Cuisinart CPK-17AMZ Perfect Temp, 1.7L – Stainless Steel Cordless Review

Updated 5/4

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Overview

The Cuisinart CPK-17AMZ Perfect Temp electric kettle is a 1500 W fast boiling, powerful, durable and professional kitchen device that heats up water within a couple of minutes. Its high-end material, smart design and variable temperature features make it an ideal choice for making instant drinks like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

This classic electric kettle with over 4,000 reviews has the winning combination of accuracy, speed, reliability and ease of use that makes it a good product amongst other kettles in the market.

Design

It’s made of a smooth brushed stainless steel and a blue backlit water level indicator to easily determine water levels. It features programmable buttons on the stay cool handle, a 360 rotating base, and a wide removable lid for easy filling. Quite frankly, it looks great on any kitchen top.

Capacity

The electric cordless kettle has an ample capacity of 1.7 liters that is sufficient for filling several cups of tea or coffee for the whole family.

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Features (there’s alot)

Temperature Settings

The Cuisinart kettle features six-different temperature presets that users can select according to their requirements. The 6 temperature presets provide you with the perfect temperature for different types of tea, which demanding tea drinkers know is important for bringing out the right flavor in different tea leaves.

They include: 160⁰F, 175⁰F, 185F, 190⁰F, 200⁰F and 212⁰F. These presets provide a lot of flexibility and can be used to make herbal tea, white tea, yellow tea, oolong tea, green tea, black coffee, noodles, oatmeal etc…

Stay Warm

It also has a versatile “Stay warm” feature. With this feature, the cordless electric kettle can retain the temperature of boiled water for up to 30 minutes. Obviously not nearly as long as an electric water boiler, but good enough for short bursts.

Memory Feature

Basically, you can leave the kettle off its base for a couple of minutes, and when you return it to its base, the Cuisinart will resume reheating the water back to the preset temperature.

Safety Features

Auto Shut Off

Were you in a hurry in the morning? Did you forget to turn the kettle off maybe? Stuck in traffic and don’t want to be worried about whether your place is burning to the ground. No worries, there’s an Auto Shut off feature.

Sleep Mode

The Cuisinart electric kettle also features a unique Sleep Mode, which the kettle will enter when not used for 5 minutes Moreover, Sleep Mode also helps save electricity, resulting in lower utility bills.

Boil Dry Protection

Let’s say you didn’t put enough water in the kettle at the outset. the Cuisinart will automatically shut off. The unit will start flashing and beeping at you alerting you to the issue. Simply refill it with cold water to cool it down and restart the process of heating the water back up.

Feature List of the Cuisinart CPK-17AMZ Perfect Temp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless:

  • -Ample capacity of 1.7 liters
  • -Keep warm indicator (for 30 minutes)
  • -Blue backlit water indicator
  • -Cordless Kettle
  • -Sleep Mode
  • -6 Variable presets
  • -Stay Cool handle
  • -Start/Stop Indicator
  • -Auto Shut down feature
  • -Stainless-steel body
  • -360⁰ Swivel rotatable feature
  • -Removable Lid
  • -Concealed heating element to prevent the build-up of scale
  • -Boil-dry Protection
  • -Power Required: 1500 Watts
  • -Dimensions: 8.2” x 9.8” x 12”

My Own Review of the Cuisinart PerfecTemp, The Kettle I never knew I needed…

For me preparing a cup of tea seemed difficult to mess up the task—boil the water, add a teabag, and just sip, a no brainer task, right? Turns out tea, is a no brainer of a beverage, just ask a tea Connoisseur. They will tell you that one of the most important details starts with the water temperature.

Boiling is responsible for oxygenating the water, which brings out the best flavors of the tea, says Donna Lo, co-founder of Far Tea Leaves, a popular tea café in California. Easy right? Just boil the water so you can get the flavor! Wrong! A full boil will cause your tea to have a dull or flat taste.

Depending on the type of tea you’re drinking, the best cup will depend on the temperature you heat it at. White and green teas should be around 170 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Herbal and black teas should be brewed between 208 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit. And Oolong tea should be around 180 and 190-degrees Fahrenheit. Now all this can be achieved by paying close attention to the size of the bubbles, or by sticking in a thermometer, which is exactly what I’ve been doing, that is until I heard of the Cuisinart Electric Kettle. 

Created for the discerning tea drinker, the 1.7- liter Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle comes with six preset temperature settings. It has coffee and tea-specific settings ranging from 160°F to a full boil at 212°F. Knowing that having the right temperature is critical, it’s amazing to hear that the Cuisinart Perfect Temp Cordless Kettle’s six temperature presets include:

  • 160°F – Delicate 
  • 175°F – Green 
  • 185°F – White  4reeas
  • 190°F – Oolong 
  • 200°F – French Press 
  • Boil – Black 

Other features of the Cuisinart PerfecTemp:

  • 1500-Watt power – An efficient high power 1500-watt heating element to ensure that the water is quickly heated to your desired temperature, then gives you an alert to let you know it is ready.  
  • Stainless Steel 
  • Keep warm mode – By default, the keep-warm option lets you maintain water temperatures for up to 30 minutes (turn it off by pressing the keep warm button
  • Memory feature – you can remove it from the base for up to two minutes. Upon placing the memory feature will activate and start to reheat or keep warm cycles, right where it left off. 
  • Boil drive protection- If there is not enough water in the Kettle, it will shut off
  • Removable scale filter – traps sediments
  • The ergonomic design also allows the bottom of the base to remain cool when removed from the heating base, allowing you to set it on any surface.
  • 360-degree swivel base – allowing you to place the kettle back in from any angle 
  • 1.7 liter capacity with a backlit water level indicator
  • Quick-release lid button
  • Dripless spout design  

The cordless design and removable filter make the Cuisinart PerfecTemp kettle a great choice for any kitchen.

Genuinely this is a perfect gift for yourself or the tea or French press coffee maker for your life. It is for simple tea drinkers who just want the best tea at the press of a button, and for the tea experts who don’t feel like taking out their thermometer for the thousandth time.

A tip I’d like to give to everyone is that, to keep your kettle clean, just boil vinegar at one of the lower temperatures every 6 months. 

If you are in the market for a new Kettle and have already been researching different options the past few days, this electric kettle is a favorite amongst many.

Many other reviewers say how it cuts their boiling time in half when comparing it to their stove Kettle, which is a huge plus. The only noticeable con is that this is not a gooseneck which some tea drinkers may prefer. 

One reviewer said “I’ve had the Cuisinart model for 3 years. I’ve used it about 5-6 times daily, sometimes more if I’m off and have never had any mechanical issues.

It looks the same as the day I took it out of the box. The temperatures are accurate.” – meakbot, Reddit. 

Once I was a simple tea drinker, now I make the most out of my tea and drink it how it’s meant to drink, at the right temperature. 

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