Top 5 Best Kettles Not Made in China

Are you looking to buy a kettle not made in China, but have no idea where to start looking?

In this article, we have compiled a list of the top kettles manufactured from countries around the world.

We have carefully filtered the best ones out so you can buy with confidence, so have a look at our summarizing table below or keep on reading for our full review.

Product Name Features Our Rating
KitchenAid KTEN20SBWH 2.0-Quart Kettle
– Made in Thailand
– Silicon Thumb Press Spout
– Made of Porcelain Enamel
– Stainless Steel Trim Band
Staub Round Teapot
– Made in France
– Designed by French Chef Paul Bocuse
– Made of Cast Iron- Highly Durable
Alessi | Tea Rex 9093REX B
– Made in Italy
– Designed by Architect Michael Graves
– Made of High Quality Metal
Whistling Kettle Stainless 2.5l
– Made in Japan
– Handle and Knob Made from Natural Wood
– Made of Stainless Steel
Calypso Basics by Reston Lloyd Enamel
– Made in Germany
– Teal / Turquoise Coloured
– Made of Heavy Gauge Porcelain on Steel
– Heat Resistant Fold Down Handle

KitchenAid KTEN20SBWH 2.0-Quart Kettle

KitchenAid is an industry leading kitchen appliances manufacturer, which means this list wouldn’t be complete without one of their kettles.

The KTEN20SBWH 2.0-Quart Kettle is manufactured in Thailand and you have multiple colors to choose from, including white, blue, red, green, black and more.

The vibrantly colored porcelain exterior ensures the kettle feels and looks like a premium product. Also, the trim brand has an attractive and sharp definition.

The cool look of the kettle means that it will add character to your kitchen, and with so many color choices available, you can choose the one that’s a good match for your kitchen.

The whistle is designed to be audible at long distances informing you when the water is boiling immediately.

Also, the removable lid helps you fill the kettle quickly and you can clean easily too. The thumb press spout allows you to hold the handle and pour water in a single motion.

You receive a lifetime limited warranty with the kettle from KitchenAid. This shows their confidence in the durability of the 2.0-Quart Kettle. It oozes quality so you won’t regret buying from KitchenAid.

Staub Round Teapot

The Staub Round Teapot is made in France and has an eye-catching modern style.

The world-class chef Paul Bocuse designed the teapot, making it one of the most aesthtically pleasing and functional kettles in this list.

It’s made from cast iron so it’s a lot heavier than the typical kettle you might have had in the past. However, the durability is off the charts – you are never going to have to buy another kettle in your life!

It’s ideal for temperatures of up to 260 degrees Celsius and is compatible with all types of stoves.

The tough handle and lid mean you feel the quality of your purchase. It will take a lot of damage before you’ll see signs of wear and tear.

The kettle can also be placed in a dishwasher without adverse effects.

The downside is there is no whistle to let you know when the water has heated.

Also, because of the cast iron material it will take slightly longer to heat water.

The iron needs to heat up before water can. Therefore, it isn’t the most practical kettle on this list, but arguably has the most character.  

Alessi | Tea Rex 9093REX B

The tea kettle is manufactured in Italy and has a bird whistle, which is the unique selling point here.

Designed by Michael Graves, the famous designer / architect who taught in Princeton, this is one of the most beatiful kettles on the list.

You have a choice between 3 different colored handles: White, blue and black.

The handle has grooves for your fingers so holding the kettle is very comfortable.

Also, the bird whistle can easily be pressed back to allow for the pouring of water. Just be careful to not be heavy handed as parts of the bird might chip off over time from physical knocks.

The flat bottom of the kettle is practical because it increases the surface area with the heating element.

Therefore, it takes a shorter amount of time to heat the kettle compared with other designs.

The kettle can be used with different types of heating elements such as ceramic, induction, electric and gas.

However, note that you will not experience a bird noise when the kettle reaches the boiling point.

Whistling Kettle Stainless 2.5l

This kettle is manufactured in Japan and offers an excellent stainless steel finish that’s designed to last.

The classic design has an ergonomic handle with a comfortable grip at a safe distance from the opening. The handle is designed to stay cool when the pot heats up so you can safely remove it from the stove.

The kettle comes with a loud whistle that will tell you when the water is boiling. There is a hinge mechanism that allows you to easily remove the whistle so you can pour the water out. 

Both the handle and knob are made from natural wood, which adds an element of quality to this stainless steel kettle. It’s surprising because from the pictures it looks like plastic is used for those components.

Delivery of the kettle is from Japan, which can take up to a week or more.

Calypso Basics by Reston Lloyd Enamel-on-Steel Tea Kettle

This kettle is manufactured in Germany and offers excellent quality for the money.

The combination of the affordable price and durability means it’s a smart choice for buyers on a budget. The heavy gauge porcelain on steel is a great combination that’s built to last.

The finish is chip resistant and won’t fade away. Therefore, the kettle will look brand new years after purchase.

It also comes in a striking teal color that adds character to your kitchen. The kettle can be used on various types of stoves such as electric and gas. Also, the even heat distribution ensures water is heated at a fast pace.

Cleaning the kettle is straightforward with a non-abrasive sponge. The lid makes cleaning evaporated water build up and pouring water easy.

Also, the tip of the spout has an ergonomic design that allows water to be poured without spillage.


Every kettle on this list of the top non-China made models offers good variety for all buyers. There are choices from all over the world so you can pick the location where you feel most comfortable buying from.

When buying a kettle consider the type of material, visual aesthetics and unique features.

However, every model on this list is a good choice as they have excellent reviews from buying customers.