The Hamilton Beach is a good quality kettle for an affordable price. It is made from stainless steel, has a non-drip spout and heats up pretty fast. However, it does not have many extra features, but it is perfect for someone looking for a simple and cheap option.
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Pro Great quality/price ratio
This kettle is relatively cheap and good for its price compared with other options on the market. Its quality is good as it is made from 100% stainless steel, which is very durable. Also, the kettle's performance is excellent compared to other options under $30. It is great if you are looking for something affordable and simple.
Pro Heats up fast
The Hamilton Beach kettle claims to be faster than a microwave meaning that it boils its full capacity (10 cups of water) in 4 minutes thanks to 1500 Watt heating element. Thus, you can make a cup of hot beverage in no time.
Pro Provides an easy pouring
The kettle has a non-drip spout that provides easy and water free pouring comparing to stove top kettle. That makes it great for areas where you want to avoid water dripping.
Pro Does not overheat
Due to the auto shut off function that is featured with boil dry protection, the kettle automatically turns off when the water inside has boiled. That prevents kettle from scorching while still keeping the water warm.
Con Hard to open and fill up
The handle is tightly fitted to the kettle directly above the lid making it hard to open and fill up. Therefore, when the water has boiled, you need to watch out the steam coming out of the kettle as the handle is fitted close to the lid. It might burn slightly if your hand catches the steam.
Con Not many extra features
The kettle is simple and looks like a stove top kettle without extra features such as a different temperature set, cool to touch handle/button, etc.