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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. The Memory feature allows your kettle to be lifted off base for 2 minutes without shutting off or losing its place in the brewing process. Cuisinart continues to make life civilized, easy and delicious!
Dimension 8.80" X 6.10" X 9.75"
Before using for the first time
Before using your Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Programmable Kettle for the first time, we recommend rinsing the kettle with water to remove any dust or residue remaining from the manufacturing process.
1. Open kettle by pressing the Lid Release (OPEN) Button.
2. Add fresh, cold water, watching level in water window. Do not fill past 1.7L mark – overfilling could cause boil-over.
3. Close the lid by pressing down until it locks shut.
4. Make sure the unit is plugged in, then place the kettle on the power base.
5. Press the preset temperature button for the type of tea you are brewing; both preset and Keep Warm buttons will light up.
NOTE: If Keep Warm function has been turned off, only the preset temperature button will light up.
6. Begin the heating process by pressing the Start button. The selected preset will flash until water reaches set temperature. To turn kettle off at any time, simply press the Start (Stop) button again.
7. Once your kettle has reached the selected temperature, the unit will beep. The Keep Warm, preset temperature and Start lights will stay on, and temperature will be maintained for 30 minutes.
8. Lift the kettle off the base to pour water. All lights will turn off while the kettle is off the base.
9. Return kettle to the base. Indicator lights will go back on and the Keep Warm cycle will pick up right where it left off.
The kettle features an internal “memory” that lets you leave the kettle off the base for up to 2 minutes without it going into standby mode.
When returned to the base, it will restart the heating and/or Keep Warm cycles right where they left off.
NOTE: If kettle goes into standby mode before it’s returned to base, simply reselect your preset temperature and press Start to restart.
Keep Warm Mode
Keep Warm is the kettle’s default function that automatically maintains selected temperature for 30 minutes. If you have selected the Boil preset, your unit will hold a temperature just below boiling during the Keep Warm cycle. To bring water back to a rolling boil, press the Start button twice.
Keep Warm can be turned off by pressing the Keep Warm button at any time before or during the heating cycle. To turn it back on, just press the button again. If Keep Warm is not selected, when the kettle reaches the preset temperature the unit will beep and the Start light will turn off. The preset temperature light will remain lit until water temperature has dropped below the preset.
Boil Dry Protection:
Your kettle is equipped with boil-dry protection. If it starts heating without enough water in the unit, the heater will automatically shut off to avoid damaging the heating element. The lights will flash and the unit will beep to alert you. Once the kettle has cooled down, lift it off the base, then replace it to reset and restart the heating cycle.
The quickest way to cool down the heater is to fill the kettle with cold water; however, you can also wait for it to cool down by itself.
If the unit is not in use for 5 minutes, it will revert to sleep mode. The heater and all lights will be off, but your last selections will remain in the unit’s memory. To turn the kettle back on, simply press any button, or lift it up and then return it to the base.
Features and Benefits
1. Dripless Pour Spout with Splash Guard keeps counters dry.
2. Removable Scale Filter for clean water.
3. Easy-Open Lid for quick and easy filling.
4. Lid Release Button.
5. Preset Temperature Controls with Indicators.
Delicate Tea (160°F [71°C])
Green Tea (175°F [80°C])
Oolong Tea (185°F [85°C])
White Tea (190°F [88°C])
French Press (200°F [95°C])
Black Tea (Boil - 212°F [100°C])
6. Start (Stop) with Indicator to start/stop the heating process.
7. Keep Warm with Indicator maintains the selected temperature for 30 minutes.
8. Water Window for a clear view of water level.
9. Stay-Cool Handle designed for comfort.
10. Power Base with 360° Swivel for cordless convenience.
11. BPA Free (not shown) all parts that come in contact with food/water are BPA-free.
A brief history of Tea
The origins of tea can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to a legendary emperor of China. A prolific herbalist, it is believed that leaves from some twigs he was burning floated into a boiling kettle of water. The results were delicious, and tea was invented. The hot beverage flourished throughout southern Asia; the Dutch East India Company introduced it to Europe in the late 17th century. From there it spread to the American colonies and the rest of the world!
Types of Tea
There are many types of teas, the most popular being black, oolong, green and white. All teas come from the same warm-weather evergreen plant: the Camellia sinensis, or tea plant. Tisane or “herbal” teas can be a mixture of just about anything: herbs, flowers, spices, seeds, etc. There are also varieties of tea that are real teas with spices or other flavourings blended in. Earl Grey, for instance, is black tea with bergamot peel or oil added.
The Benefits of Tea
Tea is more popular than ever. And every cup is brimming with benefits: natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Drinking tea has actually been found to be better for you than drinking water. It rehydrates your body and its healthy antioxidants may offer protection against a wide range of diseases. Tea can be an invigorating start to the morning, a soothing break from a busy day, or a comfortable way to unwind and relax each evening – it all adds up to a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
The Art of Steeping Tea
Great care is taken to create every tea’s unique character. Each tea should be brewed at the right temperature to properly savour and appreciate all the natural and aromatic flavours and benefits. More delicate teas risk burning at general steeping temperatures; this variety should be steeped at a lower temperature to optimize flavours. Below is a chart with our suggested steeping temperatures and times.
Tea Steeping Art
Type, Temperature and Time
For Delicate Tea the temperature should be 160°F (71°C) for 1-2 minutes.
For Green Tea the temperature should be 175°F (80°C) for 2-3 minutes.
For White Tea the temperature should be 185°F (85°C) for 2-3 minutes.
For Oolong Tea the temperature should be 190°F (88°C) for 3-4 minutes.
For French Press the temperature should be 200°F (95°C) for 4-5 minutes.
For Black and Herbal Teas the temperature should be 212°F (full boil [100°C]) for 3-5 minutes.
Cleaning and Care
Unplug your kettle and allow it to cool before cleaning.
Wipe the kettle and base of unit with a soft, damp cloth. Be sure that the electric kettle socket is kept dry. Dry all parts after every use.
Never immerse kettle or power base in water.Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.
Removable Scale Filter:
This kettle has a scale filter inside for clean water. The filter can be removed by grasping it and pulling upward. Run under hot water and rub with a clean cloth or brush. Replace the filter; it will snap back into place.
Decalcification refers to removing mineral deposits, which may form in the interior of the kettle and may result in discoloration. To get the best performance from your Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Programmable Kettle, decalcify your unit from time to time. Frequency will depend on the hardness of your tap water and how often you use your kettle.
We suggest using a kettle descaler in order to dissolve these deposits or scale. Follow the directions on the descaler package.
If a commercial descaler is not available, fill the kettle with enough white vinegar to cover the bottom by about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm). Heat the vinegar to a boil. Repeat this with cooled vinegar until all deposits are removed. When the descaling process is complete, empty the kettle and rinse out several times with clean water.
Limited Three Year Warranty
We warrant that this Cuisinart product will be free of defects in materials or workmanship under normal home use for 3 years from the date of original purchase. This warranty covers manufacturer’s defects including mechanical and electrical defects. It does not cover damage from consumer abuse, unauthorized repairs or modifications, theft, misuse, or damage due to transportation or environmental conditions. Products with removed or altered identification numbers will not be covered.
Your Cuisinart product has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been designed for use only in 120 volt outlets and only with authorized accessories and replacement parts. This warranty expressly excludes any defects or damages caused by attempted use of this unit with a converter, as well as use with accessories, replacement parts or repair service other than those authorized by Cuisinart.
If the appliance should become defective within the warranty period, do not return the appliance to the store.
Please contact our Customer Service Centre: Toll-free phone number
I was dubious about the water temperature so checked it with a thermometer. I found the temperature for the 175 preset to be 165. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Michael Holmes
dont buy it!
water smells and tastes so bad cz it has a rubber ring inside.
Looks like it should be good but stopped working after 3 months. Now it just turns off and on and almost seems like it is stuck on the keep warm setting. Going back for a refund.Published 25 days ago by LTMF
We bought it for the office and staff seem to love it! Let's just hope it lasts.Published 1 month ago by Australian High Commission - Ottawa
This kettle is annoying. It keeps water at a boil after it has already boiled so i often find myself enjoying a cup of tea in my backroom when i hear the kettle in the kitchen re... Read morePublished 1 month ago by alison bailey
Wonderful to have a selection of temperatures for herbal and green teas.Published 1 month ago by Barbara J Felte