Kelly Kettle Review
The Kelly Kettle is one of the oldest and most reliable stove systems on the market. It has been around since 1933, and its design is still virtually unchanged. It is simple, easy to use, and efficient, and its lightweight and compact design makes it very portable. We’ve put the Kelly Kettle to the test to see how it performs in the wilderness.
Construction & Design
The Kelly Kettle is constructed of durable stainless steel, with copper and brass components. The kettle is designed to be efficient in both packing and use, and includes two lids: one for the fire base and one that doubles as a cup. Also included is a wire handle with a heat-resistant plastic grip for safe handling.
The base of the kettle has three legs for stability, and the entire kettle nests together for easy storage and packing. Its lightweight design of 2.4 lbs makes it perfect for those wanting to keep their packs light. As well, it has a generous capacity of 49.2 ounces, making it great for both individual and group use.
We took the Kelly Kettle out for a weekend camping trip to see how it handled in the wilderness. We were impressed to find that it lived up to its claimed 4-minute boil time. The simple design made it easy to fill up, light, and get our water boiling quickly. We couldn’t believe how quickly it boiled water, and it saved us plenty of time.
After boiling, we found that the Kelly Kettle had a good simmer control. We were able to keep a low flame to cook oatmeal, cornbread, and even a full stew. It was a great way to utilize the stove for both boiling and cooking.
The Kelly Kettle is also commendable for its fuel efficiency. We used twigs and leaves, and were still able to boil an entire pot of water after only about 15 minutes of collecting fuel. This was highly impressive, and a great way for us to conserve our fuel sources.
The Kelly Kettle’s stainless steel construction is perfectly suited for the outdoor environment. The stainless steel held up well, with no signs of wear or corrosion after our weekend trip. As well, the plastic grip on the handle was comfortable and showed no signs of stress.
We were very impressed with the Kelly Kettle. Its easy-to-use design made it quick and efficient to boil water, while its low simmer control was perfect for slow-cooking. We were also glad to see its excellent fuel efficiency and stellar durability. Overall, the Kelly Kettle is the perfect stove for anyone looking for an efficient, reliable, and lightweight stove for outdoor adventures.