If you are like me, then your daily, or sometimes hourly cup of tea is sacred. Like an elixir that you cannot do without, separating a person from their brew is not the done thing. If your kettle breaks then it can be a real inconvenience so replacing it promptly is important. Choosing the best tea kettle isn’t something you should rush though, finding the right one is a big task.
They have to look good, be durable, hold a certain capacity of water and sometimes it is good to get added features. Whatever you are looking for in your next tea kettle, there are plenty of options, but this can make it difficult. To take some of the strain off, I’ve compiled a list of the ten best tea kettles.
My Picks for The 10 Best Tea Kettles
#10 Le Creuset Enameled Steel 1.6 Quart Oolong Tea Kettle
For a classic design from a big brand, this Le Creuset tea kettle whistles and offers you the chance to add some flair to your kitchen. At 1.6 quart it has enough for most people, but if you are hosting large groups of people, you will have to make a second batch. The enamel-coated steel has a quality look and with several colours to choose from, you can the one to suit your kitchen. You can use it on all heat sources and the handle is heat resistant and grippy.
Whistles when water is boiling
#9 Mr. Coffee 74265.02 Harpwell 2 Quart Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
Everyone wants a tea kettle that whistles and this one ticks this very important box. The curvy shape looks good on any kitchen surface and the black handle allows you to safely pick it up at any time. The stainless steel body is easy to clean and less likely to pick up dirt. As soon as the water is boiling, the kettle blows a melodic whistle and you can boil up to 2-quarts of water at a time. At the price, it’s a bargain and with the durable design, it will be money well spent for a long time.
Holds a lot of water
#8 Hario V60 Buono Stainless Steel Gooseneck Coffee Kettle, Stovetop
The fun looking tea kettle is available in different versions. This is the stovetop design but Hario has also created an electric version. The gooseneck allows you to pour accurately and is slender enough to ensure water flows at a gentle rate rating than gushing out and causing spills. It has a 3-4 cup capacity which might not be the biggest but it is plenty enough for most people. The stainless steel is easy to clean and hard-wearing. The handle points you away from the hot surface allowing you to pour accurately over tea or coffee.
#7 Circulon 1.5-Quart Sunrise Teakettle, Circulon Red
These bright tea kettles add a bit of sparkle to any kitchen and are available in several colours including red, mustard yellow, turquoise, royal blue, and more. This means you can pick one to suit your current colour scheme, complementing your other appliances. Made from solid steel, it holds up to 6 cups of water which makes hosting easy. The pouring mechanism is built into the handle so unless you are holding it, the water won’t get out. It whistles nicely when the water is boiling and the enamel coating helps to prevent stains.
Pleasant whistle when boiling
Lots of colours available
#6 KitchenAid KTEN20CBIS 2.0-Quart Kettle
Another vibrant kettle from the reputable KitchenAid brand. With pops of colour like the citrus sunrise or cameo blue, they will stand out on your kitchen surface. It features a thumb press spout to prevent spills and the handle has a comfortable grip to make pouring a full pot easier. There is a trim band made from stainless steel with their logo on which adds to the look and there is a clear whistle when the water is ready. It comes with a warranty and is fine to use on most stovetops.
Great colour choices
#5 CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION WK112 Whistling Kettle
One of the most reputable tea kettles on the market, this design might not be for everyone, but being able to see the water boil is a nice feature. It whistles when the water is boiling but in the clear Schott DURAN borosilicate glass that is resistant to heat, you will be able to see it for yourself. It has a massive capacity – 12 cups making it one of the biggest you will find. BPA-free it is made from only sturdy and durable materials and is fine to put in the top shelf of your dishwasher for an easy clean.
Easy to pour
#4 OXO BREW Classic Tea Kettle
This sturdy design is built to last, meaning you will get years of use, and lots of hot tea. The large lid makes it easy to pour water in and the stainless steel design is resistant to rust and easier to clean. It has some clever features including the handle that rotates when your pour, moving away from the steam so you don’t burn your hand. The whistle is a bit loud, but very clear so you will always know when the brew is ready. It has a classic look but still feels modern thanks to its curved design.
Rotating hand makes it safer to pour
#3 Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser
I like to make tea the old fashioned way when I can, so the fact that this includes a removable infuser is music to my ears. This saves you money on buying separate items for making a loose tea. Made from borosilicate glass that is heat resistant, it allows you to see your brew as it is bubbling away. The ergonomic shape of the handle makes it easy to grip and pouring from the non-drip spout is easy. You can also place this on the top shelf of the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Value for money
#2 Fino 6576 Pour Over Coffee Kettle, 4 1/4-Cup, Silver
Combining good value with functionality this is one of the best tea kettles available. I’m a huge fan of a narrow spout as it makes pouring so much easier and I like the shape and curve of this one. It comes in two sizes and the 1-litre version has plenty of space to make around 6 cups in one go so hosting will be a breeze. The handle is angled to make sure you keep your hand away from the heat of the body that is actually dishwasher safe, making clean up easy.
#1 Pykal Whistling Tea Kettle with iCool
Of course, my top rated tea kettle had to have a whistle to tell you when the water is ready, but it has a lot more to offer as well. The safety handle has a button to pour safely and comes with iCool technology to make sure it never gets too hot and cools within seconds of taking off the stove. It comes with two free tea infusers so you can make a high-quality brew from the first use and has a huge 3-quart capacity. Fine for most cooktops the bottom hand different layers for added benefits including a layer of iron to retain heat.
Big 3-quart capacity
Safety button for easy pouring