That $160 Kettle You're Seeing Everywhere Is Honestly a Great Investment

I’ve owned it for years, and it’s still as good as new.

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Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle FELLOW
Photo: nordstrom.com

As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Wait, no. Did I say breakfast? I meant coffee. Coffee is clearly the most important meal of the day. As such, it's important to handle your morning coffee with as much intention and care as you hope to exude over the ensuing 24 hours. For me, this is best accomplished with a Fellow Stagg Electric Kettle.

I can understand how a $159 kettle might seem like an exorbitant expense, especially while decently rated options on Amazon are going for as little as $25, but this one apartment upgrade has made such a palpable difference in my outlook that I'd happily pay that sum again.

Everything about its design conspires to triumph over lesser water boilers. Its heating mechanism is fast, bringing two cups worth of water to a precise chosen temperature in under a minute, and then keeping it stable for up to an hour (this comes in handy when I forget that I've turned it on but still want my afternoon hot lemon water).

Fellow ​​Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle

Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle FELLOW
nordstrom.com

To buy: $159; amazon.com and nordstrom.com

For coffee purists, the Fellow's slender gooseneck spout is non-negotiable. Whichever camp you belong to, whether that's small-circles-pour-over or slow-and-steady French press, the controlled pour rate allows you to reach brewing perfection, elevating the aromas of your grounds with careful saturation.

The kettle's pleasing design earned it a permanent spot on my space-challenged countertop, making it easy to reach for and fill any time of the day. Should the urge for a hot cuppa overtake me, making that steaming mug of chamomile a reality can be accomplished with the fewest steps and least resistance possible, and a mid-morning bowl of quick-cook oats is a no-brainer when I can whip one up in two minutes, tops.

I've owned this kettle for over two years, and it still works exactly the same as the day I unboxed it. The only difference is, now it's having a moment. The #fellowstaggkettle tag on Instagram has thousands of satisfyingly minimalist photos of my exact tea kettle staged artfully at well-appointed coffee stations, clearly an object of pride for the posters. Meanwhile TikTok videos about the device have amassed tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of collective views (and they're predictably addictive to watch).

While some trends burn through quickly once buyers realize there's not much behind a product's pretty face, I can attest that the Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle has legs to stand on. Viral or not, this may be the best electric kettle out there.

Shop it on Amazon and Nordstrom and see for yourself.

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