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MikeSD
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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013, 5:57am
Subject: Bonavita Stove Top
 

Does anyone have one? They look like a good deal but I saw some unfavorable reviews on Amazon.  There were complaints of the spout breaking, rust, and a rounded bottom causing it to rock while on a glass top stove.  I tend to think the first two might be from misuse, but I have a glass top so a rounded bottom wouldn't work.  

So I would like to hear anyone's experience with both the stove top version and the electric.
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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013, 6:15am
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Excellent kettle.  We tested the electric one with a road show on GCBC.  Received unanimous endorsement.  No rust, no issues.  Flat kettle.  Superb pouring tip in comparison to the Hario kettle I had.  Buy it with confidence.

 
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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013, 9:06am
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I have used all three versions but only have the electric and electric PID at home - no rust, breaking spouts, etc. for me - mine might be one of the oldest ones out there too...

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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MikeSD
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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:48am
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Thank you both for the replies.  I went ahead and ordered it.
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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:38am
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I'm looking to get the electric one with the thermometer setting but am turned off by the plastic lining inside the kettle. I guess I'm paranoid of all those toxins.
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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2013, 2:22pm
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There is no plastic in contact with water in the design of this kettle. Some on the handle/base, but nothing to leech into the water, so nothing to worry about as far as toxins in your drink are concerned.
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MikeSD
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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2013, 4:01pm
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diggi Said:

There is no plastic in contact with water in the design of this kettle. Some on the handle/base, but nothing to leech into the water, so nothing to worry about as far as toxins in your drink are concerned.

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Yes. That's what I heard. I'll let you guys know tomorrow when I get it.
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Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013, 4:40pm
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BoldJava Said:

Excellent kettle.  We tested the electric one with a road show on GCBC.  Received unanimous endorsement.  No rust, no issues.  Flat kettle.  Superb pouring tip in comparison to the Hario kettle I had.  Buy it with confidence.

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I jumped on the same road show with my esteemed kettle connoisseur above and concur that it's a good product.

 
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MikeSD
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Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013, 6:58pm
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The kettle came today.  Everything looks good and solid.  I emailed the company a few days ago and they said that there was an issue with the welding on some of them, but it was resolved.  Also, for those who were wondering, there is no plastic on the inside.  I was so excited when it came in I wanted to brew some coffee, but I would be up all night.  Looking forward to tomorrow.
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 7:09am
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Okay, so I used it this morning and couldn't be happier.  It was a great pour.  Very easy to control.  There was no issue with it rocking the glass top stove.  The only thing I can think of what that would happen with some people is because there was water on the bottom, which caused pressure and steam.  Great kettle.  I'm very happy with it.
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