Sometimes, a hot beverage prepared with time, attention, and care provides a far superior experience than one that is brewed in haste during a morning rush to work or school. For those who prefer the slower method, Willow and Everett offers this 1-liter Gooseneck Electric Kettle that is ideal for preparing pour over tea or coffee as they do in many parts of Europe and Asia, and has lately been gathering popularity in the Americas. Let’s take a look at what makes this kettle a standout performer for those who enjoy making artisanal coffees and teas at home.
This is a kettle for individuals who make hand-brew individual portions of tea using the pour over method, or who enjoy their coffee coarse ground and poured over Japanese style. The 1-liter capacity makes it less than ideal for large batches of hot beverages.
The long narrow spout that resembles a swan’s or goose’ neck is ideal for the slow, even pouring that is essential to preparing popular artisanal coffees in their traditional manner. This deliberate, even water flow allows more of the flavor to be extracted from the tea leaves or coffee grounds in order to achieve the peak beverage experience. Without this particular style of kettle, you would need to boil your water separately and then attempt to pour delicately with a far less elegant spout, potentially ruining your drink.
Thanks to its 1-liter capacity and 1000-watt heating element, this kettle can bring your water to a boil in far less time than a traditional stovetop model or microwaving your water to heat it. All you have to do is fill it to the max line, rest it on its pedestal, and depress the switch. The kettle will automatically shut itself off when the water has reached the appropriate temperature. No need to worry about boiling dry or keeping an eye on your water, just set and forget.
The overall new classic aesthetic of this kettle is enhanced greatly by its mirror-finish and all stainless steel construction. There are hints of Asian influences, but also of Old World European styling as well. The tough durability of the steel construction flows seamlessly with the plastic safety grips and lid topper to create an effect of looking both new and antique at the same time.. Form and function come together as one to make this kettle both beautiful to look at and a joy to use.
Safety is clearly part of the core design for this stylish and well-appointed kitchen appliance. The lid of the kettle seals securely to prevent leaks and boilover, and it also prevents spillage when pouring even at a steep angle. The handle on the lid is also cool to the touch should you need to remove it in an emergency, adding an additional layer of safety. When it comes to preparing boiling hot water that can cause serious bodily harm in the event of a spill, you really can’t have too many safety features.
One of the greatest safety innovations in electric kettle design is the power pedestal docking system. Instead of having the electric cord plug directly into the wall from the kettle, a stable pedestal is used to connect the base of the kettle to electricity with zero exposure to users or other members of the household. When you are ready to pour, just lift the now un-powered kettle off of the base and you are safe from a cord that can snag on other items on the counter, or get caught while you are carrying your kettle to the table.
A. Yes, this kettle has a built in STRIX temperature controller.
A. The pouring spout is soldered to the rest of the kettle.
A. Yes, it is significantly faster by several minutes in both cases.
The discriminating coffee or tea drinker will find this the ideal electric kettle they have long sought after, but that seems to have eluded them all these years. The Willo & Everett Electric Gooseneck is truly a beautiful, functional, and safe addition to any tea or coffee enthusiasts kitchen. If you are in the market for a high quality electric kettle that offers tremendous value for the cost, definitely give this kettle due consideration before making a buying decision.