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 1970's. 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.


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.

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