I need to clarify this post about the Takahiro. Until today I had never used it with more water than needed for a single serving of coffee for myself. But after using it nearly full, I believe it does have the edge on my Chemex Kettle in control., While they are very close, neither qualify as coffee on a budget kettles.The Chemex is very bulky as you can see but it is the finest in control I have used and was really surprised to see that it pours better than my Takahiro kettle. I am under the understanding that the kettles are hand blown so I don't know if they all pour as nicely or not. Again it is bulky, although the weight is evenly distributed.