Hamilton Beach 40882E Stainless Steel 7 – Design Changed?

The good: price, heats water fast, auto shutoff with boil-dry protectionthe not so good: n/aoverall: recommended buy.

Everyday i would use my kettle on my stove top. . And it seems compared to this it took forever.

We ran across this visiting friends on vacation. We were impressed at how well it worked. We ordered ours as soon as we got back and have used it for a month now. It heats water fast, is easy to pour (without drips), and is easy to operate. You fill it up, then fire and forget. It turns itself off without a problem. The interior of the kettle is smooth without ridges or corners, so it’s less likely to gather mineral deposits. The screen in the spout is a little difficult to replace, but we don’t need to do that very often. It’s a lot easier to use than stove top kettles or pots?. Here are the specifications for the Hamilton Beach 40882E Stainless Steel 7:

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  • Cord-free serving
  • Auto shutoff with boil-dry protection
  • Concealed heating element
  • Drip-free spout for easy pouring
  • 1.7 liter / 7.2 cup with 1500 Watts

Solid construction for sure but heavy to lift and fill and i also noticed it does take quite awhile to heat and gets really loud too. I would suggest turning it on way early and leaving the room for about 10 minutes. Try another quieter and faster brand. As long as it works, i’m happy but not too thrilled with this purchase.

The one we received is not the one shown in the listing on the amazon site. The main difference is the water level indicator window is not on the side (as shown in the picture) which is clearly visible. The one we received has the window hidden by the handle. We thought it will not make a big difference but it did. The water level is very hard to see even under bright light. We are disappointed that the seller would switch item without proper noticesc.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Still going strong
  • Finally, the search is over
  • Everyone should own one of these!

This kettle works perfectly- no problems, no strange smells, no extra functions to make it confusing. My only complaint would be that the water-level gauge sometimes takes a second or two to catch up with and accurately reflect the water level inside the kettle, but it’s not too crucial- even going over the max a bit doesn’t really hurt the kettle. It’s all that a kettle should do.

My last two beloved purple steel tea kettles either rusted out, got burnt and separated the weld sealing the bottom or both. I wanted something fast and easy so i don’t have to turn the stove on every time, and this is it. Bonus brushed look is classier than the black & decker plastic one i had back in the dorms in college. It had a really funky sulfur like smell when i heated the first pot. I did two more and now it functions normally so i can enjoy my tea without worrying about the stove.

Well designed and heats quick. Fill with hot tap water and all 7+ cups boil in less than3 minutes.

This kettle is easy to use and quick to heat water. We use it to make tea, soup cups, and oatmeal. Not a burn risk, as long as you follow included instructions and do not touch silver areas.

This steel kettle works great, no leaks or drips, heats quickly and love the automatic shut off, no more burned pots, great product for the price.

This was a wedding gift, and i do believe they liked it. I have one myself, so i know they will get lots of use out of this gift.

Exactly like the description.

Light, quick and has an appropriate size for small use; i replaced a bulkier unit which had a switch failure unfortunately.

It heats quickly, and i really like the auto shut off. My old tea kettle had the cord attached to it, so had to unplug before pouring. This comes off the charger without the cord and can go right to the table. There is a tiny plastic window, but i doubt it leaches enough plastic to worry about.

I use this almost every day and it works wonderfully. I recognize the heat coming through the outside but i never touch that area, just pick it up by the handle so it is not a problem for me. It heats the water quickly for me to make myself tea or my husband to use it with his new french press.

I have never used it but the parents have nothing but praise for it. I have the older model and it is still going strong years later.

The only issue we’ve had with this kettle is the filter screen in front of the spout doesn’t want to stay in, but we’ve determined we don’t need it. We’ve had no issues with the timer/shut off. The water still boils rather quickly. We use this kettle several times a day. The exterior is easy enough to wipe down. We have hard water, so we do have to be mindful of scale build-up on the inside, but this would be required for any kettle in our house. We often boil water in this kettle over bringing to a boil on the gas stove. It is faster and more fuel efficient. We also had this kettle at my previous apartment.

I’ve been using electric kettles for tea and noticed my last one (glass) gave the water a plastic taste. I switched to the stainless version here by hamilton beach and have been pleased. I did notice a sulfur smell during the first few pots but you are instructed to dump them out anyways. The positive side of that was that the boiling water i poured down my sink removed all the hard water deposits:) since then, there are no smells and the taste is neutral even after the water cools.

I’m very pleased with the kettle. It takes longer to boil water than my former one but gets hotter. I especially like the flip up top which enables me to empty it without steam burning me.

After seeing the idea on a you tube video for using one of these to heat water to keep your canning lids and screw bands hot, we decided to go with this particular one because of the large size and the indicators on the side. This was used extensively and worked flawlessly each time. Much much quicker than heating the water on the stove and it also freed up one stove burner, because anyone who preserves garden foods, knows that time and space is of the essence.

I have the model with the water gauge in the handle, and it works great and is easy to use. After 9 months there is no rust, no leakage, no strange malfunctions, and no performance degradation. Some say that the handle is awkward, but i don’t find that to be the case at all. In looking at some of the newer reviews, it would appear that the design changed such that the fill window is now in the front of the kettle. Hope i don’t need to replace mine anytime soon, as that other reviewers photo of a rusty kettle (with the newer design) does not look good at all.