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.
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:
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:
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
(scroll down to
the final item listed):
Make: Kamenstein Collection / Motion Kettles
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
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:
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:
And many have posted it in eBay's "Want It Now" section, as you
can see in these Google search results:
But keep an eye on eBay, and perhaps contact the manufacturer for
M. Kamenstein Inc.
565 Taxter Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
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.