If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read the entire article, we picked the Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle as our favourite.
An electric gooseneck kettle might seem like a fashion statement, or a coffee lover accessory to waste your money on, but it’s far from it.
I’m sure you’ve flooded your coffee ground while making a pour-over coffee before. Very annoying. And certainly not the best way to extract all of those delicious flavours. A gooseneck kettle will solve that problem.
We’ll cover how a gooseneck kettle can up your at-home coffee game, and which ones are the best on the market and why.
These are the 5 best electric gooseneck kettles we’ll be looking at:
- Why A Gooseneck Kettle?
- Which Brew Methods Can You Use A Gooseneck Kettle With?
- What To Look Out For In A Gooseneck Kettle
- The Best Electric Gooseneck Kettle – The Reviews
- Final Thoughts
Why A Gooseneck Kettle?
Firstly, let’s begin with defining what actually makes a gooseneck kettle a gooseneck kettle. Before my passion for coffee took off, I had never heard of one.
So in case you don’t know, what makes them special is the spout and the handle. They have a long and curved spout that’s quite narrow, as well as a handle that sits at a certain distance away from the body of the kettle, and at a unique angle.
So why is that a good thing I hear you ask. Well, these kettles are for the coffee lovers out there that need precision and consistency. As you may well know, to make a perfect cuppa you need a perfect extraction process. Having the tools in the house to make brewing easier, means you’re more likely to be drinking a top quality cuppa, on the regular.
The long spout gives you very accurate and precise control over the flow and speed of the water. Flooding your ground coffee isn’t always a good thing, especially if you’re wanting to steep the coffee before brewing.
For the average Joe, a gooseneck kettle might appear to be a hype, something that’s become popular because it’s different. But you’re not the average Joe, and for the coffee connoisseur they’re the perfect tool to refine your brewing process.
They give you more control, more consistency and more precision. How can all that not make a better cuppa?
So They Actually Are Better?
Gooseneck kettles aren’t going to heat the water up faster or to a better ‘quality’ (whatever that means) than your standard kettle.
But in my opinion, yes they are better. They make brewing your coffee just that little bit easier. Especially if you’re using certain brewing methods that require you to pour water precisely.
Which leads on nicely to the next point…
Which Brew Methods Can You Use A Gooseneck Kettle With?
Firstly, the pour over drip coffee method is perfect for a gooseneck kettle. You have to be precise in how much water you’re pouring into the filter basket, and at what temperature.
Because gooseneck kettles are for the coffee lovers of the world, they often come with a thermometer too. So not only can you be precise on water quantity, but also on water temperature.
There are a lot of things to be precise about when it comes to brewing coffee the manual way, using the pour over method.
The amount of coffee is important, as well as the coffee to water ratio. Grind size, extraction time, water quality, so many different components to making the best coffee.
So you can see why using a gooseneck kettle is perfect for this method. Precision, control and consistency.
Are There Any Other Methods?
To be honest, pouring water from a gooseneck kettle is satisfying and a joy. Honestly. You’ll be using it for anything that requires hot water. So yes, you can use it for any method to brew coffee. Whether that’s filling up a French press or a Moka pot.
You don’t have to keep your gooseneck kettle exclusively for coffee. They’re perfect for making green tea, or aromatic and fruit teas. These require a precise temperature below water’s boiling point, plus an even pour speed to maximise the extraction of flavours.
So not only will your gooseneck kettle be perfect for making a great cuppa, it will also be perfect for whatever else you’re brewing.
What To Look Out For In A Gooseneck Kettle
There are a couple of questions you should be asking yourself to determine what the gooseneck kettle will suit you best.
What’s The Capacity?
Figuring out how much water you’re going to need to brew at any one time, will help you decide how big you need your kettle.
If you’re just brewing a single cup of coffee, filling a French press or moka pot, then you’re probably only going to need something small.
However, don’t forget about the times that you’re hosting and want to make a large batch of coffee. Sometimes it’s nice to have the option to brew a bit more for when friends and family come around.
There are a range of different sized kettles on the list, you just need to find the one that works for you.
How’s The Flow?
Some kettles pour faster than others, and some are really responsive to shifts in your movement making it hard to get a nice, consistent flow.
It’s not so much the speed that is an issue, as all gooseneck kettles pour pretty slowly. It’s more about how consistent the flow is. Maybe you already know this from trying to brew a coffee via pour over, and using a standard kettle. It’s just not easy to be consistent and precise.
This is difficult to measure through reading an article as each person might find it easier with different kettles. However, we’ll try our best to give you a good idea about the flow rate with each kettle.
Does It Have A Thermometer?
The optimum water temperature to brew your coffee with is between 195F to 205F (90.5C to 96.1C). Therefore, you may want to consider having a thermometer on hand to keep an eye on the temperature.
Some of the gooseneck kettles that we’ve looked at have thermometers built in, and so it’s really easy to track how hot your water is.
Is It Comfortable?
Comfort? Yes this is important.
You’re going to be holding this kettle for a couple of minutes at a time, constantly pouring bit by bit to brew your coffee (if using the pour over method). Having a comfortable handle is going to become important, fast.
If the handle has had some thought put into it, and isn’t just trying to look pretty, it’s going to pay off in the long run. Yes, gooseneck kettles look cool, but they also need to be practical and comfortable.
The Best Electric Gooseneck Kettle – The Reviews
These are the five options we’ve put together.
- Real-time temperature display
- Stainless steel and BPA plastics free
- Temperature Hold button to maintain a specific temperature
- 1000 watts
- 1 litre capacity
- 1 year warranty
There are a couple of things that I like about the Bonavita. Firstly is the little finger notch on the handle allows for the little adjustments you need to make when pouring the water a doddle.
Also, the fact you don’t have to worry about the water temperature cooling off if you’re not yet organised with your mug. There is a ‘hold’ setting, which maintains a steady temperature of your choice from 140 to 212 degrees. Super handy.
You can also check on how hot the water is with great ease because of the real-time, digital screen which displays the current temperature of the water. So not only is precision something the Bonavita delivers on, but also convenience as you’re not having to wait for the temperature of the water to re-boil when the time for a second cuppa comes.
There are a couple of things that flag up though. The power cord is very short, only 20 inches. So unless you have a power socket pretty close to where you want it, this might be an annoyance. There is also talk of the kettle rusting after a short amount of use, but these are few and far between.
Overall, a great gooseneck kettle that’s won the vote of thousands of happy customers.
- Beautiful matte black or silver finish
- Cork handle is comfortable, and doesn’t get hot
- 1000 watts
- 800ml capacity
- 1 year warranty
The first thing that stands out to me about the Bodum is how beautiful the design is. It’s slick and modern, the matte black creates a really nice finish, and the cork handles are not only comfortable, but compliment the black perfectly.
But is it practical? Yes it is.
Although it doesn’t come with the preset temperature feature, or the temperature hold, you’re paying half the price. If you’re wanting to be super precise in the temperature of your water then maybe it’s better off going for something like the Bonavita, but thermometers are pretty cheap these days.
The spout allows for an even flow rate, making it easy to be precise with the amount of water to pour. The Bodum is practical and beautiful, does exactly what you need it to do and is a delight to use to brew a coffee with.
- Comes in matte black, or shiny silver
- Temperature Hold feature
- 5 preset boiling temperatures for different beverages
- 1200 watts
- 800ml capacity
- 1 year warranty
Sporting the matte black like the Bodum, the Cosori looks equally as elegant and also comes with a super comfortable handle. It has 5 preset temperature options for different hot drinks, and lets you hold the temperature of the water for when you need that second cuppa.
As well as all these features, there are also a couple of other things that stand out. Once the water has finished boiling there is a beep that lets you know it’s done. This isn’t a necessity, however it allows you to crack on with what you need to do in the kitchen, and the Cosori will let you know when it’s finished.
There are 2 safety features too which stop the kettle from boiling water when there’s no water inside, and also stops it from overheating. These are a couple of nice touches which put your mind at ease.
A great looking kettle with some good features that show you the product has had some thought put into it.
- Comes in 5 different colours (Copper, black, white, silver, pink)
- Control temperature by turning dial
- Temperature Hold button for 1 hour
- 1200 watts
- 900ml capacity
- 1 year warranty
So we’re on the forth gooseneck kettle now, and I haven’t seen one that isn’t aesthetically pleasing. The Fellow Stag is, again, a beautiful looking kettle which has a few different colours to choose from. This allows the kettle seamlessly blend in to whatever colour scheme you have throughout your kitchen.
With the 1200 watt quick heating element, the water boils fast, taking around 3 minutes from cold to boiling. There is also a little display which shows you the current temperature of the water as it boils, and it’s goal temperature. I tell you, it’s satisfying watching the number slowly climb up to the goal temperature.
It’s almost like the kettle was built with the coffee lover in mind, as once your water has heated up, the built-in Brew Stopwatch can time your brew, so you can make the perfect cuppa. You can also switch very easily between fahrenheit and celsius, so you don’t need to get your calculator out to figure the degrees.
The only down side of this product is that it’s a little expensive, but if you have the budget I reckon it’s worth it. Your money gets you a super quick boil, and a few features that make life that little bit easier.
- High quality stainless steel
- ‘Keep warm’ function
- 5 preset water temperatures
- 1000 watts
- 1 litre capacity
- 90 day warranty
This gooseneck kettle has a slightly more traditional look with the silver body and black, curvy handle. Like some of the other kettles we’ve looked at, you can choose from preset temperatures which are convenient and easy.
It gives you great control over the flow rate, allowing for a precise pour. Perfect for making a pour-over coffee.
The warranty is pretty short compared to the other kettles we’ve looked at. However, during the 90 days, if you’re not happy, you get your money back with no questions asked. You also have the option to buy an extended warranty if you feel you want it.
Another great gooseneck kettle with some features that make brewing a coffee even more enjoyable.
Well there you have it. 5 of the top gooseneck kettles on the market. I’m certain that if you were to choose any off of the list you’d be happy with your purchase. Having any gooseneck kettle in the kitchen is a step up from the regular old kettle you’re used to.
If I had to choose, I’d go for the Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle. You get all the nice features like temperature hold and the preset temperatures, and at a nice price. The aesthetics are beautiful and I really like how quickly it boils water.
If you need any other coffee accessories, check out our reviews on coffee grinders. They will REALLY up your at home barista game.
Let us know which one you went for in the comments!