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Bella Ceramic Kettle 14745 In-depth Review

Bella manufactures a complete range of small kitchen appliances. In addition to electric kettles, there are griddles, steamers, blenders, slow cookers, waffle makers and more. The brand was established in 2003 by Sensio, Inc. All products are designed and engineered in the USA and then manufactured in China.

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The Bella Ceramic Kettle 14745 on the left and its cardboard box on the right. In the background is a shelf with different electric kettles.

Overall Verdict

Our overall verdict for the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle did not disappoint on  our first impressions. We really like the ceramic carafe and gooseneck spout of the kettle, enough to overlook its relatively slow boiling time.

We were hoping to recommend this kettle for our senior tea enthusiasts. Seeing that the kettle was a little on the heavier side with a tight lid, we soon scuttled that idea. However, it’s simple to use, easy to clean, and pours nicely enough for that nice cuppa.

Things We Like

  • Attractive design
  • Gooseneck spout for tea
  • Rare ceramic carafe
  • Well-priced
  • Tight lid

Things We Don’t Like

  • Slightly heavy
  • No filter
  • Loose cord wrap
  • No water-level markings

Another contestant in our electric kettle series is the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle 14745 and we bought it for $42.35. We chose the black floral pattern, but this 1.5-liter ceramic model also comes in blue Aztec and silver tile.

The Bella Kettle caught our eye with its attractive design. The kettle’s rare ceramic carafe and gooseneck spout seemed  a great choice for  afternoon tea. Our tests proved the boiling time to be a little slow, but there are other pros and cons you may want to consider.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
Weight
4.0 oz (113 g)
Material
Ceramic
Capacity
57.48 fl. oz. (1.7 L)
Power
1350 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)

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Compared to Other Electric Kettles


Analysis and Test Results

7.0 Performance

The Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle showed a good performance all things considered. Its boiling time was a bit slow, but otherwise energy consumption and noise levels were average. Unfortunately, our high hopes in the heat retention department were dashed because the material of design failed to deliver.

6.8 Boiling Time

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 (26.7°C)
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
Boiling Time
8m 14s

Although the Bella has a gooseneck spout, it still has the same capacity as the common electric kettle. Thus, we still evaluate the time it takes to boil 1.5 liters of water as per a standard kettle. The kettle took 8 minutes and 14 seconds to bring 1.5 liters of room-temperature water (80°F/26.7°C) to boiling point (212°F/100°C).

White this result wasn’t very fast, it was actually quite good for the kettle’s 1350 W of power whereas most other kettles tend to have 1500 W or more. Compared to all of our tested kettles, it deserved a 6.8/10 score.

6.4 Energy Consumption

The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) to be 150 Wh.
Voltage
113 V
Current
10.25 A
Power
1160 W
Energy Consumption
158 W

We used a power meter to measure the Bella’s total energy consumption bringing 1.5 liters of room-temperature water to a rolling boil. The result was 158 Wh which was our standard for a 6.4/10.

8.7 Noise Level

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
73.1 dB

The Bella’s noise level peaked at 73.1 dB while reaching a rolling simmer. According to the  CDC, 80 dB for a duration of 2 hours is a threshold level, so there is not much to worry about. This result earned the kettle an 8.7/10.

7.0 Keep Warm

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

Before actual testing, we had hoped the Bella’s ceramic carafe would be able retain heat better than glass or plastic. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

The result showed that, after 5 minutes, the temperature dropped from 212°F / 100°C to 202°F / 95°C. This equates to a 7/10 according to our scoring benchmark.

It’s worth noting that this kettle also doesn’t have temperature control for the Keep Warm feature, and simply switches off after boiling.

5.8 Design

The Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle has an aesthetically pleasing design encompassing its practical gooseneck spout. However, due to the  ceramic material there is no LED ring to light things up  in the dark nor is there a mesh filter to remove limescale. The kettle also cut some corners with the quality of its base.

In the Box

From the top down is a cardboard box, the power base, the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745), and the instruction manual.
  • One cordless kettle
  • One removable lid
  • One corded power base
  • One user manual
  • Warranty: 2-year limited

The Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle arrived boxed in between a foam pad   on the top and the bottom. The instruction manual came in English and Spanish. It was quite detailed with information on the kettle’s parts, user instructions, safeguards, cleaning and maintenance, troubleshooting, and a warranty.

Dimensions

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
10.2" (26.0 cm)
Width
6.1" (15.6 cm)
Height
9.3" (23.6 cm)
Weight
4.1 lbs (1.9 kg)

5.0 Carafe

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
50.7 fl oz (1.5 L)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
Materials
Ceramic
Spout
Gooseneck
Opening Diameter
3.7" (9.5 cm)
LED Ring
No
Filter
Built-in holes
Water Level Markings
No
Tea Infuser
No

The Bella Kettle’s entire carafe, including its gooseneck and lid, is made of ceramic (+2). Its capacity is 1.5 L, or 50.72 fl. oz., or 6 cups of water, which is somewhat smaller than your average household electric kettle. 

The carafe has a large opening, 3.74 inches in diameter, allowing you to comfortably pour in water from your tap or any container (+1). Unfortunately, the kettle doesn’t have a limescale mesh filter or a water level window, only a maximum water level indicator at the top of the heating element (+2).

An interesting design choice of this model is that its heating element extends from inside the carafe’s bottom to near the top of the carafe’s interior. We assume this is the reason why the kettle's boiling time is slightly faster than other models with the same 1350 W power output.

7.0 Handle

A hand holding the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) by its handle.
Materials
Ceramic
Type
Cool-touch

The handle is also ceramic and is designed to be cool-to-touch (+3). It doesn’t have an anti-slip feature but feels secure and comfortable on the wrist nonetheless (+4).

7.0 Lid

A hand holding the lid of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
Materials
Ceramic
Type
Removable
Open Mechanism
Remove by hand

This lid doesn’t have a hinge, you have to completely remove the handle by hand. It has a silicone band around the circumference to make sure it’s tightly sealed when closed.

6.0 Base

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
Type
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes

The Bella has a standard BPA-free plastic 360° swivel base (+2). At the bottom of the base is the cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads (+4). Although the carafe fitted well to the base, the plastic is a bit too thin to feel sturdy enough for such a heavy kettle (+0).

Power Cord

The three-pronged cord of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) is 32.67 inches or 83 cm.
Type
three-pronged plug
Power
1350 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Cord Length
32.7" (83.0 cm)

The Bella has a 32.67-inch flat power cord, which should be plenty enough for household use. Its three-pronged plug with a grounding wire is typically safer than a two-pronged one.

5.7 Usability

Reflecting the nature and limitations of its design, the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle did not do so well in terms of its user-friendliness. Key issues were the heavy carafe and its smooth handle lacking additional grip. The silver lining is perhaps how easy it is to clean.

6.0 User Control

The clear plastic power switch of the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745).
Control
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
Display
No
Temperature Control
No
Presets
No
Keep Warm
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes

The Bella has a standard one-touch switch with no digital display or temperature control. (+1)

The power switch is made of clear plastic and is positioned at the base of the carafe along the handle. It also acts as the indicator light which will illuminate with a blue LED when the kettle is running (+1). However, the light isn’t the brightest, so it may not be very easy to spot in the dark.

The kettle has an automatic shutoff feature which will activate when the thermo fuse detects that the temperature has reached boiling point (+2). If you leave the lid off, this feature will not work, but there is also an overheating and dry-boil protection feature. (+2).

5.0 Ease of Use

A person in a dark green shirt pouring water from the Bella Ceramic Gooseneck Electric Kettle (14745) into a glass.

This Bella ceramic kettle is quite heavy compared to glass and even stainless steel, e.g. the Hamilton Beach 40880 (-1). However, ceramics means no plastic coming into contact with your water—something many people appreciate (+1). Evidently, we noticed no odd odor during our first boil or thereafter.

Having only the power switch, the Bella is as easy to use as it can be (+2). The large opening of 3.74 inches allowed us to comfortably pour in water from the tap or any container (+1).

Thanks to its gooseneck spout, the arm-to-kettle pouring angle is very precise (+1). This means if you’re steeping tea leaf directly inside the kettle, it’s easy to pour straight off the top. 

The carafe doesn’t have a water level window, only markings on the inside which can be quite tricky if you need an exact measurement of water. Nonetheless, it shouldn’t be a problem as long as you keep the water level below maximum (+0).

The handle feels good to grip and seemed sturdy when we picked the kettle up, including when it was filled to the max (+2). However, be mindful if your hands are wet because its polished surface is very smooth (-1).

This old-school lid may require a bit of force though to remove due to how tightly it closes (+0). We think this feature is good for minimizing heat loss but can be cumbersome for seniors to use. You don’t have to worry about accidentally scalding yourself, however, as long as you hold the lid by its nob and don’t touch the flat surface.

The carafe fits neatly onto the power base and  doesn’t wobble during boiling but it’s not the sturdiest of structures (+0). Due to the flat shape of the cord, it was difficult to wrap it tightly around storage (+0). After wrapping, the cord still stuck out quite a bit—10 inches, including the plug.

7.0 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.

Cleaning the Bella is very straightforward and we recommend doing it weekly, especially on the inside as the kettle doesn’t have a limescale mesh filter (+3). In addition to the removable lid , the opening is large enough for an adult hand to fit through and easily wipe the interior(+4).

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