While it may seem like a relic from a bygone era, the old school Gooseneck kettle is one of the best small purchases that you can make for your kitchen.
However, since it is fair to say that these aren’t all that common anymore, the vast majority of people have absolutely no clue about just how much goes into buying a kettle of this type.
That is why we have decided to do an article dedicated entirely to all the types of gooseneck kettles out there. Our ultimate goal is to pick out the best gooseneck kettle that you can currently find on the market.
We would recommend the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle if you can’t read our full review list.
A Spotlight On Some of The Best Gooseneck Kettle 2021:
XIRGS Pour Over Gooseneck Kettle
Given that probably at least a few of you came to our best gooseneck kettle review list looking for an older style, more classical option, we decided to start off the review list by giving you just that.
There aren’t a ton of classic gooseneck kettles that we think are really good (at least when compared to more useful electric options), but there are a few of them out there. One such example is the first kettle that we want to review, which is the XIRGS Pour Over Gooseneck Kettle.
If you are looking for a simple product, then this one is likely right up your alley as you can’t get quite simpler than the XIRGS Pour Over Gooseneck Kettle.
This is a very basic, old style kettle. The exterior is made from solid stainless steel, but it also has a copper coating to help both add a layer of protection and to help add to the overall aesthetics of the kettle.
While the coating isn’t good enough to fool anyone into thinking that this is an antique gooseneck kettle or anything like that, it does make it look a lot nicer and it helps it to fit into a display (if you happen to have one of those set up).
Really, there are only 2 unique features that we want to mention specifically. The first is the comfort grip, which keeps the handle from getting hot like the rest of the kettle will when exposed to heat. The second is the built-in thermostat at the top to make it easier to get the temperature inside the kettle. Of course, all of this together only costs about $25, which is another bonus as well.
Sadly, since this isn’t an electric Gooseneck kettle, it does mean that you need to have a certain type of stovetop if you want to use it properly.
What types of stoves do you need? Well, we go into more detail on this point in our buying guide later on, but the short version is that you can’t use things like induction cooktops or a few electric models. You ideally either need a gas model or an electric one with a specific type of burner.
- Very affordable gooseneck kettle.
- Comfortable, heat resistant handle.
- Built-in thermometer.
- Simple, refined look.
- Easy to use with no complications.
- Requires a particular type of stove to be used properly.
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle
In the first review we looked at a very inexpensive, non-electric kettle. Well, we wanted to follow that review up with an electric kettle since these are one of the more common types of kettle out there and we really wanted to show you what you can expect from a high-end electric gooseneck kettle.
So, for this next product review, we wanted to look at the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle. Now, this is a little unusual as far as electric kettles go because it is so high-end and quite a bit pricier than your average option.
When it comes to electric kettles of any type, one of the key things to consider is how strong the electric heating element is. A stronger electric heating element means that the kettle will heat up a lot faster and that will obviously result in you getting your drink a lot faster.
With a 1200 watt heating element, this kettle will heat up extremely quickly. There is an LCD screen that indicates when the kettle has reached your desired temperature.
While electric gooseneck kettles aren’t typically known for looking very good, this particular kettle has a very interesting design to it. With its sleek black stainless steel exterior the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle has a classic look to it, which, as we all know, is a big reason why a lot of people want to get these types of kettles in the first place.
As we hinted at near the start of the review, this is a very expensive kettle. You might not think of a gooseneck kettle as being an expensive appliance, but at over $150, the Fellow Stagg is definitely one of the most expensive kettle options that you are going to find, and it is certainly the most expensive on our review list.
Now, since this is the first electric kettle that we are reviewing, we feel the need to mention that this isn’t the norm for this type of kettle. Most electric kettles aren’t this expensive, even if they are a bit pricier than average, so the price of this one definitely stands out.
- Sleek black exterior.
- Digital LCD screen shows temperature.
- 1200 watt heating element works quickly and efficiently.
- Easy to handle with an ergonomic grip.
- Costs a lot more than most other gooseneck kettles.
Keebar Electric Gooseneck Kettle
We talked about in the last review (of the Fellow Stagg kettle) that not all electric kettles are as pricey as that particular option was.
So, we figured that it was probably a pretty good idea to get straight down to reviewing an option that shows what sort of cheaper options are out there. One of the better, and more inexpensive, electric options that you can currently find on the market is the Keebar Electric Gooseneck Kettle.
This is an efficient kettle that heats water quickly and that offers surprisingly accurate temperature control.
In terms of what features we really like on this kettle, there are a few that come to mind. First off, there is the ability to set your desired temperature. You can set the kettle to finish boiling when the water reaches anywhere between 158 degrees Fahrenheit and 212 degrees Fahrenheit. This enables you to get the water to your desired temperature.
Secondly, there is the fact that the heating element on this kettle, which is quite powerful, does a great job of getting the water up to your desired temperature extremely quickly. Finally, there is a hold temperature feature, which as you might guess, keeps the kettle from automatically shutting off when it reaches a certain temperature.
It is a small feature but a handy one, as well as one that is missing from a surprising number of electric kettles.
The biggest and really only complaint that we have with the Keebar is the fact that the see-through compartment, which doesn’t offer much in the first place, can break quite easily. Those of you who are especially risk of breaking it are those who still do dishes by hand, as the soap and water increase the chances of accidentally dropping the kettle.
Obviously, if that see-through compartment breaks, then the kettle largely becomes unusable, so this is certainly a major flaw, and it is the reason why we aren’t naming the Keebar our best gooseneck kettle.
- Has a hold temperature setting.
- Can pick when you want the kettle to stop boiling.
- Powerful heating element works fast.
- See-through compartment can break quite easily.
Mueller Electric Gooseneck Kettle
Another good option if you want an inexpensive, but still high-quality electric kettle is the Mueller Electric Gooseneck Kettle.
As the brand name gives away, this is a German appliance and as we are sure that you all know, German technology is generally very reliable, so it isn’t a surprise to see that this kettle is appearing on our list.
Really, most of our praise has to be directed towards this kettle’s very good heating element. It has everything that you could want in that aspect of an electric kettle. It is extremely easy to use, it works extremely quickly, and it packs a lot of heating power. It is flawless as far as we are concerned.
The biggest flaw with the Mueller is a fairly moderate one, but it is great enough to prevent us from saying that this is the best gooseneck kettle.
See, as we will discuss later on in our buying guide, one of the main advantages of using a gooseneck kettle over one with a wider spout or no spout at all, is that gooseneck models let you really control the flow of the water when pouring it. This can be extremely important for pouring just the right cup of tea or the perfect cup of pour-over coffee.
- Amazing heating element.
- Uses reliable German technology.
- Temperature resistant handle.
- Gooseneck spout doesn’t control the flow as well as some other kettles.
LuxHaus Gooseneck Kettle with Thermometer
If you think way back to the beginning of our review list, the first kettle that we looked at was a regular old basic kettle. Well, we are going to end it off in much the same way, by reviewing yet another very basic, affordable gooseneck kettle.
If you want to get just a basic, cheap kettle than you will struggle to do much better than the LuxHaus Gooseneck Kettle with Thermometer as this is the very definition of simplicity and affordability.
When it comes to costs, the LuxHaus is certainly the cheapest kettle that we have reviewed. On this best gooseneck kettle list, we have reviewed some fairly inexpensive options, but at under $20, it is hard for us to imagine you finding something that is both as cheap as the LuxHaus and as well-built.
This is definitely one of those kettles that is going to be a staple of your kitchen for decades and decades because it is just that well-made.
In spite of the inexpensive price, this is a pretty well-made kettle overall. It has a fairly durable steel exterior and a heat resistant handle, both of which are crucial features to look for in any kettle.
It does also come with a thermometer on the top of the kettle, which while not a crucial feature is still nice to have; the built-in thermometer helps to counter the inherent impreciseness of the non-electric kettle.
While the LuxHaus is certainly a cheap product that is great for those who want a kettle as either a show piece or who just don’t want to spend a lot of money, this cheapness does come with some downsides.
In particular, there is the fact that the LuxHaus Gooseneck Kettle is an extremely simple product. Even by the relatively low standards of non-electric gooseneck kettles, nothing much about this option really stands out. Still its price and simplicity help to earn it a spot on our list even if it isn’t our pick for the best overall kettle.
- The most inexpensive kettle on our list.
- Comes with a thermometer built into it.
- Durable stainless steel construction.
- A pretty simple, straightforward product.
- Nothing much about it stands out.
- Extremely simplistic product.
Gooseneck Kettle Buying Guide
As we have stated before in this article, the gooseneck kettle just aren’t very common when compared to the much more common electric kettle.
As a result, a lot of people know basically nothing about these kettles and sort of just view them as a historical oddity that only shows up in historical dramas. However, they do have a lot of advantages and there are a good number of reasons why you should consider giving them a try.
This buying guide is going to be dedicated to going over all of this important information.
Electric or Non-electric Gooseneck Kettles
Without a doubt the biggest decision that you have to make when it comes to these products is whether you want to go for an electric model or a non-electric model. Now, we don’t want to mince words, of the two types, electric models are definitely the better of the two as they are more convenient and more efficient.
At the same time, non-electric models can be cheaper and have a certain simplicity to them that some might like, which is why we bothered including a few of them on this list. Be aware however that non-electric gooseneck kettles don’t always work well with modern (especially induction) cooktops.
Likewise, know that when you are looking for an electric option, you have to consider the wattage of the heating element, since this will be the primary method for determining the quality of the kettle.
Why To Go For A Gooseneck
One of the most important things that we want to talk about in this buying guide is what the appeal of these kettles are, given that they are typically thought of as being out of date. Well, there are a few reasons why they are still a good option in your kitchen.
As we see it, there are two main reasons why we think that you might want to consider a gooseneck kettle over a more traditional option; one of these reasons is purely aesthetic and one is purely functional.
We think that there is no denying that a gooseneck kettle looks a lot better than a regular kettle. Obviously, opinions on things like this can vary quite a bit, but we think this is the case and we imagine many feel the same way about this type of kettle.
So, if you are putting together a tea set or if you are looking for a kettle that you can give as a nice looking gift, the gooseneck kettle is obviously going to be the superior option of the two types of kettles out there.
Of course, the only arguments for going with a gooseneck aren’t just related to how the kettle looks, there are practical reasons (and good ones at that) why some people consider this to be the best type of kettle.
The main reason why some go for a gooseneck option is because this kettle type offers much better flow control than a no-spout option. Why would flow control be important? Well, certain types of loose leaf tea and pour-over coffee require you to pour boiling water in a very precise manner.
Using too much water will ruin the coffee or tea (which is often quite expensive if you are doing this method), so it is super important to have good flow control.
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