This is most likely the best stovetop kettle you can buy for manual drip coffee preparation; certainly it is the best bang for the buck out there. At less than half the price of most competing gooseneck kettles, our tests at CoffeeGeek prove it is also the fastest when used on a induction range, even when going head to head with the Hario and other models.
In fact, it is about 20% faster, and will do a full 1.2l water boil in under 3min30sec. It's secret is the maximum contact surface on induction ranges that transmit as much heating power as possible to the water. The long gooseneck provides you with good control when pouring all those intricate patterns you want to do during manual coffee brewing, and we've found the flow rate just nearly perfect.
The quality of construction is really good, and small attention to detail here and there, like the nice vibration-free fitting lid and the contoured handle make this a fantastic purchase.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.