This is a review of the Burling Mini Electric Travel Kettle, a small silicone and collapsible travel kettle you can use when you get to your destination.
This kettle does not have a 12v cigarette lighter fitting and we used this when we arrived at our holiday and travel destination because it packs away small compared to a normal size kettle.
The collapsible travel kettle by Burling has a clean and fresh design. It weighs 517g without water and has a capacity of half a litre. It fills up easily like a normal kettle with an opening top lid and spout. Its handle to the side is strong and sturdy. When you first buy it you will find it neatly compacted down, don’t expect it to go completely flat as it cannot due to the electrics and base of the kettle which are used with heating the water. Literally just pull the top up and it will spring right up and when you’re plugged in, will be ready to use.
I did have initial concerns over it being collapsible as well as holding boiling water but there is no need to be worried. The walls are made from a sturdy food grade silicone and does require a little force to compress. As it also does not compress flat the amount of water that it holds means if the top did compress down the water will effectively stay contained in the bowl at the base and not escape, as long as its not near the lid.
To switch it on there is a red button to the front to switch it to either the on or off position this will also include a red indicator light. This travel kettle is also CB, CE, EMC, GS and RoHS Certified, to give you peace of mind you in your buying of the product. It has an auto shut off ability if there is no water to heat inside.
Its ability to collapse down really makes the difference with this kettle. It means that it gives you endless travelling options for where to store it while in your car, campervan or on holiday.
Pros & Cons
- Made from food grade silicone and stainless steel
- Collapsible and portable
- Easy to use
- CB, CE, EMC, GS, RoHS Certified
- Has a large 500ml capacity
- Ideal for busy family road trips
- Lead not detachable
- May need an adapter
- Needs a little bit more care when filling.
Conclusion & where to buy
The Burling electric travel kettle is a brilliant stow away kettle to pack away for when you need that cup of tea or coffee on your journey. It is bright, fun and easy to use as you would a normal kettle, just take a little care in remembering it has the ability to collapse. You might also be interested in our Best 12V kettles roundup.