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Hamilton Beach Double Walled Cool Touch Kettle

3.8 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

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9 new from CDN$ 59.16
  • 8 cup/1.2 Liter capacity
  • Double wall stainless steel is cool to the touch
  • Cordless pouring with 360° base
  • Automatic shutoff when water boils
  • Lockable lid

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 25.7 x 22.2 cm ; 454 g
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Item model number: 40898
  • ASIN: B000ES7I8A
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Oct. 6 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,338 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

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Double Walled Cool Touch Kettle

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With its concealed heating element, this electric kettle quickly brings up to 64 ounces of water to a rolling boil. Simply fill the kettle at the sink, return it to its 360-degree power base, and flip the switch to "on". In a matter of minutes, hot water will be ready to use for anything from tea, hot cocoa, or instant coffee to instant soup, baby formula, or noodles. After the water reaches a full boil, the kettle turns off automatically for peace of mind--no need to worry about it boiling dry. The unit also provides a comfortable easy-grip handle, a lid that locks for safety and opens with a thumb-activated button, a drip-free pouring spout, and a cordless design for graceful serving. Other highlights include an on/off indicator light, double-wall stainless-steel housing that stays cool to the touch, a beautiful brushed finish, and a mineral-deposit filter for pure, great-tasting water. Great for in a kitchen, office, or dorm room, the electric kettle measures 8-1/2 by 6 by 10 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.

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First one received with broken handle either from manufacturer or during shipping. Amazon promptly sent replacement. Does well with what a kettle is supposed to do...boil water quickly and efficiently. For those of us concerned with BPA leaching from polycarbonate plastics there is only one piece of plastic (type unknown) that comes in contact with the boiled water...the attached scale filter frame inside the lid...but you can pour with the lid open to avoid any contact. There is a Max level line embossed inside the stainless steel housing...avoiding the use of a plastic water level indicator common on most other kettles but making it a bit more difficult to measure water volumes. The outside gets warm but not hot during use so the kettles' name is a bit misleading but otherwise it seems to be a solid product, especially when purchased on sale.
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I wanted a kettle with minimum amount of plastic part and this is almost there. The lid was plastic and it's the only plastic part. Never bothered putting the lid on. I just put a saucer in place so that it will shut off when water boils. Another nice feature was that the double wall not only makes the body cool to touch, it also keep the water warm for a while. And it's fast.

On the other hand, double wall makes the body relatively huge compared with the maximum amount of water it can boil. It's a bid noisy when the water is about to boil.
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Since it holds only 1.2 liters I expected it to be smaller and chose it for my extra-small counter top. However, it is a full-sized kettle that you are supposed to fill only about half way.Perhaps the larger overall size has to do with the "double wall. I also found the base has a smaller diameter than the kettle, giving a less than stable support and strange look. The kettle seems fine in other respects and certainly looks nice.The simple pouring spout and cover are well designed.
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pros:
1) no boiling water touches whatever small amount of plastic there is on this kettle. If you have reverse osmosis water filtering, you could remove the filter altogether. I assume the filter is useful if you allow the lime/calcium build up occur ( but I would rather clean the kettle regularly than leave the bits to build up anyway. Also no silicon in this kettle either.
2) looks nice

cons:
1) shortest electrical cord I have ever seen. If you worry about steam touching anything above this kettle..you better have an extension cord...because this is really short.
2) maybe I have to get used to it, but I kinda miss the 1.7 Liter capacity of all the other kettles on the market

there are other plus and minuses but overall for me these are the main points.

There is a very very short list of pure stainless steel kettles out there...this one and the Precise Heat ( but you can't buy the PreciseHeatTM here in Canada and not feel robbed/shocked on how expensive it is compared to buying on Amazon USA.) so I opted for this one.

If you can live with boiling less water....you can feel good about this purchase.
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I ordered this to replace my previous Hamilton Beach kettle, which lasted five years. I've had the new one for several months, and am very pleased with it. It looks great, boils quickly, and because it is insulated it stays hot longer. It isn't quite 'cool' to the touch - the outside does get warm - but isn't very hot and definitely wouldn't burn you. The kettle pours well, and I like the flip-up lid (though wish it had no plastic in contact with the steam...) and LOVE that the heating elements aren't exposed on the inside. Overall, a good buy.
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I wanted to post a very preliminary observation since I just purchased this kettle and boiled the first couple of cups of water.

I agree with most other reviewers about the size being on the large side even though the volume is on the low side. However, I did not have any issues with the spout dripping as one reviewer mentioned. It looks like it is designed to prevent dripping so perhaps there has been an update in design? I also didn't find it a problem pouring as long as you keep the flow at a reasonable rate ie. keep the water in the little "grove" of the spout.

The removable flip lid is pretty cool and which gives easy access for cleaning. Time will tell if the hinge mechanism will last.

There was a comment about the plastic bar on the back of the kettle getting hot. I did not find this to be the case for me. It was warm but definitely not uncomfortably so.

One disappointment is that the "cool touch" exterior still gets quite warm. Definitely not painfully hot like my last steel kettle that was not double walled but still not "cool" by any stretch. Probably more due to my high expectation of the "cool touch" term than anything else.

*UPDATE*
I've had this kettle for about 3 years now and it's still going strong. Overfilled it a couple of times and water leaked through an opening inside and through the bottom of the kettle when it boiled. It didn't damage the kettle though.

The mesh filter on the lid ripped away within the first year but I don't think it was really doing much anyway.

Use vinegar to dissolve the mineral deposits once in a while at the bottom of the kettle is all the maintenance you need.

Highly recommended.
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