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. The true flat bottom is suitable for gas, electric or ceramic ranges (not induction). Richmond model No. 8. Handmade in England.
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 Copper Whistling Tea Kettle - No. 8|
|Manufacturer:||Richmond Kettle Company|
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.
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.
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. This provides you with a warranty that in the event a problem rises 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 guaranteed null and void.