You don’t need to go to a coffee shop to get the perfect cup of coffee! To make the best coffee in the comfort of your own home, all you need is the best gooseneck kettle. We researched some of the best-sellers and top-rated brands, drank too much coffee, and put together this kettle buying guide. Before we get into our reviews, let’s take a quick look at some of the key features you should be familiar with when you shop.
Type: There are only 2 types of kettles on our list: electric and stove top. Stovetops can usually be used with any kind of stove. On the other hand, electric kettles don’t require any stove at all.
Thermometer: Having a thermometer built into your kettle will make things a lot easier. Part of brewing a great cup of coffee means getting the water temperature exactly right. You can’t do that without a thermometer.
Size: The size is how many ounces the kettle holds. Keep in mind, a standard coffee mug holds about 8 ounces. If you like big cups of coffee, you might drink closer to 12 oz. Keep this in mind when shopping.
Power: Of the kettles on our list that are electric, they all have 1000 watts of power. If you see a 0 for power, that only means that it’s a stovetop kettle and that it doesn’t require electricity.
Stainless Steel: All of these kettles are made of stainless steel. Why? Because it’s durable, lightweight, and resists rust and corrosion. That means the water for your coffee will be free of any chemicals or other contaminants.
Warranty: Warranties are important. These warranties range from 30 days to 2 years. Make sure you know what is and is not covered by your warranty. It’s never fun when something breaks and you find out it wasn’t covered.
Now that you know some of the important features to look for, let’s get into our kettle reviews. If you’re in a hurry, make sure to take a look at our top pick and budget pick first. That’s the best way to see the range of kettles that are available and get a good idea of features and price. Stick around if you can, all of our picks are pretty great. Okay, are you ready? Let’s get started.