I have one of those kettles that I bought locally years ago for about $5.99. They are OK. I originally bought it to use for a grant, but I no longer use a grant, so it is now part of my camping gear. It's on the thin side, but for the money it's a good deal even at the $11.99 price. I think they are made in India. I don't know if that's a step up or down from Chinese made stuff. Probably a push.