I was in the market for a great gooseneck electric kettle that would be perfect for brewing my pour over coffee each morning. Once I found this Cosori Kettle and had used it for approximately 6 months, I decided to make a youTube video entitled: Cosori Electric Kettle Review.
You can watch the video review if you like which can be seen below but this written review is a bit more comprehensive. So I hope you watch the video and read the full review below to get all the information you need on this electric kettle.
I also have an unboxing video further down in this article so you can see how the product came to me and what is included directly out of the box.
This Cosori Gooseneck Kettle has been a huge improvement over my previous electric kettle. The main difference is that this kettle has a gooseneck spout which has made all the difference in the world!
My daughter calls it precision pouring and I’m baffled that other reviewers are saying that it is not the best for pour-over coffee. I beg to differ! The Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle is the ultimate pour-over coffee kettle in my mind and after using it for 6 months.
Here is my video review of the Cosori Electric Kettle.
- Cosori Electric Kettle Review
- Kettle Design – Stylish and Leak-Proof
- Construction – 100% Stainless Steel
- Cosori Kettle Safety Features
- Cosori Gooseneck Kettle Setup and Initial Use
- Kettle Performance
- Cleaning and Ongoing Maintenance
- Value – High, Price – Reasonable
- Kettle Specs
- Other Highly-Rated Electric Gooseneck Kettles
- Comparison Table of Five Comparable Gooseneck Electric Kettles
- Cosori Electric Kettle Review Summary
Cosori Electric Kettle Review
Please know that I didn’t just test this Cosori Kettle. I’ve used it over a long period of time. I think that makes a difference when you use a product over and over. You get to know it and can make a proper determination when it comes to a review. Simply testing a product once and giving a published review of it, in my mind, is deceptive to the public. I purchased this kettle with my own money and will give an honest review of it through using it on a regular basis.
Gooseneck kettles are made specifically for the ease of pouring and for being able to target where you are pouring. Well, this particular Cosori Gooseneck Kettle certainly does the job. Kettles with gooseneck spouts are not only great for pour-over coffee making but are also great for tea drinkers. I use it for pour over coffee and my daughter uses it to brew her tea every day. I’ve used this particular model for six months as I write this review and will share my thoughts below.
Kettle Design – Stylish and Leak-Proof
The design of the kettle is sleek and very stylish. Sitting on my counter it almost resembles a work of art with the curvature of the gooseneck spout. The model I purchased was black matte but you can also buy a version in silver as seen above. The product dimensions are 12.09 x 9.45 x 7.76 inches which is small enough to be delicate but not overbearing or bulky on a kitchen counter.
There are 7 buttons on the base of the kettle, 5 of which pertain to preset ideal temperatures – white tea (170°F), green tea (180°F), oolong tea (195°F), coffee (205°F), and black tea/boil (212°F). The other two buttons are the On/Off button and the Hold Temp button. The Hold Temp button allows you to maintain the temperature you have chosen for an additional 60 minutes if you need it.
What adds to the style of the presets is that when they are depressed they emit a light blue color which not only easily indicates your choices but also is a nice contrast to the black or silver color of the kettle.
Max Fill Line
There is a Max Fill line etched into the inside of the Cosori Electric Kettle two inches down from the top. This is done for safety purposes since if you have it set to boil you don’t want the water to boil over.
By filling it to the Max Fill Line it will ensure that the kettle will not boil over. You can actually see the Max Fill Line on the outside of the kettle but I see no benefit to that. I only use the line etched in the inside of the kettle itself.
There are 3 small holes in the top of the kettle which allow the steam to vent out the top of the kettle. These vent holes just add another level of security in addition to the Max Fill Line.
The kettle’s design helps prevent leaks so you can boil and pour without any mess. The gooseneck spout pours water slowly enough so as not to leak as other electric kettles tend to do. This is the first electric kettle I have used that has never leaked and this is simply because of the design of the gooseneck spout.
Innovative Hide-Away Cord Storage
Another really nice feature of this electric gooseneck kettle is that it has a long enough cord (39″) that will allow you to reach any plug near your kitchen counter. The best part is that if you don’t need the ample cord length it will wrap neatly into the bottom of the base allowing you to see only the portion that enters the plug in the wall. There is a convenient slot in the base which the cord will fit through as well making it a seamless transition to the plug.
Construction – 100% Stainless Steel
The electric kettle is made of 100% stainless steel in the kettle itself, the spout, and the lid. Other kettles in its class tend to have plastic within the kettle itself which would eventually degrade over time. This one has no plastic, Teflon, or chemical linings thereby yielding an unadulterated, pure taste to your tea or coffee.
The plastic handle keeps your hands away from the heat of the kettle. There is also a plastic piece on the top of the lid which also protects your hands from the heat of the kettle. And the 3 steam vents, mentioned above, allow the steam to escape which is an added safety feature.
Cosori Kettle Safety Features
The kettle is equipped with boil-dry protection. What that really means is that if there happens to be less than 1/2 cup (118ml) of water in the kettle the heat will automatically shut off. You should then let the kettle cool and add more water to begin the heating process again.
Plastic Safe-Touch Handle
What’s nice about the handle of the kettle is that none of the heat of the kettle itself is transferred to the plastic handle allowing it to be cool to the touch. It also has an area at the top of the handle that is made specifically for your thumb to rest while pouring. It’s a really nice and unexpected feature.
There are rubber feet underneath the base of the unit which allows it to grip the counter. This is one of the first things I noticed in that wherever I placed the unit, it remained there rock-solid without any slippage.
Cool Touch Knob on Stainless Steel Lid
The stainless steel lid was built with a cool-touch knob that’s safe to touch after boiling. It is the same plastic material as the safe-touch handle.
Cosori Gooseneck Kettle Setup and Initial Use
Unboxing of the Kettle (video)
I created an unboxing video seen below that basically shows that the unit came well-packaged. There was no damage at all to the unit itself although there was a slight tear in the box.
Here is my YouTube video of the unboxing of the Cosori Gooseneck Electric Kettle.
Click on the image below to view the video on YouTube.
Before First Use Perform the Water Test
It is recommended to perform what is called a Water Test prior to using your kettle to ensure that it is working properly. You should not drink the water boiled in the Water Test. Follow the steps below.
- Remove all of the packaging material from the kettle.
- Unravel the power cord completely and place the power base on a flat and level surface.
- Fill the kettle with water to the Max Fill Line (previously referenced). The Max Fill Line is etched into the inside of the kettle about 2″ down from the top of the kettle. Put the lid onto the kettle and ensure it fits snugly.
- Press the On/Off button and then the 212°F (Boil Black) button. Both buttons will illuminate a bluish color indicating that the unit is starting the heating process.
- Once boiling is reached at 212°F the kettle will automatically turn off. Allow the kettle to cool and pour out the water.
- Rinse the kettle out 2-3 times with cold water. You are now ready to use.
First-Time Use of the Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle
Using the kettle is very intuitive. Assuming I’m making enough coffee for two people I fill the water to the Max Fill Line. It takes about 26 ounces of water to fill it to this line which is more than enough for two 12 ounce cups of coffee. I could never understand why anyone would have only an 8 ounce cup of coffee!
Assuming I am using the kettle for pour-over coffee, I press the On/Off button, then the Coffee (205°F) button, and finally the Hold Temp button. All three of the buttons are then illuminated blue indicating the heating process has begun.
Depending on whether I filled the kettle with cold water or hot water it typically takes between 5 – 6 minutes to get to the 205°F temperature when it is filled to the max. Once the temperature is reached, 3 beeps will sound. The beeps are not very loud but you do have the ability with this kettle to turn off the beeps if you prefer.
The main advantage to utilizing the Hold Temp button is that if you didn’t hear the beeps or happen to be out of the room, the water will stay at the temperature chosen for up to 60 minutes.
If you missed the 3 beeps and are not sure if the kettle has reached temperature yet all you have to do is depress the Hold Temp button and if all the lights go out you are at the desired temperature. If they don’t go out, the temperature has not yet been reached and you can simply depress the Hold Temp button again and wait for the 3 beeps.
As mentioned above, based on how hot the water you initially fill the kettle with, the time taken to get to temperature is between 5-6 minutes. You must remember that this kettle will only hold up to 26 ounces of water given the size of the kettle so that certainly adds to the quick-heating feature.
Precision, Leak-Free Pouring
When utilizing this kettle for pour over coffee brewing I have found it the best kettle I have ever used for this purpose. I don’t think for the 6 months I’ve been using it that it has ever leaked any water during pouring. And this is simply due to the stylish gooseneck spout which is the main reason I purchased this kettle.
Any kettle I have previously used for pour over coffee brewing has always dripped when pouring which really takes away from the experience and makes a mess! It’s a pleasure using this kettle for pour over coffee and I think the water comes out at a perfect amount for engulfing the coffee grains.
My daughter uses this kettle each day to brew her tea. She loves it and especially uses the Hold Temp button so that she can have a 2nd cup of tea within an hour of the first. Based on her recommendation it is also a great kettle for brewing tea. She uses the white tea (170°F) setting as this is the type of tea she prefers.
Cleaning and Ongoing Maintenance
- Simply unplug the kettle and allow it to cool to touch before beginning the cleaning process.
- Wipe the base and the kettle with a damp cloth. Also ensure that the electric socket underneath the kettle is kept dry.
- Dry the kettle, lid, and base after each use.
Descaling is a process that removes mineral deposits from the inside of the kettle. So depending on the hardness of your water this will determine how often you should descale your kettle. A clear indication of a kettle needing descaling is a brown tinge on the inside of your kettle.
This could lead to an off taste in the coffee or tea so it’s important to regularly descale your kettle. Here are the steps. I have used this process many times and it works perfectly and removes all deposits from the bottom of the kettle.
- Unplug the kettle, pour out all the water, and ensure that the kettle is cold.
- Squeeze half of a lemon into the kettle or add 1/2 cup (118 mL) of distilled white vinegar into the kettle. You can even add both simultaneously which I have done with great results.
- If the inside of the kettle has a thick build-up of mineral deposits you should scrub the inside of the kettle with a non-scratch sponge. You should avoid steel wool at all costs!
- Add 2 cups (473 mL) of water. Depress the On/Off button and the Boil/Black (212 °F) button and wait for the mixture to boil.
- Pour out the contents and wipe the interior of the kettle with a non-abrasive cloth, shop towel, sponge, paper towel, or cleaning brush.
- Repeat if needed.
- Always rinse out the kettle with cold water multiple times at the end of the process.
If you regularly descale your kettle it will stay clean and deliver the best-tasting tea or coffee for you every day.
Value – High, Price – Reasonable
I paid $69.99 on Amazon for this Cosori Gooseneck Kettle which I feel was a great value. I have even seen it as low as $60 on Amazon at times. Given its many features like the preset temperatures, hold temp button, stainless steel construction, gooseneck pouring capability, and its safety features, I feel the bang for your buck is high. I certainly have had no regrets whatsoever since purchasing this Cosori Kettle.
- Product Dimensions – 12.09 x 9.45 x 7.76 inches
- Manufacturer – Cosori
- Model – CO108-NK
- Price – $69.99
- Color – Matte black or Silver
- Cord Length – 39 inches
- Capacity at Max Fill Line – 26 ounces
- Voltage – 120V
- Power – 1200 Watts
- Warranty – 1 Year
Other Highly-Rated Electric Gooseneck Kettles
Comparison Table of Five Comparable Gooseneck Electric Kettles
Prices are listed below on Amazon as of 05/15/2022.
|Brand:||Cosori||Fellow||Bonavita||Bean Envy||Coffee Gator|
|Material:||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Capacity:||.8 Liters||.9 Liters||1.0 Liters||1.18 Liters||1.5 Liters|
|Color:||Black/Silver||Matte Black||Brushed Stainless Steel||Silver/Black||Grey/Silver|
|Unique Feature:||Fast-Heating||Walnut Wood Handle||Count-up Timer||Ergonomic Handle||Built-in Thermometer|
Cosori Electric Kettle Review Summary
Needless to say, I am very happy with this Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle. For my purposes, I really have no complaints. The only possible con when it comes to this kettle may be the size of the kettle. I make coffee for my wife and I so the size of this kettle is perfect for us.
When we do have company I need to heat up the kettle multiple times to make enough coffee for guests. It isn’t really a problem for me but if you are buying this kettle to make more than 2 cups of coffee or tea at one time, on a regular daily basis, you might want to look into a larger electric kettle for your needs.
Other than the size of the kettle, which for me is not a problem, I’m very happy with the purchase and would recommend it highly for both pour-over coffee and for brewing your tea on a daily basis.