Some chap called ‘Yates’ once suggested that the Kelly Kettle be the greatest steam engine since Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’. It’s a bold statement, but in truth an accurate one.
A bankside cup of tea is essential on a cold winter’s day. Or a warm summer day come to think about it. In fact, an autumn cuppa is pretty darn good too. But a thermos just doesn’t cut it – decent tea requires boiling water.
The Kelly is a kettle like no other. A clever design which sees the water placed in a metal sleeve surrounding the chimney of a self contained fire. It can boil a couple of mugs full in under three minutes, and is as essential a piece of kit as a rod or reel. Almost.