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Better Chef® 3 Liter Whistling Tea Kettle, SilverBetter Chef® 3 Liter Whistling Tea Kettle, Silver
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Item #283086
Model #93580467M
  • Silver
  • 3 liter capacity
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Better Chef® 3 Liter Whistling Tea Kettle, RedBetter Chef® 3 Liter Whistling Tea Kettle, Red
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Item #283087
Model #93580468M
  • 3 liter capacity
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel
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Better Chef® 3 Liter Whistling Tea Kettle, Blue
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Item #283088
Model #93580469M
  • 3 liter capacity
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel
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Better Chef® 3 Liter Whistling Tea Kettle; GreenBetter Chef® 3 Liter Whistling Tea Kettle; Green
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Item #283089
Model #93580470M
  • Heavy duty
  • Non-slip handle
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Brewing the perfect cup of tea is easier when using the right equipment, and whistle kettles brew water to the optimal temperature for steeping. A whistling tea kettle has a device at the end of the spout that narrows the opening to create an audible whistle when steam escapes the kettle. Whistle kettles come in a variety of colors and styles, and Staples® carries a selection of these as well as airpots to keep your water hot until it's needed.

Choosing a Whistle Kettle for Making Tea
Two of the main types of kettles are electric kettles and stove-top kettles, and whistle kettles come in both formats. An electric kettle heats the water to the optimal temperature and then shuts off automatically to prevent the kettle from boiling dry. Some electric kettles beep or whistle when the water is ready, so there is no need to monitor the process. Electric kettles also let you adjust the temperature to deliver better results depending on the desired type of tea. Black teas require a rolling boil to bring out the flavor, while green tea and other delicate teas work best with lower temperatures.

Stove-top kettles are both decorative and functional. They come in single or double-wall designs. Double-wall kettles are warm to the touch on the outside and the handle remains cool enough to the touch to pick up and pour once the water begins to boil.

Additional Options for Whistle Kettles
Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials for whistle kettles. This type of metal resists rust to extend the life of the device. Glass kettles also provide years of use and make it simple to view the boiling water inside. Choose a kettle with a large opening, which makes it easier to clean and dry the interior. Consider the number of people the kettle will service. A large-capacity kettle is ideal for an office break room or big families, while a small-capacity kettle works for couples and in dorm rooms.

At What Temperature Does a Whistle Kettle Make a Noise?
A whistling tea kettle begins to whistle just before the water starts to boil. Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, so a tea kettle whistles just before that temperature is reached. Depending on where the kettle is located, there may be a slight variation in temperature depending on the altitude. Higher altitudes require a slightly lower temperature to start boiling, while lower altitudes may require higher temperatures.

How Do You Care For Whistle Kettles?
Remove scaly deposits on the inside of a whistle kettle by adding a cup of lime juice or a mixture of white vinegar and water, and let it sit inside the kettle overnight. Pour the solution out and refill the kettle with water. Boil the water and repeat if necessary to remove any residual taste. To clean the outside of the kettle, rub with a paste of baking soda and water and a soft scrubbing pad. Wipe with a wet paper towel and dry completely.

Do All Tea Kettles Whistle?
Not all kettles are equipped with whistles. Many electric kettles and those with long spouts let you boil the water without delivering a noise. Whistle kettles are popular because they give immediate warning that the water is boiling. Some people also enjoy their retro-inspired style.