Prepare the perfect cup of tea — or pour-over coffee — at home with one of the best tea kettles for a gas stove. These kettles are designed to boil water quickly over a flame and are made from rust-resistant materials. Just as important, they will match your kitchen decor style.
When shopping for your kettle, consider the type of material it's made from:
- Stainless steel: This sleek-looking metal is popular because of how heat-resistant, and durable it is. It's also known to be rust proof. Steel can be very hot to the touch, however, so models with insulated touchpoints (like silicone handles) will help offset the hazard.
- Cast iron: Serious tea drinkers love its distinctive look, and this heavy-duty metal is also known for retaining heat exceptionally well. Traditionally, they're reserved for brewing and serving tea, but there are worthy stove-top safe options. Instead of a conventional Japanese tetsubin, which tends to be more high maintenance, you'll want a kettle with a protective enamel layer that helps guard against rust. Then remember: keep the flame on your gas stove low in order to maintain the integrity of the cast iron.
- Copper: Another decorative option that's been given a modern upgrade, many of these pots now come lined with tin or stainless steel to ensure they are lead-free. Copper is naturally rust-free and heats up quickly, but since it's a softer metal, you'll need to stand by so that you can remove it from the flame as soon as it starts to whistle to prevent scorching.
- Glass: It's the least stylish looking, but it's often the only kind that's dishwasher safe. And because it's transparent, it's also easier to see how much water is inside. Look for borosilicate glass, which can withstand high heat and considered one of the most nontoxic options for boiling water. Just be careful when handling as glass is extra breakable.
You'll find a list of the best tea kettles for a gas stove below.
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