Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1-2/3-Liter Stainless-Steel Cordless Electric Kettle

  • 1500-watt stainless-steel cordless electric kettle with 1-2/3-liter capacity and concealed heating element
  • 6 preset heat settings for steeping tea at just the right temperature; blue LED indicator lights
  • 30-minute keep warm; 2-minute memory function; 360-degree swivel power base for cordless convenience
  • Blue backlit water window; removable/washable scale filter; boil-dry protection with auto safety shutoff
  • Measures approximately 8-1/5 by 9-4/5 by 12 inches; 3-year limited warranty
Product Description
For tea to reach its full flavor, it should be steeped at just the right temperature. The Cuisinart PerfecTemp Electrics Kettle has 6 preset temperatures for different varieties of tea. 1500-watts provide fast heat-up, and a Keep Warm option will maintain the set temperature for 30 minutes. The kettle can even be removed from the power base for up to 2 minutes without shutting off. Cuisinart continues to make life civilized, easy and delicious!… More >>

Price: $98.99



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5 Responses to “Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1-2/3-Liter Stainless-Steel Cordless Electric Kettle”

  1. klas says:

    We’ve owned Krups FLF2-J1 electric kettle for about 4 years and while it was doing the job I secretely hated it for various reasons until I ran into CPK-17. While there were no reviews when I first saw it I decided to pull the plug anyway and I wasn’t dissapointed.

    Pros:

    Selectable temperatures = No more burning toungs!

    No smell that I detect

    Stylish looking

    Fits a cup more then Krups

    Nice blue led when in operation

    Surprsingly quieter then Krups

    Beeps when ready

    Keeps it warm for 30 minuites

    Faster tea preparation when selecting lower temps

    Cap opens with a push of a button (Krups had a twist off)

    Neutral:

    Price for some

    Some plastic there, but not too much

    Cons:

    They didn’t make one 4 years ago

    Stains on Stainless Steel already

    Time will tell, but so far I haven’t found a better option amongst all electric kettles.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. D. Mitchell says:

    I did pretty extensive research before buying an electric kettle. The CPK-17 appealed to me on a few different levels. I liked the design, the materials used and the functionality. Although it’s nice to have the option of different temperature settings, it’s really only useful if you drink a lot of tea, which I don’t. I generally use the “French Press” and “Keep Warm” settings, and there’s also a Boil option (which is the next setting up from French Press). On the design side, it’s a great looking appliance made from mostly stainless steel. Of course a big concern of mine is the use of BPA-leaching plastic in many kettles on the market, but there appears to be none on the interior of the CPK-17. The water level, as far as I can see, is covered with another sheet of steel. The only non-steel component I see on the kettle’s interior is a silicone nub near the bottom, which nearly all kettles have and which are also heat-resistant. Another thing I like about the CPK-17’s design is the 360-degree swivel capability of the kettle while resting on its heating element. And of course, the illuminated water level (on when the kettle is in use) is very attractive – a nice soft blue color. The pouring spout is perfectly-shaped which makes for a fool-proof pour every time. In terms of functionality, the CPK works exactly as advertised. Heat-up time is quick and the controls are responsive.

    The major complaint I have with the CPK-17 is the fact that it’s already scaling at the bottom and I’ve only had the kettle for 2 weeks. To me, this is crazy – especially considering I use filtered water by Multi-pure (one of the most advanced filtration systems available), so the water is as clean as it gets before it even goes into the kettle. No chlorine, no calcium, no lime — so what’s with the scaling deposits already? It’s annoying, and I wonder if other owners have had similar issues. Anyway, I’m giving this product 4 stars. To recap…

    Pros:

    - great design, little if any interior plastic

    - smooth functioning, fast heat-up

    Cons:

    - Scales easily after only a few uses

    - Pricey
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. mr. says:

    Now that my two boys are tea drinkers, this kettle is always busy at work! Love the fact that it has the preset buttons for black tea (BOIL), French Press (200 F), Oolong (190 F), White Tea (185 F), Green Tea (175 F), Delicate (160 F). Perfect TEA all the time, as we prepare different kinds of tea on the table! Grab one while it’s on SALE! Thanks Cuisinart!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. C. Leonard says:

    I recently ordered this kettle and another one for comparison sake. This stainless steel kettle was about twice the price of the other one, which was plastic. I had had a plastic electric kettle for seven years and was very happy with it, so I thought I would try one again due to the very good price. (The Philips ordered in 2003 is no longer available). I would also try this one because of the high rating and many features.

    The plastic kettle had higher wattage and did boil the same amount of water about 30 seconds faster, but this kettle wasn’t far behind. It was really a tough choice because both kettles had good features the other one didn’t necessarily have. Unfortunately, they are both a bit heavy – especially when filled – and both their exteriors get hot, but I guess that is to be expected.

    Ultimately I chose the stainless. It is very quiet and emits no unpleasant smell or taste. It had lots of features I didn’t have to have, but I am enjoying very much: settings for different types of tea, pretty blue l.e.d. indicators, and a pleasant beeping sound that indicates the water is ready.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. J. Portz says:

    This kettle is everything you could want! I use it mostly for french press coffee, but my guests have used it for various kinds of tea, instant oatmeal, or hot chocolate with great success.

    I did a lot of research on these kettles, and I found that the one thing to avoid was kettles with plastic insides. Every single one with plastic innards had comments about plastic taste in the water. Stainless and glass interiors didn’t have this problem, but glass was more susceptable to scale buildup. So I went with stainless. There aren’t many of these kettles with stainless insides, and the ones there are are generally more expensive. I looked at the Breville and some others, but they were simply too much money. This one, while not cheap, offered a great feature set, accurate temperatures, stainless interior, good controls, unobstrusive base, and pretty nice aesthetics.

    The kettle is easy to fill, solidly built, and heats water very fast. It finishes its heat cycle with an authoritative BEEP that I can hear from the next room as I watch Sports Center. Another bonus is that even once it has reached temperature, it will keep the water at that temperature for up to 30 minutes, so if I’m busy doing something else, my kettle can wait until I get there, and my water isn’t too cold or too hot! The most important thing about a good cup of french press coffee, besides the beans, is the temperature of the water.

    The base is very minimal and you don’t even notice it when the kettle is sitting on it, it looks like one piece of the kettle. The controls are easy to reach while holding the kettle by the handle, and the little LED light on the water level indicator is bright and helps you see the water level in a dimly lit early morning kitchen. It also automatically shuts off after a bit if the kettle heat has been turned off. The kettle will turn off automatically after a certain amount of time, but it also is easy to turn off once you’ve poured out your needed water by pressing the “keep warm” button again.

    Cleaning is as easy as making a water/white vinegar mixture and letting the kettle boil for 10-15 minutes, then rinsing it out a few times. This removes lime scale deposits and calcification.

    For the build quality, looks, features, and performance, I can’t rate this kettle high enough! Look no further!

    Rating: 5 / 5

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