Cuisinart KUA-17 1-3/4-Quart Cordless Automatic Electric Kettle
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- Convenient cordless operation provides mobility
- Sturdy stainless-steel construction
- Hidden heating element means better tasting water
- Automatic shutoff ensures high level of safety
- Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
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5 a.m. and put the water on. When it was done I picked it up and the handle fell off! I was lucky I had a heavy robe on.
Be careful. It looks like they used super glue to attach the handle and it failed. I'm sorry to write this but it's dangerous.
I'll cover the minor drawbacks of this model first. I've been using electric kettles for nearly 20 years - so I won't wax poetic about electric or cordless - they are a given.
1)Capacity: It will either make a pot of coffee of a pot of tea - won't do both in a single boil. Mine would hold a liter of water if filled to the "fill line" getting more in required me to fill it past that. I often did, and it still worked, but more slowly. The fill line is about half-way up the body of the pot.
2)The lid: It's a bit tricky/fiddly to remove while it's hot because the plastic part of the handle isn't quite as large as it could be to fully protect bigger fingers from coming in contact with the hot chrome. Also, the fit is tight, which is a good thing, but requires that one exert quite some pull to get it off; enough pull to splash hot water if one does not take care. I perfected a one-handed method that worked well for me after some practice: grasp the handle as if to pour, extend two fingers down to pinch the knob of the lid between the knuckles, squeeze the knob up towards the handle as if pulling a trigger.
3)Plastic: There is only a tiny bit of plastic that comes into contact with the water in this almost all metal kettle. The bit that indicates the "fill line" and is apparently the thermostat for the auto shut off once water boils is inside the belly of the pot, and is plastic. It did not produce an off smell or taste, but I was never happy about it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There was a small plastic water indicator on the inside. We decided to overlook it and used it for the life of the kettle which was 2 years. Read morePublished 15 days ago by PickUp
As with other reviewers, I actually really like this kettle, so after a few years, when the first one died with the fault at the base (also mentioned in other reviews) I also got... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kevin
i have used a Cuisinart kettle for many years and I have purchased several as gifts for my family. This is a truly an excellent product with a very long life span. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Notus
We had one of these for yrs until a confused friend melted it by putting it on a burner. She graciously replaced it via Amazon but 9 months later the handle broke off. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this for my father and he later gave it to me. I used for about two weeks. When I disconnected it from the wall socket, I was so
surprised that the socket prongs... Read more