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Teatime: 5 Kettles Under $50

Teatime: 5 Kettles Under $50

The tea kettle is a kitchen essential, but finding one with a good design and reasonable price can sometimes be difficult.  Here are five great ones we’ve sourced, all for less than $50.

For more kettle options, visit Remodelista.

Above: The Cambridge Stainless Steel Tea Kettle is made by Copco, an Illinois-based company that has been making kettles since 1962; $34.99 at Amazon.

Above: The elegant and simple stainless steel Martha Stewart Collection 4-Quart Tea Kettle will compliment any kitchen; $39.99 at Macy’s

Above: The Bodum Ibis 57-Ounce Electric Kettle is compact and cordless; $49.99 at Amazon.



Above: This  Stainless Steel Tea Kettle is made by Demeyere, a Belgian company that has been in existence since 1908; $32.99 at Sur la Table.


Above: We like the vintage design and darker appeal of the BonJour Porcelain Tea Kettle in black; $39.95 at Amazon.


For more kitchen essentials and ideas, visit Remodelista’s posts Gift Guide: For the Chef10 Easy Pieces: Entertaining Essentials, and Tyler Florence in Mill Valley.

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1:04AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

Very interesting, thanks

12:02AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I have a Japanese style electric water kettle. It has hot water on demand, perfect for tea any time! :)

8:27AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

I paid $9.99 for a glass whistling tea-kettle about 15 years ago and I love it.

8:11AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Electric teakettles use less energy than a stove heating up a conventional teakettle. Same goes for other small appliances such as toaster ovens that have a bake/broil feature, countertop grills, electric skillets, etc.

2:55AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

I once let a kettle burn its bottom out on the gas cooker while I was reading the children a story upstairs. I'm safer with an electric which turns itself off when it has boiled.These do seem very expensive.

7:50PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

thank you for the info!

6:10PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

thanks for this information

9:48PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

I love my Revereware whistling teakettle so much that when my 20-year-old one disappeared on our last move, I chose an identical one to replace it. Why? - because it has a spout cap to hold in the steam (and heat), and it is easy to hold and pour with one hand: it has a trigger on the underside of the handle that you pull back with your forefinger to lift the cap and let the water out, and it's far enough back that you cannot get scalded by the steam. Mine is 3 1/2 quarts, big enough to boil a batch of water for weedkilling, and currently costs about $25 to $30 or so. (see picture at

When my first teakettle had been in use for some years in a hard-water area, I noticed flakes of something coming out - turned out to be hard water deposits. I heated vinegar in it and let it soak; after a couple of treatments, it was all clean. So you may not have to throw out a good teakettle because of deposits, yay!

Sue H, they whistle so you can leave the room and do something else while they heat. If you're just heating water for a cup of tea, that's not an issue for you. But that's why most of them whistle. :)

7:25PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

Good old teakettles- look the same for 100 years.

7:16PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

I love thrift stores, but there are certain items I feel need to be bought new. Teakettles are one of these. Who knows if it was boiled dry, what was boiled in it, etc.

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