Prima stainless steel camping kettle review: a large capacity camping kettle with a whistle top so you don’t forget it on the stove! This kettle is large than other models so not ideal for people hiking a long-distance before setting up camp. Casual campers looking for a large kettle to heat water for several people (or several cups of coffee!) might like this item.
Full Prima Camping Kettle Review:
Prima Stainless Steel Camping Kettle Review
The Prima camping kettle is made from stainless steel available in five different colours and comes with a folding heat-resistant handle for more convenient storing. The main attraction of this camping kettle is its large 2.5-litre capacity, making it ideal for families or larger groups who need more hot water when camping.
- Multiple colour options
- High-quality material
- Loud whistle
- Heat-resistant handle
- Heavy (540g)
- Larger size takes up more room
- Only suitable for gas stove
What to look for in a camping kettle:
Weight & Size
If you’re going to be hiking into your campsite, the last thing you want is an enormous, bulky kettle weighing you down. Likewise, if you’re tight for space in your car or campervan, a smaller, more light-weight design is going to be useful.
Bear in mind, however, that the more compact designs typically have a smaller capacity, so large groups may prefer having a bigger kettle to accommodate everyone.
How many people do you need your camping kettle for? 1 person can get by with a small camping kettle with a 1-litre capacity, while two people may be comfortable with a small kettle if you only need it for a cup of coffee in the morning.
As a guide, a 2-litre capacity kettle should be suitable for 2-3 people. Larger groups may want to consider getting more than one kettle.
Most camping kettles range between £8 – £15, depending on the material used in the kettles construction and the overall capacity.
Remember, the cheapest kettle isn’t always the best kettle – sometimes it’s worth investing it a more expensive one if it will last you longer.
A heat-resistant handle is a valuable feature for a camping kettle, so you can easily remove it from the heat when ready without having to find a cloth to protect your hands.
What’s more, some kettles have foldable handles which can be useful for packing up and saving space.
A whistling camping kettle ensures you don’t forget about your water while it’s boiling over the stove – a good feature if you’ve got limited water or time! If you know you’re likely to forget about your kettle while doing other things, investing in one with a whistle can be a good idea.