Who knew boiling water could be this beautiful? Made with nonporous glass that won’t affect the flavor of drinks, this handblown kettle doubles as an elegant beverage server. Silicone stopper ensures that steam escapes without heating up the glass neck, allowing it to be used as a handle.
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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
The Chemex Coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm PhD. Made simply from non-porous, borosilicate glass and fastened with a wood collar and tie, it brews coffee without imparting any flavors of its own. On permanent display at MOMA NY and other fine museums, it is truly a work of art.
Chemex is a family-owned company with headquarters located in Western Massachusetts. It is there they manufacture the Chemex Coffeemakers, bonded filters, hand-blown water kettle and accessories to be distributed worldwide.
It is their mission is to provide superior coffee-brewing equipment. The iconic Chemex has remained unchanged for 70 years and counting. Chemex takes pride in the quality of their products and customer service and looks forward to providing both for years to come.
I have owned a Chemex coffee pot for close to forty years; the coffee pot is elegantly designed and I get great reviews on my coffee. I had wanted the Chemex kettle for many years, but it seemed to disappear from sight. When I saw it at Sur La Table, I knew I had to have it. It works like an ordinary kettle, but its looks are nothing like an ordinary kettle--it's a marvelous addition to my kitchen and I don't need a hot pad to pour water. Be sure to get the metal grid to prevent putting the kettle directly on an electric range. Enjoy
... best on a gas burner. I expect heating time on an induction disk or electric coil (with the required wire grid in place) would be significantly lengthened. 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
"A work of Art, a must have for Chemex Completest"
It looks beautiful and it also may look big but even full this provides a great pour for your Chemex without fatigue.
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
I do. i really do love it. We have a gas range so no need for extra doodad-addons, but the neck gets too hot to handle.I think it's' beautiful;my partner thinks it looks too science-y which is what i think is beautiful. the silicon stopper is kinda meh and beware of steam burning your hand out of the top. Overall, I am really glad I bought it and have no regrets
Have a Chemex coffee maker already, and it has really good glass quality. Tried some other cheaper glass kettles but their handle broke easily under heat. Chemex design seems to avoid that kind of problem.
The short answer is I don't know - I have a gas stove. However, it is a wonderful piece of equipment - the design allows the water to heat faster than in a microwave. I fill it (from a Brita) the night before so the water is room temperature, start the burner on low, and use that wire grid contraption that is sometimes sold with it (probably available at your hardware store) to increase the distance from the heat. I have left it on the stove several times unattended long after the water evaporated and the kettle broke only when I tried to wash it before it cooled thoroughly. I don't advise repeating this, but mention it only to indicate how sturdy it is.