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Hamilton Beach Cool Touch Kettle (40898) - Stainless Steel

  • Model Number: HB 40898
  • WebID: 10093197
(28 ratings)


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This Cool Touch Kettle in Stainless Steel with Black Accents includes a double walled cool-touch exterior, concealed heating element, auto shut-off with boil dry protection, and a 360-degree cordless base. It's also equipped with a safety-locking lid, on/off light and a water scale filter. This unit has a unique stainless steel jug design.

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  • Concealed Heating Element: Helps eliminate lime, corrosion, scale and other mineral build-up.
  • The 360-degree cordless base makes it easily movable in your kitchen.
  • Its water mesh scale filter to prevent water scale.

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Capacity 1.2 l
Power Source Electric
Heating Element Type Concealed
Concealed Heating Element Yes
Auto Shut Off Yes
On/Off Switch No
Filter Yes
Water Window No
Cord-Free Feature Yes
Cord Storage No
Cool Touch Yes
Locking Lid Yes
Removable Lid No
Shape Jug
Wattage 1500 W
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

15 Customer Reviews for Hamilton Beach Cool Touch Kettle (40898) - Stainless Steel

Average Overall rating

4.0 / 5
Based on 28 ratings
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

78% Positive

22 Reviews

21% Critical

6 Reviews

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  • from Burlington, ON
  • Aug 06, 2013


I bought this kettle after the first stainless steel kettle I had was extremely hot to touch. This Hamilton Beach kettle was the only kettle that I read was actually not as hot to touch as the others. And that is correct. However, the design is terrible and it leaks EVERYWHERE when you pour. Water pours out from all directions of the so called spout. You also can't see the "max" line inside the kettle, if you are concerned about that. Can't wait to throw it out and go back and buy the other one again! At least the hot water was in my mug and not all over the counter and floor.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jul 15, 2013

My second one!

I brought the first one about 5 years ago. I brought this because there is no plastic touching the water insider the kettle when it is boiling the water. Only the strainer and the lid are the plastic the water will touch before your cup. The strainer crumbled in about 2 months, the plastic part of the lid was crumble in about the 3rd to 4th year. We then us a substitute lid. And the base was burned off around the fifth year. I brought the second one recently for it has no plastic inside the kettle, fast boiling and not so hot on the kettle surface. But we start off not using the strainer and the lid to avoid drinking the crumble plastic. Otherwise, it is a very good kettle. Now I am using both kettle together with one base. Hint: Try not to turn the kettle when it is seating on the base.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jun 30, 2013

Cool Kettle!

Preliminary review. I've owned this kettle for a few days and it's been great so far. The only problem I had was with the 'cool down' sticker on the side of the kettle. After removing the sticker, it left a sticky residue and a stain. I used WD40 and some serious elbow grease and it came off completely.

  • from Victoria, BC
  • May 08, 2013

Excellent Kettle

The only kettle I have found with no plastic parts inside and with a double wall. There are some stupid design flaws though: the base is unstable, the switch flimsy, handle poorly attached to the kettle, it will not turn off automatically when you remove it from the base, the lid closing mechanism is cheap, and the filter does not appear to be removable. If you can tolerate these defects and want a good looking and 100% stainless steel kettle that won't burn you and keeps water warm after boiling...this is the one.

  • from Pierrefonds, QC
  • Feb 03, 2013

Pour & Drip

Nice design, heats water quickly, but like another reviewer, this thing drips when pouring water out - with cover open or closed. Ridiculous design flaw. The water curls over the end of the spout and drips off the bottom of the kettle. You have to pour the water out really fast with the bottom above the top so water doesn't drip down. I'm going to contact the manufacturer.

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