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Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17 Quick Start Manual

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Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17

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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.”


When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:

  2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handle.
  3. To protect against fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, DO NOT IMMERSE CORD, plUg OR baSE UNIT in water or other
  4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  5. U unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance has malfunctioned or has been damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the nearest Cuisinart Authorized Service Facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
  7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Cuisinart may result in fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
  8. Do not use outdoors.
  9. Do not let the power cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  11. always attach the plug to the appliance first, then plug the cord into a wall outlet. To disconnect, push the switch to Off, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  12. Do not use appliances for other than intended use.
  13. Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the heating cycle.



  • The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of fire or an electric shock to persons.
  • The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS:Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17 Quick Start Manual -1

  • A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
  • Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
  • If a long extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord must be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance. The extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord, and the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over. For your protection, this unit is equipped with a 3-conductor cord set that has a molded 3-prong grounding-type plug, and should be used in combination with a properly connected grounding-type outlet as shown in Figure a. If a grounding-type outlet is not available, an adapter, shown in Figure b, may be obtained so that a 2-slot wall outlet can be used with a 3-prong plug. as shown in Figure C, the adapter must be grounded by attaching its grounding lug under the screw of the outlet cover plate.

NOTE: Do not remove the grounding prong.

CAUTION: Before using an adapter, it must be determined that the outlet cover plate screw is properly grounded. If in doubt, consult a licensed electrician. Never use an adapter unless you are sure it is properly grounded.

Note: Use of an adapter is not permitted in Canada.


  1. place the box on a large, sturdy, flat surface.
  2. Remove the instruction book and any other literature.
  3. Remove the upper pulp molded insert.
  4. lift the kettle from the box and remove the polybag.
  5. Remove the lower pulp molded insert.
  6. lift the power base from the box and remove the polybag.

We suggest you save all packing materials if future shipping of the machine is needed. Keep all plastic bags away from children.


The origins of tea can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to a legendary emperor of China. a prolific herbalist, it is believed that leaves from some twigs he was burning floated into a boiling kettle of water. The results were delicious, and tea was invented. The hot beverage flourished throughout southern Asia; the Dutch East India Company introduced it to Europe in the late 17th century. From there it spread to the American colonies and the rest of the world!


There are many types of teas, the most popular being black, oolong, green, and white. all teas come from the same warm-weather evergreen plant: the Camellia sinensis, or tea plant. Tisane or “herbal” teas can be a mixture of just about anything: herbs, flowers, spices, seeds, etc. There are also varieties of tea that are real teas with spices or other flavorings blended in. Earl Grey, for instance, is black tea with bergamot peel or oil added.

TEA STEEPING CHARTCuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17 Quick Start Manual -2


Tea is more popular than ever. and every cup is brimming with benefits: natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Drinking tea is better for you than drinking water. It rehydrates your body and its healthy antioxidants may offer protection against a wide range of diseases. Tea can be an invigorating start to the morning, a soothing break from a busy day, or a comfortable way to unwind and relax each evening – it all adds up to a healthy mind, body, and spirit.


great care is taken to create every tea’s unique character. Each tea should be brewed at the right temperature to properly savor and appreciate all the natural and aromatic flavors and benefits. More delicate teas risk burning at general steeping temperatures; this variety should be steeped at a lower temperature to optimize flavors. below is a chart with our suggested steeping temperatures and times.

FEATURES AND BENEFITSCuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17 Quick Start Manual -3
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  1. Dripless Pour Spout with Splash Guard  keeps counters dry
  2. Removable Scale Filter for clean water
  3. Easy-Open Lid for quick and easy filling
  4. Lid Release Button
  5. Preset Temperature Controls with Indicators
    • Delicate Tea (160°)
    • green Tea (175°)
    • Oolong Tea (185°)
    • White Tea (190°)
    • French press (200°)
    • Black Tea (boil – 212°)
  1. Start (Stop) with Indicator to start/stop the heating process
  2. Keep Warm with Indicator maintains the selected temperature  for 30 minutes
  3. Water Window for a clear view of the water level
  4. Stay-Cool Handle designed for comfort
  5. Power Base with 360° Swivel for cordless convenience


before using your Cuisinart® perfecTemp™ Cordless Programmable Kettle for the first time, we recommend rinsing the kettle with water to remove any dust or residue remaining from the manufacturing process.


  1. Open the kettle by pressing the lid Release (OpEN) button.
  2. add fresh, and cold water, watching the level in the water window. Do not fill past the 1.7L mark – overfilling could cause boil-over.
  3. Close the lid by pressing down until it locks shut.
  4. Make sure the unit is plugged in, then place the kettle on the power base.
  5. press the preset temperature button for the type of tea you are brewing; both the preset and Keep Warm buttons will light up.
    NOTE: If the Keep Warm function has been turned off, only the preset temperature button will light up.
  6. begin the healing process by pressing the Start button. The selected preset will flash until the water reaches the set temperature. To turn the kettle off at any time, simply press the Start (Stop) button again.
  7. Once your kettle has reached the selected temperature, the unit will beep. The Keep Warm, preset temperature, and Start lights will stay on, and the temperature will be maintained for 30 minutes.
  8. lift the kettle off the base to pour water. all lights will turn off while the kettle is off the base.
  9. Return the kettle to the base. Indicator lights will go back on and the Keep Warm cycle will pick up right where it left off.

The kettle features an internal “memory” that lets you leave the kettle off the base for up to  2 minutes without it going into standby mode. When returned to the base, it will restart the heating and/or Keep Warm cycles right where they left off.

NOTE: If the kettle goes into standby mode before it’s returned to base, simply reselect your preset temperature and press Start to restart.


  • Keep Warm is the kettle’s default function that automatically maintains the selected temperature for 30 minutes. If you have selected the boil preset, your unit will hold a temperature just below boiling during the Keep Warm cycle. To bring water back to a rolling boil, press the Start button twice.
  • Keep Warm can be turned off by pressing the Keep Warm button at any time before or during the heating cycle. To turn it back on, just press the button again. If Keep Warm is not selected, when the kettle reaches the preset temperature the unit will beep and the Start light will turn off. The preset temperature light will remain lit until the water temperature has dropped below the preset.


Your kettle is equipped with boil-dry protection. If it starts heating without enough water in the unit, the heater will automatically shut off to avoid damaging the heating element. The lights will flash and the unit will beep to alert you. Once the kettle has cooled down, lift it off the base, then replace it to reset and restart the heating cycle. The quickest way to cool down the heater is to fill the kettle with cold water; however, you can also wait for it to cool down by itself.

If the unit is not in use for 5 minutes, it will revert to sleep mode. The heater and all lights will be off, but your last selections will remain in the unit’s memory. To turn the kettle back on, simply press any button, or lift it up and then return it to the base.


  • Unplug your kettle and allow it to cool before cleaning.
  • Wipe the kettle and base of the unit with a soft, damp cloth. be sure that the electric kettle socket is kept dry. Dry all parts after every use.

Never immerse the kettle or power base in water. Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.


This kettle has a scale filter inside for clean water. The filter can be removed by grasping it and pulling it upward. Run under hot water and rub with a clean cloth or brush.

Replace the filter; it will snap back into place.


  • Decalcification refers to removing mineral deposits, which may form in the interior of the kettle and may result in discoloration.
  • To get the best performance from your  Cuisinart® perfecTemp™ Cordless programmable Kettle, decalcify your unit from time to time. The frequency will depend on the hardness of your tap water and how often you use your kettle.
  • We suggest using a kettle descaler to dissolve these deposits or scale. Follow the directions on the descaler package.
  • If a commercial descaler is not available, fill the kettle with enough white vinegar to cover the bottom by about ½ inch. Heat the vinegar to a boil. Repeat this with cooled vinegar until all

TROUBLESHOOTINGCuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17 Quick Start Manual -6



This warranty is available to consumers only. You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart® perfecTemp™ Cordless Programmable Kettle that was purchased at retail for personal, family, or household use. Except as otherwise required under applicable law, this warranty is not available to retailers or other commercial purchasers or owners.

We warrant that your Cuisinart® perfecTemp™ Cordless Programmable Kettle will be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal home use for 3 years from the date of original purchase.

We suggest you complete and return the enclosed product registration card promptly to facilitate verification of the date of the original purchase. However, the return of the product registration card does not eliminate the need for the consumer to maintain the original proof of purchase to obtain the warranty benefits. If you do not have proof of purchase date, the purchase date for purposes of this warranty will be the date of manufacture.

If your Cuisinart® perfecTemp™ Cordless Programmable Kettle should prove to be defective within the warranty period, we will repair it or if we think it necessary, replace it. To obtain warranty service, simply call our toll-free number 1-800-726-0190 for additional information from our Customer Service Representatives, or send the defective product to Customer Service at Cuisinart, 150 Milford Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520.

To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return, please enclose $15.00 for shipping and handling of the product. please pay by check or money order (California residents need only supply proof of purchase and should call  1-800-726-0190 for shipping instructions).

NOTE: For added protection and secure handling of any Cuisinart® product that is being returned, we recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery service. Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for in-transit damage or for packages that are not delivered to us. lost and/or damaged products are not covered under warranty. please be sure to include your return address, daytime phone number, description of the product defect, product model # (located on the bottom of the product), the original date of purchase, and any other information pertinent to the product’s return.

Your Cuisinart® perfecTemp™ Cordless Programmable Kettle has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been designed for use with the authorized accessories and replacement parts.

This warranty expressly excludes any defects or damages caused by accessories, replacement parts, or repair services other than those that have been authorized by Cuisinart.

This warranty does not cover any damage caused by accident, misuse, shipment, or other ordinary household use. This warranty excludes all incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of these damages, so these exclusions may not apply to you.


California law provides that for In-Warranty Service, California residents have the option of returning a nonconforming product

  • (a) to the store where it was purchased or
  • (b) to another retail store that sells Cuisinart products of the same type.

The retail store shall then, at its discretion, either repair the product, refer the consumer to an independent repair facility, replace the product, or refund the purchase price less the amount directly attributable to the consumer’s prior usage of the product. If the above two options do not result in the appropriate relief to the consumer, the consumer may then take the product to an independent repair facility if service or repair can be economically accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer will be responsible for the reasonable cost of such service, repair, replacement, or refund for nonconforming products under warranty.

California residents may also, according to their preference, return nonconforming products directly to Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary, replacement, by calling our Consumer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-726-0190.

Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the repair, replacement, shipping, and handling of such products under warranty.

FAQS About Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17

What is the capacity of the Cuisinart CPK-17 electric kettle?

Users may want to know how much water the kettle can hold for boiling.

Is the CPK-17 cordless?

This question addresses whether the kettle has a cordless design for easy use and storage.

What material is used in the construction of the kettle?

Users might inquire about the materials used to ensure they meet their preferences for safety and durability.

Does the CPK-17 have temperature control settings?

Some electric kettles offer variable temperature settings for different types of beverages, and users may be interested in this feature.

Is the CPK-17 kettle easy to clean?

This FAQ addresses the cleaning process and whether certain parts are removable or dishwasher-safe.

How fast does the CPK-17 kettle boil water?

Users may want to know the heating speed of the kettle for efficiency.

Does the CPK-17 have a keep-warm feature?

Some electric kettles can keep water at a specific temperature for a certain period, and users may be interested in this function.

Is the exterior of the CPK-17 kettle cool to the touch during operation?

This addresses safety concerns about the heat generated during boiling.

Can the CPK-17 kettle handle hard water?

Users in areas with hard water may be concerned about mineral buildup, and this question addresses that.

Does the CPK-17 come with a warranty?

Users often want to know the warranty period and what it covers.

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