The Uplift Tea Kettle is recognized as a classic in function & style. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, a special tea kettle debuts in high-grade brushed stainless steel & zinc, accented with a heat-resistant cork handle. Known for its insulation properties, cork provides a soft non-slip grip. To use, simply lift the kettle by its handle and the stainless steel spout will open automatically, no awkward buttons or levers. Hand wash.