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The kettle: a kitchen gadget with a history

Very few people know that the kettle has a long tradition. It originated, how could it be otherwise, in the land of tea - China. The Chinese used the first cast iron kettles as tea kettles 900 years ago. In Europe, the kettle made its grand entrance in the 1st 7. century. With the invention of the flute kettle, it was possible for the first time to heat water quickly on the stove and keep it warm over a longer period of time.

Kettles in the home design store - your advantages

How does a kettle work?

Kettles stand on the hob. They have a thinner base than saucepans, for example, so that heat reaches the kettle more quickly. When the water boils, the steam flows through a narrow opening at the spout. A whistling noise is produced. In the past, there were only models that were filled via the spout. This prevented the water vapor from escaping from anywhere other than the whistle. Thanks to better seals, openings at the top of the boiler are now possible. The functional principle is comparable to that of a pressure cooker. An average kettle usually holds 1.5 to two liters. An example: the KitchenAid in retro design with a capacity of 1.9 liters.

Alessi revolutionizes the flute kettle

1982- The designer Richard Sapper is annoyed. The whistling sound of his flute kettle is too monotonous and ordinary. He wants to create a tone that sounds melodic. On his request, a craftsman in the Black Forest develops whistles that play a little melody. As soon as the water boils, the notes E and B sound. Sapper also makes changes to the basic shape of the kettle. He dispenses with the lid, which often falls off. The water is poured in through the Schnaupee. It can be opened with one hand using a mechanism on the handle of the kettle. Richard Sapper was one of the first designers to enhance the value of an everyday object by adding a further sensory impression. Today, more than 30 years after his idea, Sapper's kettle, the model 9091 , is still sold by the traditional brand Alessi .

One for all and all for one - the kettle for all types of stoves

There is a suitable kettle for every stove - whether ceramic hob, hob or gas hob. Kettles are usually made of stainless steel. Most of them are suitable for induction, such as the kettle 9093 from Alessi . Nevertheless, you should pay special attention to induction suitability when buying. On an induction plate, the kettle is in no way inferior to the kettle in terms of speed.

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