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If you’ve ever seen someone prepare pour-over coffee, you’ve probably noticed they use a special kind of kettle to pour the water. The kettle has a narrow and long neck where the water pours out, and that kettle is what’s known as a gooseneck kettle or a pour-over kettle.
The Gooseneck kettle has been designed specially for use for pour-over coffee preparation. While you can still prepare your pour-over using a traditional kettle, a gooseneck kettle is a must-have for the following reasons:
So, while you probably don’t have to use a gooseneck kettle for your pour-over, using one will give you a much better control over your water flow and therefore better coffee results, as well as less strain on your arm.
Gooseneck, or pour-over kettles, come in many different designs. But most importantly, they’re available in two kinds: a manual kettle or an electric kettle. How do you choose between those?
We find that using an electric variable temperature gooseneck kettle is certainly more practical. It takes a lot of the guess work out of your process and it makes it much quicker and easier. Also, the auto shut-off of an electric kettle is more practical than you think. Many people end up ruining their manual kettles while forgetting to take it off a cooktop and boiling it dry.
No, a Gooseneck kettle is used only for pour-over. For anything from French Press, Siphon, Clever dripper, none of these methods require a slow pour like Pour-Over coffee. So it’s worth it to consider if you’re going to be using your gooseneck kettle for you to get one.
We will break the list down for the two styles:
Hario V60 Buono Kettle:
One of the most popular gooseneck kettles out there, the Hario Buono has a 3 to 4 cup capacity. It works on every type of cooktop including gas, electric or Induction. It’s made of stainless steel, has a spout that is located at the bottom, which means you don’t have to raise it much to start pouring. And the handle is very comfortable to grip. Hario is a Japanese brand but the kettle is made in China.
Fino Gooseneck Kettle:
This kettle by Fino is also stainless steel and is suitable to use on any type of cooktop. It has a 6-cup capacity, a high curved handle for a comfortable grip. This kettle is made in Japan.
Bonavita Variable-temperature Gooseneck Kettle:
The Bonavita electric gooseneck kettle is the best rated in its category. It has 1000-watts power for quick heating, a digital display to show you the temperature of the water in real time and it can hold the water at your desired temperature for up to 60 minutes. The digital timer has another use, it has a count-up timer that will help you with your entire brewing process. The Bonavita is available as 1L or 1.7L capacity.
Hario Buono Electric:
The Hario Buono Electric gives you the same design as the manual one but with an easier way to heat your water. Simply plug it in and flip a switch to start the water heating process.
Osaka Electric Gooseneck Kettle:
Another great option for an electric gooseneck kettle. Osaka is inspired by the city of Osaka in Japan (although it’s made in China like Hario). It has a nice, large handle and a 1-liter capacity.
If you’ve chosen Pour-over as your preferred coffee brewing method, you’ve probably noticed that it requires a special kind of a kettle, it is called a Gooseneck kettle, or simply pour over kettle.
Truth is, if you use a regular kettle, you’ll still be able to make your pour over coffee just fine. But why is a Gooseneck kettle so important when it comes to pour over?
And that’s exactly why you need a pour over kettle. It’s especially designed to create that stead water flow with its long, tipped spout and long, easy to hold handle.
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best pour over kettle for you:
– Manual or Electric?
– The Design:
Bonavita Variable Temperature Digital Gooseneck Kettle:
Hario Buono Electric Pour Over Kettle:
We certainly recommend the Bonavita over the Hario for many reasons:
Bonavita Electric Kettle:
Hario Electric Kettle:
Hario V60 Buono Pour Over Kettle:
Fino Pour Over Kettle:
Hario V60 Buono Kettle:
We’ve listed both the Breville BKE820XL and Cuisinart CPK-17 as two of our top rated variable temperatures kettles. In this post, we’ll be comparing the two kettles side by side to help you decide which one is best for you.
|Feature||1500-watt/110-volts stainless-steel cordless electric kettle with 1-2/3-liter capacity and concealed heating element|
6 preset heat settings for steeping tea at just the right temperature; blue LED indicator lights
30-minute keep warm; 2-minute memory function; 360-degree swivel power base for cordless convenience
Blue backlit water window; removable/washable scale filter; boil-dry protection with auto safety shutoff
Measures approximately 8-1/5 by 9-4/5 by 12 inches; 3-year limited warranty
|1500-watt 2-quart kettle with 5 pre-set brewing temperatures for tea and more|
360-degree stainless-steel directional base; clearly marked push-button control panel
Hold Temp button keeps water at selected temperature for 20 minutes
Boil-dry protection; water-level indicators on both sides; removable scale filter
Measures 7-1/2 by 9-1/2 by 11 inches
|Title||Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle||Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle|
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For us, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp is definitely the winner:
An electric water kettle is a must-have in any kitchen, and that’s a given. But if you’re an avid coffee or tea drinker, your average water kettle won’t cut it for you. As you know, each coffee or tea drink requires water boiled at a different temperature to bring out the best flavor possible. For example:
French Press coffee requires water to be at 200-degrees. Green tea requires it at 175-degrees, black tea at 212-degrees.
The average electric water kettle does not allow you to customize the temperature of water to your preferred drink. What you need is a ‘Variable-Temperature Kettle’, that’s a kettle that gives you different temperature options that are perfect for each drink. This type of kettle usually has a dedicated button for each drink, and can sometimes allow you to set your own temperature. It can also hold your water temperature for a set amount of time until you’re ready to use it.
Here’s our recommendation for the best variable-temperature electric water kettles:
Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle:
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle:
Two of the kettles listed above have Boil-dry protection as one of their main features. So, what is this feature?
Boil-dry protection is a safety features that turns the kettle off automatically if it doesn’t have the minimum required level of water in it.
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KitchenAid Personal Coffee Maker
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Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker
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Ninja Coffee Bar
The Ninja Coffee Bar gives you the best of all words. It is a single-serve (using coffee ground), it is also able to make a full carafe and specialty coffee drinks.
Keurig K55 Coffee Maker
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Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker
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Nespresso Lattissima Pro
The Lattissima Pro takes it up to another level with its fully automated drink preparation. Using the LCD touch screen, choose the drink you want to brew and the Lattissima will do everything else.
Nespresso Evoluo VertuoLine Machine
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