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Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) vs Ovente Glass Electric Kettle KG83B Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle is better. The stainless steel Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 or the Ovente Glass Electric Kettle KG83B?

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Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) vs Ovente Glass Electric Kettle KG83B

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The stainless steel Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 and the Ovente Glass Electric Kettle KG83B each have their own pros and cons. Upon closer inspection, the Hamilton Beach may not have as appealing a design, but its superior performance ultimately gives it an edge.

Due to its higher power draw, the Hamilton Beach boils water significantly faster, though it consumes only slightly more electricity. Interestingly, both kettles have similar heat retention despite their different materials, with the Ovente being quieter during boiling.

Design-wise, the Hamilton Beach features a white LED-illuminated water-level window, while the Ovente has water-level markings and a blue LED ring. The Hamilton Beach's extra bottom stands make the carafe slightly wobbly when boiling, whereas the Ovente suffers from awkward button placement.

Additionally, the Ovente’s mesh filter is not removable like the Hamilton Beach’s, though this isn’t a major issue. However, cleaning the Hamilton Beach is more challenging due to its smaller lid opening.

Pros & Cons

  • Stainless steel carafe
  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Very low price tag
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Light weight
  • Easy to use
  • Small opening
  • Wobbly kettle-to-base assembly
  • Small capacity
  • Slow boiling time
  • Inconvenient button placement

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
L8.56 x W6.50 x H8.78
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Material
Stainless steel
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
50.7 fl oz (1.5 L)
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$38.09
$20.98

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
6.9

Boiling Time

7.9
5.3
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 Glass Kettle (KG83B). The digital timer displays 09 minutes and 40 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F
80°F (26.7°C)
Water Volume
1.5 liters
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 4s
9m 40s

Energy Consumption

7.6
8.0
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 Glass Kettle (KG83B) to be 150 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
113 V
Current
11.40 A
8.215 A
Power
1290 W
929 W
Energy Consumption
152 Wh
150 Wh

Noise Level

8.7
9.3
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 Glass Kettle (KG83B) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 67.5 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 8.125 A, 929 W, 100 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
72.8 dB
67.5 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 Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer on a 5 minute countdown.
After 5 Minutes
202°F / 95°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.9
7.4

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 Glass Kettle (KG83B). 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 Glass Kettle (KG83B) is 8.56 inches in length, 6.50 inches in width, and 8.78 inches in height.
Length
8.3" (21.0 cm)
8.6" (21.7 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
8.8" (22.3 cm)
8.8" (22.3 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)

Carafe

6.0
7.0
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 Glass Kettle (KG83B) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B) sitting on top of its power base.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The glass V-shaped spout of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
50.7 fl oz (1.5 L)
Weight
1.6 oz (47 g)
1.8 oz (50 g)
Materials
Stainless steel
Borosilicate glass
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.0" (7.5 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
LED Ring
No
Blue
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 Glass Kettle (KG83B) 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 black pop-up lid of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The black pop-up lid of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The pop-up lid of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B) opens at an 80° angle.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up
Push-button pop-up

Base

9.0
9.0
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 Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The top of the power base of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The bottom of the power base of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
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 plug of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The three-pronged plug of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B).
The three-pronged round power cord of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B) is 29.53 inches long (75 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)
29.5" (75.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.5
6.5

User Control

6.0
6.0
The metal black power switch of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
The handle of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B) has two buttons, the one above is the lid button and below is the power switch.
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
No
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
7.0
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 Glass Kettle (KG83B) into a glass.

Cleaning

6.0
6.0
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Cleaning
A  hand wiping the carafe interior of the Ovente Electric Glass Kettle (KG83B) with a piece of tissue.