Which kettle do you use ? Quelle bouilloire utilisez-vous ?どんなやかんを使ってますか？
For a tea, coffee, infusion and boiled water lover, a kettle is essential.
It feels important to have a quality, healthy, practical and if possible, a pretty one.
I just wanted to change my old plastic kettle to something 100% plastic-free.
A quality 18/10 stainless steel or glass and a temperature control.
I would never have thought that my search for a plastic-free kettle would become the Grail Quest.
Ô Holy Kettle, where art thou ?
My first choice was a the cute Bonavota Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle.
A barista dit not recommend it because of corrosions problems and a plastic part, at the bottom of the kettle.
Why plastic parts or lid bother me ?
Well; it seems that some plastic parts in inox kettles can release more BPA (or unknown unsafe chemicals) than a quality plastic kettle…
From cheap to expensive
The big surprise for me was that the kettle looks like all made in inox. They contain one or more parts inside the kettle with plastic or other suspect components (the lid, a part in the kettle, the resistance).
Strangely, I found plastic free one in hard discount supermarket like Lidl (unfortunately lacking origin and composition of the stainless steel).
Je suis assez stupéfaite que les bouilloires ont un aspect “tout inox”. Elles contiennent une ou plusieurs parties à l’intérieur de la bouilloire avec du plastique ou d’autres composants suspects (le couvercle, une partie dans la bouilloire, la résistance).
Curieusement, j’ai trouvé une bouilloire tout inox dans un supermarché discount comme Lidl (malheureusement sans provenance, ni indication sur la composition de l’inox)
3 (by default) alternatives
1. 18/10 Inox | “Alice” by Ottoni Fabbrica. Made in Italy. You have to ask for the inox filter.
Pro: Pretty & high quality. NO PLASTIC Cons: 80€, no water gauge, nor temperature control.
2. Ceramic Rowenta – Ceramic Art | Sold out online.
Pro: Design & high quality. Cons: No water gauge nor temperature control | Out of stock
3. Back to the basics… A quality pan or a Japanese cast iron pot.
The authentic Japanese teapot can help supplement in iron and can also decrease chlorine in water. It has to be unglazed.
Pro: Last (nearly) forever. Safe. Cons: It takes more time.
UPDATE 06/09: The perfect kettle seems to be: Aicok, cordless, 18/10 stainless, plastic-free, double wall construction (keeping the heat) 34€.
Please let me know if you find the perfect kettle !