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The Best Stovetop Kettles

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and kettle bubble.

By Updated Sept. 1, 2022

What You Need To Know

Stovetop kettles are simple vessels for heating water. But anyone who’s had a bad one knows how irritating they can be. Poor kettles are apt to whistle too faintly or painfully loudly, rattle and clank on the burner, and be too cumbersome to hoist—or, conversely, too tiny to make a full-size pot of tea. Their handles can get too hot, they can make a splashy mess when pouring, and th...