A kettle is a very common dream symbol because it is a very common household item. A kettle on its own and not doing anything is indicative that everything in your domestic life is in good working order. If the kettle is bubbling or in the process of coming to a boil, that means the situation at hand that is relevant in your dream is in the process of coming to its peaking point, its climax, or its outcome. A kettle on its own doing nothing but placed in a peculiar way in your dream is a message that you are overlooking something. You are looking at a situation and “perceiving” it to be normal, mundane, and all as it should be, but your perception is incorrect.
The peculiarly placed kettle in your dream then would be showing you where the detail is that you need to look at, or simply indicating you need to look deeper into the situation, as there is something unseen right now that you are missing. If your kettle is whistling in your dream, you may be expecting company very soon, or a message from someone that you have been waiting to hear from.