We love this kettle. This is Bonavita's variable temperature electric cordless kettle, specifically designed for manual pourover usage.
This kettle lets you precisely control the water temperature to 1F/1C. It has a keep-temperature feature. It is fast (though it is slower than standard kettles, because of the way it slows down heating as it approaches your specified temperature). It will keep water at the temperature you set for an hour.
More features: the gooseneck is ideal for controlled manual brew pouring; the kettle is commercial-use rated and comes with additional spill-proof options (a plastic cover for the base); and when you remove the kettle from the base, you automatically get a count-up timer for your coffee brewing times, activated simply by pressing the plus symbol on the kettle's control panel.
A solid warranty, a killer price and some of the most accurate temperature controls found in any hot water kettle make this a must have for any serious manual-brew coffee lover.
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