Our reliable little Kenwood travel kettle goes with us whenever we go away on holiday. Whether that’s a holiday cottage or a hotel – don’t ask me why, I just prefer to take my own kettle and not to have to use one that lots of other guests have used before me. Our particular model is a JK60, cost me about £10 a few years ago and is white in colour and made of plastic. It looks basic, but it’s functional and extremely reliable.
When I first bought this little kettle, it came with two plastic cups but I have no idea where these have gone now. Obviously, as the kettle is so small, it will only make a maximum of two cups of tea / coffee at any one time, but this suits my hubby and me perfectly.
The kettle obviously also came with its own electrical cord. It’s a lightweight kettle and easy to transport and fits into our luggage perfectly. It does take longer than the average kettle would take to boil but not too long. It’s fairly quiet until it reaches its boiling point, whereby it shakes around a little bit and looks like it’s about to explode, but it’s actually fine.
The spout is fine, nicely shaped and allows me to pour the water out without having to be too cautious about spilling any. It’s proven to be really reliable during the time we’ve had it. Possibly the only negative is that the electrical cord isn’t quite long enough and you have to make sure that you’re fairly close to a socket, otherwise it just won’t reach.
Other than that though, it’s a great little travel kettle, so handy and useful. Very much recommended.
The Kenwood kettle, with its lustrous design, would certainly not be out of place in any kitchen / However, if this product is the one for you, make sure that, before installing it in your kitchen, you take the advice of Friends of the Earth and recycle your old kettle at a civic amenity site and avoid adding to the six million kitchen appliances carelessly discarded each year / Short name: Kenwood JK630