Richmond Beehive Chromed Copper Whistling Tea Kettle for Gas Stovetops - No. 11

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  • The only 100% Handmade in England kettle company
  • For gas stove tops with heat retaining coil added to the underside of the main body
  • Hand crafted using traditional Edwardian spinning methods
  • Pure tin lining is ladled and brushed by hand--never electroplated
  • 1.7 L capacity
  • Seamless copper body is polished to a high gloss
  • Melodic whistle unique to each kettle
  • Decorative pure solid brass fittings and ebonized beech wood handle
  • Pure grade silver solder for longevity and lead-free operation
  • With regular care and proper use, a Richmond Kettle will outlive its owner

Beehive Style Copper Kettle

A new take on an old classic, the beehive style kettle features a beautiful, riveted domed body, as well as all the bells and whistles you've come to expect from Richmond. The Richmond kettle was first handmade over 100 years ago and is still made with the same care and craftsmanship today. Handmade in the United Kingdom from solid copper, this Richmond Kettle is polished to a high gloss finish. This beautiful 1.7 L capacity kettle features a pure tin lining, solid brass fittings, an ebonized beech wood handle, and Richmond's iconic whistling lid. Made for gas stovetops only, the heat-retaining base coil offers boiling times up to 25 percent faster than ordinary flat-bottomed kettles. Richmond model No. 11. Handmade in England.

About Richmond Kettle Company

Richmond Kettle Company was founded in 1903, during the early years of the Edwardian era. Each Richmond tea kettle is made using only the highest quality pure copper, hand-crafted by English artisans. The techniques used to craft each kettle were developed over 100 years ago, and these same techniques are still used today. Each Richmond kettle available from J.L. Hufford features a melodic whistling lid that sounds when your water begins to boil, a feature that was patented by Richmond when the company first began. Whenever you make your tea, the reassuring quality of Richmond kettles will always add something extra special to your everyday occasions.

Name: Richmond Beehive Chromed Copper Whistling Tea Kettle for Gas Stovetops - No. 11
Manufacturer: Richmond Kettle Company

Use and Care

Prior to First Use

Rinse the kettle thoroughly and fill just above the center seam. Bring the water to a boil and discard. Do not be alarmed if the bottom of the kettle becomes discolored after the first use. This is the polishing compound used during the manufacturing process showing. This can easily be wiped off with a soft cloth once the kettle has cooled.

Cleaning and Descaling

Should you need to descale a Richmond Kettle, never use an acidic de-scaler such as vinegar, lemon juice, etc. as this will cause harm to the 100% pure tin lining. Never fill a hot kettle with cold water as this will also damage the 100% pure tin lining. Do not use abrasive cleaners on any part of Richmond Kettles. Purified and balanced drinking water is recommended to reduce limescale buildup over time.

Heating Instructions

Use medium to medium-high heat for the best performance. Always make sure the heat source and the base of the kettle are proportional in size to prevent damage to the copper material. Ceramic top stoves should be monitored as their lower height settling make it difficult to control heat distribution. Heating up an empty kettle without water will destroy it.

Copper Care 

Over a period of time, the copper kettle will change color 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 stovetop. 



 Richmond Kettles are guaranteed for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase covering any problem that arises from faulty material or manufacture. Richmond Kettle Company Ltd will replace part of or the entire kettle on inspection. Misuse or failure to adhere to the Care instructions will render the guarantee null and void. 

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Karen B.
United States
Beautiful and Functional!

After posting my first review, I was immediately contacted by the Richmond Kettle Company. They were great to work with. I am happy to report that the new kettle I received directly from Richmond is not only beautiful but functional as well! ORIGINAL REVIEW Is this a beautiful kettle? Yes. However it isn’t a functional kettle. I have followed company’s directions—certain amount of water, lid on tight, etc..and I still can’t count on the whistle working. I end up standing around watching my kettle on the stove because I’m afraid that the whistle won’t work. Richmond Kettle Company doesn’t have the gas version of the beehive on their website. I wonder if this is why. I regret this expensive purchase!