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
Unfortunately, the kettle whistle is so low it is hard to hear from the next room. Also, water tends to splash when pouring from the spout.
January 2, 2015
Stainless Steel Tea Pot
Had the 8 cup pot before, but my husband likes to leave the pot on the stove for hours on low heat. Not good for the smaller pot. This larger pot handles the long heat times much better.
December 28, 2014
Sad Whistle, Leaky Spout
I am disappointed in this tea kettle. Once the water is boiled, the whistle is the saddest tea kettle whistle I've ever heard. It's a low-pitched, lifeless hum. Not the cheery, high-pitched, energetic whistle I was expecting. When I pour the water into my cup(s), the spout leaks hot water all over the countertop. The main reason I wanted a tea kettle is to stop spilling water out of my small sauce pan! Now this kettle does the same thing! Grrrrr. The only good thing I have to say about it is that it is cute. But cute doesn't pour hot water into my cup without spilling.
December 26, 2014
HEAVENLY WHISTLING TEAKETTLE
This teakettle is so well designed down to a much more pleasing whistle than most. Great handle too.
December 25, 2014
The kettle was overpriced and did not whistle unless I shook it. If felt it was too light.
December 11, 2014
I purchased this tea kettle last year and love it.
I bought the large one and it holds more than enough water to fill my husband's full-sized coffee French press plus several cups of tea for me.
Easy to clean, too, since the lid is removable.
October 3, 2014
I've looked for a kettle like this one for AGES; nothing satisfied me (too large, discolored metal, awkward to use for a cup of tea, etc.)
This small kettle is just right for 1-2 cups of tea; it is very sturdy and can handle the heat; it doesn't whistle but instead, sort of hums/moans - very comforting.
I liked it so much I've ordered a second one in case I can't find such a small one again. Great product!
August 7, 2014