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Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 vs Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle is better. The glass Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 or the stainless steel Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880?

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Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300

Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880)

Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 vs Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880)

Overall Verdict

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The Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) is a solid choice for a stainless steel kettle but it has a few problems that garnered it lower scores than our best glass pick—the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.

The Hamilton Beach’s stainless steel carafe uses a water-level window with a white LED while the Peach Street’s glass carafe has water-level markings and a blue LED ring. Having the same power draw, both had quite similar boiling speed, energy consumption, noise level, and heat retention but the Peach Street did win out in the end.

Although both have a removable limescale filter, the Hamilton Beach’s lid opening is smaller making cleaning a bit more difficult compared to the Peach Street. Moreover, the Hamilton Beach has some unnecessary extra bottom stands that make the carafe slightly wobbly when boiling.

Pros & Cons

  • Low price tag
  • Fast boiling time
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Light weight
  • Easy to use
  • Large capacity
  • Stainless steel carafe
  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Slightly high energy consumption
  • Plastic lid
  • Small opening
  • Wobbly kettle-to-base assembly

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.94 x W6.30 x H8.78 inches
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Material
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Stainless steel
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Power
1500 W
1500 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$23.32
$38.09

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
7.8

Boiling Time

8.0
7.9
1.5 liters of water boiling inside the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300. The digital timer displays 07 minutes and 04 seconds.
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880). The digital timer displays 07 minutes and 04 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F (26.7°C)
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 04s
7m 4s

Energy Consumption

7.6
7.6
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 to be 152 Wh.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) to be 152 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
114 V
Current
11.44 A
11.40 A
Power
1300 W
1290 W
Energy Consumption
152 Wh
152 Wh

Noise Level

9.3
8.7
The Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 67.2 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 8.125 A, 929 W, 100 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
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.
Noise Level
67.2 dB
72.8 dB

Keep Warm

7.5
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 203°F for both probes. In the middle is the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer on a 5 minute countdown.
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.
After 5 Minutes
203°F / 94.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
6.9

In the Box

On the upper right is the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300. 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 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.

Dimensions

The Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 is 8.94 inches in length, 6.30 inches in width, and 8.78 inches in height.
The Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) is 8.27 inches in length, 6.34 inches in width, and 8.78 inches in height.
Length
8.9" (22.7 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.3" (16.1 cm)
Height
8.8" (22.3 cm)
8.8" (22.3 cm)
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)

Carafe

8.0
6.0
The carafe of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 sitting on top of its power base.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.
The black plastic V-shaped spout of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.
The lid opening diameter of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 is 3.74 inches.
The plastic black bottom of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.
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).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Weight
2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.6 oz (47 g)
Materials
Borosilicate glass
Stainless steel
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.54 in. (9 cm)
3.0" (7.5 cm)
LED Ring
Blue
No
Filter
Removable mesh
No
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
No

Handle

7.0
7.0
A hand holding the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 by its handle.
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
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 stainless steel pop-up lid of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 and its button on the handle.
The stainless steel pop-up lid of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 and its button on the handle.
The pop-up lid of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 opens at an 80° angle.
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.
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 Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.
The top of the power base of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.
The bottom of the power base of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
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.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The three-pronged round power cord of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 is 29.92 inches long (76 cm).
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
Type
three-pronged plug
two-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1500 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
29.92 in. (76 cm)
26.18 in. (66.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
6.5

User Control

7.0
6.0
The clear plastic power switch of the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300.
The metal black power switch of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
No
Blue LED
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
No
5
Keep Warm
No
30 minutes
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes
Yes

Ease of Use

9.0
7.0
A hand pouring water from the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 into a glass of black tea.
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) into a glass.

Cleaning

7.0
6.0
 A person in a white shirt holding the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue. On the right is a bottle of white vinegar.
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Cleaning

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