I have a rather old fashioned kettle that goes with the old fashioned Aga cooker we installed in our new house.
The oven has barely changed its design since it was invented in 1922. There are no bells and whistles on this beast. But boy can it cook.
Kettle design has no doubt come a long way in the near 100 years since the invention of this cooker. As pretty and original as this kettle is, its function is not quite so pretty. It's hard to pour boiling water out of it without the steam scalding one's hand.
Ah, but being the handy seamstress that I am, there is always a sewn solution to such a dilemma. This mitt has a little sleeve to put my hand into before I lift the kettle, and I'm protected from wayward steam. And its colours fit in nicely with my white, grey and wood accented kitchen.