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Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) vs Bella Ceramic Kettle 14745 Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle is better. The stainless steel Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 or the Bella Ceramic Kettle 14745?

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Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) vs Bella Ceramic Kettle 14745

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The stainless steel Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 and the Bella Ceramic Kettle 14745 each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Upon a closer look, the former outshone the latter in every aspect including performance, design, and usability despite a lower price.

The Bella's lower power output made it boil water much slower but also consumed more electricity. Interestingly, the two kettles shared the same noise level and heat retention despite their material differences.

Design-wise, the Comfee includes a water-level window with a white LED and a fixed mesh filter, which the Bella lacks. However, the Bella offers a gooseneck for precise pouring and a silicone band on the lid for a tighter seal.

Unfortunately, the Bella’s base is quite flimsy which indicates low quality. Meanwhile, the Hamilton Beach has unnecessary extra bottom stands that make the carafe slightly wobbly when boiling and a smaller lid opening which makes cleaning a bit more challenging but they’re not big problems.

Pros & Cons

  • Stainless steel carafe
  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Attractive design
  • Gooseneck spout for tea
  • Rare ceramic carafe
  • Well-priced
  • Tight lid
  • Small opening
  • Wobbly kettle-to-base assembly
  • Slightly heavy
  • No filter
  • Loose cord wrap
  • No water-level markings

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
4.0 oz (113 g)
Material
Stainless steel
Ceramic
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Power
1500 W
1350 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$38.09
$42.35

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.0

Boiling Time

7.9
6.8
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880). The digital timer displays 07 minutes and 04 seconds.
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745). The digital timer displays 8 minutes and 14 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F
80°F (26.7°C)
Water Volume
1.5 liters
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
Boiling Time
7m 4s
8m 14s

Energy Consumption

7.6
6.4
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) to be 152 Wh.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) to be 150 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
113 V
Current
11.40 A
10.25 A
Power
1290 W
1160 W
Energy Consumption
152 Wh
158 W

Noise Level

8.7
8.7
The Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 72.8 dB. The power meter reads 114 V, 11.40 A, 1.29 kW, 71 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
The Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 73.1 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 10.25 A, 1.16 kW, 1.58 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
72.8 dB
73.1 dB

Keep Warm

7.0
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 202°F for both probes. In the middle is the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer displaying 5 minutes on the countdown.
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 202°F for both probes. In the middle is the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer displaying 5 minutes on the countdown.
After 5 Minutes
202°F / 95°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.9
5.8

In the Box

On the upper right is the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880). On the left is a cardboard box. Below the kettle, on the right is an instruction manual and on the left is the power base.
From the top down is a cardboard box, the power base, the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745), and the instruction manual.

Dimensions

The Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) is 8.27 inches in length, 6.34 inches in width, and 8.78 inches in height.
The Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) is 10.24 inches in length, 6.14 inches in width, and 9.29 inches in height.
Length
8.3" (21.0 cm)
10.2" (26.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.1" (15.6 cm)
Height
8.8" (22.3 cm)
9.3" (23.6 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
4.1 lbs (1.9 kg)

Carafe

6.0
5.0
The carafe of the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) sitting on top of its power base.
The opening diameter of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) is 2.95 inches.
The mesh filter attached to the plastic black V-shaped spout of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602)
The heating plate and extended heating element of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The plastic black bottom of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The carafe of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) sitting on top of its power base.
The opening diameter of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) is 3.74 inches.
The Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) has a maximum water level indicator at the top of its heating element.
The heating plate and the maximum water level indicator of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
The filter holes inside the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
50.7 fl oz (1.5 L)
Weight
1.6 oz (47 g)
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
Materials
Stainless steel
Ceramic
Spout
V-shaped
Gooseneck
Opening Diameter
3.0" (7.5 cm)
3.7" (9.5 cm)
LED Ring
No
No
Filter
No
Built-in holes
Water Level Markings
Yes
No
Tea Infuser
No
No

Handle

7.0
7.0
The button for the pop-up lid of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The button for the pop-up lid of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Handle 1
A hand holding the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Ceramic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch

Lid

7.0
7.0
The pop-up lid of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The pop-up lid of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The pop-up lid of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) opens at an 80° angle.
A hand holding the lid of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
Materials
BPA-free plastic
Ceramic
Type
Hinged
Removable
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up
Remove by hand

Base

9.0
6.0
The top of the power base of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The top of the power base of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The bottom of the power base of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
The top of the power base of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
The top of the power base of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
The bottom of the power base of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) has a cord storage.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The two-pronged plug of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The two-pronged plug of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Power Cord 1
The three-pronged cord of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) is 32.67 inches or 83 cm.
Type
two-pronged plug
three-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1350 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
26.18 in. (66.5 cm)
32.7" (83.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.5
5.7

User Control

6.0
6.0
The metal black power switch of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The clear plastic power switch of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
Blue LED
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
5
No
Keep Warm
30 minutes
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes
Yes

Ease of Use

7.0
5.0
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) into a glass.
A person in a dark green shirt pouring water from the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) into a glass.

Cleaning

6.0
7.0
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Cleaning
A hand holding a blue cloth wiping the interior of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
Wiping the interior of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle 14745.