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Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) vs Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle is better. The stainless steel Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 or the plastic Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W?

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Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) vs Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W

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The stainless steel Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 and the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W each have their own strengths and weaknesses. In the end, the latter’s drawbacks were what got the best of it.

Looking at the differences in their materials, it’s interesting that the two kettles are similarly shaped. Both kettles have a water-level window illuminated by a white LED and a removable mesh filter. Their lid openings are smaller than the common kettles which makes cleaning a bit more difficult but it’s not a big problem.

Being plastic, the Ovente is lighter and more affordable but it’s not as durable. Meanwhile, the Hamilton Beach has unnecessary extra bottom stands that make the carafe slightly wobbly but not to a dangerous degree.

Due to its higher power draw, the Hamilton Beach boils water significantly faster, though it consumes only slightly more electricity. It was also a bit noisier but with better heat retention than the Ovente.

Pros & Cons

  • Stainless steel carafe
  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Consumes little energy
  • Low price tag
  • Quiet boiling pase
  • Extremely light weight
  • Small opening
  • Wobbly kettle-to-base assembly
  • Slow boiling speed
  • Loses heat quickly

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
L8.66 x W6.30 x H9.05 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
Material
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$38.09
$17.96

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.2

Boiling Time

7.9
5.7
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 Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W. The digital timer displays 09 minutes and 20 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F
80°F
Water Volume
1.5 liters
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 4s
9m 20s

Energy Consumption

7.6
8.8
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 Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W to be 146 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
113 V
Current
11.40 A
8.352 A
Power
1290 W
940 W
Energy Consumption
152 Wh
146 Wh

Noise Level

8.7
9.2
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 Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W  is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 67.8 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 8.352 A, 940 W, 0.93 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
72.8 dB
67.8 dB

Keep Warm

7.0
6.5
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 201°F for both probes. In the middle is theOvente Electric Kettle KP72W  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
201°F / 94.5°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.9
6.0

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.
On the upper right is the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W . 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.

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 Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W  is 8.66 inches in length, 6.30 inches in width, and 9.05 inches in height.
Length
8.3" (21.0 cm)
8.7" (22.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Height
8.8" (22.3 cm)
9.1" (23.0 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.8 lbs (0.8 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 Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W sitting on top of its power base.
The Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W has a white LED that’s connected straight to and located on top of the heating plate.
The plastic V-shaped spout of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W.
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Weight
1.6 oz (47 g)
1.2 oz (34 g)
Materials
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.0" (7.5 cm)
3.0" (7.5 cm)
LED Ring
No
No
Filter
No
Removable mesh
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
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 Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch, anti-slip

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.
The white pop-up lid of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W has a button in the middle.
The white pop-up lid of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W has a button in the middle.
The pop-up lid of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W opens at an 80° angle.
The hinge of the pop-up lid of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up
Push-button pop-up

Base

9.0
7.0
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 Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W.
The top of the power base of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W.
The bottom of the power base of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W has a cord storage.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°
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 plug of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W.
The three-pronged plug of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W.
The two-pronged flat power cord of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W) is 32.40 inches long (82.3 cm).
Type
two-pronged plug
three-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
26.18 in. (66.5 cm)
32.4" (82.3 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.5
7.2

User Control

6.0
5.0
The metal black power switch of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The power switch located on the handle of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W.
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
White 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
9.0
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) into a glass.
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W  into a glass.

Cleaning

6.0
6.0
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Cleaning
A hand using a kitchen tong to wipe the interior of the Ovente Electric Kettle KP72W with a soft green cloth.