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OXO BREW Adjustable Review

This gooseneck kettle delivers so-so results in temperature accuracy and pouring
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Price:   $100 List | $100 at Amazon
Pros:  Fast boil, relatively easy pour, fast pour
Cons:  Expensive, least balanced of the gooseneck kettles, poor temperature accuracy
Manufacturer:   OXO
By Nick Miley, Michelle Powell and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Sep 9, 2019
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Our Verdict

If you're looking for a pour over coffee or tea kettle that has accurate temperature setting and easy pouring, you should know that this model suffered in comparison to its gooseneck competitors. That being said, this mode is still better at these tasks than the pitcher-style kettles and it has a standout user interface.


Our Analysis and Test Results

The OXO BREW Adjustable is a mediocre gooseneck kettle that offers continuous temperature settings, temperature holding, and a simplistic design. While this model is significantly better suited to pour over coffee and tea than pitcher-style kettles, its bright spots pale when compared to other gooseneck models.


Boil Time


Like most kettle in this review, the OXO reduces boiling time to a snap. This model will bring four cups of 57° F water to 201° F (the boiling temperature at our elevation) in just 4 min, 3 sec. That's about average for the class.

The OXO BREW offers a simple and stylish dial system so you can hone in on the perfect water temperature.
The OXO BREW offers a simple and stylish dial system so you can hone in on the perfect water temperature.

Pouring


Our pouring analysis is comprised of two tasks. One is the ability to quickly pour water in a controlled fashion. The other contrasting task is slow, controlled pouring. Gooseneck kettles excel at the latter. However, of the gooseneck models here reviewed, the OXO offers the least amount of control. On the other hand, this is the swiftest pouring gooseneck of the bunch.

A near-perfect pour. The OXO BREW Adjustable demonstrating the advantages of a gooseneck kettle
A near-perfect pour. The OXO BREW Adjustable demonstrating the advantages of a gooseneck kettle

Ease of Use Features

  • Temperature selection: 104º - 212º F
  • Temperature holding: Yes
  • Automatic shutoff: No
  • Inside material: Steel
  • Lid attached or separate: Separate
  • Type of spout: Gooseneck
  • Min/ Max capacity: 1L (max only)
  • Water level indicator: "Maximum" marker

Value


The definition of value varies from one consumer to the next. Here at TechGearLab, we think a product has value if it offers more than its peers for approximately the same amount of money. Or, in contrast, the product offers equivalent performance for less money. The OXO does neither of these things. As such, we do not consider it a great value.

Conclusion


The OXO BREW Adjustable is a so-so gooseneck kettle. Its temperature settings are inaccurate, it provides the least amount of pour control, and it doesn't offer much in the way of savings. If a gooseneck machine is what you are after, it is our opinion that you could do better by looking to other gooseneck models in our review.


Nick Miley, Michelle Powell and Austin Palmer