Primula Soft Grip Brushed Stainless Steel 3-Quart Tea Kettle holds a generous 3 quarts of water- enough to make 12 cups of tea from one pot. Each Soft Grip Whistling Tea Kettle is constructed of brushed stainless steel with an encapsulated bottom. Stainless steel heats up quickly and helps guard against rust. Primula's specially designed phenolic soft grip handle provides a firm stay-cool grip. Another special feature is the flip up spout which allows for safe handling and even pouring. Even the lid was carefully constructed with a heat-resistant looped handle for easy removal to sit atop a wide opening for easy fill and cleaning. A soft pleasant whistle is emitted when water reaches a boil.