Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle – Item of the Day — 9 Comments

  1. Perfect timing, I’ve been on the hunt for a well loved used tea kettle. I just couldn’t stomach the idea of buying a cheaply made new one knowing there are so many better built ones longing for a new home. For long enough have I boiled water in a sauce pan then gone into my office, forgetting it, only to find an empty burnt destroyed sauce pan later. I’m breaking down here and buying new but only because this will be more convenient. I could even move my morning coffee operation into my office once we’re moved.

    Also we’re moving in a week but thanks to Amazon Prime I’ll have it before then.

  2. I had an electric kettle before that sounded like a jet taking off. How loud are these kettles?

  3. I have the model of this from about 2 years ago. It is on my desk at work and I use it several times a day everyday to boil water for a cup of tea. Several work mates come by to use it as well. It brings them around for a bit of a social but rather than gossip, we actually discuss points of work while waiting the 2 minutes for water to boil. We have actually saved having to have dedicated coordination meetings because of these short pauses throughout the day.

    This is a well constructed pot that will surely continue to work for a long time. One tip, we only put in as much water as we need and it boils faster than a whole pot. Another tip, since I know I will want more in about a half hour, I just put in enough for 3 cups, get it boiling then leave it until we want a few cups. Tap it again to heat up and it’s ready in about 30 seconds due to the previous residual heat.

    Another buddy has one at another base he has used for over 18 months and he loves it too. It works just as good to heat water to stepe oatmeal. I would highly recommend this product for a lot of uses and long service.

  4. If i put vinegar in it to boil eggs does the vinegar smell leave when used next time for tea?

    • Steve, I haven’t personally used vinegar in my pot but since it is stainless steel then I don’t believe it would smell, in the same way my stainless saucepans do not keep a smell. I would just clean it by pouring out all of the old vinegar water, give a rinse with clean water, then refill the pot and boil the clean water and pour off. That could clean any leftover oder that may linger. Good luck.

  5. Just made 3 one gallon batches of mead with this.  This is the most utilized and reliable thing in our household recommended through TSP other than Jack himself.  It’s awesome!  We’ve used it everyday for years.