Unique Tea Kettles

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These unique tea kettles confirm that even everyday items can be ones that add whimsy and fun to your kitchen decor. Novelty tea kettles have been around since the Chinese began producing them 500 years ago. Fun tea kettles in animal, bird or fruit shapes or simply fun colors and design; there seems to be endless creativity when it comes to finding a tea kettle that’s just right for you to keep or give as a gift. One thing is sure — these tea kettles will all bring a smile to your face!

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Checkerboard tea kettle
Royal Check Low Carbon Steel Stovetop Kettle
Royal Check Low Carbon Steel Stovetop Kettle
Royal Check Low Carbon Steel Stovetop Kettle
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Royal Check Low Carbon Steel Stovetop Kettle
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Royal Check Low Carbon Steel Stovetop Kettle
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Checkerboard tea kettle

Mackenzie-Childs

This delightful stovetop tea kettle boasts a heavy-gauge, low-carbon, hand-glazed steel underbody and wood handle. It can be used on gas, electric and glass-topped stoves but is unsuitable for an induction cooktop. Available in two or three quarts’ capacity size.

$138

Designer Advice:

No two kettles from this line of unique tea kettles is the same. Each kettle is hand painted with a range of blue color-dragged checks and the lid is topped with a pretty brass and glass accent. Before using, remove all labels and wash thoroughly. Use medium heat only and never boil dry as this could damage both the kettle and your stovetop.

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Samovar style tea kettle
3.2 qt. Stainless Steel Kettle
3.2 qt. Stainless Steel Kettle

Samovar style tea kettle

RAYA Home

Elevate your tea-making experience with this unusual electric tea kettle. The stainless steel foundation has a stainless steel heating element and holds 3.2 liters of water. A separate porcelain teapot sits on top, keeping your tea hot and ready.

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Great for parties or office use, you can boil water at the same time as keeping your 1-liter teapot hot. A spigot on the body lets you dispense hot water directly into your cup or use the teabag-infused teapot to pour a cup of tea. Auto shut off protects the kettle from boiling dry and causing damage. This kettle features a heatproof handle and whistle. 

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Whistling stovetop tea kettle

Whistling stovetop tea kettle

Supreme Housewares

It doesn’t get much cuter than this watermelon-shaped novelty tea kettle. The whistle sounds like a train when the water reaches boiling point. The kettle’s primary material is stainless steel with an enameled watermelon design in brilliant colors.

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Clean this quality kettle by hand washing only. While it’s suitable for electric, induction and glass stovetops, it’s not intended to be used on a gas stove. The handle is heatproof and made of durable plastic, along with the spout and lid knob. Comes in a cute gift box, ready to give as a gift or enjoy yourself.

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Unique electric tea kettle
Electric Tea Kettle With Curved Handle
Electric Tea Kettle With Curved Handle
Electric Tea Kettle With Curved Handle
Electric Tea Kettle With Curved Handle
Electric Tea Kettle With Curved Handle

Unique electric tea kettle

Excellence

This tea kettle sits on an electric base and is cord-free for easy serving. Features include an automatic shut-off, heatproof handle and variable temperature control. The double-layer kettle liner, inner lid and spout are all made from food-grade 304 stainless steel.

$190.51 $229.99

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A one-button switch safeguards your tea kettle with automatic shutdown and dry-burning protection. The spout is angled at 45° to let you easily add water without lifting the lid. Water boils quietly and quickly (within 3 to 8 minutes), and the beautifully-designed thermometer lets you see exactly how hot the water temperature is. A visual window shows how full the kettle is. 

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Mooing cow tea kettle

Mooing cow tea kettle

Supreme Housewares

This unique whistling tea kettle actually moos when the water reaches boiling point. Made of enamel on steel both inside and out, the handle, spout and lid knob are durable heatproof plastic. Comes packaged in a charming gift box.

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While enamelware is dishwasher safe, the manufacturer recommends hand washing with mild soap and drying immediately to preserve the finish on this tea kettle. The kettle holds 2.3 quarts of water and features a comfortable heatproof handle for easy pouring. Designed to be used on all types of stovetops: electric, induction, glass or gas with a normal flame. 

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Fun embossed design tea kettle
Old Dutch International 2 qt. Stainless Steel Stovetop Kettle
Old Dutch International 2 qt. Stainless Steel Stovetop Kettle
Old Dutch International 2 qt. Stainless Steel Stovetop Kettle
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Old Dutch International 2 qt. Stainless Steel Stovetop Kettle
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Old Dutch International 2 qt. Stainless Steel Stovetop Kettle
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Fun embossed design tea kettle

Old Dutch International

This fun stovetop and induction-plate safe tea kettle has deep allover embossing on the body and lid. Made of stainless steel, the antique-finish flora and butterfly motif is so pretty it deserves a place on your table! The lid knob and handle are black bakelite and heatproof.

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Giraffe whistling novelty tea kettle
HaoxueTech 2.1 qt. Stainless steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle
HaoxueTech 2.1 qt. Stainless steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle

Giraffe whistling novelty tea kettle

HaoxueTech

The epitome of a novelty tea kettle, this giraffe-shaped one is sure to delight as it whistles to let you know your tea water is ready. The stainless steel base is intended for stovetop use and features a heatproof handle as it boils 2.1 quarts of water. 

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Whimsical stovetop tea kettle
Supreme Housewares 2.4 qt. Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle
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Supreme Housewares 2.4 qt. Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle
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Supreme Housewares 2.4 qt. Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle
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Whimsical stovetop tea kettle

Supreme Housewares

This fun Alice in Wonderland tea kettle is enamel-coated steel both inside and out. The whistle sounds like a train, which just adds to the whimsical effect. It holds 2.4 quarts of water and has a heatproof lid knob and pouring handle.

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Transforming tea kettle
Arc Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Tea Kettle
Arc Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Tea Kettle
Arc Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Tea Kettle
Arc Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Tea Kettle
Arc Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Tea Kettle

Transforming tea kettle

ARC

While this unusual whistling tea kettle ticks all the boxes when it comes to materials used, protection and safety, it has one more little trick up its sleeve. The decorative floral pattern changes from black and white when cold to full colors when hot!

$26 $32.99

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Fun yellow tea kettle
Supreme Housewares 2.4 qt. Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle

Fun yellow tea kettle

Supreme Housewares

With a comfortable (and heatproof) handle for easy pouring, you’ll find this adorable yellow teapot holds enough water for you and your company. The whistle is loud and clear and sounds like a train, but you need to have enough water in the pot to trigger it.

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Buying Guide

Novelty glass tea kettles are, by far, the healthiest type of tea kettles out there. Tea kettles made of stainless steel, cast iron, ceramic, and aluminum feature a glaze that more often than not releases toxins and heavy metals. Glass, on the other hand, is completely safe and isn’t harmful at all.

Your novelty tea kettle is a fun feature in your kitchen that can add a pop of color or point of intrigue. To make sure your kettle is an accent piece and not an eyesore, try to coordinate it with another standout element of the kitchen, like your backsplash.

Novelty tea kettles sit on your stove or countertop for the majority of their lifespan, so selecting one that ties in with your backsplash creates a cohesive look. If you have a neutral kitchen backsplash like white subway tile, opt for a novelty tea kettle in a vibrant color with white accents on the handle or spout.

For homes with unique backsplashes in intricate patterns or hues, choose a single color from the backsplash and find a tea kettle with small amounts of the same tone, but the main body is a contrasting color. This combination ensures your novelty kettle doesn’t disappear into the backsplash and won’t clash with it.

Novelty tea kettles have all the functions of a regular stovetop kettle while showing off your style. These decorative kettles produce a rolling boil to keep water at the same temperature for longer. They quickly heat water above boiling point, which is handy for certain types of tea.

Many models are equipped with a temperature gauge and are available in heat-resistant materials like cast iron and stainless steel with energy-saving capabilities. One of the unique features of novelty kettles is the whistling sound to let you know that the water is ready.

These beautiful and quirky kettles are easy to clean because they have no heating element, which means minimal limescale buildup and easy cleanup of hard-to-reach places.

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An accessory that any modern rustic kitchen just can't go without. I'd recommend this pretty light pink kettle to anyone who's keen on novelty tea kettles. This funny pig theme makes me smile instantly.

Novelty tea kettles

This unique tea kettle creates an unforgettable opportunity to go around the world. Explore world's map with this lovely kettle, depicting world globe. Constitutes an ideal present for various occasions.

Novelty tea kettles

This novelty tea kettle constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who like to accentuate their kitchen or dining spaces. Enchanting for both, younger and older family members, this lovely cow will make your day!

Enamel On Steel 1.6 Qt. Oolong Tea Kettle

Enamel On Steel 1.6 Qt. Oolong Tea Kettle

Stylish fixed whistle tea kettle with easy grip stainless steel handle and bulky body topped off with vivid orange finish. Other finishes, to be chosen according to one's current kitchen decor, are available.

PerfecTemp® 3 Qt. Tea kettle

PerfecTemp® 3 Qt. Tea kettle

A great looking tea kettle with perfect temperature gauge, that indicates the correct water temperature. Black enamel inside and outside over cast iron, silicone handle and a whistle. Energy saving.

Tea pottery one cup kennel tea pot

Tea pottery one cup kennel tea pot

A truly beautiful tea pot. Stylized to look like a dog house, with a cute tiny cat on top! Your guests and family will love pouring tea from it. A perfect addition to any table, bound to spice up your kitchen.

Signature Teakettles 2 Qt. Tea Kettle

Signature Teakettles 2 Qt. Tea Kettle

This superbly constructed in traditional style kettle on the water is the perfect addition to your magical kitchen. It has to adapt to all the heating surfaces and is made of stainless steel.

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This novelty tea kettle delights with the vibrancy of colours and patterns, constituting a great example of the patchwork design. Recommended for all, who want to enliven their interiors.

Whimsical tea kettles

A cool unique novelty tea kettle featuring a rectangular body adorned with painted colourful scenes from bygone times and busts of a bear, a lion and a robot on a top. It has 4 short paw-style legs, a semi-oval lug and a spout finished in gold.

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Lovely tea kettle with cupcake theme. Includes convenient handle to prevent burns. Adds freshness and modernity to any kitchen.

Bistro Electric Water Kettle

Bistro Electric Water Kettle

It is a very interesting looking, cute and attractive electric kettle. Kettle has a maximum capacity of one liter. It is green which makes it very attractive and cheerful. Fast cooks and keeps the temperature.

Copper 3 Qt. Tri Ply Windsor Whistling Tea Kettle

Copper 3 Qt. Tri Ply Windsor Whistling Tea Kettle

Phenomenal tea kettle in the antique style. Unique mechanism hidden in the cover alerts when the water's boiling. Handle stays cool wood. Suitable for use on all gas and electric stoves. It is made of copper.

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Vintage Red Copco FISH Steel Novelty Tea Kettle #Copco

Alessi Michael Graves Kettle with Bird Whistle, Blue Handle

Cutest panda and butterfly novelty tea kettle by kamenstein

CUTEst PANDA and BUTTERFLY novelty tea kettle by Kamenstein

Themed rooster chicken design whistling enamel coated tea kettle

... Themed Rooster Chicken Design Whistling Enamel Coated Tea Kettle

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Original teapot that looks like a typewriter. This unique element of equipment allows for preparing tea and also decorates indoors. It is finished in black and white colors that are neutral, so they match any color stylization in the house.

2 Qt. Signature Whistle Tea Kettle

2 Qt. Signature Whistle Tea Kettle

Alexa 3-qt. Whistling Tea Kettle

Alexa 3-qt. Whistling Tea Kettle

Cool stylish whistling kettle working on all stovetops. It's made of stainless steel but has an aluminium capsulated bottom. It's round, has a short round spout, a lid with a C-like plastic grip, and a large C-shaped plastic handle.

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The modern sculpture in shape of the demonic teapot. The base of sculpture was made of wrought and rolled steel covered with acrylic paint in black and cherry colors and the plaited leather cord on the bow.

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Novelty Tea Kettles for Kitchen Fun

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Vintage pig tea kettle - for those fishing for novelty tea kettles. Charming piggy in pale pink wears a blue ribbon. Arched metal handle has temperature-proof black grip. Animal themed kitchen kettle to boil water

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Tea must taste better out of this music themed novelty tea kettle. The uniqe design leaves no doubt that its owner is a devoted fan of music. Guitar, saxophone and trumpet details adorn the sheen black finish of this extraordinary kitchen accessory.