4Patriots Sun Kettle

The Sun Kettle is a solar water heater that is portable, completely silent and uses no electricity to safely boil water for drinking, hygiene or sanitation.

The Sun Kettle is constructed from tough ABS plastic and shatter-resistant tempered glass. That means you don’t have to worry about accidental tumbles and bumps… this thing is built like a tank.

The real breakthrough is the evacuated tempered glass tube. This traps every bit of heat producing light that hits it… and doesn’t let go. In fact, it’s so efficient you can touch the exterior parabolas with your bare hands when it’s at full temperature.  The glass tube does get hot – very hot.  Boiling hot.  Close up those sides before you start to pour.

The sides of the Sun Kettle fold out to reveal two parabolic mirrors that grab every bit of sun they can and focus it on the glass tube, which means it’s ultra-compact when you’re on the go, and has a maximum sun-catching footprint when in use.

The ventilated cap means you’ll never have to worry about pressure levels and dangerous over boils. Just fill the Sun Kettle, replace the cap and point at the sun!

The square base and kickstand combine to give 4 points of contact, so you don’t have to worry about tips and spills. Open the sides, fold out the kickstand and you’re ready to boil water!


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4Patriots Sun Kettle
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Honest review

As a survival instructor, I was delighted to see this product hit the market. I ordered from Food 4 Patriots and the first one I received was shattered into a million tiny pieces. Seems the folks at the post office played soccer with the package, the glass was broken badly. I got on the phone with Food 4 Patriots and within 4 days I had a brand new kettle delivered. I have to give them an A+ for customer service.
Test #1 Ambient air temp.was 68 degrees. Water temp going in was 74 degrees.South Florida direct sun, no wind. 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM. Water temp coming out was 110 degrees.
Test#2 Ambient air temp 76 degrees. Water temp going in was 74 degrees. The same sun, the wind was about 5 to 7 mph. 11;00 AM to 12:00 PM. Water coming out was 146 degrees.
Test#3 Ambient air temp.was 86 Degrees. Water going in was 82 degrees The same sun, the wind 10 to 15 mph. 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. Water coming out was 167 degrees.
The concept and engineering of this device are excellent, however, I'd like to see it made from aluminum or stainless instead of plastic. In a real SHTF/Bug Out situation I'm afraid it wouldn't hold up. Would be OK for a summer picnic or light camping but the rigors of escape and evade banging around in your backpack, Not sure it would survive. Also, I think the company should add a padded bag or sack with the product, I don't think it could bang around on the mess kit in your bag to many times before it cracked.

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5

I have tried the sun kettle on a day when there wasn't a lot of sunlight. When I picked it up and felt the water inside it was luke warm. it surprised me do to there not being much sun light that it warmed that much. I washed my hands and rinsed with the sun kettle water and it was very nice and warm. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Great device

Works well, though takes longer if not a bright sunny day.

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5

This a wonderful product it preforms better than advertised and stays hot for hours and warm enough to use for personal hygiene for 8 or more hours we tested and took the temperature many times so we did many test and would recommend everyone have 1 we have several and highly recommend it to everone we love ours.

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So perfect for heating up water

It is not always so convenient to be able to light a fire when you need to boil water, especially if you live in the city. You can set the sun kettle up in a bright balcony or take it to the beach/park, etc and have hot coffee, hot tea or broth. We even made hot dogs when we were out kayaking. It is sturdy and easy to use. I give it to my friends for Christmas presents. Great product I highly recommend it.

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Sun Kettle

Frank, with the Christmas activities and all my children, grands and great grand being here, I have not had time to test the Sun Kettle. However, I am sure it's great as I have never had a problem with anything ordered from your company. Keep up the good work.

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4

I did a test with the sun kettle. It works just as it's billed.
The first one shipped to me was broken, when i sent it back and ordered a replacement it was packaged the same way. with a little thought and almost no extra effort they could send those out with far fewer damage.

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Great for making hot water fot tea on the go

Living in Michigan, I find the Sun Kettel a top notch survival tool along with water, food etc in my car at all times, I am planning and bugeting for a second one for the house. I use it to make tea when I am at the park. Lightweight, easy for for women to carry.

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not bad, over all

Wasn't sure what to expect when my package arrive. Literally, you can put maybe 2 hot dogs inside with the remaining space for the water needed to cook/boil them. Your statements about using this device alongside the Food 4 Patriots survival food may or may not work - I mean one container only holds about 2 cups of water, it would take a long time to prepare a meal for more than 2 people. In survival mode, yes - the practicality of this device is hands down very useful. I gave one to my father-in-law in El Salvador, along with one of the solar lanterns I purchased from you before. Note to self - get with Frank about purchasing hundreds of those lanterns - my father-in-law is the talk of his town! Everyone, literally, wants one.
Keep up the great work, Frank.

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Heat

Everything arrived in tact. My husband made fun of me. Brought one out filled it up put it outside and in about an hour it was boiling hot. Only problem is the magnet latch is useless use a rubber band to keep it closed

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Mixed results

I tried the kettle twice. First time, after 2 hours, the water was quite warm but not hot. The 2nd time, after 1 1/2 hours, the water was very hot, 165degrees. I was able to cook 1/2 package of ramen. Still al dente after a minute and not super hot but edible.
Both tests were at midday on a clear day, in Hawaii.

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Sun Kettle Review

I purchased a Food 4 Patriots' Sun Kettle in the summer of 2017. I had no doubt that it would work in the Oklahoma heat of summer where a glass of water left out for very long will get hot enough for tea or frying eggs on concrete. But, I felt a better mouse trap was at had. So, I set out to put my new purchase to the test. Having dealt with vacuum thermos bottles over many years, I was still very cautious about breaking or damaging my new purchase. I set up the sun kettle as directed in the sun waiting for the appropriate amount of time to pass so I could get the hot water I desired for my cup of coffee ( Food 4 Patriots Franklin's best instant coffee). What a surprise. I had hot water but the exterior of the sun kettle was not hot. It is now winter in Oklahoma, but I have read the sun kettle will perform just as well in the winter, so long as there is full sun, or part sun. Waiting for the opportunity.

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Gave as gifts

Gave as gifts: Gifts to my to grand children & their family & to my daughter & husband for Christmas.

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Sun Kettle works!

Tried heating water on a sunny day and got hot water in less than 1/2 hr. Tried on a cloudy day and it took about 2 hrs. Bought several for Christmas gifts.

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Only tested once

I live in Hawaii and decided to test the kettle at 1:00pm on a clear day with occasional cloud. After an hour the water was tepid. After 2 1/2 hours it was very warm but not what I consider hot. Will have to test again, maybe earlier in the day (less-clouds). Great concept ic it works.

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The Sun Kettle is great for camping

The great thing about the sun kettle is that you don't have to plug it in or have a supply of gas to make it work. I live in Southern Maine and I ordered this cleaver little kettle just before Christmas, so I have not been able to test this vessel under the idea circumstances of a summer sun. As soon as the Fall sun was high in the sky and with a 50 Deg F air temperature I put this vessel to the test, and after about 3 hours I did indeed have hot water - Yes it works!

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Very nice

Bought this to try for fun. In half an hour after putting in the sun I already had hot water for coffee and tea. Works awesome and I would recommend it.

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Sunkettle

Works exactly as described. I have tried it several times and I will be ready to use it in an emergency!

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Simply works

The first time I used the sun kettle I made a very hot cup of coffee for my wife and I. The air temp was 55 degrees Fahrenheit and wasn't sure it would work, but it did what it was designed to do and heated the water nicely. It does however need a little time to heat up. I gave it about an hour and a half in direct sun light before I checked on it and it was finished. Happy with my purchase.

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Simple and effective.

This is a really great product. Takes up very little space, is lightweight and easy to use.

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Sun Kettle Review by Kerry Davis 1/09/18

Received Sun Kettles Packaged well, were removed from packaging and inspected and set up. All looked well, and were disassembled and put away for a early spring steelhead trip to Oregon we will try the kettles then and re-evaluate their use and report back. Thank You, Kerry and Deborah Davis

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Great hot!! Water

These work very well . The only sad thing is the top comes of if picked up by its top. I know because I did it and all the glass broke. Be careful and it is great.

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Crappy, don't buy, return service is fraud

I tried to boil water four times. Inserting a thermometer, after immediately taking the lid off, never went above 150 degrees. I left it in the Florida sun on my balcony for over two hours.
I was provided a return address and number, paid $16 postage. The receiving end refused delivery.

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5

Yes I have the kettle but have not used it yet so can't really give a review. Sorry

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Haven't used yet.

Transaction easy.

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