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OXO's Kettles ? The Pressure is On

In 1998, OXO introduced ...its first Tea Kettle. Safety and practicality were the guiding principles during the development process, and our little Kettle came complete with an innovative steam shield.

Through user feedback, we realized we missed a key consumer insight ? that a Tea Kettle, while a practical kitchen tool, is often a centerpiece in the kitchen. Users would leave them out on the stovetop when not in use and some even coordinated their entire kitchen decor around their Kettles. While the steam shield was innovative, it was considered by many to be unsightly (some likened it to the "Flying Nun"!).

In 1999, we corrected the aesthetic flaws to our otherwise safe, practical and well-performing Kettle with the Uplift. The kicker is that all of its elegant aesthetics came as a direct result of making the Uplift safe and easy to use.

OXO GG Uplift Tea Kettle
OXO Good Grips Uplift Tea Kettle
Fun Fact:

The OXO Uplift Tea Kettle has an iconic shape that has become an instant American classic. It is the most requested OXO item used in propping television and movie sets. Look for it next time you watch "The Big Bang Theory!"

Problems Identified
  • Handles on tea kettles are positioned too close to the steam and hot water at the spout, making it uncomfortable while pouring
  • Angle of kettle handles combined with weight of filled kettle make it difficult for users to lift and pour without straining wrists
  • Fine motor skills required to open kettle trigger to pour hot water; difficult for many older users to maneuver
  • Small opening on top makes it difficult to clean interior of kettle
The Process
  • The quest for the perfect interaction point between the spout and the handle (so the kettle would not open when carried around filled with water, but would open easily when tipped forward) led us to the current connection between the spout and handle, one that resembles a splash of water.
  • The same connection point was also designed to keep the spout open if the user chose, so that they could keep the Uplift's whistle quiet while boiling water, which is especially handy when preparing an early morning cup of tea.
  • While designing an opening large enough to be easy to clean, we needed to ensure it wasn't so low as to limit the maximum water level, but we still needed to keep it in balance with the spout for aesthetic reasons.
  • Through user research, we learned that steam would sometimes escape from the lid and unfortunately heat the handle, so we added a silicone seal to minimize any unintended heat transfer and keep the kettle safe and easy to use.
OXO GG classic Kettle
OXO Good Grips Classic Tea Kettle
OXO's Solutions
  • Large, comfortable handle is angled away from the spout and is heat resistant and non-slip, even when wet
  • Handle angle allows user to hold Kettle comfortably and without wrist strain, whether filled with water or nearly empty, by adjusting grip accordingly
  • Whistle spout opens automatically when Kettle is tipped to pour ? no awkward buttons or levers to press
  • Wide opening on top of Kettle enables easy access for cleaning and can also be used as an opening to fill Kettle

The OXO Story:

In 1990, OXO staged a revolution (of sorts) by offering an easy-to-use, high-performing alternative to uncomfortable and ineffective kitchen gadgets. OXO's innovative take on the traditional Swivel Peeler, complete with its pudgy black handle, raised consumers' expectations of what could be expected from household products.

Today OXO offers over 800 products, each developed with a close (some might say "obsessive") attention to detail. Our goal is to deliver products that maximize comfort AND performance, illustrating our mission to create innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier.

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Trends come and go but a classic stands the test of time. With multiple design awards under its whistle, the Uplift Tea Kettle is ...recognized as a classic in function and style. To celebrate its 10th anniversary the iconic Uplift Tea Kettle debuts in natural cork, high grade stainless steel and durable zinc finishes. The Uplift Tea Kettle Anniversary Edition features a new and innovative use of familiar material. No longer used just for keeping the fizz in champagne, cork is a natural, renewable and beautiful material found on the handles of the kettle and lid. Known for its insulation properties, cork creates heat-resistant handles while also providing a soft, nonslip grip. Simply lift the Kettle by its handle and the stainless steel spout opens automatically. No awkward buttons or levers - just lift and pour. 2-quart capacity. read more

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The Uplift Tea Kettle is recognized as a classic in function & style. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, a special tea kettle debu...ts in high-grade polished stainless steel & zinc, accented with a heat-resistant cork handle. Known for its insulation properties, cork provides a soft non-slip grip. To use, simply lift the kettle by its handle and the stainless steel spout will open automatically, no awkward buttons or levers. Hand wash. read more

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<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B00005Q5K4 --> <!-- Created by: Kimberly Simmons --> <!-- Email: ksimmons@oxo.com --> <!...-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>OXO's Kettles ? The Pressure is On</h4> <p>In 1998, OXO introduced its first Tea Kettle. Safety and practicality were the guiding principles during the development process, and our little Kettle came complete with an innovative steam shield. </p> <p>Through user feedback, we realized we missed a key consumer insight ? that a Tea Kettle, while a practical kitchen tool, is often a centerpiece in the kitchen. Users would leave them out on the stovetop when not in use and some even coordinated their entire kitchen decor around their Kettles. While the steam shield was innovative, it was considered by many to be unsightly (some likened it to the "Flying Nun"!). </p> <p>In 1999, we corrected the aesthetic flaws to our otherwise safe, practical and well-performing Kettle with the Uplift. The kicker is that all of its elegant aesthetics came as a direct result of making the Uplift safe and easy to use. </p> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="OXO GG Uplift Tea Kettle" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00005Q5K4/kettle1.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption">OXO Good Grips Uplift Tea Kettle</div></div><h5>Fun Fact: </h5> <p>The OXO Uplift Tea Kettle has an iconic shape that has become an instant American classic. It is the most requested OXO item used in propping television and movie sets. Look for it next time you watch "The Big Bang Theory!"</p> <h5>Problems Identified</h5> <ul><li>Handles on tea kettles are positioned too close to the steam and hot water at the spout, making it uncomfortable while pouring</li><li>Angle of kettle handles combined with weight of filled kettle make it difficult for users to lift and pour without straining wrists</li><li>Fine motor skills required to open kettle trigger to pour hot water; difficult for many older users to maneuver</li><li>Small opening on top makes it difficult to clean interior of kettle</li></ul> <h5>The Process</h5> <ul><li>The quest for the perfect interaction point between the spout and the handle (so the kettle would not open when carried around filled with water, but would open easily when tipped forward) led us to the current connection between the spout and handle, one that resembles a splash of water.</li><li>The same connection point was also designed to keep the spout open if the user chose, so that they could keep the Uplift's whistle quiet while boiling water, which is especially handy when preparing an early morning cup of tea.</li><li>While designing an opening large enough to be easy to clean, we needed to ensure it wasn't so low as to limit the maximum water level, but we still needed to keep it in balance with the spout for aesthetic reasons.</li><li>Through user research, we learned that steam would sometimes escape from the lid and unfortunately heat the handle, so we added a silicone seal to minimize any unintended heat transfer and keep the kettle safe and easy to use.</li></ul> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="OXO GG classic Kettle" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00005Q5K4/kettle2.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption">OXO Good Grips Classic Tea Kettle</div></div><h5>OXO's Solutions</h5> <ul><li>Large, comfortable handle is angled away from the spout and is heat resistant and non-slip, even when wet</li><li>Handle angle allows user to hold Kettle comfortably and without wrist strain, whether filled with water or nearly empty, by adjusting grip accordingly</li><li>Whistle spout opens automatically when Kettle is tipped to pour ? no awkward buttons or levers to press</li><li>Wide opening on top of Kettle enables easy access for cleaning and can also be used as an opening to fill Kettle</li></ul> <h4>The OXO Story:</h4> <p>In 1990, OXO staged a revolution (of sorts) by offering an easy-to-use, high-performing alternative to uncomfortable and ineffective kitchen gadgets. OXO's innovative take on the traditional Swivel Peeler, complete with its pudgy black handle, raised consumers' expectations of what could be expected from household products. </p> <p>Today OXO offers over 800 products, each developed with a close (some might say "obsessive") attention to detail. Our goal is to deliver products that maximize comfort AND performance, illustrating our mission to create innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. </p> </div> read more

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Simply lift the OXO GOOD GRIPS Uplift Tea Kettle by its handle and the spout opens automatically! No awkward buttons or levers, ju...st lift and pour! The soft, non-slip handle is heat-resistant for added safety, and a large lid makes the Uplift easy to fill and easy to clean. The Kettle has a loud whistle to let you know when your water is ready and has a 2 quart capacity. read more

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Simply lift the OXO GOOD GRIPS Uplift Tea Kettle by its handle and the spout opens automatically! No awkward buttons or levers, ju...st lift and pour! The soft, non-slip handle is heat-resistant for added safety, and a large lid makes the Uplift easy to fill and easy to clean. The Kettle has a loud whistle to let you know when your water is ready and has a 2 quart capacity. read more

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