Medelco 12-Cup Glass Stovetop Whistling Kettle

 

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Ma Cook Was impressed with the look of it. Gave it as a gift.

mu I just received this kettle and used it for the first time. (I replaced my Rival copper bottom kettle, because I don't want to ingest the metals.)



This Medelco glass kettle is absolutely fantastic for the price! I am VERY happy with this purchase. It was shipped fast and was packed well.



I was curious about the noise level of the whistle after reading other reviews. But, it is definitely loud enough to hear from within about 800 square feet. (If you don't want to boil it dry by mistake you might want to set a kitchen timer as a backup just in case you have music playing or other loud noises.)



The lid also comes off without any trouble. The handle is a heavy heat resistant plastic and stays cool so you do not need to use a hot pad or worry about that. (Just watch the steam escaping through the hole in lid before you take it off. I waited about thirty seconds for the boiling to calm down and the steam to dissipate and I popped the lid off without a hitch!)



[...] The protector that comes packed inside of the kettle is supposed to be placed on the burner between the glass bottom and the burner - outside of the kettle



I recommend this product. It is a great buy [...].



Don't hesitate if it is what you are looking for.

Nik I've had this kettle about a month now and enjoy it. It's neat to be able to see the flames of the stove through it and because it's clear you can tell when the water's about to boil.



As one reviewer mentioned, the lid is not hinged. It snaps in place. I push on the lever of the lid anyway, as it then tilts back and directs the steam away from my hand. Lifting the lid creates an opening for the steam to escape towards ones hand.



A note for electric range top owners, this kettle comes with a clover-shaped wire the manufacturer suggests be placed between the kettle and the electric heating element, which seems a little hokey. With gas, it can sit on the burner directly.



Other than those two quirks it's a great kettle and doesn't add trace metals to your tea!

Miss Scarlet I've had this kettle about a month now and enjoy it. It's neat to be able to see the flames of the stove through it and because it's clear you can tell when the water's about to boil.



As one reviewer mentioned, the lid is not hinged. It snaps in place. I push on the lever of the lid anyway, as it then tilts back and directs the steam away from my hand. Lifting the lid creates an opening for the steam to escape towards ones hand.



A note for electric range top owners, this kettle comes with a clover-shaped wire the manufacturer suggests be placed between the kettle and the electric heating element, which seems a little hokey. With gas, it can sit on the burner directly.



Other than those two quirks it's a great kettle and doesn't add trace metals to your tea!

aave Ive had probably a dozen old Gemco "Whistler" kettle's and was so sad when I couldnt find a new one anywhere, this is nearly exactly the same, Ive been using a kettle like this since I was about eight or nine years old, when my tea connoisseur apprenticeship began, thanks Gramma, I cant understand what the other reviews about the top are all about, the top pops right off, simple

L. For taste reasons, I've been told it's better to boil tea or coffee water in a glass holder rather than metal, so I was happy to find this item. Some people complain that the lid is hard to lift off. However, I have found that if you "pivot" the lid handle forward, rather than try pulling up, there is no problem.

Of course, use caution. This is a glass/breakable item.

M. Rhodes I bought this kettle for a number of reasons:

1) So I can watch the different "stages of water" for making either white, green or black tea, which need different temperatures to produce optimal tasting tea. You can tell the time is right by the sizes of the bubbles as the water begins to boil.

2) With glass, there is nothing to interfere with the taste of my water and I can see how clean it is inside.

3) I make my own Indian spiced chai from scratch and can prepare everything in this kettle instead of a saucepan. If you've ever made your own chai, you can appreciate this and I don't lose 1/3 of it down the drain anymore because of the pouring spout.



The top is no problem to deal with, either putting it on or taking it off. Unless you set your timer, I wouldn't do without it. It does whistle loud enough to hear from the next room.



If you don't want to use a separate teapot (or don't have one), you can steep your tea directly in this kettle after you've brought your water to the appropriate temperature, either using tea bags or better yet, add loose leaf tea and strain as you serve. In the latter case, I wouldn't boil more water than I'd use for a single serving as your tea will be oversteeped by the next serving.



Don't worry about buying this tea kettle. It isn't as fragile as it looks. It's easy to keep clean.

Jane Great for boiling water for tea and coffee. Since you can see if the water is boiling, the whistle is mainly useful to remind you if you leave the room and forget about it. The lid is not real easy to get on and off, but the pluses are so strong I give it 5 stars. Amazing how different water tastes when boiled in good, pure glass.

ReRe I "inherited" my mother's Whistler and when it broke I could not find a replacement in any of the stores I visited. My husband went on the Internet and found your product which we ordered. It arrived much sooner than expected and was exactly what we wanted. [...]

ng I hate the tea kettles with the handle above the kettle. This was one of the few with the handle on the side. It is easy to pour and fill. I like having a clear glass, with level markings on the side. I know how much water is in the kettle. Great kettle for the price.



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