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Anne Napolitano

Professional Culinary Tools Expert

Tea Kettles & Best Teapots

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Most people use their tea kettle just for making tea but mine gets a workout for boiling water for many kitchen uses. A good tea kettle should be well constructed with solid parts that don’t rust. Beware of plastic parts near the heat that can sometimes melt. Also important is a handle that doesn’t get too hot to the touch.

Many of the differences in kettles come down to design. How pretty will that kettle look on your stovetop and does it match your décor? Kitchen Aid as usual stands out because of their offerings of so many different colors.

Find tea kettles that fit your style and make the best tea around. The best teapots don't have to be boring, with plenty of shapes and colors to choose from, with whistling tea kettles some of our favorites.

Best Kettles by Anne Napolitano

The Best You Can Get

  • RSVP Chrome Whistling Kettle with Flat Base

    Anne says: This kettle combines unique looks and good function. Well-constructed, solid but not too heavy, this kettle will make a statement on your stovetop and function well for years to come.

    • 2 quarts
  • Chantal Enameled Classic Tea Kettle

    Anne says: This kettle has a great design and solid construction. Being enameled, this kettle is a bit heavy but has other features that will make you sit up and take notice. It has a unique harmonica whistle, stay cool handles and it comes in Curry Yellow, Garden Green, or Onyx Black.

    • 1.8 quarts
  • Chantal Stainless Steel Kettle

    Anne says: The styling on this kettle is completely different from Chantal’s enameled version. Although it sports the same harmonica whistle, it has a different shape, much larger capacity and a different design. The handles stay cool and it has an airtight seal around the lid. Due to the large capacity, it can be heavy when full.

    • 3.25 quarts
  • Le Creuset Enamel Kettle

    Anne says: This kettle comes in three stylish enameled colors, (Pink, Flame, and Cobalt Blue), to brighten up any kitchen. It is an excellent value at this price combining sturdiness with style. It has a loud but not shrill whistle.

    • 1.8 quarts
  • Oxo Good Grips Uplift Tea Kettle

    Anne says: Oxo has a unique feature that opens the lid when you tilt the kettle which allows for one-handed pouring. It has a large opening for easy cleaning and comes in ten nifty colors like Almost Orange and Pretend Green.

    • 2 quarts

You will be happy with any of these

  • KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials Tea Kettle

    Anne says: KitchenAid again comes through with a wide variety of colors, in this case, thirteen. This kettle is made out of porcelain so it is a bit heavier than stainless steel models (but you can also purchase this model in stainless steel). Good styling, well built and a great price; what more could you ask for!

    • 2 quarts
  • Copco Cambridge Stainless Steel Tea Kettle

    Anne says: This Copco tea kettle comes in shiny stainless steel which makes it look especially sharp on your stovetop. Also, it was the only tea kettle I came across that doesn’t have a whistle. This might be handy for someone who doesn’t appreciate the sound of a train whistle on their stove.

    • 2 quarts
  • Revere Whistling Tea Kettle

    Anne says: This tea kettle will remind you of the one your mother used to have. Not much in the way of styling but a solid performer. It sports a copper bottom for even heating and a loud whistle. For the price, you can’t beat it.

    • 2 1/3 quarts
  • Farberware Classic Tiburon Whistling Stainless Steel Tea Kettle

    Anne says: Nice styling with a flared bottom that allows for quick heating. The whistle is loud enough without being annoying. A very practical kettle for the price.

    • 2 1/2 quarts
  • Tramontina Stainless Steel Whistling Tea Kettle

    Anne says: This tea kettle has a unique and stylish design. It has a flared bottom like the Farberware. It has a solid construction but is not too heavy, so lifting should not be a problem. Great quality for a great price.

    • 2 quarts

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With the right tea kettles, you'll be an expert at making tea for yourself or guests. We suggest the best teapots from Chantal, Le Creuset, Oxo, Revere, KitchenAid and so many more so you can brew the best herbal, black or green teas. Our favorite whistling tea kettles come in delightful designs and always signal when water is hot.