A kettle is a functional tool to have in the kitchen. With a kettle, you can boil water for tea, oatmeal, soup or other hot-water needs. You can use a kettle as an alternative to heating water in the microwave and it is fast and convenient. You can also think about the look of the kettle you buy, in order to use your kettle as an accent piece. For example, a red kettle can add a splash of colour to a kitchen to spice things up a bit. No matter what your purpose for your kettle, it is a good idea to get some basic decisions, made about what you are looking for before you go shopping.