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.
OXO BREW Adjustable Review
Pros: Fast boil, relatively easy pour, fast pour
Cons: Expensive, least balanced of the gooseneck kettles, poor temperature accuracy
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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