Our handmade copper kettle recalls the classic designs of Colonial times. This 1-1/2 quart kettle is made of solid copper with brass accents and a wooden handle.
Our food-safe copper kettle is practical enough for morning tea, pretty enough to display with your favorite collectibles, and durable enough to stand up to your wood stove's heat. Hand hammered finish adds dimension and interest.
• Copper kettle
• Classic tea kettle
• Handmade and hand hammered of solid copper
• Brass accents with a wood handle
• Food safe for everyday use
• Makes a great wood stove steamer
• 1-1/2 qt. capacity
8-1/2"L X 6"W X 10"H
1-1/2 qt. capacity
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Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!