KETTLE BELL

Sandy and Rusty Fowler bring 19th-century cauldrons into the modern age

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BRAND RECOGNITION // Carolina Kettles, modeled after nineteenth-century syrup kettles, are designed to last more than 200 years in the elements. They can be used as fire pits, water features, or cooking vessels.

The kettles, which come in 30-, 40-, 60-, and 80-gallon capacities, make striking fire pits (wood burning or gas-fitted), water features, or outdoor cooking vessels. In Sandy’s estimation, the 40-gallon model makes the perfect backyard kettle since six to eight people fit comfortably around it in chairs. Over the years, Carolina Kettles has offered additional accessories such as griddles and a popular oyster tray insert.

The kettles retail for $1,125 and up. Sandy or Rusty take orders only by phone because they like to talk to customers and think through things “the right way,” as Sandy puts it. She says Carolina Kettles is meant to be a Southern family business, not a corporation.

“We love to share the heritage of the South, and when you sell a kettle to a couple, it’s theirs forever,” explains Sandy. “We feel like we become a small part of that family when we forge their name on the lip of our iron.”


Carolina Kettles
P.O. Box 345, Walterboro, SC
(843) 866-2700, carolinakettles.com

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