This is not your mother's kettle, though hers was nice too. We're ushering in the modern age of coffee and tea, where the kettle that puts down roots on your stove sets the tone for your home and your day. The precision-pour spout and the counterbalanced handle create a steady, even stream of coffee or tea right into your cup. To make sure your joe is just the way you like it, there's also a built-in brew range thermometer so you can stay up to speed on your coffee temperature. So when you're picking out that all-important piece, go for a sleek minimalist look and sturdy stainless steel construction that has all the bells and none of the whistling of your mom's kettle.