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The Best Travel 12v Car Kettles

What is the best travel 12v car kettle so that you never have to miss out on a perfect cuppa, even when in the car. We go through some of the best car kettle options out there to see what works and what doesn’t.

Car travel kettles come in a few different sizes and shapes. We have reviewed 5 very different sized travel kettles, which hopefully has one that fits your requirements and space.

There are two normal shaped and familiar looking kettle types, the collapsible silicone kettle and the Streetwize 12v kettle. The collapsible silicone kettle is a mains kettle requiring 110v/120v but we have reviewed this because it is a travel kettle that you can pack away easily and takes up very little space, meaning when you arrive at your destination, you can get a cuppa on.

Then we have three vertical tall mug shape kettles, all 12v plug in kettles and should fit in your cup holders in your car comfortably.

Before we get going with the comparisons and in depth reviews of the 12v kettles and water heaters, You’ll need to think about how you are going to store water. We specifically use a 20L water container, like the one below, which stows away very easily and holds enough water, not just for boiling and the odd cup of tea, but for emergency situations too.

Below we will compare the best car kettles for different reasons, there are some fantastic options out there, lets see.

Overall Best Car 12v Kettle

The Spardar 12v water heater is perfect for a multitude of water heating tasks. If you need hot water whilst travelling with a baby, you can control the temperature that you will need to warm food or to add to a drink and you know you won’t be handing them boiling water. It doesn’t have the biggest volume and capacity for boiling water, at 350ml, but it’s more than adequate for a couple of small cups of tea.

The Spardar was one of the fastest to boil at just over 15 minutes. To make two cups of tea, just have it ready 20 minutes before you arrive at your stop and rest point and you’ll have lovely hot water waiting for you.

The Easy Way Car Electric Mug is our second best car kettle. It has some technical features similar to the Spardar but is let down in boil time. It takes nearly 10 minutes more to boil the water and that means it isn’t the best car kettle.

What we really like about these two is that you can keep the water warm inside even after they have boiled. We talk more about their features in their individual reviews. You can boil your water well in advance and keep it at a temperature that you need for your journey.

Review of Spardar Car DC12V Electric Kettle

This is a review of the Spardar Car DC12V Electric Kettle. A water heating and thermos type water heater that looks the part, lets see how it does on the road.

The Spardar electric car kettle is a sophisticated looking 12v water heater. Its sleek design also encompasses the use of particular materials used not only for longevity but for safety. The kettle is made from a stainless steel that is excellent at being resistant to corrosion. The kettle once closed is vacuum sealed and insulated. Its detachable power supply also provides extra safety and ease of use. So when heating up, it just sits on it’s power supply base, and when in use can be detached and moved around your camper van or car where it is needed.

The kettle is also made using a food grade silicone and an anti slip base. Its slim shape does not make it particularly sturdy but makes it fit into cup holders, which is probably the best design for car travelling as you don’t really have any large flat spaces to place things in a vehicle. There is even a carry handle to the top of the kettle to for ease of transportation and passing it around.

The main point in question is how well does it boil? Well after a speedy 16 minutes your kettle will have boiled. Its not quite the same as your home kettle, at home you’ll have a 2000w kettle running on 220volts. However for heating via your cigarette lighter at 12 V, 16 minutes is rather good and we were very impressed.

Its intelligent ability means it does not just boil to 100c, it has an LED temperature gauge to the front of the kettle so you can stop the boiling process at any temperature you want. It is simple to use simply pour in the water (no higher that the safety line). Then press the Thermometer sign and set the kettle to boil, it is not particularly noisy and its non slip base will make sure it will not fall over in the process of boiling. Once boiled if you press the heated cup button this will keep the water heated till you are ready to use. Fantastic. I would just make sure you remember which button to press.

The kettle holds 350ml allowing for two cups of tea or coffee or even works well for cups of soups or noodles. There is also an auto off function so that if there is no water inside it will not turn on. The Spardar electric kettle is the most pricey car kettle we have tried out however it has many positives. 

9.5Our score

The Spardar electric 12V kettle is an exceptionally well made and functional travel kettle, built for road trip adventures of all kinds.

  • Made using high standard materials
  • Easy to use
  • Made with convenience in mind
  • Fits in a cup holder
  • 16 minute boiling time
  • Has an auto off safety feature
  • Digital temperature display
  • Next day delivery with Amazon Prime
  • Great for both drinks and soups/pot noodle
  • More expensive than others available

Rewiew of Easyway Car Electric Mug

This is a review of the  Easyway Car Electric Mug, an electronic and technical car kettle, lets find out more.

The Easy Way electric mug is a sleek and sophisticated water heater. It is shaped much like a flask with high tech features. It can hold up to 350ml of water inside. 

It has a built in micro computer temperature gauge, which is streamlined within the rest of the mug. With this mug you have a multitude of options and know what is going on inside the mug with the temperature display. 

Inside the mug is a 304 stainless steel insulated liner. Providing further insulation and making it clean. The outside of the mug is made from a hard plastic material. 

You will need to place the kettle onto the charging dock for it to start boiling. There is an on and off switch to the top of the mug. Flip the lid with the button above it and pour in the desired amount of water (up to 350ml). The switch is very convenient for keeping the mug sealed until ready to use.  It roughly takes about 20-25 minutes to boil the water.

The control pad to the front is also very easy to use. There is an up and down arrow to allow to set the heater to the the temperature that you want. It has the ability to detect when there is no or very little water in the container and will not heat up. In addition to temperature there is a functions setting. This gives you four different settings “Boil” “Insulation” “Brew Milk” and “Make Tea” options. The same function button can be used when the temperature is between 3 degrees and -20degrees it will begin an thawing process. Quite a few features for a kettle and if you use a kettle normally for multiple reasons then this car travel kettle will be an absolute gem. 

This car kettle comes with a tea strainer that fits inside when everything is closed and sealed. However, we didn’t use this feature because we don’t drink tea with loose tea. Another reason for not trying this feature is that if you put the loose tea in and warm the water up with it, you will have to pour out the tea exactly when it has stewed.

If you wait any longer, it will continue to get stronger and may not be palatable. For this reason, we used our own tea bags and coffee and it was used solely to warm up water to create a variety of hot drinks.

8.5Our score

The Easyway Car Electric Mug does not just warm, it boils and does even more than that! Sleek and fabulous if it had a next day delivery we would buy many of these as presents.

  • Intelligently controlled heating preventing heating when the cup is dry
  • High quality materials used
  • Uses either 12V or 24V therefore suitable for most cars, vans, SUVs and trucks.
  • Choice of heating options
  • Choice of three colour mug options
  • Holds max 350ml
  • Not the fastest heating travel cup
  • Slower delivery
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