Best Tea Kettle for Gas Stoves

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If you are anything like me, you are almost always seen with a cup of tea in your hands. And if one is to always be drinking tea, one needs the best tea kettle for gas stoves because you can’t always be microwaving your water.

When I decided to swap my electric kettle for a gas stove one, I found a lot of options online. So I absolutely had to make up a list of the 10 best tea kettles because I realized a lot of you guys might be thinking of getting yourselves a kettle… for less microwaved water or just to replace your old one. I narrowed the kettles down to these:

Our Best Tea Kettles For Gas Stoves in 2020

Product Capacity Best For Highlighted Features
Willow & Everett With Tea InfuserWillow & Everett With Tea Infuser2.75 QuartsBest Overall
  • Surgical grade steel
  • Capsule, 5-ply bottom
  • Has a whistle
  • Free tea infuser
  • Has a large capacity
  • Mirror-finish exterior
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OXO BREW Classic LookOXO BREW Classic Look1.7 QuartsBest Value
  • Stainless steel
  • Wide base
  • Rotating handle
  • Metal whistle
  • Silicone covered handle
  • Drip-free spout
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DEMMEX Antique LookDEMMEX Antique Look1.6 QuartsBest for Looks
  • Made of copper
  • Lined with tin
  • Very beautiful
  • Has a wooden handle
  • Screened spout
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Pykal iCool-HandlePykal iCool-Handle3 QuartsBest Large
  • Surgical stainless steel
  • Has a 5-ply base
  • Heats quickly
  • Has a loud whistle
  • 2 premium grade infusers
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Material
Base
Whistle
Spout
Handle
Capacity
Willow & Everett With Tea Infuser
Willow & Everett With Tea Infuser
Stainless steel
Capsule Bottom
Drip-proof
Silicone covered
2.75 Quarts
OXO BREW Classic Look
OXO BREW Classic Look
Stainless steel
Wide
Drip-proof
Silicone covered
1.7 Quarts
DEMMEX Antique Look
DEMMEX Antique Look
Copper
Wide
Small, screened
Wooden
1.6 Quarts
Pykal iCool-Handle
Pykal iCool-Handle
Stainless steel
5-ply Encapsulated
Push-button
i-Cool' series
3 Quarts
 T-fal C76220 Heat-Resistant Handle
T-fal C76220 Heat-Resistant Handle
Stainless steel
Wide
Push-button
Bakelite
3 Quarts
Fellow Raven Modernistic Design
Fellow Raven Modernistic Design
Stainless steel
Narrow
Drip-proof
Weighted
1 liter
CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION WK112
CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION WK112
Borosilicate glass
Wide
Drip-proof
Heat tolerant
12 cups
FreshAir by Turbo Pot Fuel-Saving Design
FreshAir by Turbo Pot Fuel-Saving Design
Stainless steel
Energy Efficient
Single-hand Pour
Silicone
2.5 Quarts
Circulon Stain-Resistant Design
Circulon Stain-Resistant Design
Steel
Medium
May Drip
Bakelite
2 Quarts
Le Creuset Q3101-17
Le Creuset Q3101-17
Steel
Wide
Drip-proof
Heat-resistant
1.8 Quarts

Best Tea Kettles

1. Willow & Everett With Tea Infuser

Willow & Everett With Tea Infuser
Highlighted Features
  • Surgical grade steel
  • Capsule, 5-ply bottom
  • Has a whistle
  • Free tea infuser
  • Has a large capacity
  • Mirror-finish exterior
KitchenFaction Rating
5

Construction: The kettle has a sturdy stainless steel construction as it’s made of surgical-grade stainless steel that, according to the manufacturer, won’t rust, scratch, corrode or dent. What more can you ask for? The kettle has a mirror-finish that will brighten up any kitchen. The base is wide; a capsule bottom made of 5 layers of stainless steel, iron, and aluminum. The handle and the spout lever are covered with soft silicone. The kettle can heat up to 3 liters of water at a time, so you can even have a tea party if you want. 

 

Function: The kettle is designed for a high level of functionality. The whistle is quite loud and you can hear it from a distance. The 5-ply bottom (all those layers of aluminum, iron, and stainless) and the heavy construction of the kettle make it heat up quite quickly so you can have that morning tea within minutes. The handle is ergonomic and covered with soft silicone, which means you won’t burn yourself when you lift the kettle. The spout lever is also covered with silicone, designed in a way that lets you pour single-handedly as the lever connects to the handle.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: Tea kettles are supposed to be used only for heating water, so cleaning is not much of an issue. Even so, the kettle has quite a large lid so it’s easy for you to reach in and clean. The silicone coverings are quite durable but keep sharp objects away from them.

 

You shouldn’t leave water in your kettle, and you should always rinse it out and dry it after use so there’s no chance of rusting.

Pros
  • Surgical grade stainless steel Whistle
  • Large bottom
  • Easy to heat
  • Silicone-covered handle
  • Large lid
  • Comes with free infuser
Cons
  • Handle might get too hot during boiling

2. OXO BREW Classic Look

OXO BREW Classic Look
Highlighted Features
  • Stainless steel
  • Wide base
  • Rotating handle
  • Metal whistle
  • Silicone covered handle
  • Drip-free spout
KitchenFaction Rating
5

Construction: The OXO Classic Tea Kettle is made of high-grade stainless steel and is therefore rust-proof. It has a large capacity of 1.75 quarts, so you don’t have to boil water, again and again, to make tea for your family. The lid of the kettle is quite large.

 

The base is quite large, exposing more surface area to the heat source. The handle and the spout lever are covered with silicone. The handle is not fixed to the kettle, meaning it can flip down to the side as you fill the kettle.  

 

Function: The kettle functions really well. The whistle is made of metal and is quite loud, letting you know immediately when the water is done so you don’t boil your kettle dry. The large base, as mentioned earlier, heats up quickly as quite a large area is exposed to the flame. The base has rings on it so it’s not for induction stove-tops. 

 

The silicone-covered handle allows you to lift the kettle easily without burning your hands. It also folds down to the side so you aren’t hampered during washing or filling up. The spout pours drip-free and its lever is covered with silicone as well.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: Since the lid is quite large, you can see quite well inside the kettle and therefore it’s very easy to reach in and clean it. It’s rust-proof, but still, you should dry the kettle properly when you store it. Just in case. The rotating handle allows for easy storage as well.

Pros
  • High-grade stainless steel
  • Loud whistle
  • Silicone-covered handle and spout lever
  • Drip-proof spout
  • Rotating handle
Cons
  • Not for single-handed use
  • Lid can be a bit tough to remove

3. DEMMEX Antique Look

DEMMEX Antique Look
Highlighted Features
  • Made of copper
  • Lined with tin
  • Very beautiful
  • Has a wooden handle
  • Screened spout
KitchenFaction Rating
4

Construction: The DEMMEX stove-top tea kettle is made of very thick, hammered copper. The pot has a wide base, thus exposing a lot more water to the heat at a time. The handle is made of wood, with brass connecting it to the pot. The copper lid covers a medium-sized opening. This copper kettle has a capacity of 1.6 quarts, quite sufficient for your day to day needs. This kettle is available in three models; antiqued copper, simple copper and engraved copper. It’s extremely beautiful and is also lined with lead-free tin for safety.

 

Function: This copper kettle has an open spout, so there’s no whistle. You’ll have to keep an eye out or you’ll boil the kettle dry. The spout is covered with a screen, though, so no tea leaves will get into your cup. The spout doesn’t drip so you won’t have hot water all over the counter as you pour. The wide, tin-lined base ensures that the kettle heats up quickly and there’s no wait for your pick-me-up. The wooden handle doesn’t heat up so it’s quite easy to hold and you don’t have to bother with a towel. 

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: The copper construction is lined with tin for an easy clean-up. The opening is not that big so you might have trouble getting your hand inside for cleaning. If you want to preserve the beauty of your copper kettle, you must remember to clean and polish it regularly. Otherwise, it will lose its luster and might discolor.

Pros
  • Copper construction
  • Lined with tin
  • Extremely pretty
  • Brass and wood handle
  • Comes in three models
  • Screened spout
Cons
  • No whistle
  • Loose lid
  • Requires care

4. Pykal iCool-Handle

Pykal iCool-Handle
Highlighted Features
  • Surgical stainless steel
  • Has a 5-ply base
  • Heats quickly
  • Has a loud whistle
  • 2 premium grade infusers
KitchenFaction Rating
5

Construction: The Pykal tea kettle is compatible with all stove-tops. It has a stainless steel construction with a 5-ply base. The base has a layer of iron, sandwiched between two layers of aluminum, which are then enclosed between stainless steel. The kettle is a part of Pykal’s ‘i-Cool handle series’ so the handle is covered with a heat-proof material. The spout is covered by a metallic whistle, which lifts through a button system present in the handle. It can heat up a whopping 3 quarts of water at a time, great for a tea party!

 

Function: The loud whistle of the kettle lets you know when the water is done so you don’t need a timer or to constantly run back to the stove to check up on the kettle. The 5-layer base is designed so that the kettle heats up really quickly and you don’t have to wait long. The handle, equipped with Pykal’s i-Cool tech, cools down within seconds of turning the stove off so you don’t need a dish towel to lift the kettle. The spout uncovers through a button on the handle. Hence the kettle allows single-handed function.

The lid fits snugly which means you can pour easily without fearing it might come off on top of your cup.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: The kettle has a wide opening so you can reach inside easily to clean it. The large size means it can be a bit of trouble to store so it might just be sitting on your stove all the time.

Pros
  • Surgical grade stainless steel
  • 5-ply base
  • Quick heating
  • Large capacity
  • ‘i-Cool’ handle
  • Snug lid
Cons
  • Can be difficult to store

5. T-fal C76220 Heat-Resistant Handle

 T-fal C76220 Heat-Resistant Handle
Highlighted Features
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Bakelite handle doesn’t get hot
  • Has a snug lid
  • Push-button for the spout
KitchenFaction Rating
4.5

Construction: The T- fal kettle is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The kettle features a built-in whistle. The handle is made of bakelite and is, therefore, heat resistant. It has a large, 3-quart capacity that will take care of all kinds of activities that involve boiling water. The exterior is polished, not mirrored. It will look pretty in any setting. The base of this large kettle is quite wide. It has a snug-fitting lid and a large opening.

 

Function: The built-in steel whistle, covered on the top with bakelite, is quite loud so you won’t be boiling your kettle dry. The wide base of the kettle ensures that the water heats up quite quickly, despite its large capacity. It’s quite easy to lift and pour from this kettle because of the bakelite handle. The handle also has a push-button mechanism that lifts the whistle off the spout and allows you to pour comfortably. This means you can work single-handedly and are kept clear of the steam coming from the spout.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: The large opening of the kettle means you can reach in quite comfortably to clean the insides. An interesting quality of this kettle that sets it apart from a lot of others is that it is dishwasher-safe. The large size might cause storage problems, but it can sit outside on the counter and contribute to the overall look of your kitchen very well.

Pros
  • Stainless steel
  • Bakelite handle
  • Whistle
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Push-button mechanism for the spout
Cons
  • Can cause storage problems
  • Might rust if not dried properly

6. Fellow Raven Modernistic Design

Fellow Raven Modernistic Design
Highlighted Features
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Has a steeping basket
  • Has a precision pour spout
  • Looks really pretty
  • Comes in a copper finish as well
KitchenFaction Rating
4

Construction: The Fellow tea kettle has a sleek, modern design and is made of 304 18/8 stainless steel. Owing to its modern design, it has a narrower base as compared to some other tea kettles. The lid is made of silicone and has a brew-range thermometer that lets you know exactly when the water has reached your desired temperature. The handle is made to counterbalance the weight of the kettle and to give a firm grip. It also has a large steeping basket. The capacity is only a liter which is quite less as compared to other kettles. This kettle is also available in a copper finish as well

 

Function: The kettle doesn’t have a whistle so you’ll have to keep an eye on it. However, the brew-range thermometer mentioned earlier more than makes up for it. It lets you know exactly what temperature you need your water at for your particular type of tea. The spout doesn’t drip so you’re in no danger of spilling hot water all over the countertops. The tight silicone lid ensures it doesn’t fall off as you pour the last of the water. The handle is designed to give a perfect grip as you move the kettle.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: This kettle saves you time, as you can heat the water up and steep the tea in the same vessel. Also, the removable steeping basket is really easy to clean. The opening is narrower than normally seen, so it will be a bit difficult getting your hand inside.

Pros
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Has a steeping basket
  • Has a precision pour spout
  • Looks really pretty
  • Comes in a copper finish as well
Cons
  • Only 1 liter
  • Delicate
  • Lid can be too tight

7. CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION WK112

CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION WK112
Highlighted Features
  • Made of borosilicate glass
  • Is uniquely pretty
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Has a 12-cup capacity
KitchenFaction Rating
3.5

Construction: The CAFE BREW kettle is made of borosilicate glass from Germany. Borosilicate glass is also commonly found in laboratory instruments as it is resistant to thermal shock, so the kettle is quite sturdy. The body of the kettle is glass while the handle and the lid are BPA- free plastic. The handle is attached to the kettle through a metallic ring. It has a large, 12-cup capacity so all your water-boiling needs will be taken care of. The kettle also has a whistle but it’s made of plastic so it can warp and lose the sound.

 

Function: The whistle, although plastic, is quite loud so you don’t need to set timers or keep coming back to the kitchen to check up on your kettle. The handle is plastic so it won’t heat up as long as you keep the kettle balanced well on the flame. The wide base means the water will heat up quite quickly; you won’t have to wait too much for that cup of chamomile tea before bed. The spout pours without dripping so your counter-tops won’t be left wet after you are done. 

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: The opening is slightly narrow so it might be difficult to reach into the kettle. However, the kettle and the lid are both top-rack dishwasher-safe, so there’s that settled.

 

You should take care while placing the kettle onto the burner; the flame should not come higher than the bottom of the kettle or the handle will scorch and melt. Also, the glass is quite strong but still exercise caution while handling.

Pros
  • Whistle
  • Unique
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Drip-free spout
Cons
  • Glass
  • Plastic handle may melt

8. FreshAir by Turbo Pot Fuel-Saving Design

FreshAir by Turbo Pot Fuel-Saving Design
Highlighted Features
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Energy-conserving base
  • Silicone handle
  • Eco-friendly
KitchenFaction Rating
3.5

Construction: The FreshAir tea kettle has a body made out of 18/10 stainless steel. The energy-conserving heat exchanger base, however, is made of 12mm aluminum. The handle is of a soft silicone. So is the spout lever. The spout is covered by a metallic whistle as well. At 2.5 quarts, the kettle is quite large and will cater to all of your boiled-water needs. The base is quite wide and flat, whereas the opening is comparatively small. According to Turbo Pot, the fuel-saving design reduces the emission of CO and NO2, which are cooking-related pollutants.

 

Function: The energy-conserving heat exchanger base heats the water up quite quickly. The whistle of the kettle is quite loud so you don’t have to rely on timers. Also, it’s made of stainless steel so it won’t warp. The soft silicone handle doesn’t get hot and so you won’t have to use dish towels or something like that. The silicone on the spout lever also helps to remove the lever safely. The spout pours drip-free, so making tea is not messy. The handle is designed so that you can have a comfortable, single-handed function. The lid fits comfortably.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: The opening is a bit narrow so it can be a bit difficult to get one’s hand in to clean the insides. You should take care to dry the kettle when you’re putting it away just in case because you don’t want any rust to appear. Always be careful while removing the cover from the spout so you don’t burn yourself.

Pros
  • Stainless steel
  • Quick-heating bottom
  • Whistle
  • Silicone-covered handle
  • Large capacity
  • Eco-friendly
Cons
  • Small lid opening

9. Circulon Stain-Resistant Design

Circulon Stain-Resistant Design
Highlighted Features
  • Heavy-gauge stainless steel
  • Enameled exterior
  • Compact, 2-quart capacity
  • Cute
  • Comes in 3 colors
KitchenFaction Rating
3.5

Construction: The Circulon kettle is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The bottom, also stainless steel, joins seamlessly with the sides so there aren’t any leaks. The big spout has a thick rim and is placed near the top of the kettle. The lid and the opening of the kettle are quite small. The kettle is covered in enamel to protect the steel from the elements. The enamel coating gives the kettle quite a cute look and is available in capri turquoise, kiwi green, and mandarin orange. The kettle also has a whistle and has a compact, 2-quart capacity.

 

Function: The whistle of the kettle is very quiet unless the water is boiling at a very high temperature. If the kettle is full, then the whistle is barely audible so it kind of defeats the purpose. The spout, with its thick rim, makes it hard to pour cleanly and some water ends up dribbling down the sides. The handle is made of bakelite and so it doesn’t get hot, so you can dispense with the kitchen towels. 

 

The handle also has a built-in lever to lift the cover from the spout so you can have a single-handed experience while keeping your hands protected from the steam at the same time.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: The lid of the kettle is very small. Therefore, it’ll be next to impossible to get your hand inside in order to clean it. You’ll most certainly have to use a tool to clean the kettle. Take care that you don’t scratch the exterior as the enamel might come off.

Pros
  • Stainless steel
  • Cute
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Compact
  • 2 quarts
  • Bakelite handle
  • Single-handed use
Cons
  • Small lid
  • Quiet whistle
  • Dripping spout

10. Le Creuset Q3101-17

Le Creuset Q3101-17
Highlighted Features
  • Made of steel
  • Has ceramic enamel
  • 1.8-quart capacity
  • Handle stays cool
  • Wide variety of colors available
KitchenFaction Rating
3.5

Construction: The Le Creuset tea kettle has a sturdy steel construction, while the exterior is completely covered in a ceramic enamel. The kettle comes in a wide variety of colors which makes it great for wedding registries or when you want to match hues at your new place or something like that. The lid is round and removable, with a phenolic knob that stays cool. The spout is covered with a plastic whistle. The base is quite wide. The plastic handle has stainless steel brackets that attach it to the kettle.

 

Function: The very wide base of the kettle allows the water to heat up very quickly as it exposes more surface area to the heat source. The whistle is quite loud and lets you know when your water is done so you don’t have to bother with timers. The plastic handle stays cool and doesn’t necessitate the use of towels or anything. The spout can be uncovered quite easily through a plastic lever that stays cool. However, since it’s not one-handed, exercise caution when you go to remove the cover to protect yourself from the ensuing steam.

 

Cleaning & Maintenance: Be cautious while handling the kettle because if you bang it too much you might end up damaging the enamel. Don’t leave water in the kettle as that might lead to mineral build-up. You shouldn’t put it in the dishwasher… just wash with warm, soapy water, rinse, and dry thoroughly.

Pros
  • Steel
  • 1.8 quarts
  • Plastic handle
  • Wide bottom
  • Whistle
  • Pretty
  • Available in a lot of colors
Cons
  • Enamel might damage
  • Not very large

Things to look for before buying!

Difficult, difficult, difficult! Every kettle is more or less the same… how to make a decision? But ultimately, you want one that really works for you, and doesn’t make you grind your teeth in frustration every time you try to use it.

In looking for the best tea kettle for gas stoves you should check out the following:

  • Material
  • Size
  • Spout
  • Base
  • Handle

Buying Guide

Why do you need a tea kettle for gas stoves?

In this age of electricity, most people prefer electric kettles or microwaves over gas ones. But there is a certain appeal to doing things the old-fashioned way. Having a kettle full of water on the gas stove, listening to it whistle away merrily to signal that the water is done and pouring the hot water onto a tea-bag… all of this has a certain charm.

 

And, of course, skipping the dangerous process of microwaving water entirely is an added bonus. Also, what will one do on those stormy, snowy nights when the power goes out all of a sudden and the only kettle you have is an electric one? How will you boil your water?! That is why you need a tea kettle that can be used on a gas stove.

Which is the best tea kettle for you?

Okay, so you’re going to get yourself a kettle. But how will you know it is the best one for you? What you need to do is figure out exactly what you require from your kettle. Like the quantity of water you will need in one go, etc.

 

Do you want a sturdy piece that just does the job well, or do you want one that you can leave out and it will add to the decor? Is a whistle something that is a necessity or do you prefer open spouts? Will you be able to put up with using dish towels to hold the kettle or do you absolutely require a handle that stays cool? 

 

For your  tea kettle to be compatible with your wishes, you need to look into the following things in detail:

 

Material: Kettles come in steel, aluminum, and cast-iron… to name a few. Stainless steel is a good choice as it is lightweight and easy to clean, but it heats up a bit slower than aluminum, for example.

 

Copper kettles are very pretty and heat up well as copper is a good conductor of heat but the metal requires proper care like cleaning and polishing or it gets tarnished and starts to look quite ugly.

 

Aluminum is also a popular choice because it heats up quickly. In fact, many heavy-based kettles use aluminum in the base of the kettle so it heats up quickly.

 

Glass kettles are a pretty option and it’s fascinating to watch the water start to bubble. They do, however, require care because you don’t want to smash your kettle by knocking it into something.

 

Cast-iron is a good option as it heats up really quickly and also retains heat well but it is a bit on the heavy side and is prone to rusting if you aren’t careful with it.

 

Base: The base of the kettle is an important feature. It should be thick in order to withstand the direct flame. Kettles with thick 5-ply bases are great as they heat the water up very quickly and the base is also preserved well. Also, the base should fit well on the burner of your gas stove. Too big won’t heat up properly and too small will end up scorched and melted as the flames will lick up its sides. 

 

Size: How much water will you require in one go? If you need enough water for one, a small, 1-liter kettle will make the best tea kettle for you. If, however, you need hot water to make tea for a large family, you should definitely go for a 3-quart kettle or something like that.

 

Whistle: A kettle with a whistle is not something absolutely necessary; you can make do with a timer as well or just by approximation. However, a whistle lets you know when the water is ready so you can do other things instead of waiting next to the stove. Also, it covers the spout so you won’t be having any accidental splashing.

 

Aesthetic appeal: The aesthetic appeal of a kettle is not the most important point to consider. You can always prefer function over the looks of the kettle. However, you might want your kettle to stay on the counter or the stove-top to add to the overall decor of your kitchen. For that purpose, you should get a kettle that looks pretty and functions according to your requirements as well. You don’t want to have to replace your kettle just after a few months because it has started leaking and has become just a decoration piece. 

 

Cleaning: While looking for a tea kettle, you need to keep an eye on the size of the lids. A large opening will let you clean the insides easily while a small one will require a brush. 

 

You might wonder why one would need to think about cleaning something that will only be used to boil water. True, but over time kettles acquire a mineral build-up that you will definitely want to clean.

Conclusion

This is it, people. You have all these kettles to choose from. The best one, in my opinion, is the Willow & Everette kettle as it packs everything in one piece.

Choose wisely, brew tea, and live life!

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