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Old Nov 12th 2010, 6:40 am
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I want to buy a travel kettle that plugs into the car cigarette lighter socket. Anyone know where to get one here(Malaga - Marbella area) ? There are some on Amazon UK but what with postage and return if a problem, I'd rather buy here. Also, some seem to take 10-40 mins to boil, not much good if one is thirsty there and then!
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Old Nov 12th 2010, 10:12 am
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I always resisted the temptation to buy one, and made do with one of those handy little calor gas stoves which do the job quickly and efficiently if set on a safe surface in a rest area or car park.
Can't advise you how well the travel kettles work, but I doubt if they will have anything like a typical 2 kw household element, to do the job as quickly as you would wish.
In any event I think they will likely drain quite a lot of power from an average car battery, and could possibly even leave you stranded if you overdo it.
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Default Re: Travel kettle wanted

Originally Posted by shoemanpete
I want to buy a travel kettle that plugs into the car cigarette lighter socket. Anyone know where to get one here(Malaga - Marbella area) ? There are some on Amazon UK but what with postage and return if a problem, I'd rather buy here. Also, some seem to take 10-40 mins to boil, not much good if one is thirsty there and then!
Any thoughts welcomed.
try one of the local chinese shops.... doubt if you could return it if faulty, but it's your best bet, as if they don't have one they will find one
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Thanks both , will look around.
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Originally Posted by dunmovin
try one of the local chinese shops.... doubt if you could return it if faulty, but it's your best bet, as if they don't have one they will find one

I've taken a couple of items back to Chinese shops with no hassle at all.
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Originally Posted by shoemanpete
There are some on Amazon UK but what with postage and return if a problem, .
In case you were not aware, Amazon no longer charge postage to Spain if the order is over £25.

Also if an item is returned as faulty the return postage is also refunded.
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Thanks, I was not aware of free postage, will have to buy something else to make up the amount in that case.
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Originally Posted by shoemanpete
I want to buy a travel kettle that plugs into the car cigarette lighter socket. Anyone know where to get one here(Malaga - Marbella area) ? There are some on Amazon UK but what with postage and return if a problem, I'd rather buy here. Also, some seem to take 10-40 mins to boil, not much good if one is thirsty there and then!
Any thoughts welcomed.
some truck stops will have them 12v or 24v 12v for you

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Old Nov 13th 2010, 5:31 am
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most sevices sell them. they do take a while to boil, but the trick is to get the co-driver to organise it 10 mins before stopping.
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