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Simplex Heritage 2 Quart Tea Kettle, Copper

by Simplex
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  • Pure tin lining for superior heating
  • Whistles when water boils
  • Will never whistle on either a ceramic or induction stovetop
  • Suitable for gas or electric
  • Heirloom quality construction
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 9 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0000DE6VR
  • Item model number: SIM-HF1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,967 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Hand made in England for over 100 years, Simplex tea kettles are both timeless and durable. This "No. 1" solid copper model features a high gloss finish, pure tin lining, solid brass embellishments, and a beech handle. A unique and attractive addition to your kitchen, it is suitable for use with gas or electric stoves and emits a pleasant whistle when water comes to a boil. Simplex kettles will never whistle on either a ceramic or induction stove top.

Simplex kettles are manufactured to the highest standards combining the virtues and traditions of Victorian design and elegance with the innovations of modern technology.Simplex still follows the original 1903 mission statement, "to manufacture by hand, the highest quality kettles, consistently and without doubt produce the finest craftsmanship available."

When the lid is correctly fitted, which takes time to learn, and snapped in firmly, the kettle will whistle. If you have steam escaping from around the lid, then it is not correctly in place. You should be able to lift the kettle by the lid when it is in place. The kettles, when new, always whistle loudest with the whistle hole in the cap facing the spout. When you shake the kettle you should hear a ball rattle in the spout. Fill to the water line, fit the cap correctly, and the kettle will boil and whistle.

8-1/2" diameter x 10" H, 2 quart capacity



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Customer Reviews

If you want a really good sized, classy tea kettle.
Andrew Nelson
One must not overfill the kettle and even though the lid is snapped tight, water will leak from the top when tipped to pour tea.
ldubeiws
Both chrome finish and copper finish are built from solid copper.
Russell Mead

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A. Morrison on May 5, 2007
I have had my kettel for years and wouldn't trade it for any other kettle. I hate to clean copper. I initially took off the laquer because I wanted to use this kettle. I onlt wash it in soap and water and it has a nice patina that is attractive. The whistle is nice and loud and the water stays warm for a long time after it boils. Its perfect for a second cup of tea without reboiling the water.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Harding on February 7, 2007
We could not be happier with this product. For this price we expected a perfectly-made tea kettle, and we got it. We can hear the whistle clearly from every room in the house, and the spout pours precisely without any accidental drips. We like the way the copper color mellows over time and enjoy how beautiful the kettle looks in the kitchen. It is a sturdy handmade product that can last several lifetimes.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By John on September 1, 2008
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This is a handsome copper kettle, made in England, nice workmanship, large capacity, will fill a big teapot with no problem. I love the kettle and only have one little complaint, which has nothing to do with the workmanship or performance of the kettle. The kettle came with a little sticker of the British flag smack dab on the top side of the kettle, one of those stickers that do not peel off easily, and I had the devil of a time removing it without marring the copper finish. One of my pet peeves-stickering products in a prominent place. If you look closely, you can see where the sticker was, and I find that really annoying, considering how much I paid for this item.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By B. Dillon on July 14, 2009
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I just received my kettle yesterday and definitely am not happy with it. It was well packaged but when I opened up the kettle to wash it, the inside sides of the kettle had black stuff on them and scratches. I washed it inside and out and still the black stuff is there. I guess it is corrosion? But the inside of this kettle is supposed to be tin. I proceeded to fill the kettle with reverse osmosis water, pushed the lid down flush, and boiled the water. The kettle did not whistle! It made a slight gurgling noise. For $123, this kettle is not worth it. I'm exchanging it for another, hoping that it is just this kettle. My mom has had one of these kettles in the chrome for years and her's is very well made and whistles very loudly. I will update this review if the next one is better.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vintagefan3 on October 2, 2012
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Long story- I thought about buying this kettle after much research and time and when I finally bought it from amazon and got it in the mail I tried to use it right away. The packaging and look was everything I expected (beautiful) but when I put water in it it didn't whistle at all. I had to contact costumer service because I wanted to return it due to the no whistle the costumer service guy was so nice and helpful he's the only reason I'm giving amazon a close to 5 star rating. He explained the kettles have known to have problems with the no whistles and he said they were getting the old kettle lids back that won't let out asuch steam and will make the kettle whistle correctly. I didn't end up having to return it but I am currently waiting for the new lid ( which was free) and hopefully everything will go well. Honestly they were really helpful and nice I would Definitly recommend this kettle and if you have any problems like I did they will Definitly help you out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Russell Mead on October 8, 2010
I have had my chrome version for 10 years now and just came across a vintage one in copper. They have been making these in England now for over 100 years. They do not drip when you pour. The whistle is as loud as any with the special ball in the spout to build up steam faster for the whistle. The whistle is in the lid so you do not need to remove the spout cover to pour the water. Both chrome finish and copper finish are built from solid copper. I like the smooth bottom even though I use a gas stove with huge capacity open burners. They have a nice tin lining that holds up well over the years. The design is timeless. The chrome is easy to clean, with a simple wipe down to remove water spots. The copper one is well, copper. Clean it for a shinny look, (using any of a dozen copper cleaning methods) or just let it go for a more rustic look. Even my copper vintage one that is almost black with patina looks as good as my 10-year-old one when you look at the tin lining on the inside. Buy one for life, then figure out who to leave it to in your will.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Nelson on July 26, 2012
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I pre-ordered this kettle - first pre-order I've done and it was a little painful to wait this long. We bought the Mauviel copper pot set and of course we needed a kettle. There are a lot of copper kettles out there but I did a ton of research and found that this is one to get - and they were right. This is a piece of art - really sets off the stove and well built. I checked all over the net for this exact model and no place had it except for pre-order. The pre-order was delivered within the estimate but they still sent me a 10% off coupon and apologized for the wait.

If you want a really good sized, classy tea kettle. This is it!

Update November 2nd 2012: If you are serious about a copper kettle please read. I bought this kettle not only for it's looks but also because it was big and faster to boil water for my large french press. Like I said before - this is a piece of art - functional art at that. BUT... the kettle is sllooowww[...] I tested it with my old stainless steel kettle - put the exact same amount of water and same heat and the other kettle was minutes faster. So I ended up getting the kettle that is stainless steel from Amazon (the one with the little trigger to open the spout) and yeah - it is super ugly but it works and works fast.

I tried to return the copper kettle but they said I had to have the original packing - which of course I threw out because I knew I would love it. And they said it couldn't be used - which I used it like 5 times. So now I'm stuck with this expensive one as well as the $30 one. Looks great near my Mauviel pans but pisses me off every time I notice it!
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