If you love manual coffee brewing as much as we do, then you know the importance of a reliable gooseneck kettle. We have a few around the house and at work, but we have to admit that none of them are quite like the Lardera Smart Electric Kettle in terms of speed and accuracy.
Lardera Smart Electric Kettle
- Great pour control
- Quickly heats water
- Precise and reliable temperature
- Bright and clear LED readout
- Hold temperature setting
- Great for manual coffee brewing
Who is Lardera?
Adagio Teas is a family-owned business that takes great pride in sourcing the finest teas from around the world and bringing them to your cup. Their team is dedicated to providing an exceptional tea experience, whether you’re enjoying a cup at home or relaxing in one of our cafes. They believe that tea should be a part of every day and are here to help make that happen.
That’s nice, but what does it have to do with a coffee kettle? Well, Adagio Teas has branched out into the wonderful world of coffee. And not just coffee, but coffee gear (our favorite)! They reached out and asked if we would help them spread the word, and, of course, we were happy to oblige.
Lardera is the name of their counterpart who deals in coffee. They have an excellent lineup containing a smart electric kettle, cold brew pitcher, French press, burr grinder, coffee scale and timer, pour-over coffeemakers, and more.
Smart Coffee Kettle Overview
The kettle they sent us is the Smart Electric Kettle, and it’s everything we’ve come to expect from Adagio Teas: well-designed, thoughtfully crafted, and just plain lovely.
The kettle is made of double-walled stainless steel and can hold 1.0L (about 33oz) of water. The outer wall is brushed stainless steel, and the inner wall is mirror polished, so it’s easy to keep clean. The kettle has a gooseneck spout for precise pouring, a soft-grip silicone base, and an easy-grip handle. The lid fits snugly and has a hole for the steam to escape.
The kettle has a base with touch-sensitive controls. There is a power button, a button to select the temperature (in Fahrenheit or Celsius), and a button to start the heating process. The kettle will automatically stop heating when it reaches the set temperature and will maintain that temperature for 30 minutes as long as you enable the hold-temp feature.
Lardera Electric Gooseneck Kettle Features
A 30-ounce electric coffee kettle is perfect for small and medium manual coffee brewing. It has enough capacity to make multiple cups of coffee, and it heats up quickly.
When it comes to coffee brewing, flow control is everything. The Lardera might not be the fastest pouring kettle on the market, but that’s rarely an issue for manual brewing. Plus, the electric kettle gives you much more control over the water flow, meaning you can tailor your brew to perfection.
Drip-Free Gooseneck Spout
Pouring from the kettle is precise and easy, thanks to the gooseneck spout. The water comes out evenly, and there’s no dribbling or dripping. For pour overs, French press, and AeroPress use, I easily got a slow and steady pour.
The kettle heats up right on point. I tested the temp with my quick touch thermometer, and it was right where it should be. The kettle allows for a wide range of temperatures to choose from. The smooth touch slide-control facility allows you to quickly adjust the temperature, but for someone like me who wants complete control over the kettle, it was a little imprecise at times. If you have a set temperature that you don’t change often, you won’t have any issues.
You must press the start button on the bottom-right to heat up your water. A small icon will light up along with a light beep sound.
It allows you to quickly and efficiently heat water to the perfect temperature for brewing coffee and has an easy-to-use temperature hold feature. This means you can keep the water at a consistent temperature while you grind your beans and prepare to brew.
I do wish that the temperature control feature was on by default though. It would save me from forgetting to turn it on whenever I want to use it.
To use the temp hold feature, tap the small icon on the bottom-left, and a hold temperature icon will light up, accompanied by a slight beep sound.
On and Off Switch
On the back-right, a manual power switch is used to power on the kettle. Unlike other kettles, the system powers up almost immediately and is ready to go.
Stay Cool Lid
The handle for the lid never heats up and has a soft-touch coating. The lid is made of stainless steel with a silicone ring to ensure a snug fit. This helps to keep the water inside from boiling too quickly and ensures that it doesn’t splash when you pour.
There are also steam vents to help release pressure and prevent boiling over.
The kettle has a silicone base with four anti-slip rubber feet. This keeps it stable on your counter and prevents it from scratching or slipping or scratching your countertop.
The LED readout on this kettle is clear and bright. I’ve never had any issue reading it, even in direct sunlight. There are two temps shown at all times, the right number is your desired temp, and the left number is the current temp. This is super helpful when I heat the water for a pour-over, and my wife uses it right after for her iced coffee. It has let us know how long we must wait until it’s at the selected temp.
How do we like it?
We’ve been using the kettle for a couple of months now, and we absolutely love it. The build quality is excellent, and it looks great on our countertop. The touch-sensitive controls are very user-friendly, and the kettle heats up quickly and efficiently.
The kettle is a beautiful addition to our kitchen counter and has enhanced our early morning routine. I use it to make pour-overs with my Hario V60, while my wife uses it to make iced coffee in the AeroPress. This requires us to take turns because I need the temp around 205 degrees Fahrenheit for pour overs, and she needs it around 185 degrees for iced coffee. The kettle easily switches between the two temps, and we’ve never had any issues.
It would be fantastic if you could have temperature presets, but electric gooseneck kettles with those features are in a much higher price range.
The Lardera Smart Electric Kettle is an excellent addition to any coffee lover’s brewing arsenal. It heats water quickly and precisely, has a clear LED readout, and looks great on any countertop. The only drawback is that the touch temperature control system can be problematic if you’re not familiar with it, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a breeze.
We highly recommend this kettle to anyone in the market for a small to medium-sized electric gooseneck kettle.