This is a recent teaware purchase that I’m particularly excited about, much to the chagrin of my fiance. I’ll admit… Before the beginning of this year, I had never heard of the brand Fellow, nor did I have a single clue what a gooseneck kettle was. My Cuisinart CPK-17C Programmable kettle has served me well for the past 3 or so years, but after frequenting Indigo’s Tea & Coffee section online, I encountered the Stagg EKG for the first time. Let’s see what happens when a tea addict buys a piece of equipment designed for coffee lovers!
When I received my Stagg EKG in the mail, the packaging reminded me a lot of a Russian doll. In order to get to the product itself, I had to get through two cardboard boxes first. But the unveil is worth an ooh and an ahh, because this kettle is incredibly sleek looking: matte black all over and stainless steel on the inside. A product I can’t wait to showcase on my kitchen counter…
What might be a deterrent for most, I welcome with open arms. The water capacity of the Stagg EKG is half that of the standard kettle, at just under one litre (0.9L). And at 2.6 pounds, it’s light enough to fit comfortably in the palm of my hand. Other features of the kettle include: a counter-balanced handle, precision pour spout, as well as a detachable lid.
The square shaped base is where all the magic happens, as it controls the entire unit via the knob at the bottom right corner. Here is where you turn the kettle on/off and control the temperature to the degree. From as low as ~60°C (135°F) right up to max. boiling. Having this wide of a range to play with is awesome, no guesswork needed. Here in Canada, we use °C to measure temperature, but at the back there’s a switch to change to °F, if I so please. The other switch allows you to hold the kettle to your desired temperature for a full HOUR. Otherwise, the kettle will go to sleep once heated.
I have yet to fully operate the Stagg EKG past prepping/cleaning it for first-time use, but now that I finally have it in my possession, I really can’t wait to integrate it into my day-to-day tea routine. I was lucky enough that when I purchased this kettle from Indigo, I was able to save $70 off of the original price of $210! With that being said, I would highly recommend shopping around for a price that fits your budget. This post will be updated once I become more acquainted with my newest tea gadget!
This week’s question is straightforward and to the point: what kind of kettle do you own? Sound off in the comments below!
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Until we steep again…