This sleek and stylish kettle and lid is crafted in the UK from hand-spun aluminium finished with a durable hard anodised dark grey finish. It has a precision made spout for perfect pouring and hand turned ebonised oak wood handle and knob.
The base of kettle is very thick ¼ inch (6mm) and this is machine ground to ensure it's flat to help it come to the boiled more rapidly as greater surface area is in contact with the heat source.
Quickly boiling water
Using over an open flame, BBQ, an indoor stoves (including induction).
Base diameter 18cm. Height from base to top of handle 24cm.
Capacity: 2 litres / 3.5 pints
Ebonised hardwood furniture became popular in Europe in the late 1800's when it began to arrive from China. This black look was very fashionable in the Victorian age but fell out of favour in the 20th century. It has however recently been re-discovered as a durable natural finish. Not all ebonising is quite what it seems, some is just paint or dye used to colour the surface black. The folks at Netherton Foundry who make this finely hand-crafted kettle use the traditional method of soaking their oak in black tea to increase the wood's natural tannin content. Then it is stained in a solution of iron and traditional vinegar (iron acetate). This turns the oak a deep black colour. The process takes about a week to complete. The handles are then finished in a coat of fine wax oil.