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Daughter suavecarve:2.0 needs a whistling silicon foldy kettle thingy. She needs to buy it before her maiden voyage at the https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/foru...ers-woodside-field-6-11-april-2023-🐥🐥.271322/ at Quackers fantastic field for which I think there are a few places left.
Is there a "Go to" whistling silicon foldy uppy kettle thingy or are they all the same with a different price tag. Is one whistle more melodic than another. These and more questions can be answered in this thread
I dont suppose size matters much as long as it makes 2 cups of tea. Colour is irrelevant (I think) Amazon is available for purchase and I suspect dad will be available for that as well.
 

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Not sure that for a kettle collapsible thing is that much of an advantage over just a small kettle for a couple of cups. Storage of collapsible vs non surely is minor. Issue is if you can hear whistle.

Last standard kettle by yellowstone but similar variants was almost inaudible. Wait to see for who recommends a really small one / two person noisy kettle.
 
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Not sure that for a kettle collapsible thing is that much of an advantage over just a small kettle for a couple of cups. Storage of collapsible vs non surely is minor. Issue is if you can hear whistle.

Last standard kettle by yellowstone but similar variants was almost inaudible. Wait to see for who recommends a really small one / two person noisy kettle.
SHes starting off on her journey with a 1970 VW and 4 year old daughter (and a hubby) so space will be at a premium so the collapsible (Thank you for that I had a complete brain freeze) will fit into the small amount of available cupboard space better, or thats the theory.

I think, but am not certain that a 6 cup kettle can be reduced in size to a 4 cup and 2 cup by the collapsible bit (and still whistles but I dont know at what pitch!!)

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SHes starting off on her journey with a 1970 VW and 4 year old daughter (and a hubby) so space will be at a premium so the collapsible (Thank you for that I had a complete brain freeze) will fit into the small amount of available cupboard space better, or thats the theory.

I think, but am not certain that a 6 cup kettle can be reduced in size to a 4 cup and 2 cup by the collapsible bit (and still whistles but I dont know at what pitch!!)

Cheers
In use I believe the kettle needs to be fully erected so keeping it 'small' would likely be a safety issue, ie when picked up it would likely 'expand' and risk splashing/scalding. Once on the stove there's no advantage to having it squished down or erected anyway and the advantage of one that is larger means if washing up etc then sufficient water can be boiled without having to put the kettle on a couple of times.
 
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My advice would be to google search for a carp fishing folding kettle. Carp anglers will put a kettle to a lot of use, so in my experience, they are usually supplied better quality items (higher prices too) as they will get far more use than the leisure market products.
 
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Have been looking for one for some time but not found a whistling one. Got a small folding electric kettle for Christmas, had asked for a folder but one for the hob. It is very unstable and I am clumsy. Have seen whistles to attach to kettles but don’t think, unless they fit well, they would be much use

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Dad, buy her a flask aswell. That way if she gets a bigger kettle she can have a cuppa later without getting the kettle out again. Its also a good idea to fill the flask before leaving home when first setting out on her travels, makes it so much easier to have a drinks stop en route! ...
 

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Love my folding kettle. It’s not in full time use as have small electric one when on EHU. Folding one is for travelling, it tucks into a small locker or stays folded in sink. Ours is many years old but I check it regularly for any splits, used carefully they are great for purpose but in answer to your question I’ve looked and not found one with a whistle. I think if a whistle was incorporated then it wouldn’t fold as flat as no long spot to fix it on to.
 
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Dad, buy her a flask aswell. That way if she gets a bigger kettle she can have a cuppa later without getting the kettle out again. Its also a good idea to fill the flask before leaving home when first setting out on her travels, makes it so much easier to have a drinks stop en route! ...
You and me could fall out ! ;)
 
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The combination of s 4 year old, in a small space with a silicone based kettle that will be even more flexible when hot is not one I'd consider, the option of a folding handle as suggested by minxy would be much safer.

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You and me have fallen out ;)
That's fine, I've made a real friend of your daughter and her husband though, two friends in a vw are worth more than one in a bus ...

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That's fine, I've made a real friend of your daughter and her husband though, two friends in a vw are worth more than one in a bus ...
Tell her to let her dad know she wants lithium then ... It'll be interesting to see just how well secured his wallet is! 😆
 
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We have used a small electric kettle for 7 years now, we love it. No whistle but it shuts off when boiled. Not sure what make, will have look and get back. Folds to roughly half its size so great for storage in small van.
 

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The combination of s 4 year old, in a small space with a silicone based kettle that will be even more flexible when hot is not one I'd consider, the option of a folding handle as suggested by minxy would be much safer.
Unfortunately the one I posted doesn't have a folding handle but that is certainly another good suggestion however I'm not sure I'd want one around kiddies as they can wobble a bit when pouring out the contents as they get older and worn (kettle not kids!).

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We have used a small electric kettle for 7 years now, we love it. No whistle but it shuts off when boiled. Not sure what make, will have look and get back. Folds to roughly half its size so great for storage in small van.
Unless he treats her to lithium she's gonna have to use the gas hob and electric kettles don't like that as my mum found when my brother did it many years ago, in his defence it looked like a gas kettle.
 
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That's fine, I've made a real friend of your daughter and her husband though, two friends in a vw are worth more than one in a bus ...
She says 300 ah of lithium will do her fine and thanks you in advance
 
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as they can wobble a bit when pouring out the contents as they get older
It's def an age thing .... ::bigsmile: ::bigsmile: ::bigsmile:

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Sorry, didn't see gas kettle mentioned in OP post. We use the electric one when connected to mains and just the small saucepan from our Tefal stacking set for gas. Any way this is the electric one that has served us well for the past 7 years, never fallen over as it has a good wide base, may be useful information to someone.
 

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Jane And Rog

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We have an Ikea kettle with a folding handle. 6 years old now and still looks like the link below. Takes up less space in the drawer, but is still sturdy and won't collapse unexpectedly when full of hot water.

 
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We have a small stainless one with folding handle, fits in the sink with a tea towel over it to stop it running about in transit. Whistle wakes the dead, well just the wife!
They had them in Chipping Sodbury Caravans just up the road from Quackers.

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Working on the principle that everything must have at least 2 uses to warrant a place in the MH then the saucepan can be used to boil water. I've never had a kettle in the MH as I could not justify the space devoted to it.
However, the saucepan does not whistle :giggler:
I too have heard that silicone is not always reliable safety wise.
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The silicone collapsible one most commonly seen in small vans like 'dubs are the Outwell ones, but there are others which are much less expensive. None of them whistle. I've seen silicone stuff split on the folds, so personally if I WERE buying a silicone folding kettle, I'd look for quality and reviews before price.
I use a Primus camping kettle with a folding handle which I was given when I bought my first van. It's lightweight and pretty small with a wide base and it conducts the heat well so that the water comes to the boil fast. It packs away easily into a net stuff sack. But it doesn't whistle! I'm not convinced about the collapsible kettles though many people use them and recommend them.
 

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