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Top 10 Best Travel Kettles in the UK 2021

The first port of call for most British people when they arrive anywhere is to stick the kettle on. It’s part of our culture - something that helps us take five, relax, and gather ourselves. Now, imagine arriving at a chalet, hotel, or caravan park to find that there's no kettle in sight... we know, it's like a horror story! Sure, you could boil some water in a saucepan, but it's not quite the same. Instead, we recommend investing in a trusty travel kettle to help you out.


Unfortunately, not all travel kettles are made equal, so we’ve put together a buying guide to highlight the hot water do’s and don’ts. From there, we’ll go on to show you some of our favourites that are available to buy online in the UK at Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, and Argos. Whether you're after something small and lightweight or a cheap cordless jug with a large capacity, we'll help you pick out the perfect one!

  • Last updated: 10-01-2021
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How to Choose the Best Travel Kettle in the UK - Buying Guide

In this section, we’ll be looking at the capacity of a travel kettle as well as how this affects its weight and dimensions. Plus, we'll mention other convenient features that are worth keeping an eye out for. 

Know How Much Water You Need and Select a Suitable Capacity

Know How Much Water You Need and Select a Suitable Capacity

The most important feature when it comes to any kettle is the capacity. Travel versions can vary in size but will usually hold around 0.5-1 litres of water. Of course, how much water you need will depend on how many people you’re brewing up for. 


To give you a rough idea, the average cup of tea requires around 150ml of water - unless you’ve got a massive Sports Direct mug out! So, a travel kettle with a 0.6L capacity should provide you with around 4 cuppas. 

The Capacity Directly Affects the Dimensions and Weight

The Capacity Directly Affects the Dimensions and Weight

The dimensions and weight of a travel kettle are directly linked to the capacity - the more water a product can hold, the larger and heavier it will be. In general, this type of product will be approximately 16-20cm in height, 14-18 cm in width, and 8-12 cm in depth


If you're short on space, you could opt for a silicone foldable kettle that can be flattened and packed away. However, this style of kettle does tend to lack some of the handy additional features that we’re going to mention later on.


In terms of weight, travel kettles typically come in around 0.5 kg, which shouldn’t be too much of an issue when it comes to packing. Larger ones can weigh 0.8 kg or more though, which may make your luggage a bit heavier.

Which Wattage? The Bigger, the Better

Which Wattage? The Bigger, the Better

Unsurprisingly, the power of a travel kettle affects how quickly the water will boil - so in this case, bigger is always better. Don't hold your expectations too high though; it won't be anywhere near as powerful as your regular household appliance (which requires 1800W on average), so you’ll have to wait a little longer for your cuppa than you would at home.


Generally speaking, a travel kettle's power can vary from 250-1000W. If you’ll only be brewing for 2 people, you probably won't need that much power. On the other hand, those heading off on a camping trip with the whole family should select a kettle with a higher wattage.


Depending on where you plan on travelling, you might also want to check the voltage. Different countries require varying voltages, so we recommend picking up an option that's dual voltage. Make sure you remember to take a plug adapter along too!

Check for Convenient Additional Features

Check for Convenient Additional Features

Regardless of where you plan to enjoy your tea, features that make life easier are always a welcome addition to a kettle. Here are some useful extras to look out for when shopping.


Firstly, a water gauge. While these are common, not every kettle will have one so it's always worth double-checking. Making a decent round of brews suddenly becomes difficult when you can't see how much water is in the kettle!


Accessories will also make tea time go much more smoothly. The most popular are cups and spoons, which usually come in sets of two. A container with different compartments that are designed to store tea, coffee, or sugar can come in handy too. Plus, some kettles come with a travel bag, to keep all of your accessories together.

Top 10 Best Travel Kettles in the UK

Now that you’re all clued up on the best features to look out for when buying your new travel companion, let’s get to the fun part - the shopping! Here, we have kettles of all shapes, sizes, and prices for your consideration.

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Capacity 1.3 L
Dimensions-
Weight-
Power-
Additional Features-
9

SwanFast Boil Compact Travel Kettle

SK27010N

£14.99

Capacity0.4 L
Dimensions15.8 x 10.1 x 17.1 cm
Weight0.56 kg
Power1000 W, dual voltage
Additional Features Water gauge, 2 cups
8
Capacity1 L
Dimensions16 x 14.3 x 18 cm
Weight0.64 kg
Power250 W
Additional Features Water gauge
7

QuestCompact Electric Travel Kettle

35690

£13.49

Capacity0.5 L
Dimensions17 x 8 x 17.5 cm
Weight0.5 kg
Power600 W, dual voltage
Additional Features Water gauge, 2 cups
6
Capacity0.5 L
Dimensions16.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm
Weight0.56 kg
Power650 W
Additional Features Water gauge, 2 cups
5
Capacity0.5 L
Dimensions14.5 x 9 x 19 cm
Weight0.53 kg
Power600 W, dual voltage
Additional Features 2 cups
4

LakelandTravel Kettle Set

£31.99

Capacity0.5 L
Dimensions17 x 12 x 17 cm
Weight0.8 kg
Power1000 W
Additional Features 2 cups, 2 spoons, divided container, travel bag
3

Denny International Travel Hot Water Jug

£8.95

Capacity1 L
Dimensions19.4 x 12.4 x 20.8 cm
Weight0.64 kg
Power900 W
Additional Features Water gauge
2

GourmiaFoldable Travel Kettle

GK360

£19.99

Capacity0.8 L
Dimensions16.5 x 10.7 x 18.4 cm
Weight0.54 kg
Power820 W
Additional Features -
1

Russell HobbsCompact Travel Electric Kettle

23840

£16.00

Capacity0.85 L
Dimensions18.8 x 11.4 x 19.6 cm
Weight0.55 kg
Power1000 W, dual voltage
Additional Features Water gauge, 2 cups, 2 spoons

Compare the Best Travel Kettles

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Russell Hobbs Compact Travel Electric Kettle 1

Russell Hobbs

2
Gourmia Foldable Travel Kettle 1

Gourmia

3
Denny International  Travel Hot Water Jug 1

Denny International

4
Lakeland Travel Kettle Set 1

Lakeland

5
Swan Travel Kettle 1

Swan

6
VonShef Travel Kettle 1

VonShef

7
Quest Compact Electric Travel Kettle 1

Quest

8
Topincn In-Car Portable Kettle 1

Topincn

9
Swan Fast Boil Compact Travel Kettle 1

Swan

10
POP! Folding Travel Kettle 1

POP!

Name

Compact Travel Electric Kettle

Foldable Travel Kettle

Travel Hot Water Jug

Travel Kettle Set

Travel Kettle

Travel Kettle

Compact Electric Travel Kettle

In-Car Portable Kettle

Fast Boil Compact Travel Kettle

Folding Travel Kettle

Features

From a Trusted British Brand That We All Know and Love

The Best Foldable Kettle Around

Keeps Your Water Fresh and Your Wallet Happy

A Beloved Buy Among Caravanners

Compact, With a Decent Capacity

A Stylish Little Number That's Highly Rated

Worldwide-Friendly and Affordable

One for the Road - Quite Literally!

Lightweight, With Plenty of Extra Features

Holds Loads of Water, But Lacks a Plug

Price£16.00£19.99£8.95£31.99£14.99£22.99£13.49£34.99£14.99£20.00
Capacity0.85 L0.8 L 1 L0.5 L0.5 L0.5 L0.5 L1 L0.4 L1.3 L
Dimensions18.8 x 11.4 x 19.6 cm16.5 x 10.7 x 18.4 cm 19.4 x 12.4 x 20.8 cm 17 x 12 x 17 cm 14.5 x 9 x 19 cm16.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm 17 x 8 x 17.5 cm 16 x 14.3 x 18 cm 15.8 x 10.1 x 17.1 cm -
Weight0.55 kg0.54 kg0.64 kg0.8 kg0.53 kg0.56 kg0.5 kg0.64 kg0.56 kg-
Power1000 W, dual voltage820 W900 W1000 W600 W, dual voltage650 W600 W, dual voltage250 W1000 W, dual voltage-
Additional Features Water gauge, 2 cups, 2 spoons-Water gauge2 cups, 2 spoons, divided container, travel bag2 cupsWater gauge, 2 cupsWater gauge, 2 cupsWater gaugeWater gauge, 2 cups-
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Fancy a Cuppa? Try One of Our Recommendations

Fancy a Cuppa? Try One of Our Recommendations

If you're feeling like a cuppa after reading all about kettles, we've got some tea-tastic suggestions for you. From soothing chamomile and refreshing matcha to spicy chai, we're sure you'll find something to your liking amongst our recommendations.

Summary

For those on the move, finding a place to have a good cuppa in the morning can be a daunting task. Luckily, that doesn't have to be the case anymore - purchase one of the handy travel kettles on our list and you'll be able to start (or end) your day with your favourite hot beverage!

Author: Lewis Clark

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