Cuisinart PerfecTemp Custom Controls Electric Kettle

Last updated: August 28, 2023

Cuisinart PerfecTemp Custom Controls Electric Kettle

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We looked at the top Electric Kettles and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Kettle you should buy.

Overall Take

When it's time to get your water started, this electric kettle has controls available on the handle, making it easy to set your temperature and go. A wide neck makes it easy to clean once finished. Its 1.7-liter capacity gives you enough water for seven to eight cups. The model's 1500-watt heating element gets your water to the desired temperature as quickly as possible.

In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp Custom Controls Electric Kettle placed 10th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Equipped with 1500 watts of power for fast heating, this electric kettle brings up to 1-2/3 liters of water to a rolling boil in a matter of minutes. Better than that, it offers six different preset heat settings, which allows for steeping tea at just the right temperature depending on the variety. Using the simple one-touch controls on the kettle’s handle, select 160 degrees F for delicate teas, 175 degrees F for green tea, 185 degrees F for white tea, 190 degrees F for oolong tea, 200 degrees F for French press coffee, and “Boil” for black tea or to make instant cocoa, oatmeal, noodles, and more.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

his kettle has excellent ergonomics, and all the important functions are easy to reach. The lid has a wide opening, and the spout neither drips nor spits. Construction quality gets a thumbs up, too; many have owned their Cuisinart kettle for years, and few report any faults.
The wide handle is comfortable to hold, and the spout doesn’t cause water to dribble when pouring.
The kettle isn’t truly cordless in that it has a cord and uses electricity, but the cord is located in the base, which separates from the kettle body. When you serve, the kettle is cordless and easy to carry.
It has lots of special features which include an auto shut-off, a water level indicator, sleep mode, preset temperature settings and a stay warm feature.
It has automatic shut off and boil dry function to prevent any overheating or fire hazzard. Good looking stainless-steel kettle.
Powerful 1500W heating element heats water fast. Hold warm feature is both practical and convenient. This kettle is very easy to use.

What experts didn't like

we found it wasn’t as accurate at hitting lower temperatures, measuring 8 degrees over when we set it to 160 °F.
This is a really expensive kettle. If you only boil water occasionally for tea or coffee, it probably isn’t worth it
We felt that the kettle is bit expensive when compared to other similar electric kettles
Little bit expensive for which occasional users may not want to spend the money. Several users report the writing on the buttons wearing off over time.

Overview

Although Americans still drink more coffee than tea, hot tea holds its own, especially as more consumers learn the health benefits of certain types of warm beverages. An electric kettle is a great way to heat up water quickly, whether you’re using it to make tea or hot cocoa. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even use an electric kettle to make pour-over coffee, eliminating the need for a coffee maker.

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Electric kettles take stovetop water heating to the next level. Many now have advanced features like temperature control, automatic shutoff and keep-warm. You won’t pay much more for a decent electric kettle than you would for a nice stovetop tea kettle. Best of all, they’re safer than boiling in a pan while being faster and more efficient than the microwave at getting water to the necessary temperature.

But not all electric kettles are equal when it comes to safety. It’s important to pay close attention to whether a kettle has a tendency to leak when you’re pouring, which could lead to burns. Some kettles also come with auto shut-off features so if you accidentally leave it on the warmer, you won’t have to worry about your house burning down while you’re at work.

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One issue you’re probably familiar with is “boiling dry,” which is what happens when you set a pot on the stove to boil and forget about it until all the water is gone. Auto shut-off on some kettles is designed to protect against that issue, which is another way it keeps you safe.

Ease of use is perhaps the most important factor in choosing a kettle, though. You’ll want temperature controls that you can access easily, as well as a design that makes it comfortable to hold even if you have it full of hot water. Some electric kettles have attached lids, and if so, make sure the kettle you choose has a lid that stays open and closed at the appropriate times.

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