This just arrived in the mail. So excited! It’s waaaay smaller than my cheapo walmart 1.7 liter kettle- can’t wait to try it!
I’m drinking the first cup now! I chose a farmer’s market lychee white tea that I absolutely hated the first time I tried it. Now, with the appropriate temperature water, I can actually taste the flavoring (though it is at least a two and a half year old tea…), which is kind of like canned lychee. Still not the best, but drinkable now!
Operation is a total cinch!
The kettle is a bit louder than my walmart special, and the clicking noise of the heating element turning on and off is not nearly so loud or obnoxious as the reviewers claimed it to be. The kettle seemed louder when less full. Maybe I can get some decibel readings for you guys from my phone.
I haven’t read any mention of the pour of the kettle. It is a very nice arc, which can be controlled reasonably well, for both speed and distance. It’s no gooseneck, but not a drop is spilled or rolls down the side, a feat that I much appreciate seeing as this kettle is destined for office use, inevitably around electronics. My old splashy kettle will not be missed!
The kettle is rather squat, wider at the bottom, so the top fills up quicker- pay attention when filling! The handle sticks out rather far; even though the footprint is smaller, the handle causes it to take up more space than my old kettle. I do appreciate that it can face any way on the base- no more awkward lifting for me!
The handle does not get hot, but the stainless steel exterior certainly does. You do not want to be bumping this one accidentally! Conveniently, when lifted off the base, the bottom of the kettle is well insulated that you can support the kettle with a second hand- helpful if it is at full capacity and your arm is tired from playing ukulele!
Overall, I’m sure that I’m going to be supremely happy with this kettle! Can’t wait to properly brew a green, haha!