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Sunbeam 1.7-Liter Electric Kettle, 1500-Watt

by Sunbeam
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  • 1500-watt electric kettle boils up to 1.8 liters at a time
  • Dual water windows; automatic shut-off with boil-dry protection
  • Hinged locking lid; "on" indicator light; nondrip pouring spout
  • Removable and washable mesh water filter for optimal taste
  • Measures 8-1/2 by 5 by 10 inches
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Color: White
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 8.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B002LVU9E8
  • Item model number: SEK17
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Color: White

1-2/3 Capacity/7-1/2-cups. Auto-off with boil dry protection. 1500-Watts of power. Dual water windows. Hinged locking lid. Power "on" indicator light. Removable and washable mesh water filter.

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Customer Reviews

Also, the plug-in cord was too short.
L. Taormina
Once we turned it on, it would start up, and just after a minute it would shut off.
AnaH
It heats water quickly and the shut off switch is still quite trustworthy.
KiplingKat

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Sam Graham on April 17, 2011
Color Name: White
I just bought this tonight at an army PX. When I took it out of the box, I read the directions (6-pages, people, including all the safety mombo-jumbo junk). I cleaned out the kettle like the directions said and plugged it in. As it was heating up, I went online to read when the product actually turns off automatically (since there is only a blurb in the user manual that states: "Ensure the ON/OFF switch is clear of obstructions and the lid is firmly closed. The electric kettle will not turn off automatically if the ON/OFF switch is constrained, or if the lid is left open."). In the time I came online to find this product, there was a "pop" from the kitchen that sounded like a muffled circuit break. When I went out to the kitchen, I found that the kettle did indeed automatically turn off. I turned it back on, and immediately the water boiled for about 10 seconds before it turned off again. I did not see any chemicals on top (like the one review says), and I did not smell any odor. I felt the need to write this review because I felt the others were unfair. Had the other reviewers that rated this poorly read the directions, they would have seen that you are supposed to clean it twice before its first use (which may have eliminated many of their complaints). Either way, I don't care if you buy this product or not, since I have no stake in it, but felt obligated to write a review that seemed more fair.

To be fair: My wife and I used the kettle only once for a cup of tea and it turned out fine. I did not give it 5-stars because I only have had it for a few hours and am not able to comment on its longevity. If this product still performs well in a few years (as I expect appliances to do), I would rate it one more star.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By a guy on December 14, 2010
Color Name: Black
We bought one of these on sale at Target about 5 months ago.
It has performed as well as advertised, meeting all of our expectations.

I'm not sure why the other posters had bad experiences (though I see they appear to have posted on both versions of this kettle).

As for quality of the water, we've made tea, cocoa mixes and my French Press coffee (that I'm very particular about -French press vs drip coffee), all with no complaint. The manual does provide specific instructions for flushing the kettle prior to use -perhaps the posters failed to follow those instructions.

We use it 5 to 7 times a week, and have never had an issue with the auto shut off not functioning.
It does sound like heavy boiling, then appears to taper off some before it shuts off. Perhaps the other users didn't wait long enough for the full cycle. Opening the lid will definitely subject you to dangerous steam -it is boiling water.

I highly recommend this kettle, and will likely buy some as gifts for family. The convenience and water quality are far better than our stove top kettles of the past 20 or so years.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kate on November 22, 2010
Color Name: White
I also bought this kettle on sale at Target for $13. It lasted for about 4 months, and just broke today. The "automatic shutoff" was faulty and didn't always shut off, and it had a strong plastic taste (and I'm honestly not that picky about the taste of water).

In short, I'd recommend going with something a little pricier that actually works!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brock Middlebrook on July 26, 2010
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
Terrible odor makes the water undrinkable. They treated the inside with some chemical that even after frequent washing still does not come out. No, the odor is not from the water as I used the same faucet with the previous kettle I owned but replaced with this when the top broke off the other kettle. The problem is this Sunbeam. This company used to make decent products then went south and I have now been disappointed for the last time. I sent this back for full refund.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jacek Radko on March 5, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Faster than any other way to boil water. If you heat water for anything you need this product. I have tried other water boiler, but this is by far the best one I have ever used.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Simpleton on October 9, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this Electric Kettle after seeing a friend of mine bring one in and use it. I am forward deployed in Middle East and heating water on a stove is not an option. After receiving this product and using it countless times, I would say this is the quickest way to get hot water, Even a full pot.
Love the Auto Off switch.
When I return to the US, I will most definitively order or buy another one.
Highly Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KiplingKat on July 12, 2013
Color Name: White
I have had one of these kettles in my office for over three years and it still works great. The filter-thing never fit, but who cares? It heats water quickly and the shut off switch is still quite trustworthy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philly Mom on May 2, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I got this kettle for my bridal shower, now its 6 years later and it finally died. I used my kettle A LOT! So I think for 6 years it did very well, and considering the price I'm even happier with it. Its a great kettle for a great price, its so much cheaper than a lot of other kettles on the market.
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