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Why Use a Coffee Kettle?

Coffee kettle, also known as coffee pot is best known to serve the purpose of coffee brewing. However, people are almost doing away with them and opting for other easy methods of coffee making.

It is the nature of us, human beings, to opt for easy solutions but let come to think of it; coffee kettles are part of the easy solutions. There are different types of coffee kettles using different ways of brewing principles.

It saves you on time and money incurred in rushing to buy coffee from the coffee shop.

 

Advantages of Coffee Kettle:

• Convenience- coffee kettles are easy to use while brewing coffee at any given time.
• Portability- most of the coffee kettles can be carried from one place to another. This mostly favors people who travel all over the world.
• Frugality- this saves you on the unnecessary expenditure of money to and from coffee shops.
• Ease of cleaning- unlike other complicated coffee making machines, a coffee kettle is of a reasonable size and has less complicated parts which can be easily cleaned manually.

 

Benefits of Coffee Kettle Compared to Coffee Machine

1. Does not need an expert to use.
Unlike coffee machines, coffee kettles can be used by anyone easily. It does not need much prior training to be taught how to handle and use it.
2. Less expensive.
The price of coffee kettles is highly affordable in the market instead of coffee machines. It also saves money used to buy coffee from outside or coffee shops.
3. Easy to carry.
Coffee machines are hard to ferry to various destinations. Unlike them, coffee kettles can be well packaged and carried to various destinations with ease.
4. Hygiene.
Unlike buying coffee offered in coffee shops, coffee kettle enhances the hygiene since you are the one in charge of the coffee that you are making.

 

Factors to Consider when Buying a Coffee Kettle

a) Physical properties.
• The gooseneck.
The main purpose of a gooseneck is to control the coffee one pours. Check whether it is:
– Firmly fixed
– Whether the material is prone to easily rusting.
– Check out the length which will enable you to easily clean.

• Manual/ electric.
I highly recommend one using the electric kettle instead of a manual kettle since it has:
– Its own source of heat.
– Automatically switches off when it the water is boiled.

• The handle.
Ensure that the handle is:-
– Firmly fixed
– The highly recommended material is a wooden handle.

• Price.
Look for a pocket-friendly kettle that is durable. Remember that cheap is expensive and you don’t a low-quality kettle that needs constant repair, or one that will need to be replaced in just a couple of weeks.

• Material.
If the kettle is made of stainless steel, it will enable faster boiling of water.

• Warranty.
Choose a kettle that has a higher warranty. This will enable you to save your money during repair.

 

Steps to Preparing Coffee with a Coffee Kettle

1. Add water.
Figure out the number of cups of coffee you need to make. For example, if you need six cups, add around is and a half cups of water, as some amount of water, will be absorbed by the coffee grinds.

2. Add coffee.
You can add 2-4 tablespoons of coffee at first. If it does not meet your standards, add more coffee to taste.

3. Heat the mixture.
If you are using the Hamilton Beach 40880 Stainless Steel 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle, then you only need to switch on the button and let the mixture heat. Once it is done, it will automatically switch off. If it the other type of kettle be alert to switch off the kettle once your coffee is ready.
N/B: it is advisable to use medium-sized coffee grinds since it easily absorbs coffee thus making tasty coffee.
Enjoy the coffee with sugar or cream.

 

How to Maintain Coffee Kettle after Purchase?

a) You can use common cleaning supplies.
After making coffee it is advisable to clean up your coffee kettle immediately since the leftover coffee oils and grinds might stick inside the coffee kettle. The most locally available Do You Own cleaning methods include:

• Baking Soda.
Baking soda is worldly known as a cleaning agent. It is used together with water and a bottle scrubber e.g.a rubbing cloth. While choosing a rubbing cloth to avoid using rough materials which might scratch and damage the inner surrounding surfaces.

 

The process of Cleaning Using Baking Soda.
1. Pour in the baking soda into the coffee kettle.
2. Smear it all around.
3. Fill the coffee kettle with water completely.
4. Heat the mixture together till it boils.
5. Let it cool for around ten minutes
6. Scrub the coffee kettle gently paying keen attention to the hidden parts.
7. After removing all stains, pour out the mixture.
8. Clean the outer surface
9. Rinse the coffee kettle with clean water
10. Wipe it dry with a clean utensil cloth.

 

• Vinegar Method.
1. Pour in the vinegar into the coffee kettle.
2. Smear it all around.
3. Fill the coffee kettle with water completely.
4. Heat the mixture together for around five minutes.
5. Let it cool down.
6. Scrub the coffee kettle gently paying keen attention to the hidden parts.
7. After removing all stains, pour out the mixture.
8. Clean the outer surface
9. Rinse the coffee kettle with clean water
10. Wipe it dry with a clean utensil cloth.

 

Other Chemical Cleaners Include:

• Trisodium Phosphate
• Dishwasher Detergent
• Commercial- Grade Espresso Cleaner
For such chemicals, make sure you thoroughly rinse your coffee kettle.
This will eradicate your chances of having food poisoning.

 

Where Do You Get a Coffee Kettle?

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