Best Travel Kettles

Are you looking for the best travel kettles in the UK? Here’s my round-up of the highest-rated small kettles that you can buy from UK shops. This page was updated on October 27th 2016.
Uk's best travel kettles 2015

To create this Top 5, I spent time combining and calculating owner ratings left at four of the UK’s largest online stores – Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco.

I then published a list of only the best rated travel kettles for your consideration.

Each travel kettle that has made it into this Top 5 has been rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, or higher, by owners. To be considered for inclusion, every travel kettle also had to have a minimum of 50 reviews.

Prices of the best travel kettles range from £10 to £30.

So first of all, here are the Top 5 travel kettles in the UK.

Afterwards I will briefly discuss the UK travel kettle market as I found it, and then follow up with an overview of these top scoring kettles.

The Top 5 Travel Kettles

Make & ModelTotal RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick View
Lloydtron E886 Kettle4614.6£Amazon
Russell Hobbs 14178 Kettle13704.4£Argos
Swan SK27010N Kettle1994.4£Amazon
Cookworks Y-600 Kettle8144.3£Argos
Swan SK19010N Kettle2884.3£Amazon

General Notes About Travel Kettles

Travel kettles have a lower power output, lower capacity and basic features compared to regular kitchen kettles. As well as being smaller and designed for travel and caravans, they also double as alternative to normal kettles for other sectors.

Travel kettles are ideal for people who cannot handle the weight of regular kettles, such as the elderly or people with arthritis etc. You may also want to consider these if you have a guesthouse, B&B or you only need a small capacity kettle for your home.

There are not many dedicated travel kettles for sale in the UK, as usual I found that Amazon sold the biggest selection.

Just Outside the Top 5

A good travel kettle that didn’t make it into the Top 5, but deserve a mention, is the Kenwood JKP250.

The Kenwood JKP250 got 4.6 stars overall at Amazon, Argos and John Lewis, but with 46 reviews, it didn’t quite make this page’s criteria of 50 reviews.

Below are some of the main features of these best travel kettles. There are links out to the shops that sell them, so you can check today’s prices and read user reviews in more detail.

Features of the 5 Best Travel Kettles

The Lloydtron E886 Travel Kettle

Lloydtron Travel Kettle
  • 0.9 Litre Travel Kettle
  • Includes 2 Mugs
  • Makes 4 Full Cups
  • 1.2kW Power Output
  • Automatic Shut Off
  • “Brilliant item, good oval section design for carrying in a case.”

461 Owner Reviews / Rating 4.6

Price Guide £10

AmazonArgos John LewisTescoTotals
Today's Amazon Price-- Today's Tesco Price
455 Owner Reviews--6 Owner Reviews461 Owner Reviews
Average Rating 4.6--Average Rating 4.2Average Rating 4.6

The Russell Hobbs 14178 Travel Kettle

Russell Hobbs 14178 Travel Kettle
  • 0.85 Litre Travel Kettle
  • Includes 2 Cups/2 Spoons
  • Concealed Element
  • 1kW Power Output
  • Removable Filter
  • “Lightweight, compact but big enough for 2 good size cups of tea/coffee.”

1370 Owner Reviews / Rating 4.4

Price Guide £12

AmazonArgos John LewisTescoTotals
No Longer Sold Today's Argos Price- Today's Tesco Price
824 Owner Ratings488 Owner Ratings-58 Ratings1370 Owner Ratings
Average Rating 4.3Average Rating 4.5-Average Rating 4.6Average Rating 4.4

The Swan SK27010N Travel Kettle

Swan Travel Kettle
  • 0.4 Litre Travel Kettle
  • Dual Voltage
  • Includes 2 Tea Cups
  • Overheating Protection
  • 1kW Power Output
  • “Very quick to come to the boil and so quiet.”

199 Owner Reviews / Rating 4.4

Price Guide £15

AmazonArgos John LewisTescoTotals
Today's Amazon Price---
199 Owner Reviews---199 Owner Reviews
Average Rating 4.4---Average Rating 4.4

The Cookworks Y-600 Travel Kettle

Cookworks Travel Kettle
  • 0.4 Litre Travel Kettle
  • 100 to 127 and 220 to 240 Volts
  • Includes 2 Travel Cups
  • Boil-Dry Protection
  • Small and light – great little kettle for packing in a case.


1173 Owner Reviews / Rating 4.3

Price Guide £10

AmazonArgos John LewisTescoTotals
Today's Amazon Price Today's Argos Price--
1 Owner Rating1172 Owner Ratings--1173 Owner Ratings
Average Rating 5.0Average Rating 4.3--Average Rating 4.3

The Swan SK19010N Travel Kettle

swan travel travel kettle
  • 0.5 Litres Travel Kettle
  • 0.6kW
  • Overheat Protection
  • Includes 2 Cups
  • “It is a good size for packing in my suitcase and the cups are very solid.”

288 Owner Reviews / Rating 4.3

Price Guide £30

AmazonArgos John LewisTescoTotals
Today's Amazon Price-- Today's Tesco Price
172 Owner Reviews--116 Owner Reviews288 Owner Reviews
Average Rating 4.3--Average Rating 4.4Average Rating 4.3