From the Italian appliance brand, Smeg, this electric kettle is giving us serious Betty Draper vibes. Don’t let the retro exterior fool you, it’s got all the modern elements (electronic temperature control, auto shut-off functions and built-in cord wrap) that you’d want in an appliance.
Smeg retro-style variable temperature kettle in pink, $300, thebay.ca.
Recipe pairing: Lady Grey Tea Loaf
Breville has always been at the helm of innovative kitchen products, so leave it to this company to introduce what’s basically the Cadillac of kettles. The Smart Tea Infuser has five temperature settings, each of which are ideal for different tea varieties: green, white, oolong, herbal and black teas. That means you’ll be able to bring out the best in your tea without over-steeping.
Smart tea infuser, $180, breville.com.
Recipe pairing: Tea Sangria
There’s something so nostalgic about hearing the whistle of a boiling kettle; perhaps that’s why Le Creuset designed their stovetop version with this feature in mind. We’re loving this island blue in the brand’s iconic chip-resistant porcelain enamel.
Classic whistling kettle in Caribbean, $120, lecreuset.ca.
Recipe pairing: London Fog