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Best Brushed Stainless Steel Kettles

Updated on September 23, 2014

Why a Brushed Stainless Steel Tea Kettle?

Stainless steel is so cool! The look, strength, and utility of stainless steel make it a first choice among designers of everything - from large appliances to small. The average contemporary kitchen includes a brushed stainless steel kettle, toaster, toaster-oven - in addition to faucets, sinks, refrigerator and oven doors.

Clean: It's clean looking and clean tasting.Keep it clean, and it will not discolor or taint the taste of your tea. Its one-piece construction eliminates the potential for places to hide for bacteria or left-over flavors. Although abrasive cleansers can scratch stainless steel, you can wash and scrub it with dish washing liquid or stainless steel cleaner..

Versatile: Depending on the design, the stainless steel kettle can heat water, soup, cocoa, or just about any liquid. The taste won't linger to affect the taste of your tea.

Energy-saving: Heating up an electric kettle takes less energy than heating up a stove top burner.

Durable: Stainless steel resists dents, chips, and cracks. Yours will stay good-looking, useful, and reliable with minimal care.

Top Choices in Stove Top Kettles

KitchenAid Teakettle 2-Quart Gourmet Essentials Stainless Steel Kettle , Brushed
KitchenAid Teakettle 2-Quart Gourmet Essentials Stainless Steel Kettle , Brushed

This large-capacity kettle is a sleek modern design with retro touches. Round at 10 inches, its arching handle reaches 12 inches. Handles on lid, kettle, and spout have soft silicone protectors, and the kettle whistles loudly when ready. Comes with KitchenAid's limited lifetime warranty, an extended replacement warranty for the first year.

 
Creative Home 72214R Simplicity Brushed Stainless Steel Tea Kettle, 1.5-Quart
Creative Home 72214R Simplicity Brushed Stainless Steel Tea Kettle, 1.5-Quart

Museum-quality elegant in its simplicity, this teapot easily serves two. It looks great just sitting on the stove, but its wide mouth and lid and comfortable handle make it easy fill and pour.

 
Calphalon 2-Quart Stainless Steel Tea Kettle with Whistle
Calphalon 2-Quart Stainless Steel Tea Kettle with Whistle

Calphalon's entry is a space-age looking piece with black accents on the lid, and its spout is integrated with the sturdy black handle for ease in pouring.

 
OXO Good Grips Classic Tea Kettle, Brushed Stainless
OXO Good Grips Classic Tea Kettle, Brushed Stainless

This OXO pick has a frontier retro look. Tall and bold-looking, its large handle angles away from the spout. The adjustable black handle grip is heat resistant and non-slip, allowing the user to hold the kettle with ease and without wrist strain - filled or empty. Spout opens automatically at pour and can be set to prevent the whistle.

 

Top Choices in Electric Kettles

Some tea-drinkers prefer the convenience of an electric kettle. You can still find a quality brushed stainless steel kettle on the shelf of electric items available online.

Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle
Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle

This electric kettle could pass for a restaurant blender - upright and industrial cool in design. The Breville heats waters to temperatures specific to the taste the major teas. Did you even know tea has a favorite temperature: 175ºF for Green Tea; 185ºF for White Tea; 195ºF for Oolong Tea; or 212ºF for boiling and black tea. From kitchen to table service, it is a beautiful treat.

 
Capresso 276.04 H2O Pro Programmable Cordless Water Kettle, Brushed Stainless Steel
Capresso 276.04 H2O Pro Programmable Cordless Water Kettle, Brushed Stainless Steel

Less expensive, but handsome, too, this cordless Capresso steeps tea at the correct temperature for the right time.You can program 11 heating temperatures and two warming settings. Fast, quiet, slip-free, it can be served on the dining table.

 
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle

Bigger and priced between the Breville and the Capresso, Cuisinart branding rarely disappoints.LED indicators on the handle mark your settings. A swivel base lets you remove it and return it within two minutes without resetting heating controls. It also includes back-lit water measurement marks,auto shutoff to avoid burnout, and a washable scale filter. Comes with 3-year limited warranty.

 
The Sharper Image Select-A-Temp 1.7L Stainless Steel Cordless Digital Kettle
The Sharper Image Select-A-Temp 1.7L Stainless Steel Cordless Digital Kettle

This big baby is classic Sharper Image modern prize. A flat-top with stay-cool handle, the digital temperature control selects temperatures from 110ºC to 212ºF. The handle display features a stay warm mode that holds desired temperature for 30 minutes before turning off.

 
KRUPS BW500 1.8 quart Electric Kettle, Stainless Steel
KRUPS BW500 1.8 quart Electric Kettle, Stainless Steel

It's pricier than some,but it is a Krups, after all. Branded with the Krups tradition of quality and industrially elegant design, this brushed stainless steel kettle offers 1500 watts of power on a360-degree rotatable base. It comes with dust-cover, screw top lid, and an anti-scale filter. This 1.8-quart capacity small appliance is all modern angles and curves, and it comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

 

Buying Your Next Kettle

Do not buy your next kettle on the spur of the moment, especially it represents an investment. Think over your options. You need counter-top space among your other appliances for an electric model. They boil water faster than stove-top models, but they are safer with automatic shut-off. However, the size of most stove-top models allows for more creative design.

Choose your kettle size based on your tea-drinking habits. Small meets most needs, and large can be heavy to lift and slower to boil. Choose your brushed stainless steel kettle for versatility, durability, usability, and beauty.

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