A whistling tea kettle is one of the great kitchen appliances, and using it can make your life easier and tastier in the kitchen. What’s not to like?
Today, we’re going to teach you how to use one in just a few easy steps! Read on for our step-by-step guide.
How to Use It?
1. Fill your kettle at least halfway up with water
Most tea kettles will pour more water than they heat. That means, if you fill the kettle about 3/4ths of the way up, the remaining 1/4 will be filled by hot water. Don’t overtighten the lid once it’s on. If you try to overfill your kettle, it won’t be able to whistle for lack of steam space.
2. Turn on the stove
When your kettle is filled with water but before it’s turned on, give it a quick check to ensure that there isn’t any mold growing in there. That would be gross.
3. Heat water to a rolling boil
Heat your water to a rolling boil, about five minutes. If you’re making chamomile tea, it will only take one minute to boil. Consult our kettle temperature chart for precise timing.
4. Turn the burner off
After the water is at its boiling point, turn off your burner so that you can safely pour the hot water without burning yourself! Some kettles have lids with holes in them to continue to whistle even when they are switched off. This is also known as “auto-whistle.
5. Pour water into your desired receptacle
Pour your boiling water into a teapot or teacup and add some tea to it. You can also add a tea infuser that will hold your tea bags while keeping them out of the way if you’re fancy.
6. Employ a tea bag or loose leaf tea, as you see fit
You’re going to need some leafy additive to make your brew tasty! Good choices are oolong, jasmine pearls, orange spice, or pretty much anything else that comes in a bag. For loose leaf tea, drop a few leaves into the teapot or teacup, depending on your choice of tea.
7. Cover the teapot or cup and let it steep for 3-5 minutes for early morning tea or 5+ minutes
Once you’ve poured in your hot water and added your leaves, place a lid on top so that it can steep for the appropriate amount of time. If you have an infuser, feel free to remove it after 30 seconds of steeping time has elapsed. If you don’t have an infuser for your loose leaves, we recommend leaving them in there to brew so that they stay out of the way.
8. Enjoy with your family or friends!
You’re there at last! Now you’re ready to drink up your steamed tea. And don’t forget to wash up your kettle after you use it!
9. Rinse out your kettle
After you’ve finished steeping and brewing and before you put it in the sink, give an extra rinse to get rid of any leftover leaf particles in the bottom of the kettle. You can also give a quick wipe down with a soapy sponge, but we do not recommend this as it will leave residue on the bottom, which will be hard to remove once dry.
Remember: Be safe and follow all instructions before using your whistling tea kettle for cooking or drinking water.
How To Clean A Whistling Tea Kettle?
Just like regular kettles, whistling tea kettles can be cleaned easily by following these steps:
Step 1: Immerse the lid in a jar of white vinegar
Pour some vinegar into your kettle or cup until it’s submerged.
Step 2: Rinse with lukewarm water.
After you’ve added your tea leaves to your kettle, pour in some water until it’s submerged. Once the leaves are entirely submerged, give it a rinse with lukewarm water before filling it up with fresh water.
Step 3: Drain the kettle.
Please give it a quick shake, then drain out the water. Now, add in some soap and run some lukewarm water into the kettle. Swirl it around a bit, then drain it before handwashing or placing it on a soapy sponge to clean.
Step 4: Dry thoroughly
Wipe off any remaining soap residue with a cloth or paper towel and allow to dry completely before using again.
Is It Ok to Leave Water in a Kettle?
Yes, it is! As long as the kettle is stainless steel, you can leave water in it until you’re ready to use it again. Other metals like aluminum or copper absorb chemicals from the air, leaving your food with a metallic taste. Stainless steel is completely safe for holding water for up to an hour.
Whistling tea kettles are a great all-around addition to any kitchen. They’re easy to clean and will last many years with no significant maintenance required on your part! They’re also affordable and will save you and your family the headache of using a stovetop kettle or breaking out the aluminum pots and pans! And besides, if you want to get fancy, you can even get yourself a tea infuser so that your loose leaf tea will steep as long as possible. Whistling tea kettles are something that we highly recommend for those who enjoy making their hot drinks at home.
What is a whistling tea kettle?
A whistling tea kettle is a particular type of tea kettle that releases a whistling sound when your water starts to boil.
Why do I need one of these?
They’re great for boiling water if you’re trying to make tea, pasta, and many other dishes. They’re also great for those who like drinking lukewarm or hot water. They can help reduce your carbon footprint and your family’s energy bill since you’ll waste less electricity by not heating more than necessary.
What should I avoid doing with my whistling tea kettle?
Please don’t use it as a cooking implement unless it has been approved as such by the manufacturer. It’s essential to read the instructions on your product to avoid potentially damaging it.
Should I remove the whistle?
I wouldn’t recommend removing the whistle unless you don’t want it to whistle. It can sometimes be hard to get out of the holes if they’re corroded, but most manufacturers will send you a new whistle for free if this case applies to you. Ask them what you need to do for them to send out a replacement.