Willow & Everett Tea Kettle

Last updated date: October 1, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

Five layers of metal make this kettle tough as nails, protecting against rust, corrosion and dents. The special aluminum bottom heats up in a flash. Your water also stays hot much longer in this kettle. In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Willow & Everett Willow & Everett Tea Kettle placed 1st when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 1, 2019:
Checkout The Best Tea Kettle for a detailed review of all the top tea kettles.

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,711 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The kettle itself is made out of thick layers of metal and holds heat in for a surprisingly long time after boiling.
- Kitchen Sanity
September 7, 2018 | Full review
Willow & Everett also use five layers of metal which include iron, steel, and aluminum, as opposed to other kettles that only have one or two layers of metal, so you can be assured that the kettle is made from a thicker material, making it longer-lasting.
- Morning Chores
Heats up in a flash because of a special 3D bottom design.Shiny exterior of stainless steel makes it easy to clean
- BestReviews
The surgical-grade stainless steel is smooth, shiny and robust. It holds up well against dents, rust and corrosion, scratches, and more.
- Cookware Junkies
January 10, 2019 | Full review
It is made of high-quality materials that protect it against heat damage and rust while reducing boiling time.
- Product Reviews
June 24, 2019 | Full review
With its sturdy construction that consists of premium surgical grade stainless steel, iron, and aluminum, the kettle’s quality is unquestionable. It is built to last.
- Tea Party Day
June 24, 2017 | Full review
The Willow & Everett Surgical Whistling Stove Top Kettle is made with an aluminum capsule bottom that can evenly spread out the amount of heat it takes to heat up your water. That means less waiting and less worrying for you.
- What Kettle
October 27, 2017 | Full review
The handle grip and spout cap controller of the kettle is covered with heat-resistant silicone to protect your finger from burn by the hot kettle.
- Household Now
The base of the kettle itself actually utilizes numerous different types of metal to ensure that this kettle works perfectly on induction cooktops. These metals include iron, steel, and aluminium. This enables the water in the kettle to boil quickly, and the sheer size of the kettle ensures that the contents of the kettle stay warm for quite a long time after the kettle has been boiled.
- The Storefront Company
It has a mirror finish which adds to the elegance of the appearance. It's easy to clean, making it a great addition to your kitchenware.
- Mama Testa Taqueria
July 26, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
While this kettle has a silicone handle, it’s too hot for bare skin for a couple minutes after it whistles. You’ll want to either wait a bit – you shouldn’t lose too much temperature in your water – or use a pot holder.
- Kitchen Sanity
September 7, 2018 | Full review
Can rust if the kettle is not completely dried after washing
- Morning Chores
Not suitable for an induction stove or cooktop
- BestReviews
The lid tends to rust. Surprising, given the stainless-steel build, but apparently nothing is immune.
- Cookware Junkies
January 10, 2019 | Full review
The only drawback is that it is a little bit heavier, so you may find it more difficult to handle.
- Product Reviews
June 24, 2019 | Full review
Can be at risk of rusting if not washed properly.
- What Kettle
October 27, 2017 | Full review
It is difficult to empty it because of its shape.
- Household Now
This kettle can be quite noisy when in use
- The Storefront Company
It's not entirely rust-proof.
- Mama Testa Taqueria
July 26, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Thicker + More Durable 5-Ply Capsule Bottom Made with FIVE Layers of High Quality Metal Unlike other lighter weight kettles that are made with just two or three layers of metal, this Willow & Everett stove top kettle is made with FIVE layers of high quality metal, including iron, steel and aluminum, formed into an ultra-wide capsule bottom that evenly and quickly heats up your water. That means less waiting and a more efficient tea or coffee brewing experience for you! Just by feeling the weight of the kettle, users can discern the difference in quality and durability for themselves. 12 cup, 2.75 quart capacity 5-Ply Capsule Bottom Boils Faster 1,000+ 5-Star Reviews Beautiful Mirror Finish Soft Silicon Grip Handle FREE Tea Infuser BPA/Teflon-Free Design 1000+ 5-star reviews Amazing Quality, Beautiful Design High-Quality Stainless Steel and BPA/Teflon-Free Design Made with superior craftsmanship Willow & Everett's stainless steel surgical stove top kettle features 18/8 food-grade stainless steel and an ergonomically designed non-slip grip silicone handle. The shiny mirror finish makes this a stand out piece in ANY kitchen and is pretty enough to leave out on your stove! Customers LOVE This Kettle! With over 1,000 five stars, this kettle is the best out there. Don't settle for a cheap knock off/alternative that's made with just 3 layers of metal and is made from worse quality materials. Amazing Quality + Beautiful Design The shiny mirror finish looks beautiful kept out on your stove and the high quality construction will keep you using this kettle for years to come.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Willow & Everett Tea Kettle
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 10
2. T-fal Whistling Coffee and Tea Kettle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
AmazonBasics Electric Tea Kettle
3. AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Hot Water Kettle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
4. OXO BREW Classic Tea Kettle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Pykal Whistling Tea Kettle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
6. KitchenAid 2.0-Quart Tea Kettle
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Hiware Glass Teapot, 1,000ml
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Mr. Coffee Flintshire Tea Kettle
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Circulon 1.5-Quart Sunrise Tea Kettle
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Tea Kettles

Sitting down with a hot cup of tea is a simple, healthy way to add some relaxation to your life. Whether you’re switching from jittery morning coffee to soothing AM herbals, or if you’re constantly adding to an overflowing tea collection, you need a great tea kettle to bring out the tea’s flavors and healing properties. 

There are two main categories of tea kettles: stovetop and electric. Stovetop kettles are the classic appliances that heat up water on your stove’s burner, then whistle when it’s boiling. You can heat water up to a rolling boil in stovetop kettles, which is actually hotter than a standard boil. A good stovetop kettle is made from quality materials, like stainless steel, and it emits a loud, clear whistle. The best stovetop kettles also have heat-resistant handles and hold enough water for several cups of tea. 

Electric kettles boil water on your counter. When you plug it in and turn it on, an electric current runs through a built-in heating coil. The heat brings your water to a boiling point. Many electric kettles have an auto-shutoff feature that kicks in when your water boils. A good electric kettle is made from rust-resistant materials, and it will have a high wattage for faster boiling.

There are also some kettles that combine a classic teapot design with the convenience of stovetop boiling. They’re usually made from heat-resistant glass that’s sturdy enough to use on your stovetop or in your microwave. You can add your own tea leaves with a built-in infuser, so it’s perfect for creating your own blend. 

Choosing the best tea kettle doesn’t have to take a lot of time and effort. We’ve done the research for you, so check out our picks (and our Tips & Advice) before you buy.

DYWM Fun Fact

Americans don’t usually add milk to their tea, but it’s a must for many tea drinkers in European countries. However, adding milk didn’t start because the British loved dairy — it had a lot to do with your financial state.

Low-quality, inexpensive teacups would crack if you poured hot tea directly into them. If your host added milk to your cup before pouring the tea, it offset the tea’s temperature and prevented their budget cups from cracking. Adding a splash of milk after you finished pouring the tea was a signal that you were a bit better off. You could afford teacups that would withstand the tea’s temperature.

Now that we have teacups made from stronger materials, this social dance around the milk in your tea is unnecessary. Pouring milk in first can make dark, overpowering teas taste much better, bringing out flavors that you wouldn’t notice otherwise.

The Tea Kettle Buying Guide

  • First, you’ll have to decide if you want a stovetop kettle or an electric kettle. Stovetop kettles can be lovely, classic additions to your kitchen decor. Electric kettles are great for quicker boiling, and their added safety features are nice if you have young children in your home. 
  • Check out how much water your kettle can hold before you buy. Larger stovetop kettles can hold around 3 quarts of water, while most electric kettles hold between 1 and 1.5 quarts. If the kettle uses a built-in tea infuser, it might not be able to hold as much water. 
  • Heavier stovetop kettles made from stainless steel or glass will outlast kettles made from lighter materials. Glass electric kettles have a longer lifespan than plastic kettles.
  • Looking for an eco-friendly way to enjoy your daily mug of tea? Try buying a stovetop kettle with a built-in tea leaf infuser. You’ll use less paper and plastic when you buy your own leaves. You can even reuse them for extra cups of tea.
  • If you’re using a tea kettle with plastic components, make sure everything is BPA free before you buy. 
  • Take a close look at the cleaning instructions for your tea kettle. You’ll need to hand wash most electric kettles, but there are many dishwasher-safe stovetop kettles. Handwashing any infusers or accessories will help them last longer.
  • You can remove tea stains or hard water buildup with a little bit of white vinegar. For stovetop kettles, boil equal parts water and white vinegar. Turn off the kettle and let it sit for a few hours, then rinse and repeat until your kettle is sparkling. For electric kettles, mix a solution of water and white vinegar and fill your kettle halfway or three-quarters full. Let the kettle come to a boil, then turn it off and let it sit on your countertop for about 20 minutes. Pour out the solution and enjoy your freshly-cleaned kettle.