Destanee Fournier Tea Kettle May 08th, 2017 - 06:38:27
Kettles have come a long way from the copper or iron kettles that were often used during the 19th century. They had to be handled with care because they were often heated over open flames. Today, kettles are, usually, heated on electric or gas stoves or they can be plugged right into the wall.
Many more styles of kettles are available. Whether you are looking for something perfect for a country kitchen, one that has clean lines and modern style, or the exact colour to match the walls, you are sure to find it if you do a bit of online hunting. Even very unique individuals can be gifted with something perfect such as a lighthouse kettle, a colonial, classic English, or oriental design, or one with an unusual ball or square shape.
Generally, a kettle is a type of pot that was the brainchild of someone who needed a proper utensil to use over a fire or on a stove for cooking purposes. The word "kettle" was derived from Latin. "Catillus" is Latin for "a deep dish or pan used for cooking". You can search back in history for kitchen lore and find that every home, be it rich or poor, had a kettle of some sort in the kitchen.
Tea kettles are now available in various types of materials. You have the stainless steal kettles and the copper kettles. You also have electric kettles with a fiber glass or plastic exterior with an induction plate at its core. In any case the times have definitely changed for the better, in reference to tea kettles! The reason kettles are preferred in metals such as stainless steel or copper in comparison to bone chine or any other is because tea has the tendency to stain the surface after constant use. However the metals repel any sort of natural staining and can come out of a simple wash spotless clean!