IMPORTANT: This booklet has been
published for use with several different
models and may refer to features not
included on yours.
Use & Care for Electric Kettles................................ 2
USA: 1-800-851-8900
840101800
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions thoroughly before using the appliance.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces or hot water. Use handles or knobs.
Care must be taken as burns can occur from touching hot parts
or from spilled hot liquid.
3. To protect against fire, electric shock and personal injury do not
immerse cord, plugs or electric kettle in water or other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by
or near children.
5. Electric kettle must be operated on a flat surface away from the
edge of counter to prevent accidental tipping.
6. 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 service number for
information on examination, repair, or adjustment.
7. Do not use for other than heating water. Other liquids or food
will contaminate the interior and void warranty.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch
hot surfaces, including the stove.
10. To protect against electric shock, unplug from outlet when filling,
when not in use, and before cleaning.
11. To prevent burns, allow to cool before putting on or taking off
parts and cleaning.
12. Do not allow kettle to boil dry.
13. To avoid possible steam damage, turn spout away from walls or
cabinets during use; use protective pad under kettle to prevent
damage to wood finishes.
14. To avoid circuit overload, do not operate another high wattage
appliance on the same circuit.
15. Do not place electric kettle on or near a hot gas or electric burner
or in a heated oven.
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16. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by
Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex may result in fire, electrical shock
or personal injury.
17. To disconnect electric kettle, turn any control to OFF then
remove plug from wall outlet. Never pull on cord as this may
damage the cord and eventually cause electric shock.
18. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
remove the bottom cover. No user serviceable parts are inside.
Repair should be done by authorized service personnel only.
19. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
20. Be sure the lid is securely snapped in place before turning kettle
on and during use. Allow to cool before removing lid. To remove
lid lift straight up.
21. Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the brewing
cycle.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
This appliance is intended for household use only.
To avoid an electrical circuit overload, do not operate another high
wattage appliance on the same circuit with the kettle.
This appliance is equipped with a grounded-type 3-wire cord
(3-prong plug). This type of plug will only fit into an electrical outlet
made for a 3-prong plug. This is a safety feature intended to help
reduce the risk of electrical shock. If the plug should fail to fit
contact a qualified electrician to replace the obsolete outlet.
Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose of the grounding pin
by modifying the plug in any way.
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CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
(CONT.)
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 kettle. 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.
WARNING: To avoid burns and reduce risk of personal injury, use
extreme caution when carrying kettle containing hot water. Do not
pour in the direction of people or over people.
Using the 1.7 L Automatic Kettle
Before First Use: Fill kettle to maximum capacity and bring
to a boil until kettle shuts off automatically. Discard water and
repeat. Rinse out the kettle two or three times.
NOTE: Use water only in the kettle. If used for foods or
beverage such as tea or coffee, the warranty will be voided.
1. Unplug kettle before filling.
2. Fill kettle with desired amount of water. Make sure to cover
the element. The water level must be between minimum
and maximum indicator lines on the water level indicator.
WARNING: If kettle is overfilled there is a risk that boiling
water may spit out of the spout.
3. Make sure that the lid is in place and the kettle or power
base (cordless models only) is standing on a level surface.
If the lid is not in place auto shut-off will not operate.
All kettle cords must be kept away from hot surfaces.
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4. For the cordless model, ensure the
Illustration 1
kettle is correctly engaged on its
base. See Illustration 1.
5. Plug in kettle.
6. Make sure that the red “boil”
trigger situated under the handle
is switched on (down). See
Illustration 2 for the Cord-Free
model and Illustration 3 for the
Corded model.
7. The kettle will switch off automatiIllustration 2
cally when the water has boiled.
(Remember, the surface of the
kettle gets hot; take care–only
grip the kettle by the handle.)
IMPORTANT: Ensure that the
cordless kettle has switched off
automatically or is switched off
manually before removing it from
the base.
8. Unplug kettle before pouring.
Illustration 3
9. If you want to refill the kettle
immediately, first check the
water level indicator and then,
if required, run cold water in
through the spout.
10. After use, unplug the kettle and
empty.
NOTE: Never leave a hot kettle
unattended when there are children about.
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11. Once the kettle has boiled, the boil switch releases.
Do not hold the switch on while the kettle is boiling.
12. At the end of a boil cycle a drop of water may emerge
from vent at the base of the kettle control housing.
This is normal.
Tips for Using Your Cord-Free Kettle
The cord-free kettle has the power
supply connected to the Power Base
only. This eliminates the need to plug
and unplug the cord from the electrical outlet. However, it is always a
good safety practice to unplug the
Power Base when not in use.
For general operation, see “Using
Your Automatic Kettle.”
• After filling the kettle with water, place on the Power Base
so that it is correctly engaged.
• After use, the kettle may be left on the base, but unplug
the cord from the wall power socket.
• Do not attempt to connect any other appliance to the base
unit, or tamper with the connector in any way. Special
interlocked shutters are designed to prevent access to the
live pins until the kettle is attached to the base unit.
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If Your Kettle Boils Dry
The kettle element is protected by an automatic safety device.
If the kettle is accidentally switched on without water, or is
allowed to boil dry, the kettle will automatically repeat a cycle
of switching off, cooling down, and switching back on.
If this happens, you should:
1. Unplug the kettle.
2. Wait about 10 minutes for the element to cool down and
then use as normal and check that the kettle functions
correctly.
The kettle has a further protection incorporated in the control
which will operate in the unlikely event of the boil dry thermostat failing. Should this operate, the kettle is only serviceable
by an authorized service agent.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THE KETTLE YOURSELF.
Using the 1 L Automatic Kettle
Before First Use: Fill the kettle to maximum capacity and
bring to a boil, allowing water to boil for 5 minutes. Discard
water and repeat the process. Rinse out the kettle 2 or 3
times.
IMPORTANT: For increased efficiency and longer life the kettle
must be kept clean of mineral deposits. We recommend that
you empty the kettle after each use to prevent mineral deposits.
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Using the 1 L Automatic Kettle (cont.)
Cleaning and Descaling Your Kettle
Filling Your Kettle
1. Unplug kettle and empty any remaining water then rinse.
2. To remove lime deposits, which build up periodically from
all water, use a commercial scale remover following the
directions carefully. Remove all traces of commercial scale
remover prior to use.
3. To delay lime deposit build-up, always empty the kettle
after each use and start with fresh water.
4. Wipe the exterior of the kettle with a damp cloth. Do not
use abrasive scouring pads or powders as they may
scratch the surface of the kettle.
NEVER IMMERSE THE KETTLE IN WATER OR OTHER
LIQUIDS.
1. With the kettle unplugged, hold by the handle and fill with
water through the spout. Never overfill as this can cause
spitting or spillage. Use the indicator line marked on the
pour spout to determine maximum fill level.
2. Never operate the kettle with less than one cup (250 ml)
of water.
NOTE: This kettle has a built-in safety feature for
protection should the units be plugged in without an
adequate amount of water or if the kettles boil dry.
Using Your Kettle
1. After filling kettle, plug into electrical
outlet. Water will immediately begin
Whistle
to heat.
Control
NOTE: To activate the kettle’s
Water
whistle, move the whistle cover
Level
towards the spout prior to plugging
Indicator
into electrical outlet. Do not move
whistle control.
If you don’t want the kettle to
whistle when the water comes to a boil, move the whistle
control towards the handle prior to plugging into electrical
outlet.
2. After water comes to a boil, unplug the kettle and pour
as needed.
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Troubleshooting
• Have you switched the red “boil” trigger to the ON (down)
position? (See Illustrations 2 and 3.)
• Has the kettle been accidentally switched on without water,
or allowed to boil dry? Wait 10 minutes and try again.
• Is the kettle cord firmly plugged in the electrical outlet?
For the cord-free kettle, is it firmly seated in the base?
• Is the plug itself faulty? It is dangerous to use a broken
or damaged plug.
• If the kettle heats but does not boil, it may need descaling.
See “Cleaning and Descaling Your Kettle.”
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Customer Service
If you have a question about your appliance, call our toll-free
customer service number. Before calling, please note the
model, type, and series numbers and fill in that information
below. These numbers can be found on the bottom of your
appliance. This information will help us answer your question
much more quickly.
MODEL:___________ TYPE:__________ SERIES: ___________
LIMITED WARRANTY
This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a
period of one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of original purchase, except
as noted below. During this period, we will repair or replace this product, at our option,
at no cost. THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY,
WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WRITTEN OR ORAL INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY LIABILITY
IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID,
AND ALL CLAIMS FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. There is no warranty with respect to the following, which
may be supplied with this product: glass parts, glass containers, cutter/strainer, blades
and/or agitators. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser and
does not cover a defect resulting from abuse, misuse, neglect, use for commercial
purposes, or any use not in conformity with the printed directions. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from
state to state, or province to province. 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.
If you have a claim under this warranty, DO NOT RETURN THE APPLIANCE TO THE
STORE! Please call our CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER. (For faster service please
have model, series, and type numbers ready for operator to assist you.)
CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBERS
In the U.S. 1-800-851-8900
In the Canada 1-800-267-2826
Web site address: www.proctorsilex.com
KEEP THESE NUMBERS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE!
HAMILTON BEACH PROCTOR-SILEX, INC.
263 Yadkin Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
840101800
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PROCTOR-SILEX CANADA, INC.
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0
Web site address: www.proctorsilex.com
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