Since time immemorial tea has been an essential part of most people’s diet and even before the onset of technology, people back then had developed their unique tea kettles to store this precious commodity and also present it to the dining table in style. Many years later, tea kettles are still essential and just like any other kitchen item they have become much better and below is a review of some of the best copper tea kettles and also our ratings on each of them.
Our rating – 3.4 out of five
Simplex has a reputation for bringing forward the best kitchen items to the market and their Heritage 2-quart copper kettle is no exception. Besides its budget-friendly price, It boasts a lot of great features which make it a must-have for many tea lovers. Below are more about its features.
Before you can get to its performance features, its striking design will attract you. It boasts a traditional Victorian style and its high gloss copper finish will help add a touch of unique to your kitchen countertop.
High heat conduction
The design is not the only thing that is good about this kettle because its high heat conduction is even better. This is due to the fact that is made of high quality and solid copper, it heats up quickly even when your gas stove is burning low, and hence it is energy efficient because you don’t need a lot of heat to warm or make your tea.
One of the things most kettle buyers look at while purchasing a copper tea kettle for gas stove is the lid, and this one will not disappoint. It fits its opening correctly ensuring that no steam escapes for faster heating and also for safety purposes. It also whistles loud enough to let you know when tea is ready but still silent enough not to wake your baby. If you see any steam escaping, then you need to adjust the lid because you haven’t positioned it well.
It has a nickel lining on its interior which further increases the heating rate and also prevents any additional flavors to your tea. Additionally, the wooden handle ensures that you will never have to burn your handles anymore or look for towels when you need to remove it from your gas stove while the pouring spout is designed well enough to prevent the steam from burning you when you pour into a cup or any other medium.
It comes with a chrome-plated color which means you need to clean it regularly. Fortunately thanks to its high gloss finish it does not easily stain and is also easy to clean. As for the inside, all you need is water a little soap and a simple washing cloth.
Our rating – 4.4 out of 5
Another one of the best tea kettles for a gas stove is the CopperBull heavy gauge. It features an innovative vintage design which adds elegance to your kitchen and also has its unique features. However, we give it a 4.4 out of 5 rating and below is why.
One of the most prominent features of the CopperBull is its durability, and even one look at it will tell you. As the name suggests, it is made of heavy gauge copper and has a thickness of 1mm hence it will withstand the test of time, and you will be using it for many years to come. Each of them is handmade by copper artisans thus you can be sure that they all have equal quality.
If you are a heavy coffee or tea drinker, then it might suit you because it has a 1.6 quarts capacity. However, its capacity is lower than that of Simplex, but it will still reduce the time you have to spend in your kitchen cooking tea, coffee or any other beverage. It also has a wooden handle and thus easy to handle while its lid is tight enough hence no steam escapes.
Thanks to the fact that it is not made of stainless steel and is also free of tin, cleaning is a walk in the park, and besides keeping it clean, it does not require any other form of maintenance. Nonetheless, unlike Simplex, it lacks a nickel lining and hence may impart taste to your beverages.
Our rating – 3.3 out of 5
At about 1.6 lbs. This Old Dutch hammered pot is another utensil you can go for if the other two don’t impress you. It comes at a friendly price and packs excellent performance features. Nonetheless, we give it a 3.3 out five stars rating in comparison to the Simplex kettle.
It prides itself on a German classical model has a broad base making it easy to position on gas stoves, induction hobs, and even countertops. The wooden handle goes on to add to its classy design while the spout is medium sized to enable you to pour enough amount of tea or coffee out of it plus its copper color.
High capacity, heating and other features
As the name tells you, it has a 2-quart beverage capacity and hence comes in handy when you have visitors over. It is made of solid copper which enhances fast heating. It is also nickel lined which means that you will not have to worry about copper taste in your drinks.
Like the others on our list, it does not require much maintenance apart from keeping it clean. However, in comparison to the Simplex kettle, the lid is extra tight which makes it difficult to open when you need to do so. Also because it is not made of thick copper, it can discolor easily if you store it wet.
Each of the above products makes the best copper tea kettle because all of them have their own share of top notch features. What they have in common however is that they all have good designs, they are easy to maintain because all they need is to wash and store them dry and on top of it all come in prices which will not punch a hole in your finances.