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Bonavita Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle
In its official capacity, you’d call it the Bonavita Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle, but in our kitchen it’s more often referred to as the “how’d we ever live without this guy?” We brew so much coffee and tea in our kitchen it smells and sounds like a coffeehouse in here most of the time. Seriously, the air bristles with caffeine.
Is it any wonder it’s my favorite room in our house?
Anyone who’s serious about their tea and coffee knows that getting the temperature right is everything. Ironically, the average person brews their coffee and tea without a second thought about the actual water temperature. I used to be the same way, actually.
Then it hit me one day: Why do I realize the importance of the right temperature for everything else I make – from fudge to catfish – and yet treat water temperature for these all important beverages like it’s an after thought?
I didn’t have a good answer for my interrogating question, so I caved in and began meticulously checking my water temperature beforehand. The fact that both tea and coffee were noticeably better when using the right temperature was all I needed to keep testing the waters, so to speak.
But it was so annoying to have to keep checking the temperature of the water. If all you’re doing is brewing one pot of tea and that’s all you have to do in the world, then fine… check, check, and re-check. But given the fact that I’m usually doing a good six things at once, I don’t want life to be tougher, I want it to be simpler.
That’s where the “how’d we ever live without this guy” steps into the picture and saves the day. Sure, it rode in on an Amazon box instead of a white horse, but he’s a hero nonetheless.
Why the Crazy Tea Chick Loves the Bonavita Electric Kettle:
- 1000 watts makes for unbelievably quick heating – throw the proverb, “A watched pot never boils” right out the window. It does boil – almost instantly if you have a Bonavita.
- Real-time temperature display – you can see how close you are to your desired temperature.
- You can “hold” your water at the desired temperature for up to 60 minutes!
- The Gooseneck shape of the kettle is ideal for precisely pouring water over tea leaves or coffee grounds.
When it comes to brewing tea, water temperature is as important as the oven temperature you use to bake. If you’re familiar with baking, you know that the oven temperature is everything – get it the least bit too hot or not quite hot enough and your cake, cookies, pie, or whatever is doomed.
The right temperature is as essential when it comes to brewing tea (and coffee) as it is when baking. If you’re a “temperature guesser” like I was pre-Bonavita, you may be thinking (just as I did) that your teas are just fine. Take it from me, you could park a yacht between “just fine” and “as good as possible.”
A big yacht.
The importance of water temperature is never more essential than it is when dealing with tea leaves. The good news is water temperature doesn’t have to be complicated. Products like this Bonavita Electric Kettle see to that.
The handsome Bonavita Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle will make your tea and coffee brewing life so much easier you’ll also call him “how’d we ever live without this guy,” and you just go right ahead – it’s not like we have a copyright or anything.
The Bonavita Electric Kettle would also make a wonderful gift for the tea and/or coffee lovers in your life.