Fellow Corvo EKG
An LCD screen allows Dad to set the water temp and watch its progress, meaning the old saying “A watched pot never boils” no longer applies. Brew an expert cup of tea with this brainy and beautiful Fellow Curvo EKG electric kettle. Variable temperature controls deliver 1200 watts of power for a quick heat time. Readouts in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Built-in stopwatch to time steeps and a 60-minute hold mode to keep the pot hot. Made of 304 stainless steel with a plastic base. Comes with 2.5 ft cord.
$149 | 0.9 liter | 1200 Watts | 9.2″l x8.7″w x8.5″h|
Alessi Pito Kettle
The Italian design workshop Alessi commissioned a series of teakettles late in the 20th century, and perhaps the most striking was the Pito, designed by iconic architect Frank Gehry in 1992. The visual is of a wave, made from mirror-polished steel, with leaping mahogany fish atop it. This might be the ultimate Father’s Day gift for the man who loves both tea and functional art.
€395 | $445 | www.alessi.com
MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Checked Kettle
If Pops is more of a tea traditionalist, he will likely fancy the black-and-white appeal of the Courtly Check kettle. It’s made of heavy-gauge steel and hand-painted with ceramic glaze. At a 3-quart size, he can brew tea for the whole clan if needed.
$150 | www.mackenzie-childs.com
Cordless 1.7-liter PerfecTemp stainless steel electric kettle with six preset heat settings and blue LED indicator lights. The powerbase offers 360-degree swivel for convenience. The scale filter is removable and washable and the kettle is equipped with boil-dry protection and auto safety shutoff. Heating element is concealed to prevent mineral buildup. Limited 5-year warranty.
$69 | 1.7 liter | 1500 Watts | 8.8″x 9.75w” x6.1h” | www.amazon.com