Updated 17 Jul 2017

Cuisinart

PerfecTemp Programmable Kettle CPK-17A

Snapshot: The 1.7L Cuisinart PerfecTemp Programmable Kettle CPK-17A has a stainless-steel finish, a push-button lid, and extra features. How noisy is it?

PerfecTemp Programmable Kettle CPK-17A
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$269

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Test results

Overall score
72
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Quick at getting to the boil.
  • Is very easy to fill (has a push-button lid).
  • The push-button controls (on top of the handle) are easy to use.
  • The blue indicator lights (inside the kettle) are very easy to see.
  • The water can be poured in a nice even stream.
  • No problem with steam coming back at you.
  • Has 6 preset temperatures.
  • Has a 30-minute ‘keep warm’ function for the selected temperature.
  • Has an audible ‘water boiling’ reminder.

But

  • Noisy.
  • Towards the end of pouring the kettle has to be tilted to an angle that doesn’t feel comfortable.
  • The filter is a little fiddly to remove and replace.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:
Ease of use (40%)
Noise (40%)
Boiling performance (10%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

Noise was assessed midway through boiling-up and from 1m away. A higher score means less noise.

Price is based on a June 2017 price survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$269

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:20
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
1.2

Features

Finish
Stainless steel

More Info

Availability
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