No8 Copper Whistling Kettle for Gas & Electric
Elevenses, oh what a wonderful time to put the whistling stovetop kettle on. Hand spun the traditional way by master craftsmen and women for over 100 years. The Richmond Kettle Company No.8 Beehive Whistling Copper Kettle for gas, electric and AGA hobs is an Edwardian classic that has no equals. Each Beehive Copper kettle is made from the highest grade of pure copper. Stunning in every way and proudly stamped Made in England. But you shouldn’t forget twelveses, oneses, twoses or even threeses. Just in time for afternoon tea. Copper tea kettles don't get much better.
Prior to use
Rinse the inside of your kettle thoroughly, fill just below the centre seam. Boil the water and discard.
Do not be alarmed if the bottom section appears discoloured after the first use, this is due to the polishing compound which is used during the manufacturing process. Once your kettle has cooled, the area can be wiped over with a soft lint-free cloth and warm water to remove this.
We recommend using filtered water in your Richmond kettle – especially in areas of hard water – not least as a care tip for your kettle, but it will also enhance the taste of your tea.
All Richmond kettles have an iconic whistling mechanism engineered using a ball and valve assembly situated within the spout. It is perfectly normal when pouring to hear the ball rattle inside the spout.
When boiling your kettle always use a medium heat setting.
Over a period of time, the copper kettle will change colour shades and develop a patina (a green or brown film on the surface of the copper, produced by oxidation). This is a completely natural process and does not affect the water prepared in the kettle. You may polish this away if you desire. Be aware that soft characteristics of copper mean that the kettle is sensitive to scratches. Use caution if storing the kettle in a cabinet or sitting on your stove top.
Handcrafted in Norfolk
Please read the instructions carefully before use
New Friends of Sir Gordon get 10% off their first order & free shipping for life. Simply sign up below to receive our newsletter - Gordon'sBUGLE.
|Dimensions||25.5 × 22 × 22 cm|
Solid copper kettle. Pure solid brass fittings. Beech handle. Tin Lining.
1.7 Litre capacity
Prior to first use, rinse your kettle thoroughly & fill just below the centre seam. Boil the water & discard. Do not be alarmed if the bottom section appears discoloured after the first use, this is due to the polishing compound which is used during the manufacturing process. Repeat process if needed. Once the kettle has cooled, the area can be wiped over with a soft cloth and warm water to remove this.
We highly recommend not to use abrasive cleaners on any part of your Richmond Kettle. It is also important to ensure there is sufficient water before putting the kettle on the heat to prevent potential damage. Should the kettle boil dry, allow it to cool naturally to avoid any potential damage. Do not under any circumstances fill the hot kettle with cold water as this will damage the 100% pure tin lining.
East of England