Switching the kettle on. For many of us, this has become the first step in making the tea or preparing an infusion. So much so that without it, we tend to be a little lost... and we soon appreciate that heating water in a saucepan takes much longer and is much less practical! You may not realise it, but our humble kettle is a feat of technical progress. It first appeared during the Renaissance and was placed directly on the fire, then progressed to the gas stove, before the arrival of the first electric kettles in the 1950s. This everyday object has been addressed by designers and major brands of household appliances. At Kusmi, we are particularly fond of the vintage design of the KitchenAid Classic kettle. It is round, compact and available in a wide range of colours to blend perfectly into your kitchen. We also really like the Scandinavian design of the Emma kettle, from the Danish brand Stelton, which is inspired by the old-fashioned enamel coffee maker. Looking for a more sophisticated model? Try an adjustable temperature kettle with a thermostat. It allows you to adjust the brewing temperature so you can adapt it to each type of tea. This is the case with the Serena Riviera & Bar kettle. It is fitted with a digital screen and keeps the water at the desired temperature (50° to 100° C) for at least 30 minutes. The same goes for the stainless steel KitchenAid Artisan kettle, also with a thermostat. Its double wall allows the water to be heated in silence, while keeping it warm for longer. Whether you like the appeal of the technological adjustable temperature kettle, the design of the vintage kettle or the stainless steel kettle, we are confident you will find THE kettle for your daily life. Want to be better equipped to successfully prepare and savour your teas or infusions? Then don't miss our selections of teapots, tea filters and infusers, cups and mugs, as well as insulated accessories that will keep your tea hot or cool, depending on the season. A whole host of gift ideas to give or to receive!