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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which stainless steel electric kettle is better. The double-walled Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA or the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880)?

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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA

Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880)

Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880)

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance40% Design25% Usability35% ScoreOverall 40%Performance 25%Design 35%Usability Secura Electric Ket...Hamilton Beach Elec...7.77.87.67.67.17.86.96.5
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The comparison between the Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA and the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) shows why the former is the better and also our best stainless steel choice.

Thanks to its double-walled construction, the Secura attained better heat retention and prevented users from getting scalded. Also, at the same power draw, the two kettles showed similar boiling speed. The Secura was quieter when boiling compared to the Hamilton Beach but did consume slightly more energy though.

In terms of design, the Secura lacks the water-level window and removable mesh filter that the Hamilton Beach has. However, its larger lid opening made it easier to clean the interior. Moreover, the Hamilton Beach has some unnecessary extra bottom stands that make the carafe slightly wobbly when boiling.

Pros & Cons

  • Cool-to-touch exterior
  • Double-walled heat retention
  • No plastic contact with water
  • Fast to boil
  • Affordable
  • Large lid opening
  • Stainless steel carafe
  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Energy consumption
  • No water-level markings
  • Small opening
  • Wobbly kettle-to-base assembly

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.86 x W6.34 xH10.70 inches
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Material
Stainless steel interior, BPA-free plastic exterior
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
$31.75
$38.09

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.8

Boiling Time

7.8
7.9
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA). The digital timer displays 07 minutes and 14 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 14s
7m 4s

Energy Consumption

7.0
7.6
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) to be 155 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
11.26 A
11.40 A
Power
1280 W
1290 W
Energy Consumption
155 Wh
152 Wh

Noise Level

8.6
8.7
The Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 74.5 dB. The power meter reads 114 V, 11.26 A, 1.28 kW, 70 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
74.5 dB
72.8 dB

Keep Warm

8.5
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 205°F for both probes. In the middle is the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) 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 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
205°F / 96.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
6.9

In the Box

On the upper right is the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA). 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 Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is 8.86 inches in length, 6.34 inches in width, and 10.70 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" (22.5 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.3" (16.1 cm)
Height
10.7" (27.2 cm)
8.8" (22.3 cm)
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)

Carafe

7.0
6.0
The carafe of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) sitting on top of its power base.
The opening diameter of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is 4.92 inches.
The maximum water level indicator on the interior wall of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The stainless steel V-shaped spout of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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 oz (59 g)
1.6 oz (47 g)
Materials
Stainless steel interior, BPA-free plastic exterior
Stainless steel
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
4.9" (12.5 cm)
3.0" (7.5 cm)
LED Ring
No
No
Filter
Built-in holes
No
Water Level Markings
No
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
No

Handle

7.0
7.0
A hand holding the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
A hand holding the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The button for the pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) located on 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

8.0
7.0
The pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) opens at an 75° angle.
The hinge of the pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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 Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The top of the power base of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The bottom of the power base of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) has a cord storage but was missing two out of its 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 two-pronged flat power cord of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is 33.66 inches long (85.5cm.
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
33.7" (85.5 cm)
26.18 in. (66.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.6
6.5

User Control

7.0
6.0
The clear plastic power switch of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The metal black power switch of the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880).
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
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 person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) into a glass.
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) into a glass.

Cleaning

5.0
6.0
A hand holding a tissue wiping the interior of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Cleaning

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