The best electric gooseneck kettles

Great for more than just coffee and tea.

woman pouring kettle coffee
Electric kettles are superior to stove-top models in almost every way.Kayla Phaneuf via Unsplash

An electric kettle is a modern kitchen staple. These self-contained cookers don’t require an open flame, which makes them safer to use. Plus, they offer more precise temperature control and even boil water quicker than their stove-reliant counterparts.

While there are several styles from which to choose, opting for one with a gooseneck spout allows for precision pouring. This is useful for brewing more delicate coffees where a heavier-flow kettle might over-agitate the grinds. Here are some hot options that fit the bill.

Bonavita electric kettle

Bonavita electric kettle

You'll see this kettle on the counter of most coffee shops.Amazon

This 1000-watt Bonavita 1-liter kettle is a cafe staple. If you walk into most coffee shops, you'll see this product sitting on the countertop. It features a real-time temperature display and built-in timer. The kettle also lets you keep your hot water at your precise specifications—between 140°-212°F—for up to 60 minutes.

Bonavita Interurban Kettle

Bonavita Interurban Kettle

While I am a huge fan of the original design, the new tones are a welcome addition to the line.Amazon

Bonavita recently launched a new Interurban 1-liter kettle in more colors than they’ve previously offered. Options include matte black, matte white, and a gloss graphite. The 1000-watt kettle features preset temperature options, but also offers manual controls for adjusting temperature in one-degree increments. The Hold Button lets you maintain a temperature for an hour between 140°-208°F. If you don’t need surgical precision, the new model adds a simple boil button. The gooseneck spout still provides a controlled pour, which is integral for some coffee brewing methods like pour overs. It’s got a stainless steel heating base and uses BPA-free plastic.

Not all of the models are live yet, but another one to look out for is their 1.3-liter Cosmopolitan glass kettle that comes out later this year.

Stagg EKG+

Stagg EKG+

It comes with a hidden game.Amazon

For a higher-tech option, Fellow’s 1,200-watt Stagg EKG+ pour-over kettle is another great choice. It’s the most expensive of the bunch, but comes with some sweet features including Bluetooth connectivity so you can start a boil from bed. The minimal design employs a single knob on the base to control all the functionality and temperature settings. The spout is designed to prevent drip-back, help control the speed of your pour, and provide a steady flow of water. The kettle’s variable temperature control allows you to set the temp to a specific degree—between 135°F to 212°F—and hold it at that temperature for an hour. An inlaid LCD screen lets you track the temperature, set a stopwatch to keep track of your coffee brewing. You can easily switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius. It comes in Matte Black or polished chrome.

Lastly, according to Fellow, the Kettle also features an Easter Egg game. If you take the kettle off the base and switch back and forth between Celsius and Fahrenheit, a game called "Wormy”—similar to Snake—will show up on the LCD screen.

OXO BREW kettle

OXO BREW kettle

Fewer fancy features, but gets the job done.Amazon

OXO’s 1-liter BREW electric pour-over kettle has fewer fancy features, but still includes all the important essentials for brewing a tasty cup of coffee or tea. It can reach temperatures between 140°-212°F. The BREW kettle includes a built-in timer to keep track of how long your coffee has been brewing and will keep your water warm for 30 minutes before shutting off.

Bodum Melior Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle

Bodum Melior Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle

Comes in black and silver.Amazon

Bodum’s gooseneck kettle is one of the prettier—and more affordable—devices on the list, due to its sustainable cork on the handle and lid. The cork gives you a comfortable hold on the appliance while you're pouring or removing the lid. The 27-ounce kettle doesn’t let you choose a specific temperature, and is fairly basic when it comes to features, but if you want an attractive appliance that heats water, this is a good choice.

Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Leakproof, quick-boiling kettle with protection against overheating and an auto shutoff function.Amazon

The stainless steel Cosori Kettle has a powerful heating element that can get a full pot of water to temperature in just five minutes. Select one of five preset temps for common teas and coffees by pressing a button on the base. The handle has a place for your thumb to help balance the kettle while you pour. That control is crucial when pouring water over your coffee grinds for pour-overs.

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