When I started entertaining at my upstate house I was stunned that many people don't drink coffee. Life without coffee? Never! But with more and more houseguests requesting tea, I decided to go a mission to find not only the perfect tea kettle, but also the perfect teapot. Here are some of those that I love the most.
Designed by Michael Graves for Alessi in 1985, this water kettle is Alessi's best-selling item.
Le Creuset’s pretty and practical kettles quickly boil water for tea, French-press coffee, oatmeal and more. At home in both traditional and contemporary kitchens, this classic design combines the elegant styling of an antique with elements of modern technology. This kettle features a unique locking handle and heat-resistant phenolic knob for easy lifting, pouring and cleaning. Single-tone whistle lets you know when water reaches a rolling boil.
A departure from the traditional silver gravy boat, Ikea's modern rendition is more like a tea pot—and will hold up to 24 ounces of the good stuff. The best part: its double walls will keep the gravy warm throughout the meal so they'll be no need to run to the microwave or turn on the elements again.