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Iron Tea Kettle

Aug 17, 2007
Since the middle ages, iron has been used to manufacture cooking utensils, including tea kettles. They are durable and have a long-standing reputation in the cookware manufacturing industry.

When purchasing iron tea kettles, there are many factors to consider, ranging from price, style, durability, capacity, and other special features. In this article, we'll discuss each of these factors to help you decide which iron tea kettle is best for you.

Price

One of the best things about iron tea kettles is their relative low prices. Cast iron is not as expensive as, say, brass or stainless steel. You can typically purchase an iron tea kettle for less than $20 and it could last you for a number of years. However, there are also iron tea kettles that come with a higher price tag.

If you are shopping for iron tea kettles with a budget, it is advised that you compare prices. Of course, this naturally entails that you visit several stores, which can be very inconvenient. You can make things easier by doing your comparison shopping online where you won't even have to leave your home to look at product displays.

Capacity

The capacity of the iron tea kettle comes into play if there are many tea drinkers in your family. For instance, a 10-oz. iron tea kettle may not produce enough cups for a family with five or six tea drinkers. In such a case, you'll be giving your tea kettle a very hard workout, which could wear it out pretty quickly.

On the other hand, if you are only buying an iron tea kettle for your personal use at the office, then you do not really need a 1-litre capacity tea kettle. At most, you'll be consuming three to four cups in a given day. A 1-quart capacity iron tea kettle can produce you more than enough.

Features

The basic requirements of a typical iron tea kettle are a handle with soft, insulated grip, a cover lid, and a spout. You can choose to have your kettle's spout whistled or not. The whistle will help indicate if the water is starting to boil. Some whistles are very loud to enable you to hear it wherever you may be in the house. Others are more subtle, designed for those who do not like noise.

There are also iron tea kettles that feature water windows. Some may even have lines drawn on the window to indicate how much water is inside the kettle. This is a helpful feature as some kettles, if filled with too much water, will boil over. However, this is really just a fancy add-on that you can do without. If you want this feature and you find that its worth the price, then by all means.
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