The STORM Kettle
History of The STORM Kettle
Before cheap flights and growth of good transport links, the western part of Ireland was particularly remote, and the winter nights must have seemed very long. In order to while away the evenings some of the Irish crofters used to craft a simple water boiler in copper using hand tools - for fisherman, itinerant workers and tourists. This proved to be highly effective and efficient.
John Grindlay, who with his wife owns and runs the Eydon Kettle Company, modified the design and implemented modern manufacturing techniques in the early 1970s. So the heritage and satisfaction with the STORM Kettle continues. All STORM Kettles are carefully made in the UK.
Nowadays they can be found in the Solomon Islands, helping remote islanders boil water to purify it, in remote parts of southern Africa, where dried cattle dung is used by the Zulus as fuel and in the Sahara Desert on expeditions.
How The STORM Kettle Works
Fill the Kettle with water. Light a small fire in the base of the STORM Kettle, you can use a sheet of newspaper to start it, followed by small twigs, cones, dry grass or even camel dung if you have it!
Put the kettle on to the base, more fuel can be added through the top when necessary. Never boil with the cork in! The water in the double skin surrounding the chimney boils quickly as heat from the fire passes up the centre. Once the Kettle has boiled, use the handle and the chain from the cork to help you pour the water safely.
WARNING: NEVER BOIL WITH THE CORK IN!
1. Remove cork and fill with water.
2. Fill base with paper, dry grass or twigs.
3. Light fire here and face into the wind for extra draught.
4. Add additional fuel here (keep twigs etc. small).
5. Use chain and handle for pouring.
Three Sizes of STORM Kettle - which one is for you?
STORM Kettles come in three sizes, The Original, The Popular and The Poppin. The Original will boil up to 1.5 litres (approx. 2.5 pints), The Popular up to one litre (approx. 2 pints) and The Poppin, .85 litre (approx. 1.5 pints). As an option, the Original and The Popular are available in a durable, protective black finish (inside and out) for only £6.75 extra. The Poppin is supplied in black as standard.
The STORM Tripod
For extra stability on uneven ground, the STORM Tripod is a useful accessory. The STORM Kettle's base fits into the tripod making it easier to set the Kettle vertically. Please note that this tripod is not suitable for use with the The Poppin.
The STORM Tripod costs only £6.25.
The STORM Kettle - Specifications
|Made from Aluminium*||Original||Popular||Poppin|
|Capacity:||1.5 l||1.0 l||0.85 l|
|Diameter:||16.5 cm||16.5 cm||14 cm|
|Height - closed with base in:||30.5 cm||25.5 cm||28 cm|
|Height - ready for use:||35.5 cm||30.5 cm||30.5 cm|
|Weight - empty:||830 g||800 g||570 g|
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*Our Black Powder-Coated option offers an alternative to the standard Aluminium finish. The unique powder coating is applied all over the STORM Kettle, then oven-baked at over 120°C to provide a lasting protective coating. Click the option above, or on the 'How to Order' page.