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Old 09-24-2008, 09:13 AM   #1
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ISO Tea Kettle with low pitch whistle

I want to give my dad a new tea kettle. He has lost his high-pitch
hearing and my mom has to tell him when his kettle is whistling.

Have you heard of a low-pitch whistling kettle? If you've heard it,
about how low is the sound?

Ive only found "
Chantal Enamel-on-Steel 1.8-Quart Loop Teakettle, Cobalt Blue"
on Amazon.com. For $50 I want to be absolutely certain the pitch is much lower
that the typical teakettle.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Three Note Tea Kettle: Kettles - kettle - Alessi Official store for U.S.


Sound clip here: The Case of the Tri-Tone Tea Kettle : NPR
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:56 PM   #3
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Wow- for $265 my mom can keep telling him when the old kettle is whistling. :(
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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How about buying them an instant hot water maker? No waiting for the water to boil.
It's on command.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:40 PM   #5
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We have one of these It has a low pitched whistle. They are available at Amazon
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:44 PM   #6
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I have one of those as well Adillo, but I woulxd recommend against purchasing one. Ours worked great for a while, but because of the design, the part that covers the opening no longer fits snuggly and thus the whistle does not really work anymore.
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Hi GB - Do you feel that is a design failure, or an individual part failure? Just curious. We don't drink a lot of tea, as a result, we have had it a long time, but, not a tremendous amount of use.
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I feel it is a design flaw.

For those not familiar with this kettle I will try to explain how it works. To open the kettle to pour out the hot liquid you just pick it up by the handle. The handle is actually a lever. That action opens the spout cover.

What happened with ours is that because of repeated use the spout cover no longer goes all the way down to make a good seal. If I were to push down on the handle then it would seal, but as soon as I release the handle it would spring back up and break the seal.

It still makes a lot of noise when the water boils, but it does not whistle. That would probably work for the OP, but again I would not recommend the kettle because it is not working as designed. This has been the only Oxo product I have ever had any issue with.
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