tea kettle with spinning top


On one Alton Brown Good Eats show, he featured a tea kettle
that I would dearly like to find.
The body of the kettle was either brushed aluminum or stainless
steel with brass accents (rivets or straps) and with the
unmistakable feature of a top that rotated from the
escaping steam. Reminiscent of a Archimedes steam engine.
I have Googled myself out and looked through many pages of
tea kettles to no avail.
Does anyone have any idea who manufactures that kettle and/or
where it is sold.
Many thanks in advance.
Reply to
Gerald I. Evenden
Last I saw a similar design it was a Michael Graves (I think his first name is Michael) design for Target stores. I got one for my sister that had a doohickey that spun like a ferris wheel.
Reply to
Jason F in Los Angeles
Hello Gerald,
Google works just fine. Here's what I found in five minutes:
I used the following search phrases exactly as indicated (including the quotes): "Alton Brown" "Good Eats" "tea kettle"
The results are here:
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The very first hit was a Slashdot thread about a (then) upcoming Q&A with Alton Brown, in which queries were posted regarding his "cool gadgets." Someone wanted to know about the insane ("rocket") tea kettle:
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As you can see,a respondent mentioned that it was formerly available from the Gevalia catalog. Another respondent wrote that a friend had found one in Prague. Yet a third respondent recommended checking the area of goodeatsfanpage.com that discusses Alton Brown's equipment. Looking there, I found the following information at
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(scroll down to the final item listed):
Make: Kamenstein Collection / Motion Kettles Model: Rocket Price: $70.00
When the pot boils, the top spins around from the steam jetting out from the two rockets on the side. Made of highly polished 18/8 stainless steel. Holds 2 ½ quarts. Barclay's Coffee: $79.95 ($10.00 off if you mention this website when ordering) Teapots4Sale.com: $69.99 (discontinued, no longer being made by the manufacturer)
I assume that's the kettle you're interested in?
There's a better photo of it on Amazon:
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However, the "Kamenstein MKI Design World of Motion Steam-Driven Rocket Kettle" has apparently been discontinued and seems rather difficult to find.
Amazon no longer stocks it:
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And many have posted it in eBay's "Want It Now" section, as you can see in these Google search results:
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But keep an eye on eBay, and perhaps contact the manufacturer for more info:
M. Kamenstein Inc. 565 Taxter Road Elmsford, NY 10523 (914) 785-8000
Good luck!
Reply to
never mind
Its a matter of guessing the right way to specify a search string when looking for subject.
Your last entry hits the button but at $70 I wonder how much I want one. :-(
Good idea but a bit pricy.
Thanks for the find.
Reply to
Gerald I. Evenden

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