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Now supplied with Stainless Steel firebase, more durable compared to the previous aluminium base.
* the *main photograph is not too exact scale**
Stainless Steel Vs Aluminium
For decades Kelly Kettles were made from Aluminium, and these kettles have been known to last for literally decades! However, in recent years there has been significant demand, primarily from the North American market, for a Stainless Steel version of our kettle. Hence, we developed and introduced the steel model of 'Base Camp' kettle in early 2009.
Stainless Steel is slightly heavier than Aluminium however; it is a stronger metal and therefore more resilient to dents.
The Aluminium kettle boils slightly faster than its steel twin as Aluminium conducts heat faster than steel. The Aluminium kettle is cheaper than its Stainless Steel twin.
Stainless Steel kettles should be dried off and stored in a Dry location to prolong the life of the kettle. There is no need to dry off Aluminium kettles and they require very little care - aluminium kettles have been known to literally, last a lifetime.
There should be no 'taste' of either metal.
Note: If you were considering doing a lot of cooking on the fire base, then the Stainless Steel Kettle is the best option. The Steel kettles come with a steel base which is more suitable to cooking than the aluminium base, as Steel has a melting point almost twice that of Aluminium. We already have Stainless Steel Cook sets available which are designed to fit inside the steel bases for transport and we will be launching a new 'Steel 'Hobo Stove' attachment in late 2012 which will make cooking on the fire base even easier!
That’s it really…..the choice is yours!