To inform our picks, we read customer reviews, consult third-party articles, and test many products ourselves. The perfect cup of tea starts with a kettle that’s convenient and reliable and that even comes in a design you love.
If you're looking for a versatile kettle that will help you brew the perfect cup of tea, the Ox Classic Teakettle reigns supreme. Made from high-grade stainless steel that will never rust or stain, this kettle will last a lifetime, and it’s designed for ease of use.
Our product tester reviewed the item and wrote that the swinging handle makes it very easy to fill and clean. When you flip the cap down, you’ll hear a loud whistle when the water is boiling, so there’s no need to set a timer or check the kettle.
After testing the product, our reviewer wrote that “the average adult’s hand can definitely fit inside without issue” and that the kettle's “straight design helped get every inch of the interior clean.” The large capacity and ease of cleaning make it a great option for families and frequent users.
And while its stainless steel design may not be the most stylish, the material is durable enough to withstand years of heavy use. Luckily, if you want to store the item away, its handle sits low enough to fit inside most cupboards.
“Given its extra-large size, the Total kettle is a highly functional, affordable option, especially for families, offices, or groups that use their teakettle a lot.” The company known for its cast iron Dutch ovens also has a line of stunningly colorful tea kettles (among other kitchen goods).
It holds nearly 2 quarts and comes in nine stunning colors, including black, Caribbean, chassis, cherry, flame, Marseille, palm, white, and stainless. But it’s a good idea to give it the occasional hand washing as well, even if you’re only boiling water inside.
This classic stainless steel teakettle is affordably priced and comes with a modern upgrade thanks to its ergonomic, Bakelite handle. Not only does the handle offer an eye-catching silhouette, but customers say it's extremely comfortable and easy to grip.
The Clare dale holds up to 2.2 quarts of water, which is close to average capacity if not slightly on the larger side. Even with its reasonable size, the item only weighs about one pound, and users give it glowing praise for its lightness.
Another key feature is the spout cover, which flips up easily with the touch of the trigger button. The kettle also emits that signature whistle when the water is ready, whether it be for tea, hot chocolate, or more.
Other perks include a convenient spout cover that stays open and doesn't wobble when pouring, and the fact that the kettle can be used on all cook tops, from gas to induction. Built to last, with a design that will look good on the counter or table, this electric teakettle holds 1 1/4 liters of water and heats it in under five minutes, so it’s faster than a microwave.
There’s a removable lime scale filter in the pouring spout for folks with hard water. The lid is removable for easy cleaning and the opening is wide enough to get your hand in to scrub it well.
While this is expensive for a device that will only be used to heat water, it’s great for someone who drinks a lot of tea and who appreciates the aesthetics of a well-made design. This 1.7-liter unit has a modest price tag and offers cord- free serving, auto-shutoff turns on after 30 seconds and has a wide opening for easy cleaning.
The handle is slip free so you don't have to worry about spilling and is heat-resistant so no need for a pot holder. This model is a bestseller online and customers comment that it is fast, easy to use, and makes a tasty cup of tea.
With their sloping and narrow spouts, gooseneck kettles offer added control when pouring. With the simple use of a dial users can set the kettle to boil to a specific temperature anywhere from 135 to 212 degrees.
It's available in a number of stylish designs, and it is easy to find at a variety of sites online. Available in Capri turquoise, kiwi green, or stainless steel, this kettle has a compact build, but will hold enough water for most households.
The kettle has a textured handle that has a one-touch lever to open the spout for easy pouring over loose tea or bagged. And the stainless steel lid fits snugly to prevent steam from escaping and burning your hand.
It is a bit on the heavier side thanks to the enameled exterior, but it’s not too heavy to lift even when filled to the brim. Circular offers a lifetime limited warranty, so you can rest assured that you’re covered if anything goes wrong.
And lest you think it won’t have all the features you’ve come to expect from a teakettle, it does still have the characteristic whistle that signals when your water is boiling. This kettle holds a full 12 cups, and doesn’t require a spout to be opened in order to pour.
Final Verdict Ox Stainless Steel Kettle takes our top spot because of its convenient rotating handle and precise spout. At a slightly cheaper price, the Total Stainless Steel Kettle is also worth consideration, especially for families due to its large capacity.
Anthony Primary is a New York City-based freelancer who writes about home and kitchen products for The Spruce. This piece was edited by Derek Rose, the coffee and tea expert for The Spruce Eats.
He researches a variety of coffee products, from measuring scoops to commercial espresso machines, and interviews field experts for their insight. He typically uses non-electric coffee makers at home, alternating between the Dialect Mona Express and the Bod um BRAZIL French Press.
Size: If you usually make a single cup of tea or fill a small French press, you might not want a large kettle taking up space on your stove top or in your cabinets. If you often entertain large crowds, however, it’s nice to be able to serve everyone without waiting for a second batch of water to boil.
Whether you want to save on electricity, or ensure that the water you’re boiling for your tea is completely germ- free, a good stove top kettle is a must. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best rustproof kettles on the market, so you can keep enjoying your hot drinks for a long time to come.
With interesting looks and an extra thick body, this whistling kettle from Papal is specially designed to be pourable moments after you turn off the heat. Made from extra thick surgical grade stainless steel, this kettle is built to last (and if it doesn’t, it’s also covered by a 1-year warranty).
The specially designed I-Cool handle is made using Thermal Protection technology, making it usable seconds after it’s taken off the heat, and it has an easy-to-use push button that means you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers on hot metal. It also comes with 2 infusers, as well as being packaged in a gift box, making it a great choice for a present.
Sturdy and a treat to behold, this shiny rustproof kettle is another solid contender. Ergonomically designed, it’s easy to use, and quick to boil, making it a long-lasting and good-looking option for any kitchen.
It’s quick to boil, taking just two and a half minutes, and once it’s up to heat it’s easy to pour thanks to the ergonomically placed, spring-loaded spout lever. The handle itself is made from soft, non-slip silicone, so this is an especially good choice for older tea lovers.
It’s another heavy one, though, and it can also be a bit tricky to clean properly due to the bulging design of the kettle ’s base. Coming in two attractive colors, and costing less than the other entries on our list, this is a good-looking whistling kettle that will bring an extra splash of life to your kitchen’s decor.
Available in both green and red, and with a subtly twisting design, this kettle will surely stand out on the stove top. It’s made with a stainless steel base, with painted aluminum sides, which combines durability with decent heat retention.
It feels sturdy while still being relatively lightweight, and is quick to come to the boil, so you won’t have to wait long for a lovely cup of tea. This chunky kettle has the largest capacity on our list, and its classic looks will ensure it never goes out of style.
This kettle ’s biggest selling point is its impressive 3.9-quart capacity, along with its sturdy and simple aesthetic. Plus, if you don’t want to worry about pressing buttons or pulling levers, then this kettle could be for you, as the spout cover is lifted by the momentum of your pour.
The kettle itself is made from food grade stainless steel, so rust shouldn’t ever be a problem, while the base is made with a wavy design out of a composite of steel, nickel, aluminum, and chrome, to provide the maximum surface area in contact with the stove top. Stylish, sturdy, and dishwasher safe, this mirror-finish whistling kettle will come to the boil quickly and look good in the process.
This kettle has a wide base, made from aluminum layered over iron, which creates a large area in contact with the heat and so a quick boil. The body is rugged, made from stainless steel, and has an attractive mirror finish, which looks good enough to leave out even when it’s not in use.
And, speaking of safety, it has a well-designed handle and spout arrangement that ensures that your hands won’t get scalded by steam when you pour.