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Immersion water boiler - useful for travel?

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1. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

I'm planning to bring a tin cup for instant coffee, noodle, soup but that's assuming I have access to boiling water.... like a microwave or kettle. I'm curious if anyone has used an electric immersion water boiler during travel. How useful is it?

Thanks!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Most models I know use a shitload of watts, which the average overburdened hostel socket may not be able to provide... I've seen hostel guests blow fuses by trying to charge the battery of their camera :)

Besides, whenever you'll have juice, you'll also have a gas stove. So I don't see the need of bringing a boiler.

3. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

Blowing fuses when charging camera batteries? Wow, that's some ancient electrical systems!

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

I must say I forgot where you were heading. In Europe it's usually all right, but in SA, the wiring (and the capacity of it) can indeed be pretty prehistoric.

5. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

Quoting bentivogli

I must say I forgot where you were heading. In Europe it's usually all right, but in SA, the wiring (and the capacity of it) can indeed be pretty prehistoric.

Must be. Do they have hamsters running the power generator?

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 1, 2007, at 2:04 PM by Dezafinado ]