Hamilton Beach K6080 1.8-Liter Electric Tea Kettle

Hamilton Beach K6080 is electric kettle with 1.8 liter capacity and 1500 watt heating element.


Performance

Hamilton Beach K6080 heats up water reasonably fast – about as fast as most other kettles with same capacity which kinda makes sense as they are more or less evenly powered.

Water doesn’t taste contaminated albeit some consumers have reported noticing plasticky smell or taste but it’s likely they received defective unit or didn’t follow instructions.

That brings us to the instructions which mention that you have to boil a pot and pour it out 3 times before you start using the kettle. Make sure you do this to clean the insides of the electric kettle.

The water does touch plastic parts (which is something some want to avoid).


Quality

Hamilton Beach K6080 is a budget priced electric kettle so it’s obvious the quality won’t be up to par of high-end models. It’s mostly made of plastic and does feel cheap.


Ergonomics

Hamilton Beach K6080 feels a bit heavy when filled with water and it’s also bulky making it not the most comfortable kettle to use (hold).


Features

Hamilton Beach 1.8 liter kettle features boil-dry protection and auto-shut off when water reached boiling point.


Possible issues/Reliability

Reports from consumers really vary for this model. Some reported it lasted less than a year, some reported it lasting a couple years and there are even some reports about it lasting 5-10 years too.

The most common reliability related complaints other than the kettle failing include lid not closing and kettle leaking.


Verdict

Hamilton Beach K6080 is a cheap and affordable kettle so it’s far from perfect but it does work just fine.




Hamilton Beach K6080 Electric Tea Kettle Specifications:

  • Power: 1500W
  • Capacity: 1.8 liters
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 6.12” x 9.75” x 10.53”

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