I’m a Former Barista and This Is the One Thing I’m Buying During Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days
I’ll admit it: There was once a time where I was firmly in the anti-electric kettle camp. It started when I moved into my first apartment after college, which was before I got really into coffee. I picked up a cheap drip machine that made just enough coffee for two people, except I never took care of it, so its output was pretty diminished after years of abuse. After I moved in with my girlfriend, I ditched my tiny (though practical!) Mr. Coffee machine and got really into using pour overs, French presses, Chemex brewers, and other coffee and tea gear that required a little more precision — all of which I had the chance to use when I was working in a cafe. That’s when I finally rethought my stance on electric kettles, since boiling water in a pot on the stove every morning took way too long, and making pour over coffee using the pot I cook pasta in just sort of felt wrong.
What Is the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle?
This gooseneck kettle is made from high-quality stainless steel and features a 0.9-liter capacity and a sleek, pointed spout that’s designed for a “powerful but precise” stream that helps dial in the optimal pour-over flow rate. The 1,200-watt heating element makes boiling water way faster than a stovetop kettle, and the to-the-degree temperature control settings allow you to nail whatever brew you’re having every time. Plus, the LCD screen lets you see both the set temperature and the real-time temperature of your water, and the built-in Brew Stopwatch helps time your extraction and can keep your water hot for up to 60 minutes. And, should something happen to your kettle, Stagg has a one-year warranty — plus an additional year if you register your model.
Aside from the high-tech construction and gorgeous design, the gooseneck kettle is probably the most essential piece of equipment you can have if you’re really into pour over coffee or Chemex brewing. Nailing the bloom, correctly saturating your ground coffee, and hitting your preferred extraction rate can all make or break your cup, and without the precision of a gooseneck kettle, it’s pretty difficult not to mess one of those factors up.
What Amazon Reviewers Are Saying:
Average Rating: 4.5/5
“Setup was incredibly easy requires no major thought. Once you’ve set your water temp it’s truly as simple as one button press. The digital thermometer is a real perk as well. I love the fact that it will shut itself off – especially if the kettle is out of water and I put it back on the plate. The kettle size is just right for a full Chemex pitcher and the handle design is comfortable and easy to pour. I really have no complaints and hope that it will last me a good long while.” — Bethany
“Glad I purchased this. The kettle heats much faster and cools much slower than the stovetop kettle I was using. The spout is perfect for pouring. Looks pretty good too.” — Slivings
“What I LOVE is how quickly it heats up and how I can set it back down on the base and it keeps the water hot for me. I love that. I didn’t realize how convenient that would end up being. I can heat water then get delayed a few minutes and I don’t have to hit the switch again. It’s these little things in life that make things go more smoothly and bring an ease and joy to my life. Since I use this puppy every single day, it was well worth the investment.” — Happytoread
If you haven’t already upgraded to an electric kettle, do yourself a favor and snag this top-quality model from Stagg ASAP, while it’s still marked down for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days. It’ll streamline your morning routine, and help you make better coffee and tea with its temperature control settings and precise pouring spout.
Buy: Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle, $156 (normally $195)