If you need a water boiler for pour-over coffee then you want a nice gooseneck kettle. I’ve owned a few of these, and used many others. Here are my picks!
Not interested in research? Just want to know what to buy? The Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Kettle is a reasonable price and it gives you adjustable temperature control in a small, handsome package. Want to become a kettle expert? Read on for more information.
What Is A Gooseneck Kettle?
A gooseneck kettle is a water heating device with a curved, extended neck. It’s most commonly used for making pour-over coffee, where you want to accurately pour water into a specific part of the ground coffee, often in a specific pattern. The gooseneck kettle has a small pouring spout where you can very easily control the flow of water out of the kettle as well as where the water goes.
Best Gooseneck Water Kettles
Here are some of the top options in electric gooseneck kettles, including the one’s I use.
Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle
One affordable, great-looking electric kettle is the Bodum Bistro electric kettle. This one has been my go-to for some months and I’ve been quite happy with it. It’s affordable handsome, and well made. There is no plastic on the inside and the plastic that around the carafe is BPA-free.
My favorite feature of this kettle is that is has a very bright blue LED indicator so I always know when my kettle is on.
Watch our Bodum Bistro video review on YouTube.
Bodum Melior Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle
Another really nice option is the Bodum Melior Gooseneck (pictured at top), which is sort of a modern design version of the Bistro. It features handsome cork handles and is available in a silver or black finish, so it’ll work in just about any kitchen.
This model is quite similar to Bodum’s Bistro, but it definitely has a more stylized design that some people will love and others won’t appreciate.
If you are looking for an adjustable temperature gooseneck kettle, this Bonavita 1.0 liter kettle is one of the most popular options with coffee fans. It will auto-turn off at any temperature from 140˚-212˚F (60˚- 98˚C), making it perfect for coffee, but also tea, where lower temperatures are preferable.
This kettle has a classic design and 1000W of power so it’ll boil relatively quickly but also won’t blow your circuits. It also has a timer for timing your coffee/tea brewing which is a majorly helpful feature.
At 11x7x7.5 inches it’s a reasonable size. Like everything else in this list it’s BPA-free and a fully metal interior.
This is the non-temperature adjustable variant of the electric kettle we just ran through. This option is generally cheaper, it’s also less tall, and has a sleeker, cleaner look. Aside from the lack of a temperature adjustment panel the two water boilers are the same in every way.
This model normally sells for about $45, which isn’t really far under the adjustable version so most people seem to just go with that one.
Fellow Stagg EKG, Electric Pour-over Kettle
The Fellow Stagg is the new hotness in the electric kettle world. Despite being from a relatively new and unknown brand, this kettle won a lot of attention in 2020 for its striking design and cool handle. It was released alongside a Fellow coffee grinder and a standard spout electric kettle, the Fellow Corvo EKG.
Having used these a bit and seen them in person a number of times (they are sold at some Blue Bottle coffee shops), the main selling point seems to be the cool design, in particular the very good looking base. The rest of the kettles listed here tend to have very utilitarian bases, but the Fellow’s looks incredibly cool.
If you upgrade to the more expensive model it will have Bluetooth integrated so you can boil water via app. It’s the only gooseneck kettle we’ve come across that has this feature.
Oxo Adjustable Temperature Kettle
If you want to get a kettle from one of our favorite brands then Oxo sells the OXO Adjustable Temperature Kettle. At $99 it’s one of the most expensive options, but it has an adjustable thermometer for control and all the trust Oxo has accrued over the years.
This kettle is expensive but it has a good looking base, a built-in timer, repeat heating for up to 30 minutes, adjustable temperature (140-212 degrees F), and more power than most of the kettles on this list at 1250 watts (1000 is typical).
Hario Power Kettle with Temperature Control
Hario in one of the top names in at-home coffee-making these days and we doubt that’ll change in 2021. So you’ll be excited to learn that Hario makes an electric kettle with temperature control with 1-degree precision. It looks a lot like the Bonavita, which is a good thing as they share a classic design.
This is one of the more exotic options and not one that is commonly found in the US but you can track one down if you are interested.
Best Glass Electric Gooseneck Kettle
This is a rare device which is a subset of a subset, so there are few options.
The Bonavita Cosmopolitan is a 1.3-liter adjustable temperature glass electric kettle. It sells for over $100, making it one of the most expensive kettles on this page. There are some good reasons for this though — it’s the largest gooseneck kettle in the list (by almost a third) and the glass carafe is a heavier, cleaner design than anything else out there. The handle is even glass, giving the kettle a light, elegant look the other are lacking.
Tip: If you can’t find it look for model BV07001US.
What's the difference between an electric kettle and a stovetop kettle?
An electric kettle plugs into a power outlet in order to provide power to an electric heating element which will point water. These elements are normally 1000-1250 watts in the US. A stovetop kettle is simply a vessel for heating water directly on the range, using electric, gas, or induction heat. A stovetop kettle will normally be faster to heat, but this will depend on your range.