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Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 vs Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Side-by-Side Comparison

Which stainless steel electric kettle is better? The Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 with temperature presets or the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880.

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Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 vs Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880)

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The Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 appeals to users seeking versatility while the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40880 offers a more budget-friendly option.

Both have a stainless steel design and a 1.7-liter capacity. Safety features such as automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection ensure user safety during operation.

The Cuisinart is the winner because its temperature settings ranging from 160°F to 212°F cater to brewing various beverages to perfection. Additionally, the keep-warm feature maintains the desired temperature for up to 30 minutes, appealing to users who prefer convenience and flexibility in their brewing process. To top it all off, it boils water faster, consumes less energy, and is quieter than the Hamilton Beach.

Pros & Cons

  • Stainless steel carafe
  • 5 preset temperatures
  • Keep Warm function
  • Relatively lightweight
  • Top performance 
  • Intuitive to use
  • Stainless steel carafe
  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quiet boiling phase
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Not the most affordable
  • Narrow carafe opening
  • Small opening
  • Wobbly kettle-to-base assembly

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.86 x W5.91 x H9.45 inches
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
Weight
3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Material
Stainless steel
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
$93.04
$38.09

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.5
7.8

Boiling Time

8.1
7.9
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp). The digital timer displays 6 minutes and 54 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
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
6m 54s
7m 4s

Energy Consumption

8.4
7.6
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1) to be 148 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
11.39 A
11.40 A
Power
1290 W
1290 W
Energy Consumption
148 Wh
152 Wh

Noise Level

8.9
8.7
The Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 71.5 dB. The power meter reads 114 V, 11.39 A, 1.29 kW, 0.90 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
71.5 dB
72.8 dB

Keep Warm

10
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 209°F for both probes. In the middle is the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) 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, the Cuisinart CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp still maintains at 209°F.
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
209°F / 98.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
6.9

In the Box

On the upper left is the box of the Cosori Original Electric Glass Kettle (GK172-CO) . On the right is the carafe. Below the carafe, on the right is the 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 Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is 8.86 inches in length, 5.91 inches in width, and 9.45 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
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.3" (16.1 cm)
Height
9.4" (24.0 cm)
8.8" (22.3 cm)
Weight
3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)

Carafe

7.0
6.0
The carafe of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) sitting on top of its power base.
The water level window of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The opening diameter of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is 2.76 inches.
The heating plate of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The stainless steel V-shaped spout of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The removable mesh filter of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
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
2.4 oz (69 g)
1.6 oz (47 g)
Materials
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
2.8" (7.0 cm)
3.0" (7.5 cm)
LED Ring
Blue
No
Filter
Removable mesh
No
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
No

Handle

9.0
7.0
A hand holding the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) 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 lid is pop-up button of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is located on its handle.
The lid is pop-up button of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is located on its handle.
The pop-up lid of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) 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
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button
Push-button pop-up

Base

9.0
9.0
The top of the power base of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The top of the power base of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The bottom of the power base of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip silicone 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 plug of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The three-pronged plug of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The three-pronged power cord of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is 37.99 inches long (96.5 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
38.0" (96.5 cm)
26.18 in. (66.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
6.5

User Control

9.0
6.0
The control panel on the handle of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) has nine buttons: OPEN, Delicate tea, Green tea, White tea, Oolong tea, French Press, Black tea, START, and KEEP WARM.
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
6
5
Keep Warm
30 minutes
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 Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) into a cup.
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (40880) into a glass.

Cleaning

6.0
6.0
A hand using a kitchen tong to wipe the interior of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) with a tissue.
Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880) Cleaning