahl 0.5 L Stainless Steel

Easy Maintenance

The Wahl Travel Kettle is a compact and lightweight solution that will work wonders with caravans and small kitchens. Its stainless steel housing is protected against rust and corrosion and is not the fingerprint magnet that glass kettles are. That being said, the housing does get pretty hot, so we would advise against touching it. Fortunately, the handle remains cool to the touch and so does the hinged lid, which means there's very little chance you'll be able to accidentally scald yourself.

Still, the best thing about this kettle has to be its concealed element, enabling easy cleaning as well as descaling. However, there's also nothing wrong with the two travel-size cups that arrive with the kettle and that can be fitted inside it, facilitating neat transit and storage.

Setting aside everything that we've outlined above, the model is fairly similar to most travel kettles, including the perfect pour spout that streamlines the flow and the 360-degree base that lets you put the kettle back without rotating it or the base.

In closing, the Wahl Travel Kettle offers easy use, easy maintenance, and easy storage/transportation, putting this kitchen appliance ahead of most travel models within the same price bracket.

Review of Wahl 0.5 L Stainless Steel Travel Kettle with Cups

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £18.26
Stock In stock
ASIN B074FXTY8T

 

Quest 35690

Even More Compact

If your quest was to find a compact travel kettle that thrives on the road, the Quest 35690 will let you complete this quest. Silly wordplay aside, what we have here is an affordable travel model that targets RVs. Of course, you can also use this kettle at home.

The problem here is that, with its 0.5-litre capacity and 600-watt output, the kettle requires somewhere around 4-5 minutes to boil about 1 litre of water, so making multiple cuppas will take you more time than usual. On the bright side, the entire plastic body remains cool to the touch, which means that you can use the kettle around kids and pets.

With the 2 cups that come with the package, you won't have to worry about packing any extras when you need to prepare a hot drink for 2. Likewise, the dual voltage switch will let you travel knowing that the kettle will work abroad about as well as at home. Apart from that, there's an automatic cut-off switch that prevents accidents, a power-on indicator light that tells you whether the kettle is boiling or not, and the perfect pour spout that eliminates spills.

Long story short, the Quest 35690 will travel with you wherever you go, making sure that you can always enjoy a hot drink at that destination.

Review of Quest 35690 Compact Travel Electric Kettle Dual Voltage

Additional Info

    Manufacturer

Last updated price £12.65
Stock In stock
ASIN B01LXGNI8V

 

Russell Hobbs 23840

Small but Mighty

The Russell Hobbs 23840 is pretty tiny considering its 0.85-litre capacity. At 12 x 18.8 x 18 centimetres, the model is more than portable. Contributing to the same cause are the 2 plastic cups and the 2 plastic spoons that are shipped with the kettle, making sure that you can hit the road without bringing extra utensils with you. Moreover, the cups and the spoons are made from BPA-free plastic, so you can use them without worrying about the plastic affecting the taste.

Small but mighty, the model draws 1000 watts, boiling water within ~2 minutes. From the ergonomics angle, we can get behind the hinged lid, enabling easy filling. We can also get behind the dual water level windows, letting you fill the kettle with just the right amount of water without rotating it. The boil-dry protection, the dual voltage switch, the removable and washable filter, this model incorporates everything that separates high-quality travel kettles from cheap alternatives.

The only downside is the relatively short cord that keeps you more tied to the mains than you would probably prefer. Aside from that, the Russell Hobbs 23840 will suit trips-away, motor homes, hotels, student accommodations, guests rooms, and more.

Review of Russell Hobbs 23840 Compact Travel Electric Kettle

Additional Info

    Manufacturer

Last updated price £13.49
Stock In stock
ASIN B07B96BQM6

 

LOUTYTUO Food Grade Silicone

Foldable Travel Kettle

The LOUTYTUO Food-Grade Silicone Foldable Electric Kettle is an outlier. First things first, as the name implies, you can fold this kettle, which is new. Its heat-resistant silicone body can be collapsed, making sure that the model can fit even lightweight suitcases without taking up more space than necessary. Furthermore, you can detach the power cord and the handle, separating them and making this kitchen appliance even more space-saving.

But, as great as this feature is, the product's biggest selling point is shared between it and the heat preservation function, so you can also boil milk or noodles and keep them hot. When the temperature drops below 85 degrees Celcius, the water will start self-heating. Using the knob-type temperature adjustment dial, you can switch between insulation, tea, coffee, and boiling settings.

Of course, the model also has its shortcomings. Appearance-wise, the foldable construction looks a little awkward. Also, the lid is not very tight, so we would not recommend turning the kettle more than 90 degrees down.

Nevertheless, there are very few models that are as convenient on the road and can be as easily brought with you as the LOUTYTUO Food-Grade Silicone Foldable Electric Kettle.

Review of LOUTYTUO Food Grade Silicone Foldable Electric Kettle with Dual Voltage
Last updated price £28.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07SH7LSQN

 

What Is a Travel Kettle?

Travelling abroad or even traversing the country in some motor home is the best. The journey, the company, the atmosphere, there's nothing quite like it. But starting your day without a nice cup of tea of coffee does not sound right, right? On that note, let's discuss travel kettles. Compact and lightweight, these kettles can accommodate small flats and/or confined kitchens, dormitories, hotels, recreational vehicles, and more. These portable kitchen appliances can be as powerful as regular electric kettles. More often than not, they incorporate the same features.

These features include a perfect pour spout that minimises splashes, spills, or splutters. They also usually include water level indicators so that you can fill up the kettle without guesstimating the amount. Even the cheapest models nowadays come equipped with 360-degree bases, which means that you can use the kettle and put it back without turning the kettle or the base. Sometimes, they are also supplied with travel utensils like cups and spoons that you can fit neatly inside the kettle, travelling without bringing additional utensils with you.

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Publish Date: 2020-10-27 11:00:54