Summary: Looking for an alternative to boil water and possibly take on vacation in lieu of disgusting hotel room coffee pot- did a bit of research. This model is what I came up with. I had narrowed it down to this one and one other, and this one won because the reviews said it boiled faster than the other...
Hamilton Beach Electric Tea Kettle Looks Great But Falls Flat On A Number of Points
Jack Flanigan "Jack F", Amazon
28 April 2015
Summary: I'd like to give this tea kettle 5 stars because it really looks good. A nice addition to any kitchen counter. This tea kettle replaces another Stainless Hamilton Beach Tea Kettle (pictured) we've used for maybe 6-8 years. It's worked flawlessly.
Summary: If you are looking for an electric kettle this one is highly recommended. I also like how newegg let's me put in a tech level for a review of a water heating device. I guess it's high as I understand the boiling point?
Pros: Not much to say, it heats up water quite fast. Lets me enjoy tea without the hassle.
Cons: It is a little loud the first couple times you use it, I got used to that very quickly.
It has one of the worst engineering I have seen in household appliances
and1 "B-ball Buff", Amazon
25 November 2014
Summary: It has one of the worst engineering I have seen in household appliances. The balance is bad with the handle jutting out far. The opening is too small, making filling the pot with water difficult. I have been burned a few times coming in contact with the ultra hot metalic pot.
Summary: The flip top lid doesn't open all the way, so its a little awkward to fill and clean without thinking I'm going to break it off. Also quite noisy during heating. Sounds like a plane taking off in the kitchen.
Summary: This was poorly designed, with the fill indicator under the handle making it hard to see how full it is while holding it. Dug! It stopped heating after thee weeks and I returned it with a feeling of "good riddance".
Summary: It leaks after being used just one and a half months, and I didn't even use it very often! The return window is closed now, so I cannot return it. Hope the seller can help fix it or replace one!
Summary: LOVE this kettle. I make several pitchers of tea a week and this makes the job so much easier. I was really surprised how well the water kept it's temperature. You could let the boiling water sit with the kettle off for over 30 minutes and it is still quite warm!
This is the second kettle I am having problems with ...
Diane M. Aleaxandaer, Amazon
5 September 2014
Summary: This is the second kettle I am having problems with. The first one I returned and received a replacement. The replacement is having the same issues as the original and I guess it is past the time when I can return this item for a refund.