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.
I have to say, the Spardar electric car kettle is quite a sophisticated looking 12v water heater. It’s got a sleek design and materials. We all (that being my family) liked that the kettle is made from stainless steel, which should make it resistant to corrosion. I say should as we’ve had the kettle for about 6 months now and there is no sign of any rust. The kettle, once closed, is pretty much vacuum sealed and insulated, so it won’t leak and make mess in your car. Its detachable power supply also provides extra safety and ease of use so you don’t need instruction manuals or videos how to use it, plug and play (well, boil). 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.
Another good thing is that the plastic parts of the kettle are also made using a food grade silicone, and an anti slip base helps so it doesn’t slip and slide in your car. 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. If you want to hook it up to a backpack, there is even a carry handle to the top of the kettle so with a good carabiner, you can have your tea up on the mountain without needing to carry in your hand or inside your backpack. Small detail but helps.
The main point in question is – how well does it actually boil? Well, after a speedy 16 minutes, we had our kettle boiled. Its not quite the same as your home kettle, so you need to have some patience as at home you’ll have a 2000w kettle running on 220volts. This is comparatively less powerful, 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. We have also featured it in our Best 12V kettles roundup.
Pros & Cons
- 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
Conclusion & where to buy
The Spardar electric 12V kettle is an exceptionally well made and functional travel kettle, built for road trip adventures of all kinds.
Spardar 12V Kettle Car Water Heating Cup, Portable Car Travel Kettle Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Mug, Car Cigarette Lighter DC12V Electric Kettle Boil Water (Gray)