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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:25:03 AM


I have a bad habit of turning the tea kettle on and forgetting about it. I have an OLD Corningware kettle... With the blue flowers on it.

The only thing I really wanted this year was a new kettle that whistled

Dh doesn't understand since I could boil water in the microwave but yk I forget about that too and my water ends up cold.

I can hear the whistle from my new one across the house


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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:31:22 AM
Yay! My mom had that Corningware kettle with the blue flowers on it, too. That puppy was OLD. You deserved a new one! LOL

Merry Christmas!



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Posted: 12/25/2012 4:44:41 PM
I didn't know you could still get kettles that whistle. How cool!! Is it a stove top kettle or electric?

We were at my Aunt's house for Christmas dinner last night and she turned the kettle on. Several minutes later we heard this whistling sound and we're all looking around saying "What's that noise?". Then we worked out it was the kettle. I don't think any of the kids there have ever heard a whistling kettle.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:10:08 PM
We went to the in-laws the other day and there was whistling the entire time we were there. It was her teapot and she puts it on the stove on a simmer to add moisture to the house-for hours at a time. I don't know how she can listen to that whistle all day.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:31:52 PM
my mom has that corningware one, too!


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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:33:13 PM

We went to the in-laws the other day and there was whistling the entire time we were there. It was her teapot and she puts it on the stove on a simmer to add moisture to the house-for hours at a time. I don't know how she can listen to that whistle all day.
I love my whistling kettle...I also love that I can choose to open the spout and deactivate the whistle. I couldn't listen to it all day long!


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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:39:27 PM
It's kind of funny that some of you didn't know you could buy whistling tea kettles! LOL I didn't know you could buy a tea kettle that didn't whistle...how would you know your water was done?


We went to the in-laws the other day and there was whistling the entire time we were there. It was her teapot and she puts it on the stove on a simmer to add moisture to the house-for hours at a time. I don't know how she can listen to that whistle all day.


That's just weird...you can open the kettle and let it continue to boil without whistling! She must be hard of hearing, otherwise how could she listen to it for hours at a time?

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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:48:10 PM
I love the whistle feature!

It's an orange kettle from rachael ray


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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:10:03 PM

It's kind of funny that some of you didn't know you could buy whistling tea kettles! LOL I didn't know you could buy a tea kettle that didn't whistle...how would you know your water was done?



The only kettles I see in the stores these days are electric kettles that turn themselves off when they are boiled. You don't really need to 'know' when your water is done because it boils in about 30 seconds!

That's why I asked whether it was a stove top kettle. That would explain the whistle. Next time I'm at the shops I'm going to see if they sell whistling kettles - it might just be that I haven't noticed them before. Not since the 70s anyway LOL.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:22:19 PM
I didn't know there was such a thing as an electric kettle lol


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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:31:36 PM
I just need a mug that will whistle when my tea is done steeping!

It's always nice to hear when someone gets what they wanted for Christmas! Enjoy your whistling kettle.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:40:19 PM
Electric kettles bah! I don't trust those new-fangled things. There is no way you can properly boil water in 30 seconds!

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Posted: 12/25/2012 9:27:40 PM

I didn't know you could buy a tea kettle that didn't whistle...how would you know your water was done?
You can tell by the sound of the water and the steam whether or not a kettle is at a full boil or near-boil.

My parents have a stove-top kettle and mine is electric and they both whistle. I prefer a non-whistling kettle since the sounds irritates me.






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Posted: 12/26/2012 1:40:37 AM

I didn't know there was such a thing as an electric kettle lol


OK, now I am *really* confused LOL!!! Maybe what you all call a kettle is different to what we call a kettle here.

What would you call these thing that you boil water in to make a cup of tea or coffee:



Because they are what I would call a kettle. A cordless electric kettle.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 7:09:25 AM
OMG, I have been looking all over for one of those old corning tea kettles. I used to have one and I loved it. Can't buy those anywhere now.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 7:19:44 AM
Of COURSE you can buy it!! They're all over Ebay!



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Posted: 12/26/2012 7:25:58 AM
AussieMeg, I rarely see an electric kettle here. Regular stove-stop ones have been "trendy" for a while, though, with certain high-end kitchenware makers or celebrity chefs including them in their cookware lines, preferably in several colors to better match one's kitchen decor.



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Posted: 12/26/2012 7:55:10 AM
Oh my goodness, I love that purple kettle. My kettle looks more like the boring white one on the left. I love the look of the stove-top kettles, but I haven't seen any in the stores for the past few years. I use an electric kettle, but I always feel that something is lacking from the experience. Maybe because I grew up with my parents making tea every day with a stove-top kettle. I don't know. But I think I'd feel more charitable about my electric kettle if it looked like that purple one. lol


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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:45:35 AM
Because "having tea" isn't such a big thing here in the US, those fast ( and great) electric teapots are not all that common. I only see them used when I watch BBC tv shows. In fact, I'm betting many American Peas would be surprised at how quickly you can plug those teapots in and get really hot water!

However, one of my daughters spent some time in Kenya where EVERYONE stopped for "chai" time during their workday. They used electric kettles and she loved it so much she bought one herself when she returned to the US.

It's a cultural difference I think.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:51:06 AM

This is what our kettles look like. I prefer this kind over the kind Aussie Meg posted a picture of, for some reason.






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