Product Type: Haden kettles
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A Great Travel Kettle!
Haden 5390 Travel
Member Name: northernlovely
Haden 5390 Travel
Advantages: Small, portable, cheap
Disadvantages: Slightly cheap looking / feeling
I purchased the Haden 5390 travel kettle for a recent trip, and have been using it whilst we refurbish our new house (our main kettle is in our flat).
I paid £7.99 for the kettle from B&M bargains (a discount shop similar to Poundstretcher) which I think is a very fair price indeed. The Haden 5390 comes boxed with a power cable, instructional manual, warranty information and two small half cup size plastic cups (these store neatly inside the kettle itself).
The kettle is small, white plastic and feels slightly cheap, but then again, it was cheap, and as it's a travel kettle it's only for occasional use. It's not something designed to be, or ever needs to really be, out on your kitchen worktop. But it does look OK and quite sweet, really, as it's half the size of a regular kettle.
It holds just enough for two cups of tea (well - half cups - the travel cups which are supplied with it), or enough for one larger mug of tea or one pot pasta meal like a Pot Noodle (handy to know if you're travelling on a budget). The boil time is about two minutes, quite fast, but then again there is less water, so it's to be expected! The handle and body stays cool enough to the touch when pouring the water out, and the kettle pours well, too, no snaking back of the water like a bad teapot.
The Haden is easy to clean, and even in hard water areas where limescale is a problem, it is not too difficult to get clean - you can either rinse it out or boil a teaspoon of white vinegar in it if it becomes scaly after a few months use and it will be as good as new.
With the addition of a cheap multi country travel plug adaptor, this is small and handy enough to take anywhere and everywhere with you. It's a great little kettle - and even for us, doing up our home, we've been using this for tea whilst we work. Brilliant. Once we've done up the house and moved the kettle will go back to being our travel kettle for weekends away. So far, it's lasted over six months without a problem (longer than some cheap big size kettles!) and that's on pretty frequent use.
Overall I do highly recommend the Haden 5390 travel kettle, it's slightly cheap feeling, but that aside it's compact, handy with the two little travel cups, and despite it's plasticy finish, it's actually pretty sturdy and dependable. If you're looking for a travel kettle or a small second kettle for a caravan or for a student, then look no further - this is a great buy at under £8.
The Haden 5390 is the best travel kettle I have ever used and I'm awarding it five stars out of five because I don't think you need bells and whistles with a travel kettle - it just needs to be cheap, functional and portable. The Haden is all three and it's a great little kettle.
Summary: A great travel kettle
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