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    Published on July 17th, 2013 | by Greg


    Bonavita Electric Kettle: Accurate Temperature, Perfect Pour

    If you brew coffee or tea by the cup or French press, you’ve likely found it frustrating how difficult it can be to get hot water to the precise temperature that you want. Most vessels offer a basic spout, which ends up disturbing the delicate leaves or grounds, splashing about. Even restaurant-grade hot water dispensers, like those made by Zojirushi, don’t provide a wide range of temperatures, and when dispensing are hard to control.

    That’s why the Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Kettle is such a perfect home-brew of cafe companion. Anywhere you want hot water at a precise temperature, and want to pour-over slowly, you’ll find one just like this. The gooseneck design allows for anyone to carefully control the amount and placement of water, and it looks great besides. Of course, it does take up a bit more space and is a little harder to store. The base itself though is nicely-designed, offering not only six presets, but user control and adjustments- and it’s accurate to within two degrees. There’s room to hold the cord as well.

    Stainless steel is more attractive than plastic, easier to clean, and doesn’t affect the taste of water either. The handle is ergonomic, and thick enough that even at boiling, won’t scald you while you pour. This model holds one liter of water, and heats up fairly fast, in about four to five minutes depending on setting and altitude of course. Plus, there’s no beeping or other noises. They thought of just about everything, though we did notice some small cosmetic issues with the finish on the spout and body- it’s a bit rough, and the weld visible in parts. That’s not enough to stop us from suggesting it as nearly the perfect kettle if you need these features- available for around $90 online and in stores, and worth every penny for perfect pour-over results.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Appleā€™s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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