Chemex® Handblown Water Kettle
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- Manufacturer: Chemex
- Material: Handblown glass
- Capacity: 2 qt.
- Care: Hand wash
- Made in Taiwan
- Elegant kettle is perfect for boiling water and serving beverages
- Nonporous glass won’t affect the flavor of drinks
- Stay-cool neck doubles as a handle
- Part of the Museum of Modern Art New York’s permanent collection
Glass ""handle"" will get too hot to touch without a hot pad if kettle is left to simmer, and be careful not to let your arm or hand stray over the vent tube inserted in the handle.
I have excellent well water, but I think cleaning might be difficult in some locales as reaching all inside surfaces with a bottle brush looks to be a challenge.
Overall, this kettle works very well for my needs and preferences (adequate capacity, easy to see that it's clean, and no annoying whistle!).
If you like the looks of the Chemex coffee maker - as I do - you'll probably like the looks of this kettle too
I bought the electric stove wire and used this on high with an electric coil stove. Took about 15 minutes to boil the full contents but I needed most of it to flush the filter and brew 8 cups (40 ounces).
I could find no other kettle that would make enough water to do the Chemex method properly for a full 8 cups.
The neck was only warm thanks to the cool design and stopper. It was easily gripped and the balance is pretty nice so you don't get tired and can do a pretty steady and proper pour with very little practice. I match the pour against those bottom feed specialty kettles and this is clean glass so I'm glad I went this route.
If you can afford it (I really couldn't!!) you really have to have this to go along with the Chemex experience
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