Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle-UK Plug
This kettle has a UK Plug.
Variable Temperature Control – By turning the knob, you select your desired temperature ranging from 55c to 100c, and Stagg EKG does the rest. No more guessing degrees.
- LCD Screen – See the temp. Be the temp. A discreet, black LCD screen indicates the desired “Set Temperature” and the “Real-Time Temperature” with an illuminating element to show the heating progress.
- Hold Option – When the toggle on the back is switched to HOLD mode, the Stagg EKG will maintain your desired temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius for 60 minutes. You know, for when you overestimate your ability to run two miles. When the toggle is not in HOLD mode, the kettle will go to sleep after reaching the set temperature.
- Brew Stopwatch – After your water has heated, use EKG’s built-in Brew Stopwatch to time your extraction.
More Cool Features:
- Precision pour spout and counterbalanced-handle just like our original stovetop kettle
- Celsius/Fahrenheit option
- 0.9 liter capacity
- Small, minimalist base
(Upgraded from a Bonavita stovetop gooseneck that I’d been using for the past few years)
This kettle is beautifully simple to use. It’s simple one-button control knob is intuitive and easy to operate. The hold function is ideal. It’s swift on coming up to temp even when filled to MAX. Plus, it has a stopwatch function, which eliminates the need to have an auxiliary timer. It even has a 3s countdown before it starts, which is a really neat feature.
I don’t hold the kettle in Fellow’s suggested manner but nevertheless it sits comfortably in my hand. I’ve found that the quality and consistency of the coffees I’ve brewed with this kettle are far superior to my previous kettle. You can get the kettle to pour very slowly without any spluttering, eliminating unwanted agitation and turbulence. The fluted spout tip design is clearly well considered.
(It’s not ideal for brewing immersion methods, such as aeropress. You simply won’t be able to get the water in fast enough. It’s worth noting that if you’re tempted to tilt the kettle a lot to maximise flow rate, the kettle will start leaking from the lid).
My only niggles:
•The power cable can’t be tidied/wrapped under the base, so you’ve got the full length sticking out at all times (which isn’t very long, but worth noting).
•The lid can leak as mentioned.
•The handle on the lid seems to turn a little, but I was able to tighten mine up to a point.
•The temp set-point will reset to 100 degrees if you turn the power off to the kettle at the socket.
•Nothing to put me off, but I tend to be exceptionally picky!
All-in-all this is just perfect. The fit and finish is high quality. It feels sturdy, and it’s stylish and unassuming enough to fit into any kitchen setting. If - like me - you wince at the thought of paying near enough £150 on a kettle, just know that you get what you pay for. I don’t see anyone doing it better than Fellow, and anyone that comes close is likely a lesser imitation.
Fast to boil. Adequate capacity. Temperature measured to be within 0.5° of set temp. Nice flow for pour overs (The maximum flow rate is not very high if you use your kettle for other tasks)