Affirmation from FOOD & WINE: The 4 Best Stovetop Kettles of 2023

Affirmation from FOOD & WINE: The 4 Best Stovetop Kettles of 2023

Pros: The kettle is easy to clean; hands can fit in the opening, but it's tight. Water beads off the exterior surface quickly, and there is no discoloration after drying.
Cons: It’s a bit bulky, making it difficult to store.

This stovetop kettle from Susteas would look perfect sitting on display in a modern farmhouse kitchen. The empty kettle is very lightweight; however, it’s heavy when filled, so this kettle may not be ideal if you have weak wrists and arms. Large in size, the kettle covers the entire burner. Storing this one in a cabinet would require a good amount of space due to its large size and shape. 

During our tests, we found the kettle exterior gets very hot when heated. The manufacturer suggests only low heat to prevent the rubber handle and kettle from overheating, which could cause injury or damage to the finish. It has a handle lever that makes it easy to open the spout covering, allowing for a seamless pour. In addition, the “whistle when ready alert” is not loud compared to other brands with this feature. 

The kettle took about five minutes and thirty-nine seconds to boil. We found the heat retention to be quite good; the top of the kettle retained heat for at least ten minutes after heating, so take caution when handling. As an added safety feature, a silicon mitten comes with your purchase. 

The top is easy to remove but is prone to fingerprint marks, while the finish on the kettle's body is fingerprint-resistant. That said, it’s relatively easy to clean even though the opening is tight for somebody with larger hands. The exterior finish has a beading effect on water, making clean-up and drying easy. Overall, this kettle provides fantastic performance and style and is a great choice for everyday use.

  • Capacity: 3.2 quarts
  • Weight: 32.5 ounces when empty, 144 ounces when full
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Compatible Cooktops: Gas, electric, induction
  • Dishwasher safe: No
Person pouring water from the Susteas Stove Top Whistling Tea Kettle into a mug
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