Stagg Kettle Review.
I love Scandinavian interiors, looking at photos of their homes where everything is white, rustic, minimalist, and so serene. In the kitchens, there sits a wonderfully big, antique copper kettle a lot of times.
You can imagine yourself making tea with the giant kettle, wrapping a soft blanket around yourself, settling into a gorgeous white sofa (which somehow works there and never for me), and reading something wonderful.
Well, this Stagg kettle fit that picture in my mind when I bought it. It's not an antique copper kettle because everyone advised against using them when I researched those.
Solid copper has no protective lining, and it's not the best for you when you boil water in them. Modern-day copper kettles that look excellent cost a small fortune, so I opted for something different.
- Sleek design, it really does look cool
- Temperature programming
- Precision pouring
- Takes “forever” to pour into a teapot, not for tea drinkers
- Expensive and does not hold a lot
Stagg Kettle Style
Also, while I love seeing old kettles on stovetops, I needed an electric one. I wanted something that would turn itself off because I put the kettle on half the time and then forgot to go back to it because I'm busy doing something else. I didn't want to go back to a whistling kettle.
The Stagg Electric Kettle is a minimalist, sleek kettle that would not be an eyesore in the kitchen. I thought this was gorgeous and then gulped at the price of $150.
I thought that was a bit steep for a kettle, but everyone seemed to love it as I read the reviews. I have had kettles for years, so I rationalized the cost as okay since I would have it for a long time.
I purchased the white kettle and loved it once I saw it in person; it's very posh. It's smaller than a regular kettle but super sleek and sexy-looking. The cord is not very long, but I keep my kettle next to an outlet, so that was not an issue but something to keep in mind.
There are two tiny buttons on the kettle base at the back, one of which allows you to change from Fahrenheit to Celsius, whichever you prefer.
The other will enable you to put a hold at a set temperature for up to 60 minutes.
If you do not use that button, it has an automatic shut-off function. After it reaches the set temperature, it will stay there for five minutes, go on standby for fifteen minutes and then shut off.
Stagg Kettle Ergonomics
The ergonomics of the Stagg kettle are superb, and it fits perfectly in your hand with a spot at the top of the handle where you rest your thumb. The handle is counterbalanced, so it's super easy to pour. The kettle gets tons of 5* reviews and is so lovely to look at – but why didn't I like it?
I did not think it through on the gooseneck part of things, pour-over coffee lovers will love the kettle, but it's super annoying for tea drinkers. While the gooseneck gives you more control over pouring than a regular kettle, it just takes forever.
If you are filling a teapot, you are pouring for what seems like five minutes before it's complete. It feels great in your hand; it looks great and is beyond annoying. I thought I would get used to it, but I just found myself getting more annoyed. I would happily grab a cheap large kettle rather than this one.
I missed the return date, so I gave it to a friend.
I purchased the Haden Highclere electric kettle, which didn't get the rave reviews of the Stagg kettle, and I have been super happy with it. It is a cool color, it's large, and it pours in seconds.
Sometimes you just have to stick with the old reliable things.