Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle – 2024 Review

Cuisinart CPK-17 Cordless Electric Kettle 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.

Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle

Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle (CPK-17)


Using the simple one-touch controls on the Cuisinart CPK-17 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.

The control panel also offers blue LED indicators, a “start” button, and a “keep warm” button, which will maintain the set temperature for 30 minutes. For added convenience, the kettle’s 360-degree swivel base allows for pouring without the hassle of a power cord getting in the way.

Other highlights include a stay-cool nonslip handle, an “open” button for lifting the lid, a blue backlit water window with measurement marks, a concealed heating element to prevent mineral buildup, a removable/washable scale filter, a dripless pour spout, and boil-dry protection with auto shutoff for safety. 

A user manual with recipes comes included. The kettle measures approximately 8-1/5 by 9-4/5 by 12 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty. Keep Warm is the kettle’s default function that automatically maintains 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. 

Cuisinart CPK-17 Cordless Electric 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.


  • Product dimensions: 8.2 x 9.8 x 12 inches.
  • Item weight: 1 pounds.
  • Shipping weight: 4 pounds.
  • Manufacturer: Cuisinart.
  • Item model number: CPK-17.
  • Dripless pour spout with splash guard. 
  • Removable scale filter.
  • Lid release button.
  • Preset temperature controls with indicators.
  •  Delicate (160°F)
  • Green (175°F)
  • White (185°F)
  • Oolong (190°F)
  • Herbal (200°F)
  • Black (Boil – 212°F)
  • French Press (200°F)
  • Start stop with indicator.
  • Water window.
  • Stary cool window.
  • Power base with 360° swivel.
  • Easy to use.
  • The CPK-17 is very easy to to keep clean.
  • Six temperature settings for all your water heating needs.
  • Hold warm feature is both practical and convenient.
  • Little bit expensive.
  • Many users complain about the writing removel from the buttons before the given time.