Destanee Fournier Tea Kettle May 11th, 2017 - 12:38:48
The first thing you need to decide is whether you want an electric one or a stove top. Electric ones have their own advantages but a stove top kettle can be just as useful. After all, it is supposed to boil water and you do not need advanced technology for that. Using a stove top one has its own charm and tea enthusiasts favor the stove top tea kettle over the new electronic kettles.
Electric tea kettles can be purchased inexpensively and clean easily. They provide an automatic shut off feature when the water reaches boiling, whereby the stove top usually provides a whistle. An electric kettle may take up room on your counter if you prefer to leave it out of your cupboards when not used. This may be a consideration to those living with limited counter space. It can be placed inside a cabinet when not in use.
My personal tests proved that by using a cook top at maximum, the old fashioned stove-top tea kettles can, at times, take at least 8 minutes to boil a few cups of water. Furthermore, the handles of these stove top kettles after sitting directly above a hot flame for eight minutes are often dangerously hot and are known to be the cause of kitchen injuries.
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.