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Can’t face a day of sightseeing without your morning cup of tea or coffee? Your accommodation might not have what you need. Our readers recommend the best travel electric kettle so you can start your day the right way!

 

 


Best Travel Kettle


 

Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:

 

What are your recommendations for the best travel tea kettle? It sounds ridiculous to some, I’m sure. However, my husband likes to have a few cups of coffee every day while we travel. Most hotel rooms only have a coffee maker, so I’m always stuck with tea that tastes like coffee or no tea at all.

 

When on vacation, you need your hot morning drink just as much as when you are at home. But when traveling, you don’t always have access to your essential kitchen utilities, such as coffee makers and electric kettles.

 

Our readers share their tips on how to make a cup of tea or coffee when abroad. First, we’re starting with their recommendations for the best travel kettle you can take with you anywhere!

 

 

The Best Travel Kettle

 

 

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Electric Gourmia GK360 0.8L Travel Foldable Kettle

 

Gourmia GK360 Travel Foldable Electric Kettle

 

Heat water for your morning cup of tea in a flash using the Gourmia Foldable Electric Kettle. Its collapsible design means you can expand it to boil 0.8L of water in one go, and when finished, easily fold it away and stash it in your bag.

One reader shares how she brought this hot water kettle for her trip and says, “It worked perfectly for what I needed. Plus its collapsible design saved me room in my luggage.” Another reader says, “I like this one because it did not give the water a silicone taste like other options I had tried.”

 

 

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Gourmia GK320 0.5L Travel Foldable Electric Kettle

 

Gourmia GK320 Travel Foldable Electric Kettle

 

Take along this option from Gourmia for readily accessible hot water on any continent! This mini tea kettle allows you to boil 0.5L of water, and it is also dual voltage. It has a fantastic safety feature with a sturdy lid lock to avoid any accidents.

Several readers recommend the GK320 foldable electric kettle from Gourmia. One says, “This is a cheaper option. It offers a fast boil and no funky tastes.” Another reader adds, “I have this small electric kettle, also. It is my favorite. I have even boiled eggs in it! It heats up quickly, is dual voltage, and has an automatic shut off.”

 

 

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 0.5L Portable Electric Kettle

 

CMDREAM 0.5 L Portable Electric Kettle

 

This multifunction portable electric kettle from CMDREAM is great for traveling. Use it to boil water for your cup of tea or coffee or, alternatively, you could use it for heating milk or boiling noodles. The mini electric kettle will turn itself off automatically after the water boils.

One reader says, “I don’t travel anywhere without my stainless steel travel kettle and my own tea bags.”

 

 

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300 to 1300 Watt Heater Immersion Portable Boiler

 

Heater Immersion Portable Water Boiler

 

Make a cup of hot tea in just 1 to 2 minutes using this Heater Immersion Portable Boiler. It is perfect for travelers because it is portable and lightweight, so it will not take up much room in your bag — even less than the smallest electric kettle. Best of all, it’s dual voltage!

One reader says, “You can get a small immersion heater that boils water in a cup or mug. I took one of them all around Europe. I did take a metal mug, but it works fine in a ceramic one, too.” Another reader adds, “An immersion heat boiler is fantastic to pack for air travel; so convenient.”

One reader’s best advice for using an immersion heater is to “not plug it in until it’s in the water and then unplug before you remove it.”

Tip: Be careful to not forget about it!

 

Note: When traveling with mini electric kettles, you need to remember to pack a travel adapter and look for items with dual voltage to be sure they will work abroad.  

 

 

Other Essentials for Making Tea or Coffee While Traveling

 

Often you need more than just a portable kettle for boiling water to make your hot drink. Here are our readers’ recommendations for those extra necessities.

 

 

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Best International Travel Adapter

 

Compass Rose Travel Adapter

 

Make sure you have a travel adapter, which enables you to plug your electronics into international outlets. Not all countries use the same type of plug, so use an international adapter like this one from Compass Rose.

One reader says, “This adapter is AH-mazing! Very sturdy and durable. This is the only adapter that you will need! It works everywhere!” Another adds, “This is perfect for using with any of your devices while abroad.”

Note: this travel adapter can only be used with dual voltage kettles and other devices.

 

Read our quick guide on Travel Adapters, Converter, and Voltage!

 

 

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Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker

 

Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker

 

A decent cup of tea or coffee is always at your fingertips with the Coffee Gator Coffee Maker. It’s quick and easy to use: use ground coffee beans, pour in hot water, seal the lid, and take it on the go. You could use it to make a cup of tea by adding loose tea leaves.

One reader says, “I always travel with this travel mug so I can get my caffeine kick as soon as I wake up.”

 

 

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Black+Decker Single Serve Coffeemaker

 

Black+Decker Single Serve Coffeemaker

 

This Black+Decker Single Serve Coffeemaker allows coffee lovers to enjoy their daily fix on the go. The coffee is brewed directly into the travel mug provided. No need to remember grounds filter papers as the mesh metal filter works just the same and is easy to clean.  

One reader also suggests that a coffee maker is great for making a cup of tea. “I usually use a travel coffee-maker but without the coffee/filter part so it boils the water into the mug below and use my own tea bags.”

 

 

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AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

 

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

 

Use the portable AeroPress coffee maker, which uses a rapid total immersion brewing process to make the perfect cup of coffee.

One reader took her AeroPress coffee maker on her around-the-world trip and, “it was our luxury item and came in really handy.”

 

 

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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee

 

Instant Coffee Packets

 

Several of our readers recommend bringing along a few instant coffee packets. One reader says, “I often pack Starbucks Via or Vietnamese instant coffee packets.”

Another reader says that “since I almost always stay in Airbnb, I always take a few of the Trader Joe’s instant packets with cream and sugar included. I take my travel mug with a built-in filter.”

 

Here’s a quick summary on how to make a cup of tea or coffee when traveling abroad:

BRAND / MODEL FEATURES RATING PRICE
Electric Gourmia GK360 0.8L Travel Foldable Kettle “It worked perfectly for what I needed. Plus its collapsible design saved me room in my luggage.” Check Price
Gourmia GK320 0.5L Travel Foldable Electric Kettle “This is a cheaper option. It offers a fast boil and no funky tastes.” Check Price
CMDREAM 0.5 L Portable Electric Kettle “I don’t travel anywhere without my stainless steel travel kettle and my own tea bags.” Check Price
Heater Immersion Portable Water Boiler “An immersion heat boiler is fantastic to pack for air travel; so convenient.” Check Price
Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker “I always travel with this travel mug so I can get my caffeine kick as soon as I wake up.” Check Price
Black+Decker Single Serve Coffeemaker “I usually use a travel coffee-maker but without the coffee/filter part so it boils the water into the mug below and use my own tea bags.” Check Price
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker “It was our luxury item and came in really handy.” Check Price
Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee “I often pack Starbucks Via or Vietnamese instant coffee packets.” Check Price

 

 


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