So, what makes a Kelly Kettle so different....? (It has a hole in the middle!)
Depending on the fuel you are using, the Kelly Kettle® will boil water in 3 to 5 minutes. Made from Stainless Steel, it is essentially a double-walled chimney with the water contained in the chimney wall, think of a volcano. Once the camp kettle is filled with water, simply start a very small fire in the base, set the kettle on the base and drop additional fuel (twigs, leaves, grass, paper, anything dry etc.) down the chimney.
The large internal surface area of the chimney heats the water VERY quickly. When the water boils, hold the Handle at an ANGLE of 90° to the Kettle - then lift the kettle clear of the base.
To pour, lift it by the handle and tilt it using the stopper chain (if unsure, please see videos on the website to get more information).
If additional water is required, simply refill the kettle with water and place it back on the base when the fire is still burning. Refill the chimney with fuel and you can look forward to a second kettle full of boiling water within a matter of minutes. Our kettles work in even the most extreme weather conditions - in fact, they work better in the wind so there is no need to find shelter when brewing up!
Do you think this might be essential camping equipment? We do!
- When the kettle is in storage, the stopper should be left out of the spout to allow air to circulate in the water chamber.
- The Water Spout should be free of ALL obstructions when the kettle is in use. Boiling the kettle with any obstruction in the water spout can result in a burn to the user or others in close proximity.
- NEVER use the kettle when the WATER CHAMBER is EMPTY - it should never boil dry as this will damage the kettle and VOID warranty.
- Please FAMILIARISE yourself with the INSTRUCTIONS on how to REMOVE kettle and POUR the water before using the kettle.