Shortly after German chemist Otto Schott invented borosilicate glass in the late 19th century, the material became a standby in home kitchens This kettle is made in Jena, Germany, by a company that has specialized in producing borosilicate glass cookware since 1920. The clear material and deliberately “unsophisticated aesthetics” put the kettle’s simple, necessary function in the spotlight, transforming one’s experience to an everyday object.
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Making tea is a morning ritual that deserves to be performed to perfection. This beautiful glass kettle starts the day off right. Its material combines clean simplicity with highly heat retaining properties, making for a water boiling experience that is both efficient and gorgeous. The kettle is made in Jena, Germany, by a company that has specialized in producing borosilicate glass cookware since 1920. It works well with a variety of heat sources, including gas stoves, electric cookers, and microwave ovens. Safety tips are printed on the kettle's side. Dishwasher safe.