Comparing the Original Kelly Kettle® to Copies of our Kettles

The Kelly Kettle was invented in Ireland back in 1891 by Patrick Kelly, great-grandfather of the current directors of the company.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and our customer service. After all, it has our name on it! As a 4th generation family business, you can have confidence that Kelly Kettle will back up our warranty with action.

Aluminium or Stainless Steel?

      • Kelly Kettles are available in either anodised Aluminium or Stainless Steel. Stainless Steel is by far the most popular material with customers.
        Copies of our Kettles are available in Aluminium only.
      • All Kelly Kettle accessories are made from Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel (Camping Cups / Camp Plates / Cook Sets / Pot-Support / Hobo camp Stove)
      • Copies of our Kettles provide accessories made from Aluminium. (Cook set / Pot Support / Hobo Stove). These accessories are uncannily like the items that we designed and created!  

Kelly Kettle® - Copied but never equalled.

Kettle Accessories

      • 'Fire Base'  We now provide upgraded stainless steel Fire-bases as standard on all our kettles. Stainless Steel has a melting point almost twice that of Aluminium so, it is much more tolerant of higher temperatures than Aluminium. Aluminium bases tend to warp, buckle and burn through very quickly.  Because of this, our Kettles come with steel bases. 
        Copies of our kettles only come with aluminium bases.   
      • 'Hobo Stove'   Stainless Steel fire bases of the Kelly Kettle are suitable to be used as wood-fired Cook stoves. Our steel 'Hobo Stove' cooking accessory turns the steel fire base of the Kelly Kettle into a self-contained and highly efficient wood fuelled camp stove. Aluminium copies of our Hobo Stove are available but, they will soften, burn out and need replacing very very quickly - as will the aluminium base the are used on! 
      • Our Hobo Stove packs neatly inside the fire base for compact storage.  Copies do not pack inside and have to be carried separately adding bulk to your pack. 
      • 'Pot/Base Support'  We found that aluminium supports could fuse together with the intense heat of the chimney making them inseparable.  Hence, all our support are now made from stainless steel. 
      • When used under the fire-base, out Pot/Base Support prevents grass, timber decking etc. from scorch marks.  
      • Our Pot/Base Support flat packs small, taking up no space whatsoever.  

Kelly Kettle® - Copied but never equalled.


      • All Kelly Kettles now come with a soft Green Whistle which sounds off when the water is boiled.   Historically, our Kettles were  supplied with a cork, then with a hot-orange silicone stopper. Now the soft green whistle has replaced the stopper. 
        The Kelly whistle is embedded in a green (for go!) rubber stopper to differentiate it from the previous Orange stopper. The new whistle fits all our new kettles and easily retro fits onto any of our older kettles. 
      • Some people like the idea of a safety whistle as it sounds off when the kettle boils. However, we should stress that the Kelly Kettle boils very fast, so there is not much waiting around and no fire in the wild should ever be left unattended.  Additionally, please consider your neighbours before using any whistle ... they may be trying to sleep!
      • The soft rubber ensures that the whistle will not get stuck as can happen with some metal whistles due to expansion from heating/cooling. Copies of our kettles may have a metal whistle or cork stopper.


Kelly Kettle products come in attractive full Colour Packaging with Instruction leaflets, product booklet & Warranty Cards, making them perfect for a gift.

Warranty Service

Shop with us in confidence. We have been around for four generations and our fast, friendly, family service is second to none. If you have a problem, just call us!  All of our products are covered by a Two Year Warranty against manufacturing defects and because our products have our name on them - you know we will look after you.  :-)

Kelly Kettle® - Copied but never equalled.

Proud of our heritage and tradition, the Kelly Kettle Company will continue to develop new products based on valued customer feedback.  After all, we wouldnt be here without you!  :-) 

Patrick & Seamus Kelly

Kelly Kettle® & Volcano Kettle® are Registered Trademarks of the Kelly Kettle Company, Ireland.   
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