Holds a deceptively large amount and is smaller than others with similar capacity. Also benefits from a number of features usually only found in domestic and not travel kettles. These include automatic switch off, dual power, and boil-dry protection. Power: 1200 Watts | Capacity: 0.9 litres
Smart looking kettle with a matte black design. Exceptionally well reviewed. Boils enough water for two sturdy mug sized cups and is supplied with two cups with handles. Power: 650 Watts | Capacity: 0.5 litres
Excellent travel kettle as you'd expect from Kenwood brand. Very well reviewed - quiet operation, small and light. Supplied with two beakers and two spoons. Handy switch on the bottom to change voltage when using overseas. Power: 650 Watts | Capacity: 0.5 litres
No access to a power outlet? This one is specially designed for use in your car and the 12V power outlet. It plugs directly into the cigarette lighter of any car. Bear in mind it will take longer to heat water, approximately 15 minutes if full. A great feature is that you can then keep it warm, at whatever temperature you wish. It is more expensive than the other normal travel kettles but can soon pay for itself by saving on expensive motorway beverages.
One of the smaller travel kettles this one will fit nicely into a suitcase or backpack. Simple, clean looking this holds the standard 500ml and comes supplied with two cups. Bear in mind they aren't the biggest. It's light, weighing around half a kilo. Ideal for international visits as it is dual voltage. Power: 600 Watts | Capacity: 0.5 litre
Packs a powerful punch this one and boils very quickly. Coupled with a large capacity enough to full two standard mugs many buyers use this kettle as a replacement for a standard kettle. Supplied with two cups and two spoons. Power: 1000 Watts | 0.85 litres
Excellent, short kettle means it's a good size for using on the move. The downside is that you don't get quite the capacity at 400ml. It boils quickly at only two minutes and is very quiet. Dual voltage so it's set up for use overseas. Includes two stackable cups that can be stored in the kettle and a storage bag. Comes with overheating and boil dry protection. Power: 1000 Watts | Capacity: 0.4 litres
Very good quality durable kettle made of stainless steel. Dual voltage means you can take it abroad and with cups inside, saves you forgetting to pack them. There is a bulky lid so this kettle isn't suited to travel on the move or in a suitcase and best suited to camping or camper van use. Supplied with two travel cups. Power: 1000 Watts | Capacity: 0.5 litres
Solid, durable kettle. The stainless steel looks good but does mean it's not the lightest weighing 0.8kg. Popular amongst caravanners where space and weight is not such an issue. Powerful wattage means it boils quickly and has dual voltage so suitable for international travel. Comes with handy accessories including two travel cups, spoons, travel bag and divided container. The cups and sugar pot fits perfectly into the kettle when in transit. Power: 1000 Watts | Capacity: 0.5 litres
Excellent value travel kettle with great reviews. Boils in approximately 5 minutes with auto-cut off switch. Comes with two cups that can be stored inside when on the move. Dual voltage means it's perfect for using internationally. Power: 600 Watts | Capacity: 0.5 litres
Being small and light are the two key criteria to look at when picking a travel kettle. Your suitcase or overnight bag might be brimming already so you don’t want to add to the weight too much with a travel kettle.
Weight and Capacity
The lightest travel kettles weigh from as little as 0.5 kg and you’ll find many at this weight in our reviews above. Standard full size kettles weigh as much as 1.5 kg. Obviously the lighter the better but the downside is lighter means smaller capacity. The Kitchen Perfected model balances both a large capacity of 0.9 litres but has small dimensions and only weights 0.5 kg.
If you are planning to use your travel kettle abroad please double check it has dual voltage.
Time to Boil
Travel kettles are smaller and tend to have less power so they’ll boil slower than standard sized ones. Depending on where you’re travelling or personal preference will determine how important this is for you. If you’re in a hotel and keen to get out sightseeing you may want faster boiling than if you’re in a campervan.