Copper Kettle with Thermometer for Exact Temperature – Copper Coated Gooseneck Pour Over Kettle for Coffee and Tea (1.2 Liter | 40 fl oz) (Copper Coated Stainless Steel)

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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; BREW PERFECT POUR OVER COFFEE AT HOME: Equip your inner barista with this copper pour over coffee kettle. Use this copper gooseneck kettle to make delicious pour over coffee in your home like a pro. *Please note that this kettle holds 1.2 liters...

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OK, first, we have a GE induction range, and this 1.2 liter kettle works perfectly on it. The part that is magnetic on the bottom (necessary for induction) is the rim around the edge on the bottom. The center of the bottom is not magnetic, but that doesn't matter, so the "magnet test" can be misleading, if you aren't putting the magnet in the right place.Second, the quality of the kettle's construction is great. The handle is sturdy and welded onto the body of the kettle securely at four points. There is no rust around the welds inside or out. The pouring spout is also securely welded with no leaks.Third, the temperature gauge is dead-on accurate, and even closely measures the room temperature, when not in use!Fourth, the lid stays securely on when pouring.Fifth, the pouring action is precisely controlled by the spout so you get just the right water volume over the grounds. I followed the instructions and filled the kettle to 80% full (to the bottom edge of the top ring--approximately 32 ounces/1 liter), put the kettle on my smallest induction eye on the rangetop, set the cooking temperature to "high" and the pot reached the 200 F mark (the trmperature you want for coffee (not boiliing) in almost exactly 4 minutes (I live at 3,000 feet, so yours may perform differently at lower or higher altitude).Since you don't want water to boil actively and squirt out of the spout, you have to do three things: 1. don't fill the kettle any more than 80% full; 2. set your timer on the range so that it alerts you when the kettle of water is close to boiling (just experiment with your first batch and note the time you start and the time you finish); and 3. Make sure you choose a small eye on your range-top, so that the handle of the kettle is not exposed to excessive heat (this isn't an issue with induction range-tops, but you should still use the smallest eye you can, because these ranges sense the size of the pot and sometimes won't work with pots that are too small). If you are using a gas stove, don't let the flame creep around the edge of the kettle and up the sides, because you might damage the handle and/or burn your hand.Finally, the temperature gauge didn't fall off or fog up and continues to work fine.I think I have addressed all the objections that other reviewers have raised about this kettle. If I have any problems in the future, I will update this review.Bottom line: I can tell you that the coffee I made (using this kettle, a Cafelissimo stainless steel filter, and the Smart Flask 32-oz/1-liter insulated flask, using medium/fine grind dark-medium roast blend organic, fair-trade coffee, ground in a simple Braun blade grinder) produced a wonderfully smooth and rich cup of coffee, with none of the acidic edge that used to accompany my French-press efforts. I assembled this entire system for well under $100 thanks to Amazon.com!
I've been using this kettle for about half year and I'd hate to be without it. I hate to give this product anything less than 5 stars, since it really has been such an invaluable kitchen workhorse and has been worth every penny, but there are a couple minor things that I would love to see improved on.First the pros -The built-in thermometer is really really convenient to have and I wouldn't buy another kettle without one. This one is accurate, very responsive, and I get consistent coffee & tea without any guesswork.The kettle heats up quickly and maintains its temperature really well. It has a wide base that works well on my gas stovetop.Good quality stainless steel finish inside and out, handle is ergonomic and stays cool, and overall good quality construction throughoutVery little maintenance and cleaning necessaryRoom for improvement -By the time water reaches boiling, the lid-handle gets too hot to handle. I initially thought that it wouldn't be an issue since you only need to open it to fill it up but surprisingly, I find myself trying to handle a hot lid pretty frequently. I would prefer if it were encased in the same plastic that is used in the base-handle.The mechanism for holding the lid closed is just 3 tabs that are stamped out from the metal and bent outwards to catch the opening on the kettle. This is the only part of the kettle that feels a little bit cheap to me. It doesn't fit that snugly, it rattles, and I have to yank at it with a little more force than I feel should be necessary.
Be careful which burner you put this kettle on, the first time I used it the plastic melted on top of the thermometer. I'm not a dummy and I didnt even have the flame on too high, it just melted easily, but it still works. The kettle works well and it's easy to pour precisely out of. After about 6 months of usage the glue/seal that holds the bottom of the kettle on has started to flake off INSIDE the kettle. Not too great to pour glue into your coffee.I'll be honest I expected a little more out of this kettle, being $36 and one of the fancier ones listed on Amazon. I don't think I've ever left a 3 star review or lower on amazon since I'm not really one to complain.


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