Richmond Heritage Copper Whistling Tea Kettle for Gas Stovetops - No. 3

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  • 100 percent handmade in the United Kingdom
  • Melodic whistle on boiling
  • Hand crafted from solid copper
  • 100% pure tin internal lining
  • For gas stove tops with eat retaining coil added to the underside of the main body
  • This special tea kettle distributes heat more efficiently to shorten the time required to boil water by 25 percent compared to flat-bottomed kettles
  • 1.7 L capacity
  • Decorative pure solid brass fittings and ebonized beech wood handle
  • Pure grade silver solder for longevity and lead-free operation
  • Designed to be the last tea kettle that you’ll ever need!

The Original Richmond Whistling Tea Kettle

Handcrafted from solid copper, the Richmond No. 3 Copper Tea Kettle for gas stove tops is a true British classic design! Made in the United Kingdom, the gas kettle has heat retaining coil added to the underside of the main body. It distributes heat more efficiently to shorten the time required to boil water by 25 percent compared to flat-bottomed kettles. This lovely 1.7 L capacity kettle features a pure tin internal lining, brass fittings, and an ebonized beech wood handle. Using traditional artisan methods, each kettle's pure tin lining is applied by hand to ensure quality and craftsmanship. Made for gas stovetops only. Richmond model No. 3. 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 Heritage Copper Whistling Tea Kettle for Gas Stovetops - No. 3
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. 

In order to keep your kettle's original sparkle, we recommend using the Richmond Kettle Care Kit.



 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. 

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