Electric Kettles

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Sun May 31, 2020 12:24 pm

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 12:05 pm
I hope that heating only about 1/4 of the capacity would be quite quick in the bigger kettle. Is that how it works?
The 1.7l is 1500W, while the 1.0l is 1000W. I have both, but I have never compared how quickly they heat water. It seems reasonable to suspect that heating the same amount of water is going to be a bit quicker in the bigger one. If I put myself in nitpicking mode, I will say the bigger model does not feel as balanced in the hand : the center of mass is going to be further away from your hand when pouring, even if they both contain the same amount of water.
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:14 pm

Youzi & faj,

Thanks for your replies. I tried using a stovetop kettle for several days. I can get by without better, but I don't want to.

I just ordered a 1.7 L bonavita from Walmart. It will be more awkward to handle but probably not so much that I would not adjust to it.

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Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:25 pm

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Youzi & faj,

Thanks for your replies. I tried using a stovetop kettle for several days. I can get by without better, but I don't want to.

I just ordered a 1.7 L bonavita from Walmart. It will be more awkward to handle but probably not so much that I would not adjust to it.

Cheers
Hi @Ethan Kurland

Would love to hear your comparison to the 1L after you've tested out the big brother. I've had the 1L Bonavita for about 7-8 years and it has been a loyal companion. However, the lid is quite rusty, and every now and then the temp display goes into some wild fluctuations and thus I feel like it's time for a new pal. Not sure how often I'll want more than 1L but it's nice to have that option. And when I last looked on Amazon (CA) it was on sale for pretty close to the 1L so a good deal.
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Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:17 pm

Jeffrey McIntosh from Denong Tea made a gooseneck kettle comparison for tea brewing (bonavita vs oxo was Stagg ekg). Maybe someone find it helpful.

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Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:12 pm

Cool water to boiling for 1.7 L bonavita:

500 ml -- 2 minutes; 750 ml--3 minutes; 1 L --4 minutes. This is faster than the 1 L version; moreover, I had not heated 1 liter of water in the smaller kettle for years as it seems to put a strain on it. In fact for the last year of the 7 1/2 years that I used it, some days it would not get water to 100 C.

Also going to 96C seems faster & keeping 500 - 750 ml at a temperature seems easier for the bigger kettle.

I don't find the bigger kettle awkward to use. If I have a full liter in it, I do feel the weight since I am used to handling a kettle with less than 1/2 liter in it.

I am happy with the purchase. I bought from Walmart online for less than $80 before tax. Cheers
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