Simplex Kensington No.1 - Newey & Bloomer

Simplex Kensington No.1

  • The original whistling Simplex tea kettle by Newey & Bloomer - The Kensington - was first created in 1903 - and continues to be handcrafted in Birmingham, England using the same traditional hand-spinning techniques that were first used over 100 years ago.  

    Taking over a month to produce, each tea kettle is made from the highest grade copper.  The Kensington No 1 Simplex tea kettle retains its natural beauty radiating warm, rich and opulent tones of highly-polished natural copper and will take centre stage in any kitchen.

    Every Simplex kettle by Newey & Bloomer from the Kensington Collection is unique, proudly hallmarked with ‘Made in England’ and will whistle on boiling to let you know it’s time for tea!

    The Kensington Simplex kettle is perfect for use on both gas and electric stoves, please note that these are not suitable for use on induction hobs without an induction hob adapter.

    Please allow 3-4 weeks for your kettle to be despatched, as each one is individually crafted by hand. 

    For more information on how we make our kettles click here.

    • All Simplex Kettles by Newey & Bloomer are 100% lead-free
    • 100% solid copper kettle body
    • Luxurious and warm polished copper exterior.
    • Newey & Bloomer signature spout with centre seam, birds mouth spout, designed to give a perfect, even pour.
    • Whistles through the lid when water reaches boiling point.
    • "Stay cool" hand turned solid beechwood handle
    • Handmade in England by master copper artisans
    • Traditional, authentic design that has been loved across the globe for generations
    • Suitable for Gas and Electric stoves
    • Not suitable on induction hobs without an induction hob adapter
    • 12 Month Warranty
  • Materials

    • 100% solid copper kettle body
    • Solid brass embellishments (nuts and handle brackets)
    • 100% tin lined interior
    • Hand turned, beechwood handle
    • Capacity - 1.7 liters or 1.9 quarts
    • Width: 10"
    • Depth: 8"
    • Height: 9"

    Newey & Bloomer Simplex tea kettles are all handmade and as such, overall dimensions may vary slightly from those shown above. 

  • Do:

    • Keep water level just below the centre seam
    • Hand wash only and dry with a soft cloth
    • Clean copper kettles with a good copper cleaner such as Brasso or Hagerty metal polish. Remember to polish the compound well, and do not allow it to build up around the handle and nuts
    • Use filtered water, particularly in hard water areas
    • Empty any left over water after boiling and wipe the inside dry to prevent calcium (limescale) build up
    • Copper is an exceptional material in the kitchen and, when maintained properly, should give you many years of service

    Do Not:

    • Leave water in the kettle overnight
    • Put your kettle in a dishwasher
    • Let the Simplex tea kettle boil dry
    • Clean with any acidic cleaning agents
    • Scrub with steel wool or abrasive cleaning cloths/brushes or pads as this can lead to irreparable damage

    Related Items

    Customer Reviews
    5.0 Based on 27 Reviews
    5 ★
    4 ★
    3 ★
    2 ★
    1 ★
    Write a Review

    Thank you for submitting a review!

    Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

    Filter Reviews:
    Ruth M.
    United States United States

    Well Worth the Money

    Great tea kettle and well worth the money.

    Naghma H.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Copper Simplex Kensington No. 1

    I love my new copper kettle. It looks so beautiful in my kitchen. I’ve had such bad luck with other brands so decided to treat myself with this kettle and it works wonderfully. The customer service at Newey & Bloomer is great. Louise responded to my questions promptly and my kettle arrived sooner than I expected.

    Woodrow M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Beautifully made kettle

    I simply love the kettle. Works perfectly and love the whistle. Hope to enjoy it for many years to come.

    Brandon K.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Heirloom item

    Just beautiful craftsmanship. The quality and design are unmatched. This will be a heirloom item in my family, I have no doubt.

    saundra s.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Merry Christmas to me

    I've owned two Simplex Kensington kettles over the last 30 years, and then one day I was distracted by a knock on the door and burnt my last one. I purchased another whistling tea kettle thinking it would do, but it didn't. I just received a beautiful, shiny new copper Kensington No. 1, and I know it will add the dimension to enjoying tea that I have been missing. There is no more splendid kettle made with superb craftmanship found in the marketplace.

    Frederick Bloomer and Charles Herbert Newey Newey & Bloomer Ltd +44 (0) 121 285 5600
    Newey & Bloomer

    Thank you for signing up for the Newey & Bloomer newsletter. We only send them occasionally, to share our news, updates and special promotions from time to time. With warmest wishes from us all at Newey & Bloomer.