Review of "Tatonka Stainless Steel Kettle 1.0 Litre"

published 11/06/2017 | danielclark691
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Pro Affordable, range of sizes, practical, versatile.
Cons everything gets hot!
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"Tatonka Stainless Steel Kettle 1 litre"

Tatonka Stainless Steel Kettle 1.0 Litre

Tatonka Stainless Steel Kettle 1.0 Litre

First impressions

When you are looking for camping equipment you may want to stick to the big brands. These are more likely to give you the value for money you want, but also the quality and reliability. The last thing you want when you are the middle of nowhere is for something to break and not to have a replacement, but you cannot go far wrong with a quality kettle pot.

The brand we are talking about here is Tatonka. Now this is not one I am familiar with, but we do have a few things from them, and we use them regularly in the summer months. They are known for outdoor cooking equipment, which is reassuring as this is an outdoor kettle pot. You need to be able to boil water for cooking and washing up, not to mention for killing anything living in water before drinking it. Boiling water is the most effective way to kill bacteria in water, and to make water safe to drink you can boil and then cool it.

This kettle has uses other than as a water boiling tool, and I will discuss these other uses with you shortly. Simplicity is the key, and the last thing you want is for something to break or to be complicated to operate and for more things to be able to go wrong.

My experience

We have had our Tatonka Billy Kettle for a few years now, and as we still use it on trips away it has lasted us well. It has had to last through tough weather conditions, though the stainless steel will not rust, and we have taken good care of ours to store it properly. We have other stainless steel utensils and pots and pans, and this is the perfect material for use outdoors. We do have plastic plates etc, but again you can buy stainless steel items if you want everything to match. Practicalities are important in the great outdoors, and this is a product designed for use in this environment.

Tatonka have obviously put a lot of effort into the design and manufacture of this product. This kettle pan has other uses as it can be used as a pot for stews etc., and the lid can be used as a pan. This allows you to save space and weight, and it is important to have things like this that have multiple uses, as this saves on weight when you are carrying it on your back.

The polished steel finish is most welcome, but this isn’t just for looks. Stainless steel is easy to clean, and if something is burnt in the pan we can just soak it in hot water and it will lift easily enough. We use this kettle pot for boiling water, but it can be used for soups and stews if you wish, and the pan can be used for frying your breakfast on a morning in! Both of the items have flat bases for use on a gas cooker, and this is something worth considering when buying cooking equipment of this sort.

As a water boiling pot it is perfect, and there are no complaints. The cover ensures that the water boils quickly. It does depend largely on the heat source you are using, but with the reliability of a gas stove you will get consistent results, depending on which pot you buy and how much water you put in it.

Price and availability

With 4 sizes in the range I will give you an idea of what to expect to pay for each one. The smallest 1 litre size can be bought for £20, and this is the one we have. The next size up is the 1.6 litre kettle pot, and this has a similar capacity to the kettle in your kitchen, and this is priced at around £24. The 2.5 litre size is rather popular, and at £29 there isn’t a great deal of difference in pricing for the capacity you are getting. The largest size can hold 4 litres of water, and this is around £32. Pricing is reasonable; though always shop around for the best deal at the time.

Final thoughts

With a range of different sizes and a durable construction this is a very worthwhile purchase. We have taken care of ours, though the stainless steel soon picks up scratches. Camping equipment is often made from stainless steel, and this is a very durable and light material.

I would definitely recommend the Tatonka brand, and in particular this product. The design gives you the versatility to use it on a gas stove or over an open fire, and it has lasted well having being exposed to adverse weather conditions over the years.

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  • jb0077 published 15/07/2017
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    well reviewed
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Product Information : Tatonka Stainless Steel Kettle 1.0 Litre

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Product Details

Long Name: Stainless Steel Kettle 1.0 Litre

Type: Kettle

MPN: 4001

EAN: 4013236400113

Manufacturer: Tatonka


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