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Hamilton Beach (40885) Electric Kettle, For Tea & Coffee, 1.7 Liter, Red

Color:Red Tea? hot chocolate? instant soup? if you have a taste for it, Hamilton beach kettles can have it ready in minutes. The powerful rapid-boil system provides fast heat-up from any standard outlet and the auto shutoff function helps keep kett...

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Price

(25 reviews)
Size

(13 reviews)
Steel

(34 reviews)
Value

(21 reviews)
Look

(29 reviews)
Pot

(45 reviews)
Tea

(39 reviews)
Way

(22 reviews)
Heat

(26 reviews)
Quality

(26 reviews)
Fire hazard

(16 reviews)
Water

(199 reviews)
Safety issue

(9 reviews)
Bite

(6 reviews)
Minute

(5 reviews)

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Reviews around price (5.00 of 5)

  • Works great for fast boiling of water each morning, great price, good unit.
  • Boils fast and looks pretty good on the counter all at a great price.
  • I first used one of these in London and although its not the same brand, I wanted something that could heat up my water fast and at a good price
  • In my book that's a good product and at an extremely reasonable price.
  • I LOVE this tea kettle, boils so fast and is such a great price!
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Reviews around size (5.00 of 5)

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Reviews around steel (4.82 of 5)

  • The brushed stainless steel looks great and works just as a kettle should
  • Previously I had a T-FAL kettle but wanted to go with stainless steel
  • People buy a stainless steel kettle because they do not want hot water touching plastic
  • The stainless steel does not give a metallic taste to the water.
  • The bottom is beginning to rust and it is a stainless steel kettle
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Reviews around value (4.44 of 5)

  • I'm not worried and I haven't noticed anything tasting off or weird as a
  • While not cheap, I felt it was a good value for the price and competitively priced with other products in its class
  • Good value and does everything it needs to do - boil water, switch off etc
  • Overall though, for the price it's good value and many future cuppas will be made with it.
  • My glass-top stove is sooooooo slow--it's a breeze to heat water now (not quite as fast as in England, but there's only half the voltage in the US).
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Reviews around look (4.18 of 5)

  • Good looking, heats up very fast, easy to read measurements on the outside.
  • For the price, it performs, is well built and good looking.
  • It IS a solid, good looking pot, and heats up fairly quick.
  • If you're looking for a nice kettle for your kitchen, don't be afraid to take this one
  • Also like the design of it - expensive looking!
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Reviews around pot (4.11 of 5)

  • The pot started leaking at one of the side plastic windows but everything else worked super.
  • EXCELLENT little pot, in 2 minutes you have water for your beverage.
  • This is an inexpensive, utilitarian pot to boil water in
  • This has been a great water pot for a variety of cooking needs
  • so we've reboiled the same pot of water multiple times when working on other things.
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Reviews around tea (3.97 of 5)

  • There is a wedge all around inside which traps tea leaves and there is no way to clean it out
  • It is a horrible design and I will probably have to throw it out soon, as the trapped tea leave cannot be taken out
  • I'm not worried and I haven't noticed anything tasting off or weird as a
  • We're replacing our old stove-top tea kettle with this.
  • Fast & easy to manage, it makes for a very stress-free tea-time!
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Reviews around way (3.95 of 5)

  • I hoped Hamilton Beach didn’t monkey with success the way the George Foreman grill guys did, and ruined it, and
  • I'm not worried and I haven't noticed anything tasting off or weird as a
  • Great way to quickly get hot water in mornings for coffee, tea, etc.
  • This is the perfect way to quickly heat water for tea or French press coffee.
  • Greatest way to boil water for my tea 3 or 4 times a day.
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Reviews around heat (3.93 of 5)

  • My glass-top stove is sooooooo slow--it's a breeze to heat water now (not quite as fast as in England, but there's only half the voltage in the US).
  • well built, heats quickly, a little noisy but no more than others I've had in the past
  • Not quite as fast as heating water in a microwave, but close, and the water is always the right temperature for brewing tea without over boiling.2
  • Meh, it works but just as slow as heating up the water on the stove
  • Works very well -- heats up water quickly and the automatic shut off performs as expected after liquid comes to a boil.
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Reviews around quality (3.92 of 5)

  • It's definitely not fancy quality though, most of the parts are plastic
  • love quality, boiling water in no time, easy to use, trust me, money well spend :)
  • Very poor quality
  • Looks cheap, low quality
  • I'm not worried and I haven't noticed anything tasting off or weird as a
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Reviews around fire hazard (3.14 of 5)

  • With that experience, I wanted to find something that could mitigate a fire hazard due to user error
  • I've learned to unplug after each use to take some reviewer's experience as a caution to avoid fire hazard
  • My glass-top stove is sooooooo slow--it's a breeze to heat water now (not quite as fast as in England, but there's only half the voltage in the US).
  • My glass-top stove is sooooooo slow--it's a breeze to heat water now (not quite as fast as in England, but there's only half the voltage in the US).
  • BUT i found that this product is not as good as it isit's power switch is inverted and the kettle is warm even after i stopped using it for days which is a fire hazards by
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Reviews around water (2.84 of 5)

  • This is much faster than using a tea kettle on the stove, or using a microwave oven to boil water.
  • This is a relatively cheap electric kettle, that boils water relatively quickly
  • , I can turn the kettle off before the water gets too hot.
  • so we would not need to boil water on the stove top in a traditional kettle
  • I would like it better if the hot water wasn't in contact with the plastic.
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Reviews around safety issue (1.90 of 5)

  • **it will not shut off when the water boils.***This is a potential safety issue, as you could return to your kitchen to find an empty super-heated kettle, melting its base and burning a hole into your counter
  • This model seems to have a huge safety issue, and therefore, I absolutely do not recommend it
  • would be have a little longer electrical cord, but I understand the safety issues with doing that.
  • The kettle portion has definitely failed (but the base is fine).A core safety issue I'm seeing with it now, other than having caused multiple GFCI failures, is that it does not shut off anymore after the water boils
  • It still works as well a year later as on day 1
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Reviews around bite (1.00 of 5)

  • It is a bit larger than I thought, but it boils very quickly
  • The water where I live is a bit hard, and even though I filter my water, it will still leave calcium deposits on the bottom
  • Takes a bit longer to boil than our last product, and more noisy.
  • No complaints and per the reviews the little bit of extra money seems to be worth buying this model compared to some others.
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Reviews around minute (1.00 of 5)

  • It took about 9 minutes to boil a full pot of "cold" water (ie: straight from the tap, no waste to let it get
  • I had a ten year old T-fal electric kettle that died.
  • Only two concerns: not as fast as I expected, takes a full three minutes or more to boil; and it is a bit heavy to hold one handed when full
  • It takes about four minutes for the pot to boil
  • a full kettle would take around 7-8 minutes to boil

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More about Hamilton Beach (40885) Electric Kettle, For Tea & Coffee, 1.7 Liter, Red

  • Color:Red Tea? hot chocolate? instant soup? if you have a taste for it, Hamilton beach kettles can have it ready in minutes
  • The powerful rapid-boil system provides fast heat-up from any standard outlet and the auto shutoff function helps keep kettles from boiling dry
  • Hamilton beach kettles are great looking and easy to use
  • Plus, most kettles include a 360-degree rotating or cordless base for easy serving
  • Hamilton beach kettles feature a stay-cool handle and drip-free spout that makes pouring easy.