Complete your Set-Up with the Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Kettle
Beside its beautiful form and noticeable craftsmanship it has temperature controls that are unbelievable precise. Now you can dial in the perfect water temperature for pour-over coffees and drippers and match precise temperature for exact perfect brewing of your Black, Oolong, White or Green teas with confidence!
Controls are easy to keep clean with no-joint bubble buttons on the control panel and a very readable real-time LED temperature display of the water temperature inside the kettle! LED display shows water temperature, accurate to within 1% of water-inside-the-kettle temperature (typically accurate to +/- 2° F). Choose from six preset temperatures or set your own desired temperature by degree.
The bottom of the kettle remains safe to touch when removed from the base and can be set down on any surface without fear of heat damage from under the kettle. This allows for placement directly on a table or countertop for easy portability and serving. When the kettle is removed from the base you can set a count-up timer so that you can time your tea steeping or your pour-over coffee rate without scrambling around to set a separate timer. Very cool!
A large handle and the balanced ergonomics of the gooseneck kettle make it very easy to control pouring when you are trying to accurately swirl the hot water into your dripper funnel. The unique aspects of this kettle make it perfectly suitable for commercial use and it has a commercial UL rating.
The gleaming brushed stainless steel kettle sets on a marvelous electronically controlled platform base and lifts off wirelessly so you can use the kettle without worry about power cord length. You can set the kettle back on the base from any direction; it is not indexed to a fixed location. No other kettle has sensors built into the kettle like the Bonavita for computerized accuracy of the water temperature in the kettle!
Another unique feature is no temperature overshoot, that is; as the water in the kettle nears the selected temperature heating is gradually reduced so that it arrives at precisely the desired temperature.
To extract the best flavor from your tea leaves it is important to learn the proper steeping temperature and time for the specific type of tea you will be brewing. Black and herbal teas are best brewed at boiling, 212°F while green, white and oolong teas are brewed at lower temperatures. Each tea also has a specific amount of time that the tea leaves should be in contact with the water.