The Underrated Le Creuset Piece Every Home Cook Should Own
It’s no secret that we love Le Creuset’s iconic cookware. With so many amazing picks — like long-lasting baking pans, the buzzy new Harry Potter-themed collection, and the classic round Dutch oven (now available in a chic chambray shade) — the French manufacturer is a mainstay for any home cook or baker who wants to upgrade their kitchen arsenal. However, there’s one lesser-known Le Creuset piece I’ve personally owned for years that I use every single day, and I feel it just doesn’t really get enough love.
My favorite underrated Le Creuset piece? This Classic Whistle Kettle.
Sure, there are plenty of fancy electric kettles out there (and even colorful, limited-edition models like this Great Jones x Fellow collab), but there’s just something satisfying about an old-school whistling kettle. I love the fact that my Le Creuset Kettle whistles once the water heats to a boil, even though my pitbull Jet usually thinks my apartment is under siege. Crafted from lightweight carbon steel to efficiently bring water to a boil, this kettle heats up quickly, usually within a matter of two minutes or so (depending on how full it is).
Aesthetically, this kettle’s vibrant porcelain enamel is gorgeous and looks great sitting atop my stove. I actually keep it out at all times since the bright cherry red pop of color puts me in a good mood every time I walk into my kitchen, even if I haven’t yet had my cup (or three) of French press-style coffee. I have Cerise, but I was very close to opting for the calming blue or pearly white hues, too. At $100, this kettle may seem like a bit of a splurge, but I can attest to its quality and craftsmanship. It’s the only piece of Le Creuset cookware I own, and I literally use it every single day.
If you’re gifting a coffee or tea lover this holiday season, consider this retro kettle. It whistles while it works!