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Hamilton Beach 40998 Electric Kettle 1L Silver

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.3
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Heating
 110
water, hot, tea, heating, kettle
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The water heats up so fast!  ...  "
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" ...  Heats quickly and works really well.  ...  "
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" ...  Heats water quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Heats water really fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Heats up super fast!  ...  "
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" ...  Heats water quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Heats a full pot of water to a boil in about 4 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I really liked how fast it heats my water for tea.  ...  "
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Water Usage
 61
boils, boil, heats, heats water quickly, boiling
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Fast water boil.  ...  "
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" ...  It warms up the water very quick and keeps it warm for a long period of time  ...  "
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" ...  You don’t need to wait for a long time to boil your water saves time but be careful when you buying don’t forget to check size  ...  "
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" ...  It is perfect for boiling water in a very short time.  ...  "
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" ...  Hot water - very fast!  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend this to boil water quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Heats water quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  It is FAST to heat up water.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 58
month, stopped working, weeks, kettle, working
+36%
-64%
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" ...  Bought this December 2016, it is now July 3rd and it no longer works.  ...  "
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" ...  The kettle stopped working after less than 5 months.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked fine for maybe 7 days, and then after that a strange build-up on the bottom began to show up and now regardless of how often you clean out the inside, there are particles of some kind floating around in the water.  ...  "
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" ...  Its really quick but small and start rusting after two weeks only, I’m so disappointed  ...  "
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" ...  Lasted 4 months.  ...  "
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" ...  Broken after couple of months! ... And I only used it two or three times a week!  ...  "
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" ...  Very disappointed I've only had this for three months and the lid doesn't work already  ...  "
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" ...  After less than 6 months it's broken.  ...  "
Size
 43
small, perfect, office, compact, big
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Convenient and not too big  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for a small  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size, I didn't want one too big.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the size too. ... This is the right size for me, and takes less space when travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish I would have gotten a bigger size.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the size is good enough.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it every single day about 5 times a day I love the size It works great and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  - Small (really nice space-saver)  ...  "
Build Quality
 38
kettle, stainless steel, rusting, rust, electric kettle
+50%
-50%
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" ...  To top it all the top rim started rusting within few days of purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had this a little over a year and it has started to rust on the top lip.  ...  "
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" ...  - Locking mechanism is very fragile - 2 months broke still functional  ...  "
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" ...  Lid broke within days of use.  ...  "
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" ...  It got rusted and it’s supposed to not get rusted  ...  "
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" ...  Less than a month later the inside seam is already rusting.  ...  "
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" ...  Just feel really wasteful for the steel, it's pretty good material, but unfortunately the final product has bad quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Starting to rust inside base so not sure I should continue to use it.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 35
easy, quick, easy to clean, simple, fast
+97%
-3%
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" ...  easy to clean, easy to pour.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to store.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use I have it in my bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  It's as easy as it gets.  ...  "
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" ...  It's affordable and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very user friendly lever, especially if you have issues pushing buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  quite easy to use and clean .  ...  "
Price
 35
money, cost, beat, worth, reasonable
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I like it and the price is definitely right but I wish it was just a little better thought out.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value item. ... - Good quality/cost  ...  "
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" ...  Did some research on top kettles, and this was one of the top choices with the most reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the investment!  ...  "
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" ...  At this price point I'm ready to replace them every third year.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I really love this little addition to my classroom I would suggest everyone get one for the price was fifteen bucks you can't beat it I love the pour spout on it I definitely do not regret this by  ...  "
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" ...  This is my 2nd for this model and for the price you can't beat it  ...  "
Water Resistance
 30
boils, hamilton beach, boil, kettle, boiling
+70%
-30%
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" ...  It's easy to boil water for any needs  ...  "
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" ...  I love this Hamilton Beach stainless steel electric water kettle so much.  ...  "
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" ...  I use distilled water.  ...  "
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" ...  Boils water under 4 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  It boils the water which enough for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Hamilton Beach did send me a new one.  ...  "
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" ...  I've used only distilled water in mine and, after many uses, it is still pristine inside.  ...  "
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" ...  This is our first water kettle, and my wife and I love it.  ...  "
Cleaning
 29
water, easy to clean, lid, boils, heats
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Stainless inside makes it easy to clean  ...  "
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" ...  I don't notice any rusting or funny taste, and the lid opens wide enough that I can clean it easily enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Boils water in record time, easy to clean and use.  ...  "
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" ...  The water boils quickly and its easy to use/clean.  ...  "
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" ...  boiler water in the kettle itself thrown,in the sink is already clean do this weekly.  ...  "
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" ...  Straightforward electric kettle, no frills, gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to maintain/clean, great size and attractive enough to leave on the counter.  ...  "
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" ...  It rinses and wipes clean.  ...  "
Overall performance
 24
job, super, pretty, speed, job done
+100%
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" ...  It's sleek and gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  fast boiling good,,,  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Happy with the speed it has.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and efficient.  ...  "
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" ...  Is =very= fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Works so fast!!  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job.  ...  "
Capacity
 23
house, family, dorm room, small, room
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Bought for my first apartment works great love it  ...  "
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" ...  Put my full size kettle back in the box and replaced with this after using it at a friends house.  ...  "
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" ...  Small size is great for the office.  ...  "
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" ...  This kettle does the job and it is perfect for a dorm room.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s light and just perfect size for our small family.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my daughter's office.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use I have it in my bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for your office desk.  ...  "
Storage
 23
kettle, tea, cups, counter space, capacity
+87%
-13%
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" ...  - Small (really nice space-saver)  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't take up alot of space either.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally found what I needed for a quick, fit in my desk size kettle.  ...  "
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" ...  It has the right capacity for as little as 2 cups which is perfect for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I believe that, after the refrigerator, this is my favorite & most used appliance.  ...  "
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" ...  It's size fits the cramped layout of my old kitchen, and I especially like how I can use it and other appliances at the same time without blowing a fuse.  ...  "
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" ...  My parents and I drink probably 2 liters of tea among us a day, every day, and this kettle has lasted over two years with this daily usage (in addition to cooking uses).  ...  "
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" ...  I don't notice any rusting or funny taste, and the lid opens wide enough that I can clean it easily enough.  ...  "
Food Items
 22
kettle, pot, little pot, cook, much faster
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Fine - don't have to double-check the stove top!  ...  "
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" ...  goes well with my Hamilton beach toaster next to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Its always been a great little pot.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent little pot.  ...  "
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" ...  I have ordered a tea pot to go with it so I can make a pot of tea.  ...  "
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" ...  It's definitely much faster than trying to boil tea in a kettle for one person or microwaving.  ...  "
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" ...  Will never go back to a stovetop tea pot!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this little pot.  ...  "
Coffee
 18
water, tea, tea and coffee, french press, boils
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Great for coffee, hot chocolate, tea, ramen, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it for coffee and tea.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for heating water for a coffee Aeropress, so it's perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised at how quick it boils water for tea and coffee.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes for a great French press cup of coffee.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my elderly mother, who has problems operating a stove or microwave, but LOVES her instant coffee!  ...  "
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" ...  They are good for instant coffee , yes , hot chocolate for kids and a whole lot more  ...  "
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" ...  Its so much faster than a microwave to warm up coffee.  ...  "
Design
 15
nice, design, works, look, works well
+93%
-7%
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" ...  works as described and looks great too  ...  "
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" ...  The price, size, and look are all great.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, lite, looks neat.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, looks nice and not that expensive.  ...  "
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" ...  Lovely slick product.  ...  "
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" ...  looks lit and plain.  ...  "
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" ...  The finish is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice on my countertop.  ...  "
As Gift
 14
christmas, present, one, got, tea
+100%
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" ...  Bought for a Christmas gift-shipped promptly-no problems A++++  ...  "
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" ...  My son is super pleased with this gift .  ...  "
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" ...  Was given as a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  present to daugther in law she loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Got this as a gift, and it was a hit!  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice, was a gift  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one, my family loved it and so I had to buy two more as gifts.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this nightly for tea and gave it as a Christmas present I like it so much.  ...  "
Returns
 13
returned, box, unfortunately, refund, course
-100%
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" ...  I'd like to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  BUYER BEWARE as return time is very limited and of course I'm just beyond it by a few days.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know what the problem is but I threw out the box so I can't even return it for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Used the unit 4 or 5 times and it broke the day after my return period expired.  ...  "
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" ...  I want my money back but return window closed.  ...  "
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" ...  This came without the base to plug it into, so it was returned.  ...  "
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" ...  Trying to figure out how to get it replaced or get my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  did not work had to return  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 9
clean, easy to use, easy, pour, makes
+100%
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" ...  I wish the lid was removable so it was easier to clean though.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to use, easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Stainless inside makes it easy to clean  ...  "
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" ...  easy to clean, easy to pour.  ...  "
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" ...  quite easy to use and clean .  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to maintain/clean, great size and attractive enough to leave on the counter.  ...  "
Fit
 9
pot, nicely, lid, tea, sit
+78%
-22%
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" ...  the opening is big enough to fit a hand and sponge in.  ...  "
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" ...  Lifts nicely off the base  ...  "
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" ...  But not good fit for the average American household use.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally found what I needed for a quick, fit in my desk size kettle.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits nicely on a little plastic drawer that holds a variety of tea bags.  ...  "
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" ...  It's size fits the cramped layout of my old kitchen, and I especially like how I can use it and other appliances at the same time without blowing a fuse.  ...  "
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" ...  Sit the pot on the plate - I don't think there is anyway to sit it on incorrectly and the pot swivels freely to put the handle out of the way.  ...  "
Controls
 8
water, push, press the button, lid, user friendly
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Open push button didn't work after first use.  ...  "
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" ...  the on/off button does not work any longer and it started leaking.  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is that the lid latch sometimes malfunctions and doesn't release when I press the button ... I have to press on the lid near the spout and then press the button again.  ...  "
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" ...  The on/off switch does not turn on anymore except on rare occasions and when it does, it does not turn off automatically and I need to watch it to ensure that it turns off.  ...  "
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" ...  After about 7 1/2 months of use, the button no longer stays down so I can't heat up any water.  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
described, works, love, find, exactly
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I was so happy to find it on Amazon !  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Look exactly as the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased from Amazon Warehouse for a snip!  ...  "
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" ...  Item came fast and just as described  ...  "
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" ...  As described, love it.  ...  "
Cables
 7
short, kettle, use, power, pouring
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Not having to fuss with the cord when pouring is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the way cord is hidden  ...  "
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" ...  I've used it many times and it works flawlessly, I like how it comes off the base so I don't have a cord hanging off the pitcher when trying to pour boiling hot water.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that this can be disengaged from wire for pouring and filling  ...  "
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" ...  cord is short but that also works for us as we use it all the time  ...  "
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" ...  I like that cord stores neatly under base when unit is not in use.  ...  "
Delivery
 6
exactly, delivered, quickly, box
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Was delivered on time & packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived today and I've used it exactly once to make sure it was in working order. ... The box was pretty banged up, but the kettle was just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  As shown and arrived quickly!  ...  "
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" ...  This product arrived exactly as described, and works without flaw.  ...  "
Features
 6
auto, turn, shutoff, working, stop
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The on/off switch does not turn on anymore except on rare occasions and when it does, it does not turn off automatically and I need to watch it to ensure that it turns off.  ...  "
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" ...  On/off switch won't hold on when cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Auto shutoff stop working in 2 months.  ...  "
Drying
 6
water, let, use, open, lid
+33%
-67%
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" ...  We turned it upside down to let it dry after use and still developed rust.  ...  "
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" ...  And water gets trapped under there and the little window never dries out.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried the unit again after letting it dry out completely and the same thing, did not shut off, just kept heating until the water was ready to blow out the top.  ...  "
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" ...  Condensation from steam settles on lid after pour and I dry it off but that's just me, not a fault of the device.  ...  "
Programs
 6
faster, top, stove, water, tea
+100%
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" ...  Works great, very fast, faster than a microwave  ...  "
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" ...  SO much faster than an oven.  ...  "
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" ...  While I've not raced it against our microwave, it certainly heats water more evenly than a microwave.  ...  "
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" ...  quicker than the microwave.  ...  "
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" ...  Faster than a stove top kettle, safer than a microwave on molecules.  ...  "
For Travel
 5
camping, use, traveling, road, bought
+100%
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" ...  For $20 I’ve taken this thing on road trips, flights, & camping (cabin), it holds up and I’ve never had problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for travelling!  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for camping and love it.  ...  "
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" ...  I actually bought this pot to take on vacation.  ...  "
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" ...  very good for traveling.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
use, louder, boil, noisy, make
+20%
-80%
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" ...  Only one issue is the noise it make while heating up.  ...  "
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" ...  However, I bought it for use in the office, but is far too noisy.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes an eerie whistling noise sometimes when it's boiling.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
kids, college, one, dorm
+100%
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" ...  Will buy one for my college bound child for his dorm  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids were excited to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered by my son who is in college.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
works, love, exactly
+100%
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" ...  Worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Look exactly as the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  As described, love it.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
defective, rusted, item, box, already
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Defective and dangerous.  ...  "
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" ...  It might be factory defective but mine is rusted already.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
hand, comfortable, without, quick, opening
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It is so easy to use even without reading instruction and very comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  the opening is big enough to fit a hand and sponge in.  ...  "
Volume
 3
use, one, office, room
-100%
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" ...  Crazy loud but otherwise perfect.  ...  "
Cable Length
 3
short, use, power, order
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Like the way cord is hidden  ...  "
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" ...  cord is short but that also works for us as we use it all the time  ...  "

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