The perfect size for single cup of coffee, perfect weight for adjusting and experimenting with your pour technique, and the perfect material for heat retention with a slow loss. From a boiling kettle, the temp usually drops to ~200 F when poured into the drip kettle. By the end of my 3 minute pour (180g), the temperature hovers around the mid 180s F. My fingers are chubby and I still found a way to hold it without touching the main body, but agree with other reviewers that caution should be exercised!
Love the weight of this kettle. It gives me solid control over the whole process. I wish there was a lid for it though.
perfect for single cup
Pours very well, and is easily controllable. Like others have mentioned, the sides do get hot, but the handle doesn't at all, so stick to the handle.
The size is just nice for a single cup of coffee.