Fellow Stagg EKG
The Fellow Stagg EKG is a solid choice for serious aficionados, thanks to features like a dial that provides precise temperature adjustments, a pour spout that doesn’t drip, and an efficient 1,200-watt heating element. It looks pretty stylish, too.
The Mueller Premium can bring 1.8 liters of water to a boil in just a few minutes. The transparent carafe sports helpful measurement markings and is backlit with LEDs to let you know when it is on and to provide an attractive show as it comes to a boil.
The easy-to-use electric Cuisinart PerfecTemp is equipped with 1,500 watts of power, and its concealed heating element prevents mineral buildup. The handle features one-touch controls with six temperature settings and a keep-warm button.
Willow & Everett Whistling
Built from a combination of stainless steel, iron, and aluminum, the Willow & Everett Whistling has a comfortable nonslip handle and a spring-loaded mechanism that opens and closes the spout easily. The wide capsule bottom ensures that it heats up evenly.
If you’re serving a book club-size crowd, try the Zojirushi Micom , which has a four-liter tank and offers multiple temperature settings and an automatic shutoff feature. It can maintains its heat for hours, so you can keep the conversation flowing.
Oxo Good Grips Classic
Featuring a drip-free pour spout and a high-grade, rust-resistant stainless steel construction, the Oxo Good Grips Classic is just as functional as it is stylish. Its brushed finish is easy to clean, and the handle folds down out of the way for filling and compact storage.
The Hario Buono is a professional-grade model that will complement almost any kitchen when perched atop the stove. Its long spout allows for a smooth, controlled stream, which makes it also a good choice for pour-over coffee.
KitchenAid Stainless Steel
The KitchenAid Stainless Steel offers a silicone coated, thumb-operated lever on the spout, and a high-quality porcelain exterior that is smooth to the touch. With its two-quart capacity, it can cater to several guests at a time.
Le Creuset Zen
Made of enamel-coated steel that comes in nine bold colors, the Le Creuset Zen boasts a glossy finish and an elegant design. Its heavy-gauge construction heats up quickly and evenly, and the stay-cool knob means you can safely take the lid off when it’s boiling.
Cafe Brew Collection
If you’re uneasy about using plastic or metal for your hot beverages, then the Cafe Brew Collection is for you. It’s made with high-quality borosilicate glass that’s free of common manufacturing chemicals, like BPA, and it’s top-rack dishwasher safe for convenience, too.