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Old 08-26-2016, 06:16 PM   #1
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Tea kettle advice needed

I need new tea kettle and am looking for some advice and hoping you will share your experiences.

I currently have a chantal stainless kettle that is disaster. The handle gets hot enough to raise blisters, it leaks around the bottom where the bottom is crimped onto the sides but it has an amazing two tone whistle that has averted many disasters.


Does you have a tea kettle you love? Any advice about a replacement?

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Old 08-26-2016, 06:43 PM   #2
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We went electric years ago and have not looked back.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:46 PM   #3
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Electric for us, too. And, for small portions, the microwave.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:46 PM   #4
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Electric gets my vote too. We have a SS electric pot that boils water super fast and keeps it hot. It's cordless so you can take it to the table or wherever.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:57 PM   #5
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Tea kettle advice needed

I have a SS Cuisinart non-electric kettle. Very sturdy, with a hefty whistle I can hear from anywhere in the house.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:09 PM   #6
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I haven't had a tea kettle for many years, and got tired of cleaning it of cooking splatters, besides I don't really need one. Do all of you drink hot tea? SC makes a gallon of ice tea often and he just uses a sauce pan to brew the strong tea before straining it into cold water.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:12 PM   #7
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Mine came free with a coupon I got when I bought some pots and pans, otherwise I probably wouldn't have one either.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:24 PM   #8
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I have an OXO Good Grips Brushed Stainless Steel Tea Kettle and LOVE it! It is a well-balanced design. The handle is well-padded with soft rubber anywhere you might want to grab it. So is the thumb tab for the cover over the pour spout. The entire body of the unit is molded from one piece of steel; the spout appears to have been attached but it's difficult to find a true seam line. The handle pivots more than 90 degree in one direction, making it easy to remove the lid fo filling. The thing whistles so loud I can hear it practically anywhere in the house, basement or second floor, with the kitchen being on the first floor. Front porch, too, even with the door/windows closed. $39.99 list price, but the ubiquitous BedBath&Beyond coupon drops the price by 20%.

I did have an electric. Hated it. If you go electric, be sure to check the minimum volume of water you need to heat. I make one cup of tea at a time, 14 oz max. I needed to boil more than 1 1/4 quart (42 oz) for proper operation. I was tossing over half the water I had to heat because I like to start with fresh water for each cup of tea. Got rid of it last year. No one wanted it from my garage sale, so I took it to Salvation Army.
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I make one cup of tea at a time, 14 oz max. I needed to boil more than 1 1/4 quart (42 oz) for proper operation. I was tossing over half the water I had to heat because I like to start with fresh water for each cup of tea.
Today's electric kettles are different. Most will operate with water level as little as a couple of cups (16oz) or less.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:45 PM   #10
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I have the OXO for top of the stove, mostly because I think a stove looks naked without one. I also have a cordless, electric Hamilton Beach, fire engine red. 'Tis a sight to behold. Love it.
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