Best Tea Kettle For Gas Stove

If your kitchen is predominantly gas fueled than electric, you can still enjoy a marvelous cup of tea.  Especially if you’ve got a thing for that whistling sound the kettle makes when your water is boiled!  It looks more befitting in more vintage looking kitchens anyways.

And what’s the alternative?  A saucepan with no lid?  No thanks!

Fortunately there are loads of really good tea kettles on the market designed for use on a gas stove.  The thing is, there are soo many good ones it’s hard to pick just one.

Best tea kettle for gas stove

However, we’ve been scouting around, and we’ve come up with our Top 5 favorites, which we’ll happily review for you shortly.  After that then, we’ve also got a handy buying guide for you which covers everything you might want to think about before you buy.  

And then we top that off with a handy FAQ section which comes complete with answers to one or two of your most frequently asked questions on the subject of tea kettles for gas stoves.

So whether you’re into your good old English breakfast, or a gorgeous fruit tea, or a healthy green tea - we’ve got you covered!  Please read on….

Top 5 Best Tea Kettle For Gas Stove

OUR TOP PICK

Tea Kettle Stovetop Whistling Tea Pot - 2.75 Quart, Stainless Steel, Tea Maker Infuser Included, Single Handle Teapot

Summary

This is a great little tea kettle from the Willow and Everett Store that has also proved hugely popular.  It may cost that little bit more, but we think once you know what it can do, you’ll decide it’s worth it.

First off, it should be said that this is not just a tea kettle - it’s a tea kettle and teapot in one.  That is if you want to use the accompanying tea infuser within the kettle.  But to be honest it's just as easy to simply place the tea infuser in your cup instead.  

But we like this because it means you get to use it with gorgeous fresh loose leaf tea.  It gives more flavor, more aroma, more nutrients, and it’s better for the environment to boot!  Connoisseurs love it.

It’s made with high quality materials such as premium grade stainless steel, and can withstand significant wear and tear whether it be dents, rust, scratches or corrosion.

But that’s not the best thing about the high quality materials.  With its 5 layers of metal in the wide bottom, it heats the water up, not just evenly but super quickly in just 60 seconds (depending on the heat from your stove).

It also sports a large 3 litre capacity, so you can be sure there’ll be enough tea to go around.

It has a very ergonomic non slip handle which is cool to the touch and provides plenty of protection from the heat.

Pros

  • Comes with a tea infuser!

  • High quality materials

  • Boils water in just 60 seconds

  • Large 3 litre capacity

  • 100% BPA free

  • Best bang for your buck

Cons

  • Premium product at a premium price

  • The shape of the kettle means that you have to tilt it quite a bit to get all the water out

EDITORS CHOICE

CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION Borosilicate Glass Stove Top Whistling Tea Kettle - Best BPA Free Whistling Tea Kettle - Best Glass Tea Kettle - 12 Cup Stovetop Glass Whistling Tea Kettle by Medelco

Summary

If you’ve seen the photo, you can see why we would love this stove top tea kettle from the Cafe Brew Collection!

The main part of the kettle is composed of high quality borosilicate glass, and as such, not only is it perfectly safe to use on a gas stove (or on an electric one for that matter), but better yet it’s 100% transparent, meaning you can enjoy watching your water bubble and boil away.

Plus we’re sticklers for that whistling sound it makes when the water’s ready!

We also love it’s large capacity - you can make 12 cups in one sitting with this beauty!

With such a gorgeous aesthetic, it would look good in anybody’s kitchen.

Hey if you’ve got time, you should really check out some of the other Cafe Brew products while you’re there - super cool.

Pros

  • Kettle body is 100% transparent

  • Large 12 cup capacity

  • Whistles when ready

Cons

  • There are a lot of safety recommendations to read through, but safety comes first, right?

BEST VALUE

Barista Warrior Stainless Steel Pour Over Coffee & Tea Kettle with Thermometer for Exact Temperature - Gooseneck Spout Pots - Kitchen Appliances & Dorm Essentials (1.2 Liter, 40 fl oz)

Summary

We love this smart stove top kettle from the Barista Warrior Store!

It may be designed with coffee drinkers in mind, but tea lovers can also enjoy it.  Plus it’s super handy when a coffee loving visitor comes around.

It has two features which really make stand out against other stove top kettles.  There’s a thermometer integrated into the lid of the kettle, which is what makes it go down so well with coffee lovers because it means that they can ensure that the water won’t burn their coffee (or be too cold).

The other stand out feature is the gooseneck style spout.  This allows you to pour the water in a very smooth and precise flow, which is just as beneficial for tea as it is for coffee, and it also means less hot splashing to boot.  It's a win-win for tea and coffee lovers alike!

We also like how the heat resistant ergonomic handle is positioned at the side of the kettle rather than above, as it means there’s no hot steam making its way to your hands as you pour.

It’s been made with premium grade stainless steel that won’t rust, thanks to its double layer metal base.  And it won’t leak either, thanks to it’s airtight lid.

It can brew up to a litre of water at any one time which is enough for about 6 cups of tea or about 4 mugs of coffee.

It’s important to note that this isn’t a whistling kettle, and you will need to keep an eye on the integrated thermometer to check when your water is ready.

It also comes with a full years warranty plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Amazon sometimes has deals on, with this kettle, so it’s worth taking a look now to see if you can catch one.

Pros

  • Thermometer in the lid

  • Gooseneck style spout

  • Handle at side not above

  • Large 1 litre capacity

  • Full years warranty

Cons

  • Premium product at a premium price

  • The copper coated option is not recommended for use on gas stoves.  Bummer.

RUNNER UP

POLIVIAR Tea Kettle, Aqua Blue Tea Pot Stovetop, 2.7 Quart Loud Whistling Coffee and Teapot, Food Grade Stainless Steel for Anti-Hot Handle and No-Rust, Suitable for All Heat Sources (JX2018-DB20)

Summary

This is a great little tea kettle from Poliviar 7379, and available at a very reasonable price too.

The kettle will whistle when it’s ready, so you’re safe to leave the room as you wait for it to boil.

That said you won’t have to wait long because the kettle’s large 8 inch base is designed to maximize heat induction and heat the water quickly.  The boiling is also speeded up thanks to the lid’s 100% seal to maximize the efficiency of the boiling.

It’s made with food grade quality stainless steel and there’s a silicone coated wood look handle which keeps your hands safely away from the hot steam.  On the handle there's a button you can press to open the spout when you’re ready to pour.

The inside of the kettle is well protected against rust, even if you were to regularly leave water inside.

Some of the color options are really something.  There are 7 different options to choose from.  We’re quite partial to the aqua and the seabed colors that have one color blend into the other.  And the gray is quite nice too with its speckled finish.

It’s also available in 2 different sizes.  We like the 2.7 quart version because of the sheer volume of water it can boil at one time, which is great for when you have the family round.

It comes complete with a full years warranty, which is good to know.

Pros

  • Really nice color options

  • Whistles when ready

  • Fast boiling time

  • Large capacity

  • Full years warranty

Cons

  • Not made in the USA

RUNNER UP

Mr. Coffee Flintshire Stainless Steel Whistling Tea Kettle, 1.75-Quart, Brushed Satin

Summary

When we saw just how well this tea kettle was selling, we just had to see what all the fuss was about!

And much of it was obvious - it’s popular because of its bargain price and it’s sheer simplicity.

You simply fill the kettle with water, place it on the stove, light the stove, and the kettle will give you a little whistle when it's ready.

But don’t be fooled by the brand name - it may be called “Mr Coffee” but once that water is boiled you can do with it what you will.  Did someone say Earl Grey?

The handle stays cool throughout the boiling process, and as an additional safety measure, there’s a flip up spout cover.  And it makes pouring easier to boot.

It’s available in 4 different styles which are all pretty similar in terms of the ery nice aesthetic.  And is available in 3 different finishes.  There’s brushed satin, metallic red or mirror polish.

However the different styles (styles not finishes) have different levels of water capacity, so in addition to considering how it would look in your kitchen you need to consider how many people you wish to make tea for at any one time.

These different styles also vary quite considerably in cost.  So you will need to give it some thought before deciding which one you like the best.

Pros

  • Good, well established brand

  • Several style and color options

  • Bargain price regardless of style

  • Important safety features

Cons

  • There have been reports of customers putting it in the dishwasher, and the color has peeled off, so a hand wash is recommended.

Best Tea Kettle For Gas Stove Buying Guide

As promised, here’s our buying guide for you laying out everything you might want to think about before you buy.

How would it look in your kitchen

With such good quality tea kettles on the market, buying the item is less about heating performance and more about how well it will look in the backdrop of your kitchen.

In our Top 5 Picks, we’ve tried to include tea kettles that look really good.  In terms of appearance, our favorite is our Number 2 Pick, the Cafe Brew whistling tea kettle, with it’s special glass!

Brand Name

To be honest, the brand name isn’t everything when it comes to buying tea kettles  for your gas stove.  Sure the bigger name brands do sell more, but there are some really great tea kettles from lesser known brands around on the market at the moment that offer just as much quality a performance as the big name ones do.

We have included one major brand in our Top 5 Picks, but interestingly it didn’t make our Number 1 slot.

Capacity

The more people you have around at any one time, the bigger you need your kettle to be, regardless of what everyone’s favorite hot beverage is.  We recommend that you invest in a tea kettle that can boil at least one litre of water at a time.  That will give you enough cups of tea for 6 people, or a tad less if you use mugs instead, plus a bit extra to water your plants with.

Budget

Tea kettles are typically a very affordable appliance, and it’s possible to get a cheap one for under $10.  But even amongst the best selling tea kettles, like the ones in our Top 5 picks, you should very rarely have to pay more than, say, $50 for your kettle.

If budget is a concern for you, then the cheapest of our Top 5 Picks is the Number 5 Pick, the Mr. Coffee Stainless Steel Whistling Tea Kettle.  However there are differently priced versions on the same Amazon page, so please be careful to select the one you want.

Whistling Noise

Many people love stove top tea kettles for that delightful whistling sound they make when the water has reached boiling point.  If that sounds good to you, then you should check out our Number 1, 2, 4, and 5 Picks.  Or alternatively you could check out our other article, “Best whistling tea kettle” which is available on this link.

But if the whistling noise is not for you, then we can recommend our Number 3 Pick, the Pour Over Kettle with Thermometer.

Quality Materials

Most tea kettles for gas stoves are made with stainless steel.  But this isn’t just to give the kettle a nice sleek look.  It’s very heat resistant, durable and more importantly, rust resistant to boot.

Thick Base

When a tea kettle is being used on a gas stove, it needs to have a thick base in order to withstand such direct heat.  A good example is our Number 1 Pick, the great little tea kettle from the Willow and Everett Store, which sports a 5 layer base.

Handles

While you want your water very hot, you don’t want your hands to be so hot that it's uncomfortable.  Cool to the touch handles are a very important feature of your kettle.  To that end, silicone is a popular material for this but it’s by no means the only option.

If you want your hands to stay cool, the kettle we can recommend for that is the Number Pick, the kettle from Barista Warrior Store because the handle is at the die not the top, away from any steam.

You also want the handle to be ergonomic, since when the kettle is full it can be relatively heavy.

Best Tea Kettle For Gas Stove FAQ's

What’s the difference between a tea kettle and a coffee kettle?

Both of these appliances are great for warming water on a gas stove.  A coffee kettle is slightly different from a tea kettle because of two additional features.  A coffee kettle has an integrated thermometer so that you can check that the water doesn’t quite boil, as this would burn the coffee.  A coffee kettle also has a gooseneck spout which allows the water to be poured more slowly and precisely.  You’ll be pleased to know that you can use either kettle to boil water for you tea.

Can you use a glass tea kettle on a gas stove?

We can confirm that it is possible to use a glass kettle on a gas stove, and our Number 2 Pick, the Cafe Brew whistling tea kettle does just that.  Its borosilicate glass is designed to handle the gas stove’s flames.

There are some safety measures to consider however.  You must always make sure that the kettle has water in it prior to heating. And the glass needs to be heated slowly, so please place it on a medium heat rather than a high heat.

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