Imagine soft rain hitting the windows, your dog curled up in your lap, the fireplace heating up the room, and a good book in your hands. You’re making tea, of course, but boiling water in a pot? A pain when you go to pour. That old tea kettle you’ve had since college? It’s just that: old. It’s time to up your aesthetic — and your cup of tea — with the best tea kettle for you. Today, we’ve gathered 21 tea kettles that could be just that.
Here at Home Kitchenary, we’re your go-to source for kitchen appliance reviews. From buyer’s guides to recommendations for the *cutest* tea kettles money can buy, you can count on us. In fact, while you’re here, be sure to check out our 12 Best Tea Kettles – Buyer’s Guide and 12 Best Detox Teas – Buyer’s Guide. We’ve separated today’s 21 tea kettles into four distinct categories: gooseneck tea kettles, retro + trendy tea kettles, Japanese tea kettles, and modern tea kettles. We’re happy to spill the tea on the best ones out there!
Gooseneck Tea Kettles
Alright, so there are so many good tea kettles out there that we felt the need to categorize a bit. Not sure what a gooseneck tea kettle is? A gooseneck tea kettle has a thin, narrow spout that begins toward the base of the kettle itself; this allows for more control and a smooth, even pour, which makes it great for pour-over coffee! This blog post may be all about the best tea kettles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be shopping for your coffee as well. An elongated gooseneck allows for such a steady pour that it accentuates the aroma and flavor of your coffee beans.
Here are the best gooseneck tea kettles we found online:
This electric pour-over kettle is perfect for heating up water for tea or coffee — it even allows you to have complete control over the temperature AND has a feature to keep the water warm. Just how precise are we talking with that temperature control? From 100°F to 212°F, you can adjust the water one degree at a time. You can boil up to one liter of water within 5 minutes with this sleek-looking tea kettle that will look right at home on your kitchen counter.
Don’t you just swoon over this gooseneck tea kettle in warm pink? If not, then Fellow did you a solid by adding a maple handle and lid pull to put the cute sophistication over the edge. Of course, there are other colors available if pink isn’t for you. From copper to matte black (to matte black with a walnut handle and lid pull!), you have options.
Yes, this electric gooseneck tea kettle is more expensive than others; however, with more than 4,000 ratings scoring it at a 4.5/5, something must be good about it. You can keep your water warm for up to 60 minutes, the minimalist base features a sleek LED display for temperature, and the pointed spout allows for a powerful yet precise stream. Fellow is a small business that got its start in 2013 via Kickstarter, so you’d also be supporting a small business — and looking good while you do.
I’m sorry but could this tea kettle BE any cuter?? With the minty green color (but it is also available in copper and white!), the brown accents, the sleek, counter-space-saving design, and the retro feel, it’s safe to say we’re head over heels. It also clocks in with an impressive 4.6 stars from almost 4,000 reviews.
This tea kettle features a stainless steel interior, an ergonomic handle with an anti-scald design, and an automatic shut-off design. With all these features and its simple yet beautiful design, this gooseneck tea kettle is certainly worth its relatively low price tag. It also features a handle that connects on the top and bottom of the kettle, unlike other gooseneck tea kettles we’ve featured here.
Aesthetic aside, this may still be the best tea kettle for you, especially if you’re looking for a tea kettle on a budget. While it’s lower in cost, it’s certainly not lower in design or function. Like other gooseneck tea kettles, it offers a precise pour; however, it also offers a unique, ergonomic, non-slip handle to make sure your grip is great. Its full capacity is 40 ounces, so this is great for when you’re not trying to boil ~gallons~ of water at once. This unique, stylish design is also available in stainless steel instead of copper.
If you’re looking for an electric gooseneck tea kettle with a smaller base, then this could be the best tea kettle for you. It boils water in 3-4 minutes, is fully stainless steel, and features anti-overheat and auto-shutoff protection. Thanks to all of its stainless steel features, it’s also guaranteed 100% BPA free, so you can stay safe and enjoy the pure taste of water. Almost 2,500 Amazon users have rated it as a 4.6 out of 5. With the swoonworthy matte black color, the safety features, and the sleek design, this is a tea kettle you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Retro + Trendy Tea Kettles
Not feeling the modern gooseneck tea kettle design? Looking for something more specifically for tea than coffee? The best tea kettle, of course, is the one that meets your needs while also meeting your aesthetic. Browse these retro tea kettles to see if these are more up your alley:
Though it’s only been around since 2014, SUSTEAS has become a well-known brand within the industry — and it’s no surprise! With superior design, function, affordability, and versatility, they’ve quickly become a fan favorite. This particular tea kettle offers that retro whistling to signify it is done boiling, but it goes further than that. The cool touch ergonomic handle will prevent burns, it can hold up to three liters, the whistling is actually loud enough that you can hear it in another room, and there’s a push button for easy pouring. This specific style is also available in red and white.
Are you drooling over that light turquoise color just like we are? Well, buckle up, because there’s more where that came from. BELANKO offers amazing tea kettles in a wide variety of ~fantastic~ colors; one of our favorites (besides this one) is the starry white color.
One of our favorite features on this tea kettle is actually its folding handle; we have a pretty small kitchen, so we’re always looking for ways to maximize space, and a little can go a long way. Additionally, this retro tea kettle offers a 2.5-liter capacity, a soft handle with a simple-press spout, BPA- and teflon-free stainless steel that won’t rust, and a loud whistle to notify you of your boiling water.
Looking for a pop of color on your countertop? Look no further than this tea kettle from ROCKURWOK. Even if yellow isn’t quite your vibe, ROCKURWOK offers a variety of bright shades to capture your interest. Speaking of meeting your wants, you can even choose from a variety of sizes: 1.6 QT, 2.5 QT, and 2.7 QT. The 1.6-quart tea kettle is just right for a couple, so you may want larger if you are frequently making tea for more than two people.
The wooden handle insulates so you don’t get burned, the kettle can be used on a variety of stovetops, and the automatic whistle, though loud, makes a pleasant sound.
Maybe you trust a familiar brand. Maybe you dig the look. Maybe all of your kitchen appliances are Le Creuset and you want your tea kettle to match. Whatever it is, you can’t go wrong with this Le Creuset whistling tea kettle, which, of course, is available in all of the brand’s well-known colors.
Due to the larger base size on this tea kettle, there’s greater contact with your heat source (which can be anything: gas, electric, ceramic, induction, etc.) and your water will boil quickly. Then, once your water has reached a rolling boil, the tea kettle will give a single-tone whistle alert. Once you go to pour the water, et voilà: no burns, thanks to the heat-resistant ergonomic handle. This tea kettle’s capacity is 1.7 quarts, so if you’re looking for something a bit smaller but still want Le Creuset, then consider their demi tea kettle, which holds 1.25 quarts and features a more narrow design.
I’m sorry, but can you even? Whether you’re hosting a tea party or you’re just digging the vibe of this unique teapot with floral decals and a crystal lid pull, we can’t blame you for racing to add this retro tea kettle to your collection. MacKenzie-Childs is a well known brand and their Flower Market collection will look right at home on your stovetop (note: it should not be used on induction stovetops).
There are a variety of patterns to choose from in the Flower Market collection, and each one is as unique and beautiful as the last… and we mean unique: these are hand decorated, so no two are identical. Because it is hand decorated and such a statement piece, be sure to take care of this “tea party tea kettle” appropriately; we already mentioned not using it on induction stovetops, but you should also only use low to medium heat, hand wash with mild soap, and dry immediately after cleaning it. This tea kettle holds two quarts, and it’s important to note that it doesn’t whistle like many other retro tea kettles we’re featuring here. If you love this style but want a whistling tea kettle, then check out the MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market Whistling Tea Kettle; it doesn’t come in as many patterns, but it’s still cute as can be.
This retro tea kettle is going down in our books as one of the most retro-meets-futuristic tea kettles that money can buy. Just look at it! From the one-piece handle with a bold curved design to the cute-as-can-be thermometer display to the bronze accents, we can’t get enough. But wait! There’s more! We’re loving the spout filter that officially convinces us that this tea kettle is designed with both function and design in mind.
If you’re one of those people who want your tea to be just right (and you probably are if you’re reading this blog), then you’re in luck with this tea kettle with a temperature display. Sure, a lot of the gooseneck tea kettles show this, but it’s harder to find in a retro design. This will allow you to get your water to just the right temperature for your type of tea:
- White and green: 170°F – 185°F
- Oolong: 180°F – 190°F
- Black and herbal: 208°F – 212°F
Sotya took an already good tea kettle and then made it even better: they reinforced the handle with a combination of anti-scalding silicone and stainless steel so you no longer burn your hands or grab your tea kettle with a towel or oven mitt. This large tea kettle can hold 2.5 quarts of water and will whistle loud and clear when it’s done so you can get to steeping some tea. Available in chili red, classic blue, and lemon yellow, this retro tea kettle will be a welcome pop of color in your kitchen no matter whether it’s summer or winter.
Japanese Tea Kettles
Japanese tea kettles will actually be made of cast iron, unlike the other great tea kettles we’ve shown you in this blog. Known as tetsubin (鉄瓶) in Japanese, the translation literally means “iron pot.” Japanese tea kettles typically hold 0.5 – 5 liters of water, and they’re made of cast iron because it’s believed to enhance and enrich the taste of boiled water, which is exactly what you want when making a cup of tea.
Curious if cast iron is worth it? Take a look at the Japanese tea kettles we’ve featured here to see if one catches your eye:
This light green Japanese tea kettle is the one we’re most likely to buy from TOPTIER, but never fear: this company offers this lovely tea kettle in a variety of colors if light green isn’t for you. It’s durable, stovetop safe, and comes with modern features you may not expect with such a classic design:
- Extra fine removable stainless-steel infuser
- Non-drip spout
- Ergonomic handle that stays cool to the touch
- Very durable, strong cast iron
- Eco-friendly, non-toxic surface painting
- Anti-rust, easy-to-clean interior enamel lining
This Japanese tea kettle holds 22 ounces (but it’s recommended to not exceed 17 ounces) and can even be used for cold brewing tea in the refrigerator.
One thing we love about this cast iron tea pot is that it comes with both an infuser and a trivet, so you can fashionably and safely set this Japanese tea pot down on your table when hosting others or just enjoying a quiet moment to yourself. With a 34-ounce capacity, this kettle is on the larger end for Japanese tea kettles. It also features a heat-resistant sleeve on the handle to prevent burns. This tea pot does not have an enamel interior, but the cast iron has been ground down significantly to make the interior incredibly smooth.
Some tips for keeping this tea kettle in its best shape:
- Keep the inside dry between uses and towel dry after use. This should prevent rust.
- Use filtered water whenever possible. This will improve the taste of the water and prevent rust from hard water.
- You may use a variety of heat sources, but you should never use a microwave with this Japanese tea kettle.
This traditional Japanese tea kettle can hold 27 ounces, but it’s recommended to only fill the kettle itself to 70% capacity. However each tea cup — which are included! omg! — holds one ounce of water, so the size of the tea kettle shouldn’t be an issue. Pot, cups, and trivet are all included in your purchase, and they feature a traditional design that holds a lot of meaning; Everything is in a plum color, and when a magpie is on plum, it signifies good luck. The design comes from a Chinese painting. This elevates the set significantly because it’s not just beautiful, but it’s functional and meaningful as well.
This tea kettle will work on a gas stove, induction cooktop, or a ceramic stove. The enamel interior makes for an easy clean-up, the large spout allows for a good pour, and the included trivet will protect any surfaces on which you place the kettle. Whether you’re hosting a chanoyu (tea ceremony) or simply want a beautiful set for your home, this Japanese tea kettle will serve you well.
Love the idea of a cast iron teapot but want a more retro look than a traditional tetsubin? We’re digging the vibes of this traditional-meets-modern Japanese tea kettle. This teapot is from Toptier, which we featured as the first Japanese tea kettle in this blog, but it has a revamped design. It has all the same features as that tea kettle, with a few other noteworthy points:
- It’s available in three sizes: 30 oz, 40 oz, and 54 oz
- It’s available in a variety of colors: Aqua, black, blue (featured here), green, pink, white, and yellow. The black and yellow tea kettles feature a black handle instead of gold.
- Modern meets tradition: with the angled diamond pattern, it’s a symbol of simplicity and purity.
Again with the modern meets traditional tetsubin! We’re drooling over the color and pattern combination in this bright, fun Japanese tea kettle. We featured a Sotya tea kettle in the “Retro + Trendy Tea Kettles” category of this blog, and here they’ve brought that fun retro style to a traditional Japanese tea kettle without sacrificing in quality or function. Inspired by fruit elements, this tea kettle boasts beautiful, artistic oranges on the lid to match its orange body; the purple tea kettle features grapes on the lid; the green tea kettle features avocados on the lid.
Not sold yet? Check out some of its features that go beyond the looks:
- Ergonomic handle that is cool to the touch
- Curved spout for a smooth pour without drippage
- Refined and durable cast iron for long-lasting use and better-tasting tea
- Enamel-coated interior for easy cleaning and rust prevention
- Detachable, ultra-fine, stainless steel infuser is included
- Foldable handle for easy storage
Modern Tea Kettles
For the most part, the gooseneck tea kettles listed earlier in this blog are the current modern look; however, we’d be remiss not to mention a few more that just don’t quite fit that category:
There are more than 15,000 ratings scoring this glass tea kettle with a whopping 4.6 out of 5 stars. From appearance to functionality, this could be the best tea kettle for you. With an elegant, clear borosilicate glass, this modern tea kettle will allow for a visual treat every time you brew a cup of tea. Because of the high quality of the glass, you won’t have to sacrifice on durability, feel, or temperature stability.
Most tea kettles are not dishwasher- or microwave-safe, which makes this one all the more enviable as it can go in the dishwasher or microwave. It holds 40 ounces, features a non-drip spout and a large handle, and even has a vented lid to release steam as your tea steeps.
When you want all the features of a glass tea kettle with ultra-modern features, you may want the Viante electric glass kettle. It comes with a removable tea infuser that you can use with tea bags or loose leaf tea, and the lid is removable as well.
What we love about it, though, is the precise temperature control much like you’ll find in gooseneck tea kettles. The temperature control will even let you know what temperature is best for what type of tea, so you don’t have to search Google every time you brew a new type. This electric tea kettle can also keep your water at the precise temperature for up to 30 minutes. Finally, it’s made of 304 stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and BPA-free plastic; all of this adds up to less scaling and corrosion, though you should still wash it regularly and empty it completely after each use.
It’s your favorite diner’s coffee pot meeting a modern design, and we’re here for it. We love the classic handle and spout with the more modern glass that allows you to see what’s happening inside. And, we gotta say it: we love that it has “Whistling Kettle” printed on the outside in modern typography. We can’t get enough!
This whistling tea kettle can heat up to 48 ounces of water, is made from high-quality borosilicate glass, is BPA free, and is safe on the top rack of the dishwasher. This kettle comes with a steel heat diffusing trivet, which you should use between coils and glass when heating water on an electric range; the trivet isn’t necessary on gas or glass stovetops. You should know that the handle may become hot during use, therefore oven mitts are suggested; this is different than most tea kettles in this blog that feature cooling features in the handles. Many reviews also make it very clear to heat over a medium heat ONLY because the handle can melt with higher temperatures; users say the guide that comes with it is comprehensive and that if you follow it, then you won’t have any problems.
Last but certainly not least is this modern beauty. With a half moon of exposed glass and the other half covered by a durable, protective holder (that matches the handle and lid), this is the epitome of a modern tea kettle. It is also available in black, pink, or a multicolor option of turquoise, yellow, and pink. It holds up to 40 ounces of water.
The high-quality borosilicate glass allows you to view the water clearly so you can brew to your desired strength, and the mesh infuser is excellent for loose leaf teas, though you could use tea bags as well; however, the infuser is removable in case you’d like to brew a blooming or flowering tea. This modern tea kettle is also dishwasher and refrigerator safe, meaning (1) easy clean-up and (2) you could even infuse waters in the fridge.
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