A weird thing happened in St. Petersburg last week. The Russian press reports that local officials intercepted a shipment from China that contained home appliances with "spy" microchips capable of spreading malware to wi-fi enabled devices within 200 meters. Tea kettles were apparently the chief culprit.
The iKettle might have a terribly cliched name, but it makes up for that unoriginality with loads of novel functionality that might just be enough to justify its $160 price tag. Maybe. After all, how many kettles do you know that politely ask if you'd like a piping hot cup of tea when you get home at night?
When the craving for Ramen noodles hits, no one wants to have to wait for minutes on end before they can enjoy a bowl of salty goodness. So Tiger, maker of some of the most advanced rice cookers on the planet, has used its expertise in heating things up to create a steam-free kettle that can boil a cup of water in…
In a time when everything from coffee makers to refrigerators can boil water for your coffee or tea, a dedicated electric kettle almost seems like a waste of counter space. So how does a company like Panasonic convince you a kettle is still worth keeping around? Especially a kettle that costs $180? With convenient…
It looks like KitchenAid has finally learned a trick from sportscar manufacturers like Ferrari, and even Iron Man. The company's newest addition to its Pro Line of appliances is this lustworthy electric kettle that comes with an optional candy apple red color scheme that makes it look like it could boil water in three…
When he's not designing products for the likes of Blackberry, BMW, and Lenovo, Di Tao is re-imagining commonplace items with his amazing concepts. Take this electric cordless water kettle—nothing but right angles in austere black and white. A perfect contrast to the formless water it's meant to hold.
If you're stuck with a small kitchen, you can usually save space with multi-purpose appliances that embody the jack of all trades, master of none spirit. Or, you can wait until October when Princess' brilliant Compact4All stackable kitchen appliances finally hit the market.
If you'd rather enjoy a cup of coffee or a mug of tea as soon as you make it—instead of painstakingly sipping at the scalding beverage until you can tolerate the heat—your plight has officially been resolved. Bonavita's variable temperature kettles let you specify exactly how hot you want your water.
When tea's bigger brother coffee is constantly being treated to new coffee machine designs, it's hard not to feel sorry for the humble kettle. But here comes Denmark to the rescue, with the Menu glass kettle teapot, which costs $70. [Questodesign via Werd]
Far be it from me, a blogger with only the most perfunctory grasp of the English language to criticize a legitimate artist, but $30,000 for a tea pot? The Earl Grey within better literally send me to the stars.
The Vera Electric Kettle looks way over engineered, but cool as hell. The design includes electronic controls to hit preset temperatures (113 and 212 degrees fahrenheit), and a handle with touchable controls and clock.
This ingenious tea pot and serving pitcher not only features classic Space Invaders, it's completely functional as well. When the water is hot, the blue invaders appear, letting you know it's ready for service.