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Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle Instructions

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Electric Kettle
Read before use.
In an effort to reduce paper waste, Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., has
reduced the size of this Use and Care guide and made it available
online. We believe strongly in doing our part to help care for the envi-
ronment. To view Use and Care guides, recipes, and tips, please visit:
USA: 1.800.851.8900
Canada: 1.800.267.2826
When using electric appliances, basic safety precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces or hot water. Use handles
or knobs. Care must be taken since burns can occur
from touching hot parts or from spilled hot liquid.
3. Scalding may occur if the lid is opened during the
heating cycle.
4. To protect against fire, electric shock, and personal
injury, do not immerse cord, plug, power base, or
electric kettle in water or other liquid.
5. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance
is used by or near children.
6. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off
parts and before cleaning.
7. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord
or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or is
dropped or damaged in any manner. Call our toll-free
customer assistance number (1.800.851.8900) for
information on examination, repair, or adjustment.
8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended
by the manufacturer may result in fire, electrical
shock, or personal injury.
9. Do not use outdoors.
10. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter,
or touch hot surfaces, including the stove.
11 Do not place electric kettle on or near a hot gas or
electric burner or in a heated oven.
12. To disconnect electric kettle, turn any control to OFF
(O) and then remove plug from wall outlet. Never
pull on cord as this may damage the cord and
eventually cause electric shock.
13. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
14. Do not use for other than heating water. Other
liquids or food will contaminate the interior and
void warranty.
15. Do not allow kettle to boil dry.
16. To avoid circuit overload, do not operate another
high-wattage appliance on the same circuit.
Other consumer safety information
This appliance is intended for household use only.
WARNING! Shock Hazard: This product is provided with
either a polarized (one wide blade) or grounded (3-prong)
plug to reduce the risk of electric shock. The plug fits only
one way into a polarized or grounded outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the plug by modifying the plug in
any way or by using an adapter. If the plug does not fit
fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
have an electrician replace the outlet.
The length of the cord used on this appliance was selected
to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in or tripping
over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary, an
approved extension cord may be used. The electrical rating
of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the
rating of the appliance. If the appliance is of the grounded
type, the extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire
cord. Care must be taken to arrange the extension cord so
that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where
it can be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped over.
Parts and features
1. Anti-Scale Mesh
4. Water Level Window
Filter (inside spout)
5. Power Switch
2. Lid
6. Power Light
3. Lid Opening Button
7. Power Base
How to use the kettle
Burn Hazard. Do not overfill kettle. Boiling
water may spit out of the spout.
BEFORE FIRST USE: Flip open lid and fill kettle with water
to MAX fill line on the water level window. Flip power switch
up to turn the kettle ON (I). The kettle will bring the water to
a boil, then shut off automatically. Discard water and repeat
2–3 times, rinsing out kettle each time. The kettle is now
ready for use.
1. Remove kettle from power base
before filling.
2. Fill kettle with required amount
of water. Ensure that water level
is between MIN and MAX on the
water level window. Always keep
mesh filter in place.
3. Make sure that the lid is closed and the power base is
on a level surface. If lid is not closed, auto shutoff will
not operate.
4. Plug into outlet and turn ON (l).
5. The kettle will switch OFF (O) automatically once the
water has boiled. (Remember, the surface of the kettle
gets hot; only grip the kettle by the handle.)
6. The kettle may be left on the base once water is heated,
but it is recommended to unplug the cord from outlet.
When finished, make sure cord is unplugged and empty
any water from kettle.
NOTE: Only use kettle to heat water. If kettle is used to heat
other liquids, such as coffee or tea, the warranty will be
How to use the kettle
If Kettle Floor Discolors: It is normal for stainless steel
heating elements to discolor. This does not affect the
performance of the kettle. Do not use abrasive scouring
pads or cleaners since this may damage the stainless
steel surface.
If Kettle Boils Dry: The heating element is protected by
two automatic safety devices. If your kettle is accidentally
switched on without being filled with water, or is allowed
to boil dry, the kettle will automatically switch off. You
• Turn the switch to OFF, unplug, and wait 20 minutes for
the element to cool down.
• Refill the kettle; then use as normal and check that the
kettle functions correctly.
If Kettle Does Not Work: Make these simple checks
before calling the toll-free customer assistance number:
• Have you turned power switch to ON (l) position?
• If the kettle heats but does not boil, it might need
• Has the kettle been accidentally switched on without
being filled with water or allowed to boil dry? Turn the
switch to OFF, wait 20 minutes, and try again.
• Is cord firmly plugged into the outlet and kettle firmly
seated in the base?
Anti-Scale Mesh Filter: Scale is caused by lime and
calcium in hard water. The mesh filter will prevent these
suspended particles from being poured out of the kettle.
The filter should be cleaned periodically to ensure optimum
performance. To clean the filter, unplug kettle and allow to
cool. The mesh filter may be removed by pulling up on filter
tab, which is visible through the kettle opening. Rinse filter
under running water and brush with a soft brush. An old,
clean toothbrush works well. To replace, hook tab into
bottom of spout and press into place.
Care and cleaning
Electric Shock Hazard. Do not immerse
kettle, power base, or plug in water or
any other liquid.
1. With kettle unplugged, empty any remaining water
and rinse. Allow kettle to cool. The mesh filter may
be removed by pressing on filter tab, which is visible
through the kettle opening. The filter will drop into
kettle cavity.
2. To replace the filter in the spout, hook tab into the
bottom of spout and press into place.
3. To avoid scale/lime deposit buildup, empty kettle
after each use. To remove discoloration or scale/lime
deposit from heating element: Place 1/2 teaspoon
cream of tartar (available in the spice aisle of grocery
store) into the kettle. Then fill the kettle 1/2 full with
water. Plug in, turn ON (I), and bring to boil. Turn OFF
(O), let cool, and rinse several times with clean tap
4. Wipe the exterior of kettle with a damp cloth. Do not
use abrasive scouring pads or powders since they
may scratch the smooth surface of the kettle.
Limited warranty
This warranty applies to products purchased in the U.S. and
Canada. This is the only express warranty for this product
and is in lieu of any other warranty or condition.
This product is warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date
of original purchase. During this period, your exclusive
remedy is repair or replacement of this product or any
component found to be defective, at our option; however,
you are responsible for all costs associated with returning
the product to us and our returning a product or component
under this warranty to you. If the product or component is
no longer available, we will replace with a similar one of
equal or greater value.
This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal
use, use not in conformity with the printed directions, or
damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration,
abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original
consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales
receipt, as proof of purchase is required to make a warranty
claim. This warranty is void if the product is used for other than
single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and
waveform other than as specified on the rating label (e.g.,
120V ~ 60 Hz).
We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and
consequential damages caused by breach of express or
implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the
purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any
statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except
to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such
warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this
written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending
on where you live. Some states or provinces do not allow
limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or
consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may
not apply to you.
To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance
to the store. Please call 1.800.851.8900 in the U.S. or
1.800.267.2826 in Canada or visit in
the U.S. or in Canada. For faster service,
locate the model, type, and series numbers on your


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