Using this handsome kettle is a pleasure. A loud melodic whistle lets you know when water has reached a roiling boil, and the spout opens automatically when you tilt the kettle, so you can pour while keeping your hands safely away from the steam. Made of stainless steel with a brushed-stainless-steel finish. OXO's signature padded handle stays cool and ensures a good grip. Wide mouth makes the kettle easy to fill and pour. Spout opens automatically when you tilt the kettle.