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  • Removable stainless steel tea infuser; raise and lower to steep loose or bagged tea
  • Programmable controls: 6 preset temperatures (for delicate, green, white, oolong, herbal and black teas)
  • Adjustable countdown steeping timer; 30-minute keep warm option; 2-minute lift-off memory feature
  • Cordless glass kettle holds 1 liter for tea steeping; 1.2 liters as a water kettle; perfect for homemade iced tea; removable spout filter
  • Overheat and boil dry protection; dishwasher-safe removable parts; 1500 watts for fast heat-up
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Cuisinart

Perfect Tea, Perfectly Easy!

Tea is a matter of taste, so Cuisinart introduces a new programmable tea steeper that lets tea lovers call the shots. Preset water temperatures ensure each variety of tea steeps at the proper temperature. A countdown steeping timer can be adjusted to increase or decrease steeping time according to taste. Or remove the stainless tea infuser to turn this tea steeper into a kettle by putting on the “kettle lid” on; and heat up to 1.2 liters of water fast.

The Cuisinart TEA-100 PerfecTemp Programmable Tea Steeper & Kettle is versatile, easy and adjustable - let us guide you with our pre-programmed settings, or call the shots yourself for an experience all your own. Your pot of tea has never been so easy or so good!

A Brief History of Tea

The origins of tea can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to a legendary emperor of China, an herbalist. It is believed that leaves from twigs he was burning floated into a kettle of boiling water. Thus tea was born and soon flourished throughout southern Asia. As trade routes expanded, tea made its way to the West, and today is enjoyed around the world.

The Health Benefits of Tea

Many teas are brimming with healthful benefits like natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Drinking any tea rehydrates the body, and its antioxidants may offer protections against a wide range of diseases. A cup of tea can be a gentle start to the day, a soothing mid-afternoon break, or a comfortable way to unwind and relax each evening – it all adds up to a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Product Features

  • 6 preset water temperature options ensure each variety of tea is allowed to steep in the proper environment necessary to bring out its unique flavor
  • Steep your tea right in the kettle with our stainless steel tea infuser – it holds loose or bagged tea as well as your favorite spices, fruits and/or herbs to create your own blend
  • Adjustable countdown steeping timer lets you decide how long to steep. Or use our recommended times, based on the tea type you selected
  • 30-minute Keep Warm option and Perfect Memory feature keep your tea ready for refills
  • Add ice, right in the kettle, for homemade iced-tea; freshly steeped, with your favorite tea
  • Steep up to 1 L of hot tea, or use the Kettle Lid to heat up to 1.2 L of water in this cordless kettle for hot cocoa, oatmeal and more
  • Recipe booklet for fun and delicious ideas!

Kettle

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To heat up to 1.2 liters of water for cocoa, instant oatmeal or soup, french press and more – faster than your stovetop – simply remove the steeping assembly from your PerfecTemp Kettle, add water, cover with the kettle lid, and select your perfect temp!

Cuisinart

Tea Steeper

To release a tea’s unique character and its naturally aromatic flavors and health benefits, it must steep at just the right temperature for just the right amount time. The PerfecTemp Tea Steeper features our recommended preset times and temperatures for perfect results.

The Art of Steeping Tea

Great care is taken to create each tea’s unique character. When the temperature is suited to the particular tea, and steeping time is perfect, tea lovers can savor and appreciate all of tea’s naturally aromatic flavors and health benefits. But remember, tastes and teas vary; you can always adjust to your personal preference. Enjoy!

Tea-100 Parts and Benefits

Parts and Benefits

  1. Kettle Lid for use when heating water without steeping, or serving iced tea

  2. Steeping Assembly for use when steeping tea

    1. Steeper Lid turns to raise and lower tea infuser
    2. Tea Infuser Cover
    3. Tea Infuser holds loose or bagged tea
    4. Infuser Holder Tabs
    5. Infuser Holder

  3. Removable Spout Filter

  4. Stay-Cool Handle

  5. Glass Kettle with easy-to-read water level markings

  6. Power Base with 360° Swivel

  7. Control Panel

    1. Power Button turns unit on and off
    2. Select Button scrolls through tea/temperature options and adjusts steeping time
    3. Temperature Start Button starts heating process
    4. Tea/Temperature Options:
      • Delicate (160°F)
      • Green (175°F)
      • White (185°F)
      • Oolong (190°F)
      • Herbal (200°F)
      • Black (Boil – 212°F)
    5. Time Start Button starts countdown steeping timer
    6. LCD Display counts down steeping time and Keep Warm time
    7. Keep Warm Button selects/deselects this option, and adjusts Keep Warm time

Simple Steps to Perfect Tea

Tea-100 Steps
Fill
Just add up to 1 liter of fresh water to the kettle. Place loose or bagged tea in the tea basket.
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Time
Our recommended steeping time for the type of tea selected will appear. Adjust time if you like.
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Set
Select one of our preset tea temperatures based on the type of tea you’re steeping.
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Drop/Steep
Lower infuser into the clear glass kettle. Watch tea steep as time counts down in the display.
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Heat
The Steeper’s 1500 watts quickly heats water to the exact tea temperature you selected.
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Serve
Lift your cordless kettle off power base to serve. Features convenient Keep Warm and memory feature.

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.9 x 9 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005RRBI9I
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: TEA-100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,791 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

And it does both functions really well.
Handy
I use loose tea and filling and cleaning the basket really difficult.
Ray
Works great easy to use makes a great cup of tea.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I bought this after my Adagio Teas triniTea Electric 32-Ounce Tea Maker began deteriorating after about a year. I've been using the Cuisinart for about two weeks now, and I really like it compared to the Adagio maker. Below are my list of pros and cons (when comparing this to the Adagio.)

THE GOOD:

The Cuisinart tea maker is a very sturdy device (the kind Cuisinart is known for.) The carafe is very good, the spout does not dribble when it pours, and all of the parts seem to be made quite well. It is also quite easy to use; reading the directions are probably a minor necessity, but once you get the quick hang of it, it is very easy to use. () Fill your carafe and steeper. (b) Turn on and program the desired water temperature. (c) When that is reached and the machine beeps, lower the stepper (with a twist of the dial) and program the steeping time. (d) Once that time is reached and the machine beeps, bring the steeper back up and pour your cup. Lastly, I like that the "keep warm" feature not only keeps the tea at your selected temperature, but stops after 30 minutes (keeping in mind that the carafe still holds the heat for another 45 or so minutes, even when the burner is off).

THE BAD:

For all that, there are a few minor annoyances. First, unlike the Trinitea, which does everything for you (like a coffee maker), this machine requires a fair amount of manual attention when your tea is brewing. That is, the steeper doesn't extend and retract by itself, but relies on you to manually adjust it.
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81 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on January 27, 2012
FINAL UPDATE 6/20/2013: The replacement I was sent by Cuisinart died after eight months, just like its predecessor. The unit was kept clean, the base dry and it handled with care. I used it once about 5-6 times a week, so it's not as though it was being used all day every day. I love the looks the unit and the ability to heat water to different temperatures, but I am now in the market for another electric kettle. A kettle that costs over $100 should last longer than eight months...

UPDATE 10/24/2012: After approximately eight months of consistent usage, the kettle shorted out. When plugged in, all the lights flashed and I was unable to select any of the options. I'd say that it was used about 1-2 times a day for about eight months. While used frequently, it wasn't abused in any way. I kept it reasonably dry on the outside and no dropping/rough handling.

This product has a three year warranty. So, I called Cuisinart and paid ten bucks for them to send me a new one. And, of course, I had to ship the old one back. I will use the brand new one and update this review periodically. Hopefully I just got a bit of a bum unit the first time...Nevertheless, doesn't inspire much confidence as this was a new model on the market when I purchased it.

And to the person who asked: Yes, it is BPA free. :)

ORIGINAL REVIEW: It's a little embarrassing, but as an avid tea drinker (around 4 cups a day), this is my first electric kettle. After my trusty stove-top kettle stopped whistling and found fit to spit scolding water, I was in the market for a new one. I wanted an electric kettle for the safety features and convenience. I searched online for a kettle made of quality materials (glass, stainless steel, and BPA-free).
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By PBPS on February 14, 2013
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So I got this rather than shelling out more than twice for the Breville device which appears totally automatic.

First the device is well built and described well. I'm not surprised at its functionality. Here's the drill.
1. You turn the device on and select on of 5 or 6 temp settings based on the type of tea you're brewing.
2. It rapidly heats the water to the desired heat.
3. It bleeps a LOUD warning when it hits the desired heat (I'm always trying to be quiet as my wife sleeps later than I).
4. Then you manually turn the top of the device which screws the brewing chamber into the heated water.
5. Then you hit a button which starts a timer for brewing, upon completing, it bleeps a different LOUD chirp (just in case your spouse or kids have fallen back to sleep).
6. You then turn the top of the device the other direction to manually screw the brewing chamber above the water line.
7. A new timer begins which will shut the device off in 30 minutes tops automatically (after another LOUD bleep).

Results: a pretty good cup of tea. We've done green, white, black and herbal with the various settings. Still learning the amount of tea to put in the chamber, but I'm convinced I'll get the hang of this. So, crossed the line of no return and pitched the box the other day, so, I'm not going to return it.

But, if you engineering wizards at Cuisinart are reading this, here's a few suggestions:

1. I burnt my fingers the first day I used this when I turned the top of the device to drop the brewing chamber as my fingers passed over the hole for pouring (the stopping point for DROP) and the steam took off two fingerprints. Oh, I added my own version of a LOUD bleep. But I've learned my lesson.
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