Vango stainless steel camping kettle review: a compact camping kettle with a whistle, folding handle, and 1.6-litre capacity ideal for 2-3 people.
Full Vango Stainless Steel Camping Kettle Review:
Vango Camping Kettle
An overall great value for money camping kettle. The Vango kettle is made from durable stainless steel for a sturdy design, with a heat-resistant foldable handle to make packing the kettle up more convenient. The whistle is another great feature, alterting you when your water has boiled without the need to check on it constantly.
With a 1.6-litre capacity, this neat little kettle is ideal for two people who want hot drinks and water for meals, or for larger groups who just want the kettle for coffee in the morning.
- Excellent classic design
- Whistle top
- Sturdy stainless steel construction
- Spout provides added safety
- Good capacity
- The foldable handle can get too loose over time
- Some reviews mention the kettle doesn’t last more than 5 – 6 uses
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.