Making that perfect cup of teas is not only an art but also a science. Getting your hands on the finest coffee is just the beginning of your journey. You also have to find the exact temperature and the right pouring rate for the perfect cup of tea. After all, you don’t just want to create a good beverage, you want to create an exquisite one!
Which brings me to my subject of the day: Gooseneck kettles. Gooseneck kettles are basically teapots that are designed ergonomically with a thin, long spout. This helps you get a controlled pour and thus, consistently hit the proper level of flavor extraction. While most of the stove-top and electric kettles depend on a thermometer to reach the right temperature, quite a few of these models don’t use them. However, with the addition of temperature control, you can brew an even more flavourful brew than you could before.
Today, I’m going to tell you about the top five gooseneck kettles available on the market today.
The Bonavita Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.5 x 7.3 inches
Weight: 2.8 pounds
Capacity: 1 liter
Power: 1000 watt heating element (AC 120V 60Hz)
This gooseneck kettle from Bonavita lets you select a temperature, set it and come back after an hour. It will hold its temperature for that amount of time.
You can make your little boiler recall the temperature settings for different types of beverages too. It also has a count up timer for timed coffee brewing or for tea steeping. Just fill it to the full 1-liter mark and relax; it won’t boil over as other kettles in the past may have.
The Bonavita is designed with comfort and safety in mind.
The Hario V60 Buono Coffee Drip Kettle
Product Dimensions: 21 x 18 x 13 inches
Weight: 1.4 pounds
Capacity: 1.2 liters
If you are a person who falls for the aesthetics of a kettle, then this one is certainly for you. The kettle has a cute look with an emphasis on the quality of its construction. It is a conveniently quick heater and the gooseneck is easy to handle and allows for very accurate pours.
The 1.2-liter kettle is good enough to make a pot full of nice, aromatic coffee. One minor drawback I should cite is the difficulty in cleaning the spout, which is almost impossible to clean, even with a pipe cleaner.
The Bonavita Electric Kettle BV3825B
Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.3 x 6.9 inches
Capacity: 1 liter
Power: 1000 Watts
This kettle seems to be a rough and tough type of kettle. What I mean by that is that it is sturdy and yet looks nice at the same time.
The bottom of the kettle is flat, with the heating element hidden inside; this makes it easy to handle and clean. As expected you can also do a steady controlled pour with the thin gooseneck spout.
I certainly hope you are not too used to the whistle of the kettle as an indicator that the water is boiling because this kettle doesn’t have a whistle. However, it does produce a very recognizable sound which grows louder as the water starts boiling and slowly lowers as it comes to a true boil.
The Fino Pour Over Coffee and Tea Kettle
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 5.8 x 6.5 inches
Weight: 14.4 ounces
Capacity: 1 liter
This sturdy and strong kettle will impress you with the quality of its design. You can extract every drop of water that you poured into this kettle, as it doesn’t overflow when boiling. And also, with the spout placed a little low, you can be sure to pour out all the water without any pooling at the bottom of the pot.
This one also does not have a whistle. However, since the fit of the lid is a little bit loose, it does start vibrating when the water comes to a boil. Which pretty much acts like a whistle in this kettle. However, you need not worry about the lid falling off because it does seem quite durable otherwise.
Gooseneck kettles provide you with the convenience of soaking your ground coffee in the hot water and provides controlled and comfortable pouring. The top five kettles I have chosen here today are a combination of aesthetic design and functional efficiency, so forget all about that dripping and splashing; get ready for some great coffee!