Hamilton Beach 40864 Electric Tea Kettle Review

Hamilton Beach 40864 is electric tea kettle with maximum capacity of 1.7 liters and 1500 watt power supply.


Hamilton Beach 40864 electric kettle heats water faster than stovetop or microwave. In this regard it performs like most other electric kettles as most of them have similar specifications (1.5 to 1.7 liter capacity with 1500 watt power supply).

The water tastes and smell pure however Hamilton Beach 40864 electric kettle does have plastic parts on lid that steam can touch.

Water volume markings

Most electric kettles have water volume markings so you can add roughly the amount of water you need. Hamilton Beach 40864 is not an exception and has 3 volume markings imprinted on its large glass pot: 0.5 liters (minimum), 1.2 liters and 1.7 liters (maximum).


Hamilton Beach 40864 electric kettle has boil-dry protection and automatic shutoff (just make sure the lid is properly closed as it won’t work otherwise) safety features. It’s also equipped with anti-scale mesh filter and has cord-free serving.


With sleek design and large glass pot Hamilton Beach 40864 is a rather attractive electric kettle. Is also has LED strip around the base of glass pot that illuminates when it’s heating water which looks cool, particularly in dark.

Possible issues

With any product you will find consumers that have had some issues with it. In this case the most common issue with Hamilton Beach 40864 electric kettle seems to be auto-shutoff feature not working properly but most of consumer feedback is positive.


Overall Hamilton Beach 40864 is a decent electric kettle that’s affordable, attractive and works just fine however the quality is not as good as it’s with more expensive models (it’s not bad but don’t expect it to be as good if you owned pricier models before).

Hamilton Beach 40864 Electric Tea Kettle Specifications:

  • Power supply: 120V/60Hz
  • Power: 1500W
  • Max. capacity: 1.7 liters
  • Features:
    • Auto shut-off: ✓
    • Boil-dry protection: ✓
    • Anti-scale mesh filter: ✓
    • Water-level indicator window: ✓
    • 360° rotational base: ✓
    • On/Off indicator: ✓
    • Cord free pouring: ✓
    • Different temperature settings: ✘
    • Gooseneck spout: ✘

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