Coffee Brewing Pour Over Gooseneck Kettles Comparison Basic Barista Australia

Kettle Buying Guide

In this topic we will be doing some Kettle-Comparisons, we understand that the world of coffee brewing kettles can be time consuming and confusing, so we have put together this guide that we hope will turn a long process into a quick and easy one. 

To offer a fair comparison we will only discuss the kettles we currently stock and will compare them to each other regardless of any other kettles on the market, So all comparisons are relative to these kettle only.

Please keep in mind that we ultimately want you to be happy with your purchase and this topic's main focus is to help you weigh up all the nitty gritty features of these kettles to give you the best understanding of which is most suitable for you.

We will be looking at:

Brewista Smart Pour 1.2L Variable Temp Electric Kettle /RRP$189.00

Brewista 1.2L Electric Gooseneck Coffee Brewing Kettle Basic Barista

Brewista Artisan Gen 2 Gooseneck Kettle /RRP$219.80

Brewista Gen 2 Gooseneck Pour Over Kettle Basic Barista

Fellow Stagg Pour Over Kettle /RRP$148.95

Fellow Stagg Pour Over Coffee Brewing Kettle

Fellow Stagg EKG Pour Over Kettle /RRP$279

Brewista Artisan Gen 3 Gooseneck Kettle /RRP$229.95

Brewista Artisan Gen 3 Black on Black Basic Barista Australia Melbourne


Stovetop vs Electric

The very first variable to consider is whether a stovetop or an electric kettle is more suitable.

Electric kettles are great because they fit perfectly in a kitchen/cafe with bench space, they have an electric base, they tend to have all the features you will ever need and are perfect for spacious environments.

Stove top kettles are great for smaller bench spaces, they usually have the main essential features an electric kettle has but at a lower price. Some stovetop kettles have a thermometer built-in so that you can still have control over your water temperature.

Whats important to you?

The second thing to consider is price and value. If you are on a bare bones budget most times a stove top kettle is the way to go, there are many costs that go in to an electric kettle such as circuit boards and heating elements that bump the price up, in saying so depending on the kettle you may compromise on some of the features that an electric kettle can offer.


Features, specs and as promised the side by side kettle comparison you have always wanted laid out in front of you and organised into a spread sheet... Thank you Basic Barista!

Brewista Variable Brewista Artisan Fellow Stagg Fellow Stagg EKG
Brewista Artisan Gen3
Stovetop  No No Yes No No
Electric Base Yes Yes No Yes Yes
RRP $164 $219.80 $148.95 $279 $229.95
Gooseneck Spout Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Temp Control Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Physical Thermometer No No Yes No No
Digital Thermometer Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Water Capacity 1.2L 0.9L 1L 0.9L 1L
Weighted Handle No No Yes Yes No
Max & Min fill indicators Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Build Quality 1-5 2 3 5 5 4
Body Construction Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
External Coating Shiny Matte w/ accents Matte Matte Matte B
LCD Screen Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Ergonomic Handle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Temperature Hold Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Display in ºF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display in ºC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-on Yes Yes No No Yes
Auto-off Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Pre Set temperatures Yes Yes No No Yes
Timer Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Includes Descaler Yes No No No No
Boils Water ;) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes