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Great little kettle for taking on your holidays
Cookworks Travel Kettle
Member Name: brady58
Cookworks Travel Kettle
Advantages: Compact, comes with two cups, can be used all over the world
Disadvantages: Not very powerful, can only make a couple of cups at a time
I picked up my cookworks travel kettle from a car boot sale for only £4 still boxed. It looked brand new as if it had never been used and although I wasn't specifically looking for a travel kettle I thought it was bound to come in handy at some time or another. Since having it I have actually had occasion to use it a few times so I am glad I saw it that morning.
Being a travel kettle it is on the small side and it does look a bit like a child's toy from a kitchen set. It is also really light which again makes it feel toy like but it works just like a big kettle would and its small size does mean it is easy to store and also it won't take up much room in a suitcase or bag when you take it away with you.
The kettle has a lid which comes on and off easily so that you are easily able to fill it up and it also has a window to the side so that you can see just how much water you have put in it.
The capacity isn't very big obviously but at 0.4 litres it is enough to get a couple of decent sized cups of tea out of.
Just because it is small it doesn't mean that safety features have been scrimped on and it has a boil dry cut out which is good because on a kettle this size it is easy to think that there is enough water in it for one last cup when there isn't.
It also has a concealed element to protect it against different types of water.
Boiling the water does seem to take ages especially considering that it has so little water to boil in the first place but I suppose this is because it isn't especially powerful. To boil it when it is full takes about 3 or 4 minutes.
I have only used the kettle in the UK and Europe and in both of these places it has been fine. Apparently you can also use it in Asia and America too though.
The thing that swung me into wanting this kettle in the first place when I saw it was because it came with two little cups which can be stored inside the kettle. I thought this was great as of course if you are going to need to take a kettle away with you then you are obviously going to need cups but I'm honestly not sure this would even have occurred to me so I was pleased to see that there wasn't something else I needed to remember as they would always be there ready for me to use.
I had a look online and you can buy this kettle from argos for £12.99 which I still think is a good price. It is great for a variety of things and I have found myself taking it loads of places with me whereas before I got it I would never have thought to take even take a kettle with me.
Summary: Good little kettle for taking on your holidays
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