Swiss Lux low wattage kettle
- Pricing and value for money
- Product quality - good so far
- Reliability - again, good so far
Value for money low wattage kettle that operates with less than three amps.
User Review( votes)
It’s fair to say that most UK campsites offer around ten to sixteen amps electric via the hook up post. Consequently, it is likely that a “standard domestic” kettle will operate fine. However, when the intrepid motorhomer or caravanner is on foreign soils, many overseas sites offer only six amps electric. This is around 1500 watts only and it is not uncommon to find sites with as little as three amps – this is particularly common in Northern Italy. Try to boil your UK domestic kettle on one of these sites and boom – (well not quite), the hook up post will trip out. Enter the Swiss Lux low wattage kettle.
(There’s more reading about watts and amps here).
The Swiss Lux low wattage kettle operates with only 650 watts of power, so this is just under three amps. Remember though that it is likely your caravan or motorhome will be drawing a little current to run the fridge and the battery charger etc. The kettle has a one litre capacity which is sufficient for around four good sized mugs of hot water.
One drawback with low wattage kettles can be the boil time. Filled to the maximum capacity of one litre, we have tested the Swiss Lux low wattage kettle. The boil time is approximately seven minutes from start to stop. Likewise, with a half fill, so two good sized mugs full, the boil time is around three – four minutes. Interestingly, sssshhhhh, the kettle is fairly quiet, so another bonus for in the caravan or motorhome when other travelling companions may be tucked up in bed!
We really like the blue LED “on” indicator as seen in the photo and the video. Previously, we used a Morrisons low wattage kettle – see here – but we do not think this to be available now.
Swiss Lux low wattage kettle – where to buy
The kettle is available from Amazon in a choice of colours. There are many cheaper kettles in white, the Voyager being Voyager, only a stainless steel will do!