There's something civilized about tea time, but that shrill shriek of the tea kettle as the water begins to boil spoils the reverie of it all. Instead of that earsplitting racket of the boatswain's call, this one takes on the guise of a 19th-century freight train, singing its steam-driven train-whistle song when it's time to remove pot from heat.
Besides that train whistle effect, this mirror-polished steel container with a magnetic steel heat-diffusing bottom is much like any other kettle used to heat water. But sometimes that extra original detail makes the additional expenditure a worthy cause. We're just not so sure if it's $265 worth of worthy.