How To Choose A Kettle For A Wood-burning Stove

Stovetop kettles are not only beloved for nostalgic reasons, but they are also prized for their versatility and durability. Unlike their electric counterparts, which rely on components that can wear out over time, a stovetop kettle is built to last. With proper care, they can withstand years of use, becoming treasured heirlooms passed down from one generation to the next.

In an age of rapid technological advancement, kettles for wood burning stoves stand as a symbol of simplicity, craftsmanship, and tradition. They invite us to slow down, to reconnect with the past, and to find the joy in using an everyday item.

At Salamander Stoves, we stock a carefully curated collection of stove top kettles from the iconic Italian designer, Alessi, all exquisitely crafted to combine beauty with practicality.

Each kettle has been specifically chosen to work effectively on a stove top. The kettles have a broad, flat base to maximise the surface area which comes into contact with the stove, ensuring even heat distribution and a faster boil time.

Alessi Small Stovetop Kettle Conico 1Alessi Small Stovetop Kettle Little Bird 9093 Black











The Conico Alessi features the strong, geometric lines familiar to fans of the designer, while the more compact Little Bird has, as its name suggests, a distinctive bird-shaped whistle.

Available in black and white, The Little Bird is one of the best-selling kettles for wood burning stoves in the world.

Alessi Small Stovetop Kettle The Pito 1


The Pito Alessi Stovetop is a truly remarkable kettle, with its handle and whistle fashioned in mahogany to resemble two darting fishes.

As a charming addition, the whistle recreates the sound of whale song – making any tea break a calming experience.



Alessi Small Stovetop Kettle Sapper 9091

The Sapper 9091 was inspired by designer Richard Sapper’s childhood memories of hearing boat on the Rhine. The kettle has a melodic whistle made of brass, which can be used on a wide range of small stoves or on an induction hob.




Alessi Small Stovetop Kettle Tea Rex

The Tea Rex is made of high-quality stainless steel, giving it a lovely mirror finish.

To mark the 30th anniversary of this style, the kettle has been given a makeover and the whistle has been re-designed as a mythical creature.



All our kettles combine fun and practicality and add a wonderful centerpiece to your living space.

In today’s fast-paced world, where instant gratification is the norm, stovetop kettles remind us of the value of slowing down and savoring life’s simple pleasures. Whether it is enjoying a leisurely cup of tea with loved ones or taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of a well-crafted kettle, these timeless companions encourage us to embrace a more mindful way of living.



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Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

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The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

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First Small Stove Installation

Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?


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A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."


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Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."


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It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

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Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"


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The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

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Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"


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Absolutely Delighted!

"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"


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Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

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"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

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A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

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Brilliant Product!

"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"



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