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Cuisinart Multi-Temp Jug Kettle CPK17U User Manual

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ABOUT Cuisinart

Conair Corporation is the owner of the American cookware and appliance brand Cuisinart. Carl Sontheimer established Cuisinart in 1971. The company initially made food processors, which were unveiled in 1973 at a Chicago food expo. “Food processor” has come to be synonymous with the term “Cuisinart.”

Important Safeguards

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  1. The appliance is not intended to be operated using an external timer or a separate remote-control system.
  2. This appliance is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  3. Children should always be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this product.
  4. Not for use by children. Keep out of reach of children during and after use.
  5. The outer surface may get hot when the appliance is in use.
  6. Always inspect the appliance before use for noticeable signs of damage. Do not use if damaged, or if the appliance has been dropped. Do not use this appliance if the lead is damaged. In the event of damage, or if the appliance develops a fault, contact the Cuisinart Customer Care Line (refer to the “UK After Sales Service section“ for further information).

Congratulations on the purchase of your new Cuisinart Multi-Temp Jug Kettle. For over 30 years Cuisinart has aimed to produce the very finest kitchen equipment. All Cuisinart products are engineered for exceptionally long life, and designed to be easy to use as well as to give excellent performance day after day. To learn more about our products visit our website www.cuisinart.co.uk

Product DescriptionCuisinart Multi-Temp Jug Kettle CPK17U User Manuals-1

Read all the instructions before using the appliance and keep it in a safe place for future reference

Safety Cautions

Always follow these safety precautions when using this appliance to avoid personal injury or damage to the appliance. This appliance should be used only as described within this instruction book.

  • Ensure all packaging materials and any promotional labels or stickers are removed from the kettle before first use.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  • Children should always be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this product.n Not for use by children. Keep out of reach of children during and after use.
  • Whilst in use the surfaces will become extremely hot. Do not touch hot surfaces. Always use handles. n Do not use any accessories or attachments with this appliance other than those recommended by Cuisinart. n Always inspect the appliance before use for noticeable signs of damage. Do not use if damaged, or if the appliance has been dropped. In the event of damage, or if the appliance develops a fault, contact the Cuisinart Customer Care Line (see ‘UK After Sales Service’ section for further information).
  • Unplug from the mains when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before cleaning the appliance.
  • Do not use this appliance if the lead is damaged. In the event of lead, damage discontinue use immediately. If the lead is damaged it must be replaced with a special lead available from the manufacturer or its service agent. (See the ‘UK After Sales Service’ section for further information).
  • For indoor use only. n For domestic use only.
  • Do not leave the lead hanging over the edge of a kitchen table or worktop. Avoid contact between the lead and hot surfaces.
  • Always ensure that your hands are dry before removing the plug from the main outlet. Never pull the plug out of the mains outlet by its lead. n Do not immerse the unit or base in water or any other liquids. n Do not place on or near other heated surfaces (e.g. gas burners, electric hobs, ovens, etc).
  • To protect against fire, electric shock, or personal injury, do not immerse the cord, plug, or unit in water or other liquids.
  • This appliance should be used only for the preparation of drinks/food as described within the instructions for use that accompany it. Please retain these instructions for future reference.
  • To avoid injury or possible fire, do not cover the appliance when in use. n Do not connect this appliance to an external timer or remote control system. n Do not exceed the maximum fill level as marked on the water level indicator. If the kettle is overfilled, boiling water may be ejected. n  The kettle must only be used with the stand provided. n  Do not turn the kettle power on when there is no water in the jug.
  • Empty the water after each use.n Always close the lid before plugging in and turning on the kettle.
  • Avoid steam from the nozzle and the lid.n Do not open the lid whilst the water is boiling as scalding may occur. n Ensure that the kettle is switched off before removing the kettle jug from the base. n  Do not place on heat-sensitive surfaces.
  • Switch off and unplug the appliance after use.
  • This appliance complies with the basic requirements of Directives 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and 2006/95/EC (Safety of domestic electrical appliances).

WARNING: Polythene bags over the product or packaging may be dangerous. To avoid the danger of suffocation, keep away from babies and children. These bags are not toys.

The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead, it should be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.

By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the product. For more detailed information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local council office or your household waste disposal service.

UK Wiring Instructions

The wires in the mains lead are colored by the following code:

  • <  BLUE = NEUTRAL
  • <  BROWN = LIVE
  • <  YELLOW & GREEN = EARTH

As the colors of the wire in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the color marking identifying the terminals on your plug, proceed as follows:

  • <  The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N
  • <  The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L
  • <  The wire which is colored YELLOW & GREEN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or the symbol.

This appliance is supplied fitted with a BS1363 mains plug and a BS1362 13A fuse. If this plug is removed from the appliance please ensure it is disposed of safely as a disconnected plug is dangerous if reconnected to the mains. If any other type of plug is used, a 13A fuse must be fitted.

Instructions for Use

Before using it for the first time we recommend operating the kettle 2 or 3 times. This will remove any dust or residue remaining from its manufacture. Fill to the MAX mark fill level (1.7L), bring to the boil and when boiling has finished and the kettle has switched off, discard the water and rinse out the inside.

Control PanelCuisinart Multi-Temp Jug Kettle CPK17U User Manuals-2

  1. On/Off button Used to turn the kettle on and off.
  2. button Used to increase the temperature in increments of 5 degrees from 85ºC through to 100ºC.
  3. 85ºC button Temperature setting for coffee and variety of teas (refer to quick reference guide on page 10).
  4. 100ºC button Temperature setting for boiling water for a variety of teas (refer to quick reference guide on page 10).
  5. Digital display window (LCD) Displays temperature setting.

Setting the Temperature

Achieving the correct water brewing temperature is essential for the optimum flavor extraction of tea and coffee. The quick reference guide below shows the ideal brewing temperatures for different types of teas and coffees. The brewing temperature for green tea and black tea vary considerably; as green tea won’t maintain its flavour or therapeutic properties if the water is too hot and black tea will never reach its peak if the water is not hot enough.

Water temperature Drinks
85ºC White teas e.g. White Peach, Ginger, and Lemon, Green teas e.g Sencha, Gunpowder, and Jasmine, and black instant coffee
90ºC Oolong
95ºC French press/cafetiere coffee
100ºC Black teas e.g. Earl Grey, Ceylon, and Darjeeling, and herbal teas e.g. Chamomile, Peppermint, and Dandelion

If drinks require a lower temperature than the above, the kettle should be supervised and switched off once it reaches the correct temperature. The LCD reads out in 5-degree increments.

Operation

  • Open the lid by pressing the lid release button located on the top of the handle.n Fill the kettle with the required amount of cold water. The water gauge is at the rear of the kettle and is marked with min (0.5L) and max (1.7L) and 2-cup and 4-cup markers.

N.B. Take care not to exceed the max mark as this may cause spitting or leaking from the spout when boiling. n  Push the lid closed; you will feel and hear a slight click. n  Align the kettle over the powerbase and gently lower it into position, sitting firmly on the base. n  Plug the kettle into the mains; the LCD and water indicator window on the back of the kettle will illuminate and the LCD will show the ambient temperature (the water temperature will be displayed to the nearest 5 degrees, e.g. 20ºC).

N.B. On initial use, the LCD window will show the ambient water temperature.

  • Press the 85ºC button for coffee or green and white tea or the 100ºC button for black or herbal teas (the selected temperature button will illuminate and the temperature selected will be shown in the LCD window, flashing continuously until the kettle is started). Press the On/Off switch to start boiling; a beep will sound for 1 second to indicate that heating has started.
  • If you want to manually set the temperature, press the ‘+’ button located on the handle.

This will increase the temperature in 5-degree increments from 85ºC through to 100ºC. The temperature can only be increased from a starting temperature of 85ºC.

N B  If the on/off switch is pressed but the temperature has not been set, the kettle will default to 100ºC.

n  When the kettle has reached the selected temperature it will beep 5 times and switch off. The kettle can be switched off at any time by pressing the On/Off button located on the handle; when this happens, the LCD will display the actual water temperature. If the On/Off button is pressed again the LCD will display 100ºC and it will boil to this temperature.

  • B The temperature can be changed anytime during the boiling process by pressing one of the preset temperature options or setting the temperature manually. If the temperature selected during boiling is lower than the temperature of the water in the kettle, it will switch off immediately and beep 5 times; the LCD will display the ambient water temperature.  

N.B. When the unit is not in operation for 1 minute it will switch into ECO stand-by mode. The LCD window and internal illumination on the control pad and water level indicator will stay on.

  • Once the water has boiled and the kettle has switched off, carefully lift the kettle off the powerbase and pour the water into a suitable mug or cup.
  • If the kettle is removed from the powerbase before it automatically switches off and is then put back on the powerbase it will not continue to boil and will need to be reset.

N.B. A couple of water droplets or condensation may appear on the powerbase, this is quite normal and not a leak. N.B. Do not open the lid of the kettle when pouring or during the heating process as escaping steam may scald.

Hints & Tips

  • Always use fresh, cold water each time you boil.
  • As soon as the kettle boils, pour the water into your ceramic pot or cup directly onto the tea. The tea should be allowed to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. The longer it steeps the stronger it is. For iced tea, brew tea double-strength (steep twice as long) and pour over ice. Stir and serve as desired.

N.B. For your safety, always close the lid when the kettle is in use.

  • If the kettle is accidentally switched on without a sufficient water level, a boil dry mechanism will automatically switch the kettle off. n Empty the kettle after each use. Do not leave water standing in the kettle.

Cleaning & Maintenance

  • Always unplug the appliance from the main outlet before cleaning.
  • Allow to cool before cleaning the appliance.n Clean the exterior surface of the kettle with a clean damp cloth to preserve its original high-quality finish. Dry and polish with a soft cloth.
  • Clean the water filter with a soft, clean, damp cloth once a month or as necessary.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring agents of any kind on the interior or exterior of the kettle.

WARNING! Do not immerse the kettle or power base in water or other liquid. Ensure the electric kettle socket is kept dry.

Descaling

  • To get the best performance from your Cuisinart Multi-Temp Jug Kettle, we recommend descaling it from time to time. Frequency depends on the hardness of your tap water and how often you use your kettle.
  • We suggest the use of a kettle descaler to dissolve the scale. Simply follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on the packaging.
  • Alternatively, pour in enough white vinegar to cover the bottom of the kettle by about 2cm. Bring the vinegar to a boil; you may need to repeat this several times with cooled vinegar to remove the build-up completely. When the kettle is descaled, empty the kettle and rinse out several times with clean water. Take care not to inhale fumes.

UK Guarantee
This Cuisinart appliance is guaranteed for consumer use for 3 years. This guarantee covers defects under normal use from the date of purchase and ceases to be valid in the event of alteration or repairs by unauthorized persons. If the appliance does not perform satisfactorily due to defects in materials or manufacture, it will be repaired or replaced through Conair UK After Sales Service. No responsibility will be accepted for any damage caused in transit. The Conair Group Ltd reserves the right to amend terms and specifications without prior notice.

This guarantee in no way affects your statutory rights.

UK After Sales Service
For further advice on using the appliance, contact the Conair Customer Care Line on 0370 240 6902 (09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday) or email your inquiry to support@cuisinart.co.uk

FAQS About Cuisinart Multi-Temp Jug Kettle CPK17U 

Q: What is the capacity of the Cuisinart CPK17U kettle?

A: The Cuisinart CPK17U has a capacity of 1.7 liters, providing ample space for boiling water for various purposes.

Q: Can I adjust the temperature settings on this kettle?

A: Yes, the CPK17U features multiple temperature settings, allowing you to choose the desired temperature for different beverages, such as tea or coffee.

Q: Is the kettle cordless?

A: Yes, the CPK17U is cordless, offering convenience and ease of use. The cordless design makes it easy to pour without being restricted by a cord.

Q: How fast does the kettle boil water?

A: The CPK17U is designed for efficient and rapid boiling. The exact boiling time may vary, but it is generally known for its quick performance.

Q: Can I set specific temperatures for different types of tea?

A: Yes, the Multi-Temp feature allows you to select specific temperatures for various types of tea, ensuring optimal brewing conditions.

Q: Is the kettle easy to clean?

A: Yes, the CPK17U is designed for easy cleaning. It typically includes a removable and washable scale filter to keep the interior clean, and the exterior is easy to wipe down.

Q: Does it have a keep-warm feature?

A: Yes, the kettle is equipped with a keep-warm function, maintaining the selected temperature for a period to keep the water hot for your convenience.

Q: Is the handle cool to touch when the water is boiling?

A: The handle is designed to stay cool to the touch, providing a comfortable and safe grip even when the water inside is boiling.

Q: Can I see the water level while the kettle is boiling?

A: Yes, the CPK17U typically features a water level indicator, allowing you to monitor the water level easily, even during operation.

Q: Does it have a safety feature to prevent overheating?

A: Yes, the CPK17U is equipped with safety features, including boil-dry protection, which automatically turns off the kettle if it detects that there is no water inside, preventing overheating.

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