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The top of the stove kettle I have been using to pour for my french press coffee maker has rusted. Obviously it was not all stainless steel. :-(

Too bad because I really love this kettle.  It is the perfect size, heats fast, comfortable to hold, has a slim gooseneck spout that pours nicely and gently into my small french press coffee maker.

Some I have browsing are pretty high priced - upwards of 40, 50 bucks. Before I pay that kind of money I wanted to find if anyone else uses one of these and how is it working out?

 

Mine was similar to this.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Hario-VKB-120HSV-Stainless-Stovetop-Original/dp/B000IGOXLS/ref=asc_df_B000IGOXLS/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167135614232&hvpos=1o13&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16009555923120930456&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001882&hvtargid=pla-310773923000&psc=1

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I used that exact one for a long time. the upside is it’s very easy to control the pour and it fit my hand well. I had to heat the water in a saucepan because water would come out of the top and spout when it boiled over unless it was less than half full.

 

a lot of the amazon reviews mention inferior versions made it china, I don’t think that was an issue when I bought mine in 2012.

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I have an electric kettle with that kind of spout. The Bonavita that I have is only $35 on Amazon, and the one with variable temperature control is $45. I've had it for several years, and there has been no rusting, but I always empty it of unused water and let it dry between uses.

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I've had a Hario for years; no rust.

 

So - why not just buy a new Hario?

 

@aaronS - that occasionally (the boil over) happens when I've got a full pot of water; have they always offered the 1.2 liter size,  because that would solve a problem. Usually I'm ready to pour before the water boils anyway.

 

Re: electric kettle; some of us don't have the countertop real estate for that.

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Any reason why stovetop kettle? Electric kettles take a fraction of the time.

Trying to minimize appliances on the counter top. The kettle has become part of the stove top because it is used all the time. I guess counter real estate over time.

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I've had a Hario for years; no rust.

 

So - why not just buy a new Hario?

 

@aaronS - that occasionally (the boil over) happens when I've got a full pot of water; have they always offered the 1.2 liter size,  because that would solve a problem. Usually I'm ready to pour before the water boils anyway.

 

Re: electric kettle; some of us don't have the countertop real estate for that.

I would but the reviews keep talking about this new chinese make with bad design and material. Online shopping is so stressful.

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you need that kind of spout to make pour overs.

 

Not really--I do pour overs (Melitta filter and Chemex) just fine with our electric temperature-controlled kettle.

 

Isn't the me Melitta cone shaped with a large surface? The French press is a cylinder, and mine is a 2 cup one so a slim cylinder. The spout works best.. 

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you need that kind of spout to make pour overs.

 

Not really--I do pour overs (Melitta filter and Chemex) just fine with our electric temperature-controlled kettle.

 

Isn't the me Melitta cone shaped with a large surface? The French press is a cylinder, and mine is a 2 cup one so a slim cylinder. The spout works best.. 

 

maybe buy one of the open box harios from amazon. i pour into my 2 cup and 8 cup french presses straight from my zojirushi water boiler (it has a slow button) and it comes out fine but if you like the spout best open box from amazon is the way to go. you'll save $15

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Just got these to play around with, after I broke my millionth Hario carafe. Of course, considering they are glass...

I'd heard from a pretty respected coffee person that they make a nice cup, nowhere near as "muddy" (for want of a better word) as French press can be, but with more body than a paper filter offers.  I'd never had much luck, nor liked metal or the "gold" filters, much preferred paper.

But I have to say, after brewing a few cups with these, the filters are great, and the cup is very nice.

Reason for two - free shipping level reached, of course.

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