Sunday, 22 November 2009


My dear loving readers and visitors,

In this article, I am going to give some basic facts on the tea kettle.

Hope you find it useful.

How to buy a tea kettle? Electric versus stovetop. What are the pros and cons of aluminum, stainless steel, glass, copper, silver and cast iron kettles?

To get the most out of your favorite tea, you need the right tools. Needless to say tea kettle is of no exception. Tea kettle, unlike tea pot is generally placed on the stove when boiling water.

Today there are many types of kettles available in the market. But how do you know which one to pick? Is it really worth to spend more to get an expensive model, or will a cheaper model meet your needs equally well?

In this article, I am going to give you some useful tips that can help you get the right tools. Read on to learn more about how to choose a tea kettle.

Stovetop Versus Electric Kettles

Ask yourself, Which type you prefer?

Advantages of Stovetop Kettles

They are more classical and you may find the old-fashioned stove-top models.

It is more attractive, easy to use, and you do not need a power point. Hence, it is more convenient and suitable to be used outdoors such as gardens. 

For those who want to keep tea-making ritual intact, then boiling water on the stove is a better choice.

Advantages of Electric Kettles

The advantages of using electric kettles are that they boil water much faster and are more convenient.

Moreover, some electric kettles have built in water filters which help to remove hard deposits from the water. Electric kettles are also a better choice for those living in dormitories, where there are no stoves available to boil a late-night cup of tea.

Some electric kettles are equipped with temperature-control features where you can stop heating the water   before reaching the boiling point. This is great for those green and white tea drinkers.

For those who have a busy lifestyle, then electric tea kettle is a much better choice.

In my forthcoming article, I will provide more details of this topic.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you,

James Oh


Shaheen said...

What an interesting article! I will think twice before buying a tea pot now :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,you blog looklike nice.Good article cookers and water.I think.Tea is lovely.I hope at we meet again.Take care=)

Leigh G. said...

Very interesting entry James! My husband is a big tea drinker.

Anonymous said...

I've been using an electric kettle for years now. I've thought about switching to a classic stovetop kettle but I'm not really sure I want to do that.

James Oh said...

Sorry for my late reply, Shaheen. You are right that you should have a second thought.

James Oh said...

Thanks for your info and appreciate if you could pass this blog to him, Leigh. Thanks for your kind action.

James Oh said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, Kata. Look forward to seeing you again.

James Oh said...

I am very glad to see you again, Jason. You may read some of article on tea kettle at my other tea blog and it may give you some help.