We bought this Bodum Osiris kettle about a year ago. We liked the clean lines and the way it matched our stainless steel appliances. Now I’m ready to chuck it out the window. The main problem is that it doesn’t whistle. You see, I like to multi-task while I’m boiling water… like reading the paper, watching tv, or surfing online. This means I often get distracted from the task at hand and forget that I’m boiling water. By the time I realize that the 212° F has come and gone, the water is boiling like a witch’s cauldron, the handle is waaaaaay too hot to touch, and the damn spout spits at me when it pours. Enough! I need a new kettle. One that whistles, and one with a handle that can be grabbed. Here are some that I’m eyeing. – Angela M.
Oxo’s Downpour, $40 at oxo.com.
The spout automatically opens when you go to pour so you don’t have to press any buttons.
Chantal’s The Loop, $40, at chantal.com.
I really like the curves of this one.
Copco’s Virtue, $37, at amazon.com.
A little too boring, maybe?
Windsor’s Whistling Tea Kettle, $99, at williams-sonoma.com.
The quick boil one (far left) is supposed makes your water boil faster on a gas stove — but then, would I have time to multitask? Also, I’m not sure about the old fashion design, or hefty price.
Farberware Napa Whistling Tea Kettle, $30, at cooking.com.
Very simple, clean lines, and I like the long spout.
Steam.e Kettle at Crate & Barrel, $50.
This kettle, designed by Michael Graves, is adorable. It whistles and claims to have a heat-resistant handle. But, it only comes in white.