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.

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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.


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Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Very interesting, thanks

Lika S.
Lika P6 years ago

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

patricia m lasek
patricia lasek6 years ago

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

Lisa M.
Lisa M.6 years ago

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.

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B6 years ago

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.

LM Sunshine
James Merit6 years ago

thank you for the info!

Carmen S.
Carmen S6 years ago

thanks for this information

Lindy E.
Belinda E6 years ago

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 http://www.amazon.com/World-Kitchen-3535017-TEAKETTLE-SS3-1/dp/B000FQGVYS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1330235142&sr=8-3)

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. :)

Marie W.
Marie W6 years ago

Good old teakettles- look the same for 100 years.

Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti6 years ago

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.