We received a Stainless Steel-Base Camp-Large Kelly Kettle to review. This Kelly Kettle boils approximately 50.7 fl. oz. of water (equivalent to 9.5 – 6 oz. mugs of water) at a time. It’s the size traditionally used by Irish Anglers.
The Kelly Kettle even works in harsh weather conditions to bring water to boil in 3-5 minutes using whatever solid fuel naturally occurs in your area. For us that’s mostly pine cones, pine needles, twigs, bark and more. I love that because we don’t need to store or carry fuel to use it. Talk about eco-friendly, cost-free, carbon-neutral camping and cooking!
It’s really easy to use too. Just fill up the outer chamber with water.
Then put some kindling into the base. Put the Kelly Kettle on top of the base and light your kindling. You can feed more fuel through the chimney (the chamber on top). You should have boiling water within 3-5 minutes!
You can also cook food by using the pot support, which has conveniently disappeared in my house. It was stacked nicely on top of the Kelly Kettle Box and Cook Set until I needed it. I think it grew legs and walked away! (and I’m quite sure I’ll find it right after this post goes live, even though I spent 2 hours looking for it!)
Anyhow, with the pot support, you can cook food while your water is boiling by placing the pot support on top of the Kelly Kettle’s chimney. Then you place the pot on top of the pot support.
Then you place the grate over the fire and put the pot or pan back over the fire to continue cooking.
When you’re done with your Kelly Kettle, you can store it in the included drawstring carry bag. The pots and accessories fit inside the Kelly Kettle so you can keep everything together.
The Kelly Kettle is 15 inches tall assembled, and 13 inches tall stored. It weighs 2.67 pounds, so it’s easy to take along with you on camping trips.