Originally Posted by tenspeed
This popped up on my Youtube page, so I'm passing it along in case you are still interested.
I'm not a tea drinker - coffee only. I bought a Bonavita coffee maker based on the reviews, as the temperature control is supposedly one of the best. It makes noticeably better coffee than the coffee maker it replaced. I never realized how important temperature is for making coffee, and I assume the same applies for tea.
I agree that temperature makes a big difference when making coffee. I also drink tea. I have not found the temperature to be as picky. Nowadays, I make coffee with my espresso machine or with my Bialetti, stove top moka maker, so the devices take care of the temperature. I have a 1.7 litre electric kettle that plugs into an Australian, 240 W plug on my stove (Stirling's dad was a spark and installed that.) It's fast, really fast. Since I mostly use my electric kettle for tea and for elongating espressos, the goose neck doesn't sound like it would be useful for me. It sounds like it would be annoyingly slow. If I still made pour over coffee, it might be nice. Mine has a temperature setting in the handle, which is kinda nice, even though it can only be adjusted in 10°C increments.