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Help me choose a kettle

jljohn | Nov 16, 201404:24 PM     6

I have a Simplex kettle, that sadly is not holding up. I bought it maybe 4 or 5 years ago (literally about a week before the old Simplex went belly up), but it has not held up. The chrome on the underside and lower edges is flaking and there is substantial corrosion underneath. The wood handle is flaking it's paint, and the neck of the lid has developed a crack from the force of being lifted off and pushed on again. It's frustrating.

Anyway, I'm looking for a kettle that has the following features: (1) at least 1.5 quarts and up to 3 quarts, (2) whistles, (3) I don't want to have to remove a whistler insert to pour, (4) has an iconic or significant historic design, (5) is of a lifetime quality when used multiple times per day, and (optional) a slight preference for a kettle that fills through the top but not the spout.

I know that is a demanding list, and I have been looking for a while without finding what I want. So, please offer suggestions!

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