Richmond Heritage Copper Whistling Tea Kettle - No. 1

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  • The only 100% Handmade in England kettle company
  • True flat bottom is suitable for gas, electric or ceramic ranges (not induction)
  • Hand crafted using traditional Edwardian spinning methods
  • Pure tin lining is ladled and brushed by hand--never electroplated
  • Seamless copper body is polished to a high gloss
  • 1.7 L capacity
  • 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

The Original Richmond Whistling Tea Kettle

The Richmond No.1 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.1. Handmade in England.

About Richmond Kettle Company

Over 100 years ago, the original handmade Copper Tea Kettle was produced in England, and the British Royal Family received these kettles as gifts. Richmond Kettle Company, the "world's most exclusive tea kettle" carries on the Edwardian tradition of handcrafting copper kettles with each kettle still to this day hand-tinned, hand-spun and hand finished in the heart of England. Recently Richmond changed and modernized the design with a seamless body and spout and a true flat bottom that can finally be used on ceramic cooktops and Induction-compatible models are slated for production, along with the original Beehive kettle which will make a return in the coming months. Richmond Kettle Company products are made in the heart of the United Kingdom and are still to this day 100% British Made continuing their relationship with the Royal Family. Order your genuine Richmond copper whistling tea kettle today from J.L. Hufford and welcome over a century of heritage into your kitchen. Richmond Kettle Company is proud to make the only copper kettles that can truly claim to be 100 percent made in the United Kingdom.

Name: Richmond Heritage Copper Whistling Tea Kettle - No. 1
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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