How to Use a Stovetop Gooseneck Kettle Like a Pro
By Lisa Frania — / Coffee Talk
Mornings (afternoons and evenings too, let’s be honest) wouldn’t be as tolerable—or as tasty—without brewing a cup of Death Wish Coffee. That perfect brew should be a careful balance of water temperature, the coarseness of well-measured tablespoons of coffee and the all-important precise pour.
So when you’re looking to make the best pour-over coffee right from your own kitchen, using a stovetop gooseneck kettle like a pro is an absolute must. Here’s how:
Prep for Your First Use
If you’re using a gooseneck kettle for the very first time, don’t forget to remove all the labels. Then wash the kettle in hot, soapy water. Be sure to avoid all abrasive cleaners such as steel wool or scrubbing pads. Rinse and dry your kettle thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Using the Kettle
To become a master of your own domain with pour-over coffee, it makes sense to also understand why you should use choose a stovetop gooseneck kettle. Here are the “perks”:
This is the key to a precise pour. The pour over experience requires that you slowly and evenly pour the water down in a circular motion to extract the flavors. That’s why the long, curved neck of the kettle is perfect to help you control this style of brewing vs. just dumping boiling water onto your coffee grounds.
The unique-shaped neck of the kettle controls the speed and strength of your pour every step of the way. Tilting your wrist forward and backwards helps you avoid the over pour and easily controls the flow rate of the water. Besides control, the handles will also add an element of comfort in terms of giving you a full grip for your pour over, plus added space between your hand and the hot kettle.
Every time you use the pour over method, the kettle guarantees you’re using the correct amount of water, the same controlled speed and an even pour over your coffee grounds. The effect? A consistently awesome pour over experience!
You are going to love the flavor of your brew, minimizing a bitter brew experience—thanks to the consistency and the other pour over benefits.
- Important tip: Always remember that high heat is recommended for boiling the water. You can use the gooseneck kettle on an electric, gas ceramic or glass stovetop. Just be sure to select the burner size that best fits the base of the kettle. You don’t ever want flames to come up around the sides of the kettle.
Never leave a heating kettle unattended or allow it to boil dry. Extended heating without any liquid inside may cause permanent damage to your kettle.
Caring for Your Gooseneck Kettle
For best results, always keep your kettle clean. That means you’ll want to allow the kettle to cool prior to washing it. If you submerge a hot kettle in cold water, it can cause warping. Hand washing with non-abrasive soap is the best idea for cleaning.
The stovetop gooseneck kettle plus Death Wish Coffee is the combo you need to make great-flavored, pour over coffee in the easiest way possible—just like the pros.
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