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Making pour-over coffee is tricky but this kettle will help

The Oxo Adjustable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle is build to bring precision and control to your pour-over coffee.

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Brian Bennett is a senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET. He reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from cordless and robot vacuum cleaners to fire pits, grills and coffee makers. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he rides longboards downhill in his free time.

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The Oxo Gooseneck Kettle and Glass Pour-Over brewer working together.

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To supply its fancy Glass Pour-Over Set coffee maker with a proper stream of hot water, Oxo has created a new $100 Gooseneck Kettle (£81 in the UK, roughly AU$130). Its long namesake spout features a comparatively small mouth to ensure a steady flow of brewing liquid, essential for balanced flavor extraction.

This product is similar to competing appliances like Bonavita's $105 BV382510V kettle. Both heat water to an exact temperature you select and have a maximum capacity of 1 liter. Each also rests inside a flat base which serves to power electric heaters inside the bottom of their carafes.

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The Oxo Adjustable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle sits in a base with a backlit dial and LED screen.

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This Oxo kettle, however, flaunts a sleeker and more modern appearance. The company clearly borrowed components directly from its 12-cup coffee maker which uses a matching electric kettle and platform arrangement. Both products have eye-catching dials along with LED readouts that display water temperature.

The Oxo Adjustable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle key specs:

  • 1 liter capacity
  • Brushed stainless steel construction
  • Precision pour spout
  • Counterbalanced handle for an easier pour
  • LED interface
  • Heats and holds water at a specific temperature (170-212 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Keeps contents at selected a temp for up to 30 minutes
  • Functions in both Fahrenheit and Celsius
  • Available August 2017 for $100 (£81 in the UK, roughly AU$130)

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