Streetwize SWK1 Car Kettle Review

The Streetwize car kettle includes two cups, a strainer, a fork, and a spoon. With a capacity of 0.7-litres and 12v, this car kettle is perfect for camping trips where you have access to a vehicle to quickly heat up water for hot drinks.

Full Streetwize Car Kettle review:

Streetwize Car Kettle
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Summary

The Streetwize car kettle is ideal for camping trips where you have access to a car or campervan. The kettle plugs into a cigarette port and can make up to 4 cups with a 0.7-litre capacity. 

This car kettle is great value for money and receives generally good reviews, although some users do report that the construction could be better.

Pros

  • Includes fork, spoon, cups etc
  • Plugs into a cigarette lighter port
  • Ideal for couples or a single person
  • Fast heating

Cons

  • Not suitable for large groups
  • Poor quality design
  • No indicator light

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.

Capacity

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.

Price

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.

Handle

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.

Whistle

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.

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