How to Start Electric Tea Kettle Making Business

The tea kettle’s main function is to boil water. The simple pot consists of a lid, handle and spout. There are different types made from diverse materials. However the heating mechanism depends on the type of product.
Some are heated by placing on a burner, stove or open flame. While the electric kettle uses a specially designed electric heating element. The kitchen apparatus is very useful and has an important place in most households.
The word kettle is an old English word traced to Norse origins. It also has elements of German, Latin with loose translation of utensils such as funnel, bowl, and deep dish cauldron.
An investor looking for a highly profitable venture can consider kettle business. They can go into the manufacturing sector, wholesale or retail. The amount of investment depends on the number of units made produced daily. Other considerations include use of automated, semi automated or manual process.
Things to Consider
electric kettle
There are a few things to consider before launching the enterprise. You need to secure raw materials, factory space and purchase equipment. You need professional labor, licensing, funds and a marketing plan.
You also need to learn the manufacturing process of the product. First write a business plan and study any competition in your geographical location. Don’t forget to look at marketing trends including popular products.
Types of kettle
There are two basic types of kettle the stove-kettle and electric kettle. The stove top kettle is a metal vessel that contains water that features a spout, handle, round body and flat bottom.
The vessel is filled with water and placed on a heated stove. Some are fitted with steam whistle devices that indicate when the water has boiled by producing a load whistling sound. Most stove top products are made from stainless steel or other materials such as iron.
Types of Electric Kettle
The importance of the device is based on its simplicity. The kettle is used to make coffee, boil water or soup. The major advantage to similar devices is ease of use, shorter heating time and cost effectiveness.
The electric type is made from stainless steel with heating element fully enclosed. You have the cord or cordless electric kettle. The downside to the device is the amount of current it consumes.
Some have the functionality to deactivate at boiling points while others are fitted with whistlers. Some types are the jug style kettle, kettle with transparent water chamber, swan electric kettle, cordless electric glass, stainless steel, variable temperature kettle.
1.  Jug style kettle
2. Kettle with transparent water chamber
3. Swan electric kettle
4. Cordless electric glass
5. Stainless steel
6. Variable temperature kettle
Similar Kettle Devices
There are many devices that function the same way as kettles. They are perfect for boiling water and require heat. Similar devices are the Japanese Tetsubin cast iron pot with a spout, Teasmade a device that combines elements of teapot and kettle.
We have the teapot a vessel used to make tea that has a lid, spout and handle. Tea culture, samovar a Russian urn used to boil water, Kelly kettle specially made for outdoors use Windermere kettle and boiling vessel.
More types include the kettle drum, kettle grill (looks like a cauldron). Others are fish kettle a slim metal cooking vessel a cauldron (a large kettle). We have industrial scale copper kettle, solar kettle, Graves-kettle.
Other Kettle Devices
  • Tetsubin  cast iron pot
  • Teasmade a combined teapot and kettle
  • Teapot
  • Tea culture
  • Samovar a Russian urn
  • Kelly kettle made for outdoors
  • Windermere kettle and boiling vessel
  • kettle drum
  • kettle grill (looks like a cauldron)
  • fish kettle a slim metal cooking vessel
  • cauldron( a large kettle)
  • industrial scale copper kettle
  • solar kettle
  • Graves kettle
Write a Business Plan
You need to write a kettle manufacturing business plan and carry out a feasibility study. Study your competition, products and pricing. Focus on location, suppliers of raw materials and type of equipment you need.
Business License
To start a manufacturing company you need a business license. Register the business with the corporate affairs commission in your country.  It could be a limited liability company or enterprise.
You need liability insurance and manufacturing license. The product should pass quality assessment test and standardization. Finally find out if the product attracts value added tax.
Location and Staff
It is important you find the best location and hire qualified staff. Locate the business close to the source of raw materials or market base. The staff should be trained to handle the equipment and hire an accountant. Other requirements include good road network, warehousing and utilities.
Raw Materials
 The raw materials you need depend on the type of kettle. Other thing that contributes to the type of material is the design. High grade steel is used for top quality products. Common materials are plastic, metal, steel. Others include aluminum, iron and high grade steel.
The product of choice should be heat resistant and durable. Other properties include durability, low density and heating/electrical elements. Popular heat resistant plastics found in the product are polystyrene, polyethylene. The product also needs a cord, thermostat and plug.
The Manufacturing Process
Before you start making kettles you need to learn the manufacturing process. The factory receives the stainless steel sheets and checks for appropriate thickness.
The sheet steel is placed on the die of a punch press. The punch shapes the hollow shell of the kettle. The factory worker then removes the piece and places another sheet.
To die shape the heating component area a sheet goes through stamping to form the base and connector between cord and element. The base stamping goes through a conveyor system, given a small electrical charge and painted.
The coating machine paints the outer coat. This anodizing process is to protect the product from corrosion. The treated metal stamping are then welded together to form the base.
The Electrical Components
The electrical components are received and assembled as appropriate. They are then introduced and the connector is set to the base section. The cord is fitted into the base opening and rubber feet attached.
The Plastic Molding Process
Once the upper part of the kettle is formed colored polypropylene pellets are inspected for purify and are loaded into the injection molding machine. The resultant polypropylene is melted under high heat and liquid plastic forced into two half’s. This process is to make the plastic housing of the kettle.
The shaping also includes the handles and cavity relief. Once the cavity is cooled they are then assembled. The plastic housing is added to the kettle to complete the body. The flip up covers are then added and kettle completed. The final stage is the packaging and wrapping.
Kettle Making Equipment
  • Injection molding machine
  • Punch press
  • coating press
  • conveyor belt system
  • assembling plant
Quality Control
The manufacturing process produces lots of steel waste. The waste trimmings could be recycled, reground or sold. The product should undergo quality control and standardization during and after production. The type of steel material is very important to the outcome.
The tea kettle has become an important item in every home. Your marketing efforts should include price control, quality and branding. You need an effective marketing strategy and many wholesalers and distributors. Sell your products to stores, malls and large distributors. Use both electronic and print media to spread the word.