An electric kettle is a nonessential yet very useful piece of equipment to the manual coffee brewer. It boils water much quicker than a stove top and tea kettle combination. It is also handy in situations where a stove top is not an option, such as college dorm rooms and small offices. With the added bonus of the existence of gooseneck electric kettles, it is a convenient piece of brewing equipment I recommend. It will make you more likely to brew your coffee manually and will probably make brewing it more enjoyable.

An issue you most likely will have when using an electric kettle is mineral build up. This mineral build up, also known as scaling, makes your kettle less efficient and can shorten a kettle’s lifespan. With a little routine maintenance, you can keep your kettle looking shiny, new and build up free.

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