I’ve always been a “regular kettle on the stove” kind of girl — long before I was into tea, interestingly enough. I thought kettles looked pretty on my stove, and they were functional enough when I wanted or needed to make tea. I barely used them, but because I kept them on my stove for decoration I would get annoyed at how food would splatter on them and they’d be hard to clean. After a while, I’d get a new one, ditch the old, and try to be better about moving it to and fro, on and off the burners while I was doing other things. Pain in the butt! (Yes, yes, a much smarter woman would have figured out I should move it around far more quickly than I did!)
Readers turned me on to the idea of a gooseneck electric kettle somewhere along the line, and after some research I got this baby — and I am never going back. It’s so easy to use — it makes hot water incredibly quickly — and for some reason I always feel a little fancy using it. (Even if I’m just using it to fill up a hot water bottle for my son with a tummy ache!) I’m not sure how important the gooseneck is, to be honest, but I appreciate being able to have a really targeted water stream to sort of soak the tea leaves first.
If my husband is traveling and I only want to make one cup of coffee for the day, I often use the kettle with a drip funnel, and again I appreciate being able to target the water so it doesn’t splash everywhere and just gets the coffee grounds wet.
This particular electric kettle is $44 at Amazon, but there are a ton of similar options at Target, such as this pretty one from Bodum. Pictured above: Bonavita 1.0L Electric Kettle Featuring Gooseneck Spout
Psst: These are some of my favorite teas that I’ve mentioned here on the blog before. Also, a random note — our “little purchases that make life easier” roundup posts are so popular I’ve started tagging little things I mentioned during Coffee Break.
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