Stainless Steel Teakettle
The product is very well constructed and has a one piece base. The whistle is built in, made of metal and appears to be unbreakable.
While the whistle sounds like "moaning Myrtle" from Harry Potter, It is a sound that will distinctly signify boiling water.
This is the best built TEA KETTLE that I have found and should last forever. It replaces Three tea kettles that didn't last over three month's, due to broken whistles.
April 3, 2013
This kettle does whistle, but the whistle is not on the spout like so many whistling kettles. The whistle is in the lid and makes a low moan, not a sharp shriek. I also discovered that the little lid on the spout must be closed for the kettle to whistle. I love the shape and functionality of this kettle.
July 15, 2014
I wouldn't say it never rusts
I got the 12-cup stainless steel tea kettle to replace a different brand kettle that started to rust. I was drawn to this one because it was advertised as non-rusting, and also because I liked the old-time look of it. I have been using it for a couple of months, but within the first month, it started to rust on the inside rim of the lid, where the lid meets the kettle base, on the round piece of metal on the inside of the lid, and around where the sound is produced. It is such a cute tea kettle - I really love the look - and the sound is unique (though it does not sing quite as well as it used to) - but it does rust. I think it would be honest to take out the "never rusts" part in the description. Although the kettle part itself may not rust, parts of the lid do.
June 12, 2014
Happy with it
I rely on honest reviews from websites and no one here let me down. I just want to be sure before I buy that it's right for me. The teapot is unique and cute, well built and functional with a whistle that sounds a lot more pleasant then an actual whistle. I decided on the 8 cup size after asking my mother's opinion. I would lean towards the largest, but she said if it's too large it would take up too much room on your stove (and I'm single). So as there's no water mark lines on min and max, I decided to fill the water to the top of the oval inside the pot. What that gave me was it filled a French press and another coffee cup of water with some water left over. My French Press holds 3 coffee cup sizes of water alone; I poured and measured, and then there's the extra cup so it will give you 4 real cups like this. That suits my needs and there's plenty of room on the stovetop. I was impressed that the interior was real stainless steel which was what I was looking for; some kettles say they're all stainless steel, but it doesn't look like that inside. It was made in China and I do prefer to buy something that would end up an antique some day with some history behind it and would pay more to get that; I felt this pot was very affordable and they give you the most for your money.
May 14, 2014
The whistle is unique and the water heats up really fast.
This is a good little product. After the water has boiled, I have to pour the water in my cup kinda slow. It splashes if I try to pour it too fast. And the whistle is very unique. But the sound grows on you...it's sweet.
May 1, 2014
Great Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
I ordered this for one of my wife's birthday presents and it hadn't arrived in the time frame I expected. A few days later the Fed Ex driver dropped some things off at my office and asked I had received the delivery from Saturday at home. He said that the road was so snow covered he ended up leaving the package in a plastic bag attached to our mailbox. I went home and looked over the snow bank and there was the box all torn up, large claw marks in two sides of the box.
I brought it home and had my wife open it a couple days early to make sure it wasn't damaged. It was fine and she loves it. But we will always think of this story when she uses the tea kettle.
April 24, 2014
World's greatest kettle!
It is just perfect, just knowing it will never rust makes me very happy!
April 23, 2014
COULD NOT BE BETTER!!!!!
My search is over! FINALLY a tea kettle that looks absolutely gorgeous to leave out every day, and works as perfectly! This was THE FIND!!! (In case you haven't noticed, there are some bizarre shapes, sizes, designs, materials, colors, and tea kettle "features" available!?!) But if you want a perfectly traditional looking kettle with a gorgeous finish; one that brings water quickly to a boil; one that pours WITHOUT DRIPPING AND DRIBBLING; one that does NOT burn your hands with steam while pouring (THANK YOU!); and one with only a gentle "hum" of a sound, then YOUR search is over!! Love, too the perfect "balance" to hold and pour and generous opening to fill and clean. In other words: PERFECT KETTLE, in every way! Thanks VCS!!!!!
April 5, 2014