Due to reading and hearing about the carcinogenic effects of melting plastic, I searched for an electric kettle where the boiling water would not come into contact with any plastics. It was very difficult to find! Many electric kettles are made mostly of plastic, in fact. I did many searches online, then returned one that I didn't like. Then I found the Hamilton Beach 40898. If one opens the top before pouring the boiling water out, it seems that water would never come into contact with plastic. The top is attached to a filter that looks full of plastic. The rest of the body, however, is stainless steel. If you are one of those, like me, who is afraid of leaving a kettle on the stove, and who is looking for an electric kettle, this one is wonderful. But you should read other reviews to determine what works for you. My requirements were met - no plastics. I have only had it for about 1 week and have not noticed any of the other issues listed by other buyers.
Recommend this product?