Hamilton Beach 40865 Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter

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  • 1.7 LITER CAPACITY: Make water for one cup of tea or enough to serve a group.
  • FAST AND SAFE HOT WATER: Electric tea kettle is faster than a microwave and more convenient than a stovetop kettle.
  • AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF: Boil-dry protection means the electric kettle will turn itself off when water is boiling and ready to serve, making it safer than the stovetop.
  • SOFT BLUE ILLUMINATION: After you’ve selected your temperature setting, a soft blue illuminating light lets you know hot water is on the way.
  • CORD-FREE SERVING: The electric kettle lifts off the base for easy serving.
  • Included Components: Hamilton Beach 40865 Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter
  • Fabric Type: PLASTIC / GLASS


SKU: 40865 Category:


With 1500 watts and automatic shutoff, the Hamilton Beach 1.7 Glass Electric Kettle is fasterthan a microwave and safer than a stovetop kettle.

The soft blue illumination along with a brushed, stainless steel base looks great on the kitchen counter.Tips & Care Before use, fill kettle with selected amount of water with mesh filter in place, and ensure that water level is between 0.5 L and MAX on the water level window and on level surface before serving.

Overfilling the kettle may cause boiling water to spit out of the spout. Do not use for any other purpose than heating water, as other liquids or food will contaminate the interior and void the warranty.

If the kettle floor starts turning colors, dont panic. This is normal and tends to happen, and does not affect the kettles performance.

Note: Care must be taken when handling the kettle to avoid spilled hot liquid, scalding or burns.

Specification: Hamilton Beach 40865 Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter

Weight4 lbs
Dimensions10 × 9 × 6 in

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15 reviews for Hamilton Beach 40865 Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter

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  1. Talktojerm

    I saw a couple of reviews that said that the kettle did not shut off by itself. I looked at the date of the reviews (that I saw) and they were at least a year old, so I figured that they had a problem with the switch a year ago, but surely they fixed it by now, (Dec 2017). When I received the product I tested it and it seemed to work fine, it shut off all by itself, Cool! We were planning on moving right after the holidays, so I put it in the garage with the other stuff I purchased for the new house. The first morning in the new house, I fired up the kettle, started my morning routine, make sure everyone is up and getting ready for school etc, and when I came back to the kitchen this thing was at a full rolling boil, pumping out steam like a chain smoker that just got off a 12 hour flight! Even the plastic handle was hot to the touch! The underside of my cabinets were absolutely dripping with water over an area about 4 feet wide. I feel very strongly that this item is dangerous and I just wanted to let people know.. I will update if I hear anything back from the warranty department.

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  2. Amazon Customer

    Product worked great until it caught on blazing fire while in the off position.. Shooting flames that kept reigniting, even after it was unplugged.. And no, I wasn’t heating it on the burner, that’s where the fireman dumped the heap..

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  3. Amazon Customer

    This kettle is fantastic; my peers and I treat it terribly and I am very impressed with the way it has held up. It is very consistent, quick, and pretty to look at. The switch feels very sturdy. My one gripe is that it has begun to rust on the top of the handle, but that is because condensation forms there and no one wipes it off. I did my research and kept on coming back to this kettle, so if you have too, then go ahead and buy it.

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  4. Lily

    First of all I have owned this kettle for about a year and half and have used it daily. After about 8 months the light stopped working. I was bummed but the kettle still worked. Well last week it started leaking on the bottom and we finally tossed it. It’s really pretty when you first get it but it won’t last.

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  5. Amazon Customer

    Broken after 6 months’ use. Warranty policy is just complicated & expensive. Will never buy.”Under the terms of your limited warranty, you must first return the defective product to us and pay for the cost of sending the replacement product to you. However, because you are a valued customer we can help you save some money. Instead of returning the full product, please unplug your appliance, cut off the plug, and send a picture, showing the back of the appliance where the cord has been severed, to [email protected]. Please be sure to include your consumer number (1760508) in the subject line as well as your name and address in the body of the email.When we receive the picture of the disabled unit AND your payment of $11.49 to cover the cost of sending you a replacement product, we will ship the replacement directly to you. To pay for the shipping and handling charge, you will need to call our Consumer Affairs Department at 800.851.8900 to put the shipping of $11.49 on a credit card.Once we receive your payment and picture of the disabled unit, you should expect your new appliance to arrive within 15 business days. We also ask that you keep your current appliance until your new one arrives.”

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  6. romana beltran

    The kettle did not turn off by itself. The steam from the unit damaged my upper cabinets and left moisture on the wall and ceiling. I called customer support they said it wasn’t closed properly. I used it again and pushed the lid closed it still did not turn off. The base is very light weight. I would not recommend this product. I was very dissatisfied with warranty department. I have ordered another unit and the warranty will only supply me with a new one, which I don’t want, and will not refund my money. This happened within 1 week of purchase.

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  7. Shimmering Stardust Nebula

    This kettle is wonderful! Quick to heat water and the blue light displayed while heating the water is a nice touch. This kettle gets used daily several times with no issues after two months since purchased. Quick tips – as other reviewers noted, the bottom of the kettle develops scale after several uses. With water filled to about the half way mark, I added 3 – 4 “glugs” of white vinegar and turned it on. When the kettle completed the heating cycle, 95% of the scaling was gone. A quick rinse out and it was ready to go again, no scrubbing involved. The last tip is that like other reviewers noted, my kettle also continued to boil water without stopping with the automatic shut off. The problem wasn’t the kettle for me. When closing the lid occasionally, the lid made a clear clicking noise, and seemed sealed. It wasn’t. Now I make sure the lid is down all the way and the issue has stopped. I really enjoy this kettle and couldn’t be happier with it.

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  8. A verified owner

    This item was purchased on 11/20/2016. We use it to boil water once or twice a day for about 3 months and it already has rust on top and bottom, broken electrical wire and swollen and broken sealant. Very disappointed. Not recommend it. Could rate 0 star if possible.

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  9. Kristine

    I wanted to use this before I left review. Once the water boils the off switch is supposed to pop to the off position once it was done boiling…but it stays on and continues to boil. This is a safety hazard. I get your not supposed to walk away from it in the kitchen but all kettles I have owned have shut off automatically once it was done.

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  10. Jamie J.

    Wiped down the inside with paper towel and started a boil with water and vinegar to clean it. Within five minutes of the first use it was leaking everywhere including into its own base, near the heating element. Seems like it would potentially be a hazard if water breaches the ring around it or falls in upon moving it. I usually like Hamilton Beach products, I’m extremely disappointed.

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  11. Gill Le Fevre

    I concur with other reviewers, the auto shutoff feature is flakey at best. I read a manufacturer instruction insert which says it should shut off 30-90 seconds after the water begins to boil, which seems excessive in the first place. But occasionally it won’t shut off automatically at all, just carries right on boiling (yes I have made sure the lid is tightly closed). It’s only 6 months old so I looked at the warranty details. Don’t be fooled by the “Quality Backed by 5 year Warranty” claim. The small print says that they will repair or replace it at their option, but the purchaser is responsible for all shipping costs to return the old and send the new one. It’s a $40 kettle, what are the chances that two way shipping costs are going to be less than that? I’m off to buy a kettle that works, and it certainly won’t be one made by Hamilton Beach.

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  12. An honest reviewer

    This kettle started to leak after a month of use . I have to drain the water out as soon the boil is over otherwise it will leave the counter top filled with water , which is very dangerous (electric and fire hazard ) . I would definitely not suggest anyone buying this brand.

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  13. César Trejo

    Cuando estaba buscando un hervidor, pasé por docenas de modelos. En todos encontraba alguna reseña que me incomodaba, defectos, calidad, calentamiento del asa…Al ver esta me enamoré del diseño, aunque se pasaba un poco de mi presupuesto planeado.Decidí irme a “lo mejor”, compré esta y no me arrepiento. Me di cuenta de que aunque costaba hasta el doble que las otras, es un aparato que usas casi diario, y vale mucho la pena el diseño visual, el apagado automático y la base sin cable (me encantó esta tecnología btw). El asa es muy cómoda y sientes que estás usando un aparato duradero.

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  14. Lana

    Absolute garbage, bought it in July and it started to rust right away. Now it’s February and it stopped working all together.

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  15. Jennie Volfson

    a couple weeks of usage: the lights went off… now, its also deciding by itself when it wants to heat the water,….. sometimes, it shuts itself off in the middle of heating up, and the only way to get it to boil is to restart it on and off a few times. Disappointed!!! will be returning it as soon as I get a new kettle.

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