When it comes to crafting the perfect pour over, finding the perfect water kettle is a must. The Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Variable Temperature Kettle boils water at your ideal temperature and pours it right from its curved spout. The special design gives more control of the water flow and direction. It features a one-liter capacity and has six pre-set temperatures so you can heat water in a matter of minutes--or set your own custom temperature from 140°F and up.
Gooseneck Spout - The Bonavita Electric Pour Over Kettle features a goose-neck spout that's both elegant and great for pour over creations.
Pre-Set Temperatures - The Bonavita Variable Electric Kettle comes programmed wiht six pre-set temperatures making it easy to heat up your water at the ideal heat in a matter of minutes.
LED Display - The LED display has a water temperature readout making it easy for you to know when your water is ready for use.
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We love the gooseneck spout that is specifically made for pour overs.
Best Answer:I had two of these over the last couple of years and both of mine had rust issues. I returned the first, but the problem appeared again in the second one. I eventually went with a different electric kettle. The rust appeared almost immediately in both cases. The rust corrodes the top particularly the thin side edges. Some rust also developed along the rim of the kettle itself where it comes into contact with the lid. I left water in mine more or less all the time and I assume this was the problem. I think if you empty it and let it dry after each use, it is unlikely to rust.
I use my Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Variable Temperature Kettle at home everyday and never dry it out completely. None of ours in the show room have had an issue with rust either, so I think it is safe to say it is a rare occurrence!
Is the display only in Fahrenheit, or can it be changed to Celcius? Thanks!
A shopper on Nov 4, 2014
Best Answer:Yes, you can change the display temperature of this Bonavita Gooseneck Variable Temperature Kettle from fahrenheit to celsius by pressing the F/C button on the display while the unit is turned on.
Best Answer:I have used the Bonavita Electric Gooseneck with variable temp kettle for eight months now and simply love it. Since only water is used in the kettle there is virtually no clean up. I use filtered water and I do not let water stand in it after use. I hold the temp at my preferred temperature until I have finished my tea then I dump it out and let it air dry. My daughter liked mine so much she ordered one also and she has not had any problems with her kettle or with clean up either and she is much harder on hers than I am on mine. The gooseneck controls the water beautifully so it is a perfect pour. If you happen to forget to turn it off it will automatically turn off so I never have to wonder if I did. I have tried several water kettles over the years and this one is the best - and easiest - by far.
I have only used water in the kettle so the spout has always remained clean. After I pour the last of the water into my chemex I dump out the remaining hot water immediately and leave the lid off so the remainder of the moisture evaporates out while the pot is still hot. I do not fill it in advance nor leave water sitting in the pot. I have used my Bonavita everyday if not twice a day for almost a year and have never needed to clean it. It has been an excellent purchase. :O)
I have enjoyed the kettle for about three months and have not found any reason to clean it. I fill it with water only and empty it as soon as i complete the pour over. I leave the top off so the rest of the water can evaporate. So far, it's very clean. At some point I may let some vinegar sit in it for a few minutes to release calcium build up. But so far, no need. I love this Kettle!
It's been fine with me. I only use it for hot water . So I just make sure after use I rinse it properly and it's dry. When I use detergent, I would pour it out and then use hot water to rinse.. then dry.
If you feel you need to clean the inside of the spout, you probably can buy a long thin bristle somewhere. You probably would have to search for it online.
Being stainless steel, it's really easy to care for; just wipe it down and it's good as new. The inside would be harder to clean, due to the small opening at the top; but if you are just using this to heat water as it is intended, the worst you should encounter inside is lime buildup which would be easily fixed with a little descaler.
When I'm finished with making hot water for coffee or tea I rinse it out with warm water and flush the spout and then drain it completely and let it sit with lid off until it dries out. Never had to do more than that and it stays clean. Great kettle by the way, especially if you make tea or use a Chemex to make coffee.
Since this is only heating water there really isn't anything to clean. I typically measure the amount of water that I will need & heat it. Upon pouring the water over tea or coffee, I remove the cover and pour & shake out the excess water. I leave the lid off and let it air dry.
I've had mine under pretty heavy use at an office for 6 months, and we haven't needed to clean it. You could definitely get your hand in the body with a sponge, but for the spout you'd need a pipe cleaner or narrow bottle cleaner (the wire thing with a brush at the end).
I use mine strictly for hot water. The outside is very easy to keep clean. you can always use stainless steel cleaner for the outside. I wipe down the base with a damp cloth. Running boiling water through the spout should take care of any pesky germs.
Hmm. I don't want to sound like a slob, but I haven't seen the need top clean it! I generally set it to near boiling, using purified water, so I think the spout gets 'clean' with use. About the only cleaning I do is dusting off the exterior!
It is easy to clean the outside with Windex and paper towel. The outside looks new. I have not had to clean the inside. Just a very small amount of scale has built up since I purchased it and I use it everyday.
Best Answer:There is a metal sensor rod in the bottom of the kettle thru a rubber grommet. No plastic inside. One of my concerns as well. I do remember reading some reviews stating rust at the bottom. That hasn't been my experience. I probably use the pot differently than most people. I usually pour in 12 oz. of water for myself. There always seems to be more. I leave the lid off. Let it air dry. I always shake out the pot of excess water and let it air dry. No problems. There are some "spots" at the bottom after the first use. Can't remember if the bottom was, originally, nice and shiny like the outside. Hope this helps. I mainly drink coffee but when I want tea, I use this pot. I've used for heating water to a specific temperature for yeast.
The temperature gauge is a metal pin on the handle side of the kettle. It has a small rubber washer around the bottom. The top of the plastic handle is inside the kettle, but it is above the max fill line, so it should never be in contact with water.
Outside of that, I see no other plastic parts inside the kettle. I've used this kettle several times a day for the last 8 months without any complaints.
The temp probe is metal, but there looks to be a rubber gasket that holds it into place and keep in from touching the metal casing as to get a true temperature reading. The most plastic is up top here the handle goes through and is attached the the kettle. If you do not fill it up all the way, it does not touch the water, but the condensation created does and it would drip down into the water inside the kettle.
I'm far from an expert on how this marvelous device is made. There is some black material inside the pot which I would guess is Bakelite. It's a small part of the interior and may house a temperature gauge. Having used it for over a year I can report no problems at all and no taste from the kettle. It also pours nicely and I use it for pour over coffee every day.
The temperate gauge is metal. It has a small silicone ring around the base of the gauge. The only plastic piece inside is the part that holds the handle to the body of the kettle with 2 metal screws. However, this piece is above the "Max Fill" line of the kettle.
The temperature 'gauge' is a small metal protrusion in the bottom of the kettle. It is surrounded by a washer that looks to be heat resistant plastic. Other than that washer, everything inside is stainless.
Best Answer:Without a doubt, this is the best electric kettle I have owned/dealt with, for 45 years. Our household is large and has lots of tea and pour over coffee drinkers. Very fast heating element & I didn't think I would use the hold feature feature but I do. Highly recommend. Sharon S.
Best Answer:Yes, not so much at 140 degress, but definitely at the higher temp settings. Of course, the handle is supposed to make touching the SS part unnecessary. It's a comfortable, ergonomic handle. Couldn't live without this kettle!
Best Answer:In regards to loose leaf tea, it is essential. Black, green, oolong, white must be brewed at different temps. Also, for "gung fu" service temp is increased slightly with each pour. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I believe french press involves some attention to exact temp. I've owned the kettle for years and couldn't get along without it. Love the controlled pour spout.
Best Answer:I have been using Urnex Dezcal descaler since I bought my kettle. Just pour the 1oz. packet into the kettle, turn the heat to boiling, then turn off and let sit for about 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly. This product has descaled my Bonavita very well. Mark
Urinex descaler is what I use. Urinex descaler gives you 4 packets. I just pour one in with a full kettle turn it up to 205 degrees then turn it off and let it sit for 10 minutes. It has always come clean for me. Mark
Best Answer:Unfortunately the Bonavita Electric Gooseneck and the Regular Electric Kettle have different bottoms and therefore the two kettles are not interchangeable. We only sell these kettles as whole units and not as separate bases and kettles.
I can clarify- the Variable temperature kettles are interchangeable, but the basic kettle is not. So this Electric Gooseneck Variable Temperature Kettle and the Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Kettle are interchangeable, but the Bonavita Electric Pour Over Kettle is NOT interchangeable due to a difference in base type. The Variable Temp Kettle that is interchangeable is below:
Does this product have any plastic in it that contains BPA?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2013
Best Answer:The Bonavita coffee makers specify that they are BPA free, however they do not specify that this kettle is BPA free on their website. It is the case, however, that there are no plastic pieces that will come into contact with the water.
Best Answer:We do not recommend steeping your tea inside the kettle. Instead, you should have your tea in your cup, then pour over the tea, steep, then remove the tea leaves. You can choose to do this in a variety of ways, using metal strainers or tea balls, or filters. This keeps the tea from additionally being heated, as can happen with a kettle, and keeps it contained so that it is easier to collect and remove from your tea. It also stops it from continually steeping in your water, over-steeping to provide an over extracted taste and bitter notes.
I have had my kettle for just over a year, it is starting to have very unstable temps about every third time I use it. I have used it 2 or 3 times per day since I bought it. Normal or should i buy a new one?
Best Answer:I would say that doesn't seem normal, but I'm also not sure what to suggest to correct it. I would recommend contacting Bonavita to see if they have some suggestions, since they do have a 1 year warranty on their product. While it sounds like you're outside of warranty, they might have an idea to resolve it. 855-664-1252
Best Answer:It is also stainless steel, but you can still develop a build up on the inside that will need to be cleaned. Depending on your water hardness, you might find yourself doing this fairly frequently, but we've found that a descaler like Dezcal or Durgol seems to do the trick, in addition to regularly wiping out the interior and when it's stored, being sure to store it dried out.
When are you going to sell the 1.7L version listed on Bonavita's website? The 1.7 L with the gooseneck?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer:We have the larger 1.7 Liter Gooseneck Kettle on a PO and should be receiving it any day now! As soon as we receive it and take some photos we will add it to the website. Feel free to give us a call next week if you don't see it and we'd be happy to check if it has arrived!
Best Answer:I would not recommend heating milk or anything other than water in this Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Kettle. Though I have not tried it, this kettle is meant to heat water only, and I imagine that milk could easily burn on the interior and/or build up and be difficult to clean.
Best Answer:The Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Kettle heats to the desire temperature and then does stop heating, but will either continue to show the temperature reading on the display as it loses heat, or hold that set temperature if you press the hold button. The kettle will completely turn off (even using the hold button) after one hour. Hope this helps! It's a great kettle!
Can you plug this into a timer so when the timer turns the power on the kettle will turn on? The reason I ask is I would like to have it come on before I get up and thus be up to temperature ready to pour.
A shopper on Oct 12, 2013
Best Answer:Unfortunately no, the digital display on this Bonavita Variable Temperature Kettle does not allow you to set it up on a timer to start heating automatically. It is pretty quick to heat up though, so you won't have a long wait, and also offers a Temperature Hold button that you can press to keep the water hot after it has reached your set temperature.
Hi: Does this kettle plug in or is it cordless? Thanks. Margeaux
A shopper on Oct 9, 2013
Best Answer:This Bonavita Electric Kettle sits on a base unit that plugs in, while the kettle itself is removable and cordless for pouring. The bottom/underside of the kettle is insulated plastic and therefore safe to sit on your counter.
I loved the practicality of this kettle and it worked nicely but like others, it stopped working after a year or so. It turns on but stopped heating up. (Posted on 9/20/2016)
Good product, but breaks too soonReview by Amelia
I love this kettle. I use it every morning for pour over coffee and in the afternoon for tea. The water heats quickly and to a precise temperature. The hold feature is very nice and the unit does not take much counter space. But after a year and a half it has started having problems. The unit will just turn off in the middle of heating, or I will have trouble getting it to turn on in the first place. Seems to be trouble with the wiring. I am disappointed and now see it as overpriced since it only lasts 18 months. (Posted on 5/4/2015)
Huge Asset in Coffee/Tea CreatingReview by Susan
Purchased the Bonavita goose neck kettle after researching options for electric water kettles. We use this kettle every morning for our areo press and pour over coffee and tea in the afternoon and evening. I love the convenience of the goose neck design, the variable temperature is perfect for various coffee's and teas but the absolute best feature is the ease and precision it holds the temperature. It is large enough for 3-4 large cups of coffee or tea but still small enough that it doesn't shout "appliance" on the counter. We have had this kettle for over year and travel with it. It works perfect! I highly recommend it. (Posted on 3/3/2015)
Great!Review by The Shitty Barista
This pot works just as advertised. It controls one more variable to allow us to make a better cup of coffee! (Posted on 12/10/2014)
I shouldn't have waited so longReview by Noree
I'd been considering this variable temp kettle for a while. Watching SCG's video review is what pushed me off the fence (and convinced me to order from them). I use it for Aero Press and green and white tea. (Enjoying a cup of Silver Needle while I type this.) I find it easy to use and well designed. The goose neck is pleasing to use and to look at, and I like having such precise temperature control. Price is reasonable, I think.
(Posted on 11/21/2014)
Stopped heating water after 8 monthsReview by Daniel
I really liked the kettle, other than a slightly crooked spout. It worked great for 8 months and then stopped heating water. I hope others have better success. (Posted on 11/17/2014)
A must have for coffee geeksReview by Alexandre
If you want to get consistent results or just experiment with brewing at different temperatures and methods, you must have one of these. It keeps the water temperature very stable and as an added-bonus, you can use it as a timer once you remove the kettle to also time your brew. (Posted on 11/16/2014)
Absolutely Perfect!!!Review by Gerry
I use this kettle for "pour over" and I really can't imagine a better design for this type of brewing technique. It is particularly well suited for the "pulse" technique that Katie Carguilo (award winning barista at counter culture) teaches and keeps the water at the perfect temperature between "pulses". (Posted on 8/13/2014)
great buyReview by geenieto
It works well. I can't compare it to another kettle because this is the only one I've ever owned. If you make pour over coffee, this is a must have. (Posted on 3/23/2014)
This may replace my stove kettle.Review by Janet
The sale price on this item is the main reason I decided to purchase it. The speed to boiling is great but it is noisy. I definitely know when it is on. I do like the hold temperature feature. So far it lives up to the hype and like I said, I may never use my kettle on the stove again. The Bonavita is faster, hotter and pours out without splashing around. Very pleased. (Posted on 3/21/2014)
great pour over Review by gi330
excellent convenience of temperature control and gooseneck design for precise pouring (Posted on 3/1/2014)
LOVE IT! Review by Tea Drinker
This tea maker is precise and wonderful! Seattlecoffeegear describes This Bonavita Electronic Tea kettle very well. It's so easy to use! (Posted on 11/22/2013)
Excellent temperature controlReview by Nac5660
Vey happy with this kettle. Heats water fast and has accurate temp settings. Now I can brew my favorite teas taking a lot of the guess work out on the correct temperature. (Posted on 8/8/2013)
I'm getting attachedReview by Adorable and reliant
So this does the job and has just the right amount of functionality without being overkill. I loved the look of the Hario stovetop but wanted something temperature precise and this petite beauty captured my heart. I only gave it 3 stars for price because I think all of this type of equipment is overpriced for what they do, but within the market, it is a good value. (Posted on 3/3/2013)
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