So I've been researching kettles like crazy and definitely want a stovetop one that's of quality. As of several years ago people were generally in agreement that both Simplex and Chantal were no longer of the same quality as their vintage counterparts. Is this still the case? If I go the Simplex route, should I get the one with the coils for gas stovetops to correspond to my gas range or does it not matter? Also, what should be used to clean chrome-plated copper kettles to keep them looking new?
If one or both companies' kettles are better in vintage form should I go that route instead of buying new? Thanks!