This was a little smaller than expected, but actually did a great job for our camping trip. I used a small propane stove and the water came to a boil in a matter of minutes. The kettle stayed clean and didn't darken or discolor. The handle stayed cool enough to carry and it poured water well. Lots of hot chocolate and coffee for all!
Needed a bit larger kettle for heating up water, so purchased this one. Tested it on an alcohol/spirit stove, and it heated up just fine. It pours without making a mess. It stayed secure on the top of the stove, and heated up relatively quickly.There is a decent amount of plastic on both the top of the lid and the bail/handle. While it did ok with a stove, I really would be leery of putting this kettle into a fire where you could not control the heat as well - all of that plastic would probably melt. I also make sure the handle was staying in the upright position while heating, so it would not melt to the stove itself.The lid is pretty loose-fitting, so when you pour you have to either hold it with your other hand or use a finger from your hand holding the handle. Not a huge thing, but its not a snug fit.Comes with a storage bag, so that is nice.It's ok for what I need and the price.
Home: I need good coffee.Camping: I need good coffee.When camping I always boiled water for my Aeropress coffee in a regular old small sauce pot which took forever on my portable butane stove (at least 10 minutes). I just timed this at home and it took about 4 minutes.Pros:Fast boilLightweight aluminumSmall size (but can still fit on Gasone burner [pic])Collapsible handleSilicone grips (shark fin!)Mesh storage bag41 oz (1.2 L) - at least 4 servingsNext day deliveryCons:Not 1.4 L due to the water level maxing at bottom of spout opening (if you read product description carefully it states the 1.2 L amount). So not really a con.Overall, love it. Can wait to use on next trip. Will revise this review if needed.
This little kettle gets the job done! Took it camping during Labor Day weekend with my family and it worked great! Light to carry and pack, works well. We used it for our morning coffee and tea. Really made camping SO much better. Highly recommend!