- Takes ages to boil
- On/off switch is rubbish
Review Price £13.00
Swan SK19010N Travel
It has a capacity of 0.5 litres, which is obviously tiny for a normal kettle but for a travel kettle it’s not bad at all. You should be able to get two cups of tea or coffee from it without a problem — obviously irritating if there are more than two of you wanting a hot drink, but it is only a travel kettle so we have to make allowances.
Made out of plastic, which makes it very lightweight, the Swan SK19010N has 75 watts of power that takes a while to boil. Sadly you can’t unplug the lead from the kettle, which is a bit irritating as that would make it easier to store, but that’s only a minor niggle.
The only real problem with the Swan SK19010N Travel is the on-off switch. Firstly, it’s really hard to press the switch to turn it on and off and secondly you can’t turn it off once it’s on — if you accidentally hit the switch you have to wait for it to boil. This is annoying, but as a nifty extra feature it has an auto shut-off setting that won’t have you wasting power or causing electrical problems by keeping it on when it’s not needed to be.