PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle from Cuisinart

PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle

For tea to reach its full flavor, 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!

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  • “I love this Kettle. Though, I do admit it is my first electric kettle, before it I was heating water and taking its temp on a stove top. I find this kettle very user friendly and so far...” Read full review
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    hesperjune 168 tasting notes
  • “I’ve been using this for about 8 months now and I do love it. I’ve tested the water temperature for the buttons and I find that they are not 100% accurate, and they are certainly not...” Read full review
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    SadhanaD 1 tasting notes
  • “This arrived in the mail today and I am using it to brew my tea this evening. It is certainly easy to use. With a press of a button, I can control the brewing temperature of my tea. It heats up...” Read full review
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    Ellenkh27 75 tasting notes
  • “Love this kettle!! I have been using it almost a year now several times a day. The only issue I have with it is that the lettering is wearing off on the handle that shows the temperature for each...” Read full review
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    JoyofSteeping 10 tasting notes

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168 tasting notes

I love this Kettle.
Though, I do admit it is my first electric kettle, before it I was heating water and taking its temp on a stove top.
I find this kettle very user friendly and so far temps are accurate.
I use it roughly 3-6 times daily and have had for about 4 months now.
The only con I have found is the actually cleaning of the kettle.
It can not be immersed,so weekly I boil water with white vinegar in it to remove the water deposit that gathers in there (I have harder water) then boil plain water again and dump it before making my tea.
Clean the outside with a damp cloth.
But, I do not think that really puts a damper on how wonderful this kettle is!
Love it!

Azzrian

This looks pretty nice! :)

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1 tasting notes

I’ve been using this for about 8 months now and I do love it. I’ve tested the water temperature for the buttons and I find that they are not 100% accurate, and they are certainly not accurate for the type of tea the buttons specify but I always boil water anyway and then cool it manually. It can be a bit loud, but I just turn the music up. Basically it does it’s job nicely and the preset buttons can be useful if you are aware of the exact temperature they reach.

Ben Youngbaer

i find it slightly unnerving that is says you drank this kettle…

pedrologorono2013

Thanks for the cautions. It is easy to forget a kettle needs keeping and maintenance.

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75 tasting notes

This arrived in the mail today and I am using it to brew my tea this evening. It is certainly easy to use. With a press of a button, I can control the brewing temperature of my tea. It heats up very fast and keeps the water heated (if desired) with a “keep warm” setting. So far, so good.

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10 tasting notes

Love this kettle!! I have been using it almost a year now several times a day. The only issue I have with it is that the lettering is wearing off on the handle that shows the temperature for each button.

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11 tasting notes

I love, love, love this kettle! I held out for the longest time, thinking my newfound love of tea was just a fad… but it wasn’t and I finally bit the bullet. It is especially nice if you sip white or green teas as you select the desired temperature. I have nothing bad to say about it.

As for cleaning it, try this tip: Put a tiny bit of liquid dishwasher detergent in the bottom, add a tiny bit of very hot water (1/2 cut) and use a bottle brush to scrub the instead. I also use this method on my metal thermoses and glass teapots. It removes all the tea stains every time (now if only I could use it on my teeth!).

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1979 tasting notes

I am still getting things set up for hubby’s tea station at work. I told him he would need a variable temp kettle if he doesn’t want to babysit the water and take temps.

Also, we were due to go to the beach, and last year I really disliked heating the water in the kettle on the glass stovetop. In fact, I hated cooking on it at all. It was very slow and not at all energy efficient, so I even planned the meals this time to use the microwave and oven mostly.

I decided to buy this kettle to take to the beach and then send it to work with hubby. (Naturally, when we got to the beach house we always rent they had replaced the stove. Yay! I don’t care, the kettle is still the easiest and quickest way to go.)

It is super easy to use. You can operate it right out of the box. It has a larger capacity than my Krups that I use at home. I bought this instead of the Krups because I thought a glass kettle might be a bad idea for the workplace, but the larger capacity is making me have second thoughts. I want this for home! The Krups is more attractive to me, but this one would be a time saver for our Wednesday tea parties and for our puerh and oolong sessions.

It has a nice gentle chime when it reaches your chosen temp, and has a thirty minute Keep Warm feature. It also has boil dry protection. It has a replaceable scale filter, too.

Bottom line, I really like it, it has great features, and higher capacity than many I have seen. I got mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond using the ubiquitous 20% off coupon.

Conchobar

My tea oasis at work includes this very kettle. Have had it for about a year and it works like a champ.

ashmanra

Good to know! I might trade with him because I love the capacity of this one!

Conchobar

Yep, the capacity is nice. Fill it in the morning and I am good to go for the day.

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182 tasting notes

I just got this kettle about a month ago to replace my plastic electric kettle that wasn’t working properly. I had gift certificates to use up from my wedding so I decided to go all out and get a super-fancy dancey kettle. This was my choice. It’s regular $120 and I would never normally spend that much on something that just heats up water, but it was free for me (Well, actually, I paid $30 cause I only had $90 in gift certificates) and I use a kettle more than any other appliance so I figured what the hay?

I don’t think I will ever be able to go back to a basic kettle. I love the fact that my green tea is made perfectly every time and there is no waiting game with letting the water cool down. I love that I’m not heating my water in plastic (this kettle is stainless steel), the keep warm option, the alert that goes off if it is on and there is no water in the kettle, and the little beep that goes off when the water is ready (others have said it’s too quiet; I don’t find that so- but then again I live in an apartment). Others have claimed that this kettle is loud, but I find it’s quieter than other electric kettles I’ve used. I think all electric kettles are going to be quite a bit louder than stovetop ones. I guess it depends on what you’re used to.

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77 tasting notes

I’ve had this kettle for over three years now, and it’s still working perfectly. My favorite feature here is that the kettle can boil water then cool it down to a specific temperature – which can be important for getting the best flavor in some teas.

Though I’ve been happy with this kettle, I’m hoping to upgrade to the Breville One Touch soon!

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16 tasting notes

Easy to use and while temperatures are not perfectly accurate its darn close.

Found mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond and the always available 20% off coupon was a nice discount.

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3 tasting notes

I just bought this kettle yesterday, so my review will not really touch on any long-term problems it might have.

When I went to purchase an electric tea kettle I was looking for one that would let me set the temperature for the different types of tea I would be drinking. There were only four options for me and this was the only one that provided that. It was about $50 more expensive than the other ones as well.

SET-UP: It provides you with 6 different temperatures for 6 different types of teas. Delicate, Green, White, Oolong, French Press, and Boil (for black). I adored this feature. There is also a small meter that lights up bright blue (I find this very cool) that tells you how much water you have in the pot. There is also a “Keep Warm” button that you can press, and it will keep your water at that temp for up to 30 minutes. Besides the open and start button, that’s it, which makes it super simple to use.

PROS: I’ve already used it five times since getting it yesterday and it has not let me down. It does what it is supposed to perfectly, and also looks really freaking sweet in my opinion. It’s also super fast I think.

CONS: However, it does get very hot on the outside, which was something I was hoping it wouldn’t do since I have a pesky cat who likes to jump on the counters and sniff everything. When I touched it after setting it to boil, I burnt my hand in almost a second, so I have to really keep on eye on it for awhile during my tea sessions. The beep the signals when the water is done is also very quiet and you can hardly hear it when boiling the water. Oh, and I also forgot to mention its very loud. Almost louder than my previous basic stove top kettle. I can also see how down the line, cleaning it may become very annoying. I haven’t had to do it yet, but it looks like it would be hard to fit your hand in there and simply scrub it out. It would be a tight squeeze.

Overall though, it does what I wanted it to do so I can’t complain. I enjoy it and it’s so much faster than what I had to do before with my basic tea kettle, waiting forever for it to get to the right temp. and having to keep a close eye on the thermometer!

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