Revere has been making quality kitchen cookware for nearly a century, and the company's Whistling Tea Kettle is a tried-and-true classic. Affordable and attractive, this product is a great choice for anyone shopping for a reliable stovetop kettle. It's also easy to clean and safe to use.
Fast, efficient and sturdy. Review website Bestcovery.com says the Revere Whistling Tea Kettle heats up "remarkably quick." Its signature large copper bottom is designed to conduct heat efficiently, and its stainless steel finish won't chip the way enamel exteriors can. Many experts and owners praise the kettle's quality build, but a number of Amazon.com users say the product suffers from a lack of quality control since it's now manufactured in China. It comes with a one-year warranty, however, and many unsatisfied consumers receive functional replacements.
Easy to keep it spotless. According to a user post at Epinions.com, the Revere Whistling Tea Kettle is easy to keep clean. If you have hard water at home, you can remove mineral deposits inside the kettle by filling the jug with equal amounts water and vinegar, bringing it to a boil and rinsing it out. The stainless steel exterior can be simply wiped down with a wet washcloth. The whistle is loud enough for people with limited hearing to hear from two rooms away and the finger-trigger spout opener is easy to operate, reports ThisCaringHome.org.
Great design makes it safe for all users. The Revere's "stay cool" non-metallic handle reduces burn risk, but ThisCaringHome.org says it can still get very hot when used on a gas stove. Site editors add that the kettle's spout filler could lead to fewer burn incidents than a midsection water filler, and the product's light weight makes it safer.
ThisCaringHome.org, a resource for caretakers of dementia patients, provides safety information on various home products. Site editors methodically test products in a home setting for ease of use, reliability and potential safety issues. The Revere Whistling Tea Kettle is described as very safe, although using it on a gas stove could lead to burn risks.
Review: Expert Review - Tea Kettle with Loud Whistle - for Electric Stoves, Editors of ThisCaringHome.org, Not dated
2. Apartment Therapy.com
This site reviews a wide range of household products and devices, and this 2010 list is its most recent compilation of high-quality kettles. Ryan appears to personally test 15 different brands, and describes the Revere Whistling Kettle as "old school, easy to clean, works perfectly."
Review: Best Tea Kettles 2010, Maxwell Ryan, Sept. 8, 2010
This "best of" list names the Revere Whistling Tea Kettle alongside four other stovetop models. Hamilton gives it 4 stars out of 5 and says, "for a teakettle that heats up remarkably quick, the Revere is your best bet."
Review: Revere 2-1/3-Qt. Tea Kettle - Copper Bottom, Stephanie Hamilton, Aug. 5, 2011
This informal review is rather dated, but it offers useful insight into a consumer's experience with the Revere Whistling Tea Kettle. The author discusses just about every aspect of the kettle, including ease of use and safety, and gives it 5 stars out of 5.
Review: Revere Copper Clad 2-1/3-Quart Whistling Tea Kettle, "Naomi7835" , Oct. 5, 2002
The Revere Whistling Tea Kettle gets an overall score of 3.7 stars out of 5 from more than 500 Amazon.com customers. Some complain about leaks due to faulty manufacturing. These kettles are now produced in China, and some users believe quality has declined as a result.
Review: Revere Copper Bottom Teakettle, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2013