PerfecTemp™ Cordless Electric Programmable Kettle
Model # CPK-17C
For tea to reach its full flavour, it should be steeped at just the right temperature. The Cuisinart® PerfecTemp™ Electric 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!
- 1.7-liter capacity
- 6 preset temperatures
- One-touch controls with blue LED indicators
- 30-minute Keep Warm option
- Memory feature allows kettle to be lifted off base for 2 minutes without shutting off or losing its place in the brewing process
- 1500 watts for fast heat-up
- Blue backlit water window
- 360° swivel cordless connector
- Stay-cool nonslip handle
- Concealed heating element to prevent mineral buildup
- Removable/cleanable scale filter
- Auto shutoff and boil dry protection
- Dimension 8.80" X 6.10" X 9.75"
- Limited 3-year warranty
PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Programmable Kettle is rated
Rated 1 out of
I bought this kettle 2 months short of 3 years ago. The good news was that it had a three year warranty but the bad news was that I have to pay to ship it for repairs and also pay $10 for it to come back to me. I believe I paid just under $100 for this kettle and I should expect it to last for more than three years. Almost any cheap kettle would last much longer. I have decided it is not worth spending another $30 on what appears to be a poor product. I will never recommend a Cusinart product to anyone.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 1 out of
Extremely disappointed. Disintegrated one month in
I bought this kettle because of all the great reviews. I did my research, and decided to spend the money on this one. It does have benefits, it boils relatively quick, but it has many cons. I will list the minor ones first, and then the deal breakers.
The beep at the end of the cycle is very quiet and hard to hear.
The top doesn't open all the way when you push the open button.
Right from the first day I suspected the temperature sensor was off. Instead of shutting off once it reached a boil on the boil setting, it would continue at a very heavy deep boil for over one minute before turning off, thus allowing a cup or two of water to evaporate.
The other temperatures are way off. When using a thermometer to measure the water temperature, they are all incorrect.
The base and the kettle after 1 month don't sit right. I have to lift the kettle on and off of the base, twist it around, tilt it just so to get the kettle to realize it is sitting on the base.
My 20 dollar cheap kettle has lasted me longer, has greater temperature accuracy, I don't burn myself trying to open the lid each time, and doesn't waste water.
I will not be buying another Cuisinart kettle, and will seriously have to reconsider all products when I completely revamp my kitchen and buy all new things early next year.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 4 out of
Love the temperature settings, but this is heavy
I love the temperature settings for the various types of tea that I drink. Having the right temperature makes a noticeable difference in the flavor of the brew. The top opens wider than some other brands, making it easier to fill. Do not like the fact it remembers the setting and resumes where it left off when you set it back on the base. Some may like it, but I am used to my old kettle turning off once lifted from the base. It takes a bit of getting used to that this is still on and will resume heating, although the lights on the handle do provide a reminder, if you look. Generally I like it a lot but it is substantially heavier than other brands. With 1.2 liters of water in it it is heavier than some other brands with 1.7 L. That may be important to someone with low arm strength.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of
I'm so happy with this kettle! This is amazing special for green tea and fruti tea too.
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 1 out of
I bought this product just over a year ago. Within one month the plastic lid popped off and could not be re-attached. I took it back to the store where I bought and luckily they gave me a new one. The replacement kettle no longer works after 11 months of use. I generally like Cuisinart products and associate the name with a quality product. This kettle was expensive and not worth the price. Will not purchase another Cuisinart kettle.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 2 out of
We purchased our Cuisinart Kettle on Oct 2012. It worked great for the first 2 years then one day it started to act up. It will not bring the water to a boil and sometimes will not even start to heat the water. This kettle was quite expensive to work only 2 years. Also the black writing on the temp setting buttons also wears off within a year. The one great thing is the 3 year warranty. Good thing I kept the original receipt.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 1 out of
Mrs Le Pew
broke down after 25 months!!!
We paid $200 for this kettle. It would always turn off completely before reaching the set temperature and we would have to turn it on again. THEN It started giving up issues days after the extended warranty. I received a scald as the lid popped open while I was reaching to turn it off. Now it's stuck in the cupboard useless while we use a $15 kettle my son lent to us. He bought it five years ago!!!!!! Terrible contraption
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 1 out of
Wonderful! Until it stopped working
I loved this kettle and used it all the time, for three months, until one day it just stopped working. I turned it on and nothing happened. It never worked again. I expect more than three months' use out of a kettle I spent $100 on. Fortunately I still had my old kettle, not as fancy, several years old but still going strong!
Date published: 2015-01-20
I've had this kettle for approximately 12 months now, however just recently the lights started flashing and the kettle won't do anything, I've tried unplugging the base from the power source however when plugged back in it keeps flashing lights
We're sorry to hear that you've been having some challenges with our PerfecTemp kettle. We would like to suggest that you please contact our Cuisinart Consumer Service (1-800-472-7606) for Warranty procedure & service assistance. They'll be happy to take a look into this for you!
We hope that helps!
Date published: 2014-07-18