Coffee Gator Pour Over Kettle

Last updated: August 14, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the Coffee Gator Pour Over Kettle placed 9th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Coffee Gator mission is more smiles per cup. We think that being able to drink incredible, barista-quality coffee at home is a basic human right. That’s why we’ve poured our hearts and souls into developing products that make doing that an absolute breeze. We boldly stand up in the face of inferior products, made from flimsy materials, destined to disappoint. We defend you from coffee snobs who say you can’t make decent coffee in your own home. We plant our flag firmly in the ground, fill our lungs and scream from the highest mountain top that ‘you deserve to drink better coffee!’ We’ve had (completely unsubstantiated) reports of people making such incredible coffee at home they refuse to leave. “But the best coffee I’ve ever had is there!” wailed a (fictitious but entirely plausible) customer. Perfect hand drip coffee needs a steady, even flow of water at the right temperature. Too hot: your beans are scorched. Too cold: the flavor is trapped. A Gator kettle produces a steady, smooth flow and the thermometer unlocks the complex oils, flavors and aromas.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Built-in thermometer: Thermometer has a “blue zone” which indicates the perfect coffee temperature zone
The surgical stainless steel looks amazing on the stove or counter, which is great if you plan to keep the kettle out of the cabinets.
The fixed thermometer is a nice touch and gives you the ability to get the heat just the way you want it whether for coffee, tea or any other drink you care to make.
The coffee you need a steady, even flow of water at the right temperature, for perfect hand drip. Too hot: your beans are scorched and too cold: the flavor is trapped. Its gooseneck spout produces a smooth flow and the built-in thermometer unlocks the complex oils, flavors, and aromas.
This kettle is a pleasant marriage of type and performance. The surgical chrome steel seems superb on the range or counter, which is nice in the event you plan to maintain the kettle out of the cupboards.
The stainless steel kettle is very well made and holds 1 liter (32 ounces) of water. The lid has a built-in thermometer, with a nice colored indicator for the optimum temp range of 195F-205F. The spout is long and nicely shaped, and the handle comfortable.
It is also very easy to use as well as lightweight as it weighs only 1.17 lbs. Due to its long spout that is connected to the bottom of the kettle, you will not need to tilt the kettle for the water to start flowing.
Finally, Coffee Gator offer a generous money back guarantee on all of their models. This speaks volumes about their belief in the product. This offer should also extend to boosting consumer confidence.
Its stainless steel goes great with any stove or countertop, which is idyllic if you wish to place your kettle out in the open for aesthetics.
Many customers who have purchased this kettle love that the portion size isn’t too large, meaning that they can quickly heat up more servings without too much of a wait.
The kettle is made of medical-grade stainless steel and Coffee Gator prides itself on its quality and customer service. It can be used on any stove top.
That being said, one thing I do love about this pour over kettle is that the only thing which ever comes into physical contact with the water is stainless steel. There’s absolutely no rubber gaskets, plastic or epoxy or resins or glues or anything else that can contaminate your boiling water and final coffee brew.
100% money back guarantee.

What reviewers didn't like

On paper, this kettle is perfect, but there have been some reports of manufacturing issues. While not prevalent among reviews, it’s certainly something to consider. Because of the 100% satisfaction guarantee, though, every kettle with problems was refunded or replaced, though.
1 liter is a bit small since the company recommends filling to only .6 L
This kettle may create a rattling sound while water boils.
1 liter is a bit small because the firm recommends filling to solely .6 L
Does not have a temperature control
One-liter capacity is small since it is recommended to only fill up to 0.6 liter
Like I said earlier, my only concern is how thin the stainless steel is, and if you are using it on an open heat source such as a gas burner, I can see it deteriorating rather quickly over time.
Problems with quality control.
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