Hamilton Beach 40996 Programmable Kettle, 1.7-Liter

December 17, 2013 - Comment

Hamilton Beach Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle – 40996 Just as effective as the morning alarm, but not as noisy or unpleasant, the Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle can wake you up peacefully to ready, piping-hot water, right when it’s needed most. With 1500 watts, this electric kettle can rapidly heat up and retain a

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Hamilton Beach Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle – 40996

Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle - 40996

Just as effective as the morning alarm, but not as noisy or unpleasant, the Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle can wake you up peacefully to ready, piping-hot water, right when it’s needed most.

With 1500 watts, this electric kettle can rapidly heat up and retain a range of programmed temperatures for a variety of caffeine and herbal teas, coffees and hot cocoa. All disguised by a cordless base and brushed, stainless steel exterior that’s compact, space-saving and appealing on the kitchen counter or at the table.

Overall, as an economical, high-performing kitchen accessory, the Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle offers modern functionality without the old-fashioned teapot look or a long, tacky cord to get in the way.


Boils water faster than a microwave and is safer than a stovetop kettleControl panel/display includes 5 pre-set programmed temperatures, manual temperature buttons, countdown timer, programmable clock and automatic one-hour shutoff setting Brushed, stainless steel exterior hides fingerprints and conceals heating elements underneathCordless kettle allows for cord-free serving and easy storage1500 watt power base retains hot water for up to one hourPush-button lid opens easily with one hand and reduces spillsExtra-large 1.7 Liter (L) kettle pot holds a large capacity of water for multiple cupsRemovable anti-scale mesh filter (inside spout) purifies water for drinkingWater window on kettle handle equipped with pre-marked measuring lines for accurate pouringBoil-dry protection helps keep unit safe from damage and over-heating

Smart Programming

With built-in, pre-programmable settings and easy-to-use buttons, the Programmable Electric Kettle gives you the complete freedom to choose the type of hot drink and desired temperature setting. If there’s no time to select a temperature, simply pick from one of the five pre-set temperatures that are already available. To do this, press the PROG button repeatedly until the desired temperature shows on the display. If you have a young child and need a slightly cooler temperature, select the PROG button and change the + and – until your desired temperature shows on the display. Remember to make sure the clock is set for the correct time of day. This will ensure successful heating without being awakened in the middle of the night.

Changes from °Fahrenheit (°F) to °Celsius (°C)

With adaptable temperature settings to read either Fahrenheit or Celsius degrees, the Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle is the versatile, low-cost solution for any hot beverage drinker – the tea lover, the coffee drinker, even the metric-minded individual. Simply press the + and – buttons at the same time to show the water temperature in °C, or repeat this process to change it back to °F.

Automatic Safety Elements Protect from Damage and Overheating

Concerned about the kettle floor discoloring or kettle pot boiling dry? No worries, this electric kettle is equipped with safety devices to give you the ease and peace of mind for during and after use. Also, if the kettle is accidentally switched ON without being filled with water first, don’t fret. The kettle’s automatic safety setting will automatically switch OFF.

Temp Chart

Beverage Temperature Guide

Not sure what the ideal hot water temperature is for your beverage? Complimentary on the exterior of this Programmable Kettle is an easy-to-follow guide offering novice tea drinkers and hot beverage enthusiasts the exact temperatures and times for preparing hot water to make green, white, oolong, black and herbal tea as well French press coffee and hot cocoa.

Easy Cleanup

Allow the unit to cool before taking off or putting on parts for cleaning or use. To disconnect electric kettle before cleaning, turn any control to OFF (O) and then remove the plug from the wall outlet. For optimum performance and a clean mesh filter every time, do not to use abrasive souring pads or cleaners since this may damage the stainless steel surface. Instead, rinse the filter periodically under running water and gently brush with a clean toothbrush.


Before use, fill kettle with selected amount of water with mesh filter in place, and ensure that water level is between 0.5 L and MAX on the water level window and on level surface before serving. Overfilling the kettle may cause boiling water to spit out of the spout. Do not use for any other purpose than heating water, as other liquids or food will contaminate the interior. If the kettle floor starts turning colors, don’t panic. This is normal and tends to happen, and does not affect the kettle’s performance. Note: Care must be taken when handling the kettle to avoid spilled hot liquid, scalding or burns – use knobs or handle.

Product Features

  • 5 pre-set temperatures for a variety of teas, coffee, or cocoa
  • Programmable clock for wake-up ready hot water
  • Smart programming keeps water hot for one hour
  • Boils water faster than a microwave, safer than a stovetop kettle
  • Simple +/- buttons adjust temperature


ydant says:

Temperatures in 5degF increments, “keep warm” for an hour, programmable, and cheap! I’ve been looking. I’ve been looking for a programmable kettle that didn’t cost an absurd amount, and I think I’ve finally found it. This replaces my old on/off boil kettle also made by Hamilton Beach – the fact that kettle lasted for 5+ years (and was relatively cheap when I bought it) was a strong factor in my decision to buy another Hamilton Beach.Pros (some of these comparing to some other kettles I’ve tried):1) Nice brushed stainless exterior.2) Push button handle to open the…

Matthew S. Benefiel says:

Great Kettle Ever since seeing a programmable kettle in a store I’ve wanted one. I make anything from Cold Brew coffee (212 F or boiling), French Press coffee (best at 180 F), Black Tea (Boiling again), to green tea (175 F to 180 F). The cost was always a factor though since I already owned a cheap GE kettle that has lasted five years and still going. I saw this on sale and decided it was time. It works really well. You just put the kettle on, click the program button till you find the temperature you…

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