Are you looking to replace your old electric kettle? Then why not take a look at the advantages of the cuisinart cpk-17 Electric Kettle, it may be the ideal kettle if you would like to enjoy the flavours of a variety of teas!
The kettle is a standard cordless upright model with a 1.7L capacity. It is made in stainless steel (which means just a quick wipe over to keep clean) It has a large non-slip heat resistant handle which also houses the temperature control buttons.
The kettle can be removed from the base and can also be swivelled 360 degrees to any convenient position. It has a 1500 watt heating element for fast boiling.
The 6 temperature buttons have a blue LED light to indicate which is selected
- 160 F Use this button for delicate flavour teas
- 175 F Use this button for Green tea
- 185 F Use this button for White tea
- 190 F Use this button for Oolong tea
- 200 F Use this button for French Press Coffee
- Boil Use this button for Black tea, Noodles, Cocoa, etc.
The reason for different temperatures, is to bring out the more delicate flavors that some of the teas have, (boiling water is too harsh and will make the tea taste bitter) If you have already tried Green Tea and not liked the taste, you now know the reason.
Other buttons on the handle are:
- Start-I’m sure you can work out!
- Keep Warm-this will maintain the kettle at the selected temperature for up to 30 minutes.
- Open-this will open the lid for filling
The kettle can also be taken off it’s base for up to 2 minutes without losing the selected setting or turning itself off
The Cuisinart CPK17 Electric Kettle does not suffer from mineral buildup on the element as the element is a concealed type. (This is usually the reason why most kettles have to be replaced)
It has a non spill spout with a built in filter (which can be replaced)
Should the worst happen, it has a boil dry protection with auto shutdown.
If you like the flavour of the various types of delicate teas, then the Cuisinart CPK-17 Electric Kettle could be just what you are looking for. For those of you who are just looking to replace your old kettle, then this is still a good buy. With it’s stylish looks, Stainless Steel body and it’s Blue LED light indicators it will grace any kitchen.