Simplex Copper Kettle Glasstop Range

donnaren2March 11, 2014

Hi all: I just received a Simplex Copper Kettle for Valentines Day! I know, right?? So lucky! However, I'm finding that it takes forever to boil. I thought copper would be faster to boil. I'm talking 20 mins for 2 qts to boil. I know this is not right. Anyone else had this problem? I have tried using a burner that exactly fits the kettle bottom and one that is larger than the kettle bottom, I've also tried using a wire grid under the kettle, thinking maybe there needs to be some airflow. Nothing seems to help. I want to love my kettle! Any ideas??
Thanks in advance.

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llaatt22

How long does one quart take?

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 8:43PM
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scpalmetto

What a beautiful kettle! I found this site with what looks like the same or a similar product and it says it is suitable for gas only. I can't imagine why it would only be suitable for gas but maybe you can write to the company and ask.

http://www.simplex-kettles.com/online-store/traditional-kettles/gas-high-gloss-finish-solid-copper-kettle-detail

I would love that kettle even if I only used it for show. :-)

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 9:58AM
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kitchendetective

The one with the elevated bottom and holes is made for gas flames . The one with the flat bottom is supposed to be okay for both gas and electric burners.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 6:03PM
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