This is our second cuisinart. First still going strong after 5 years. Out of the box you will see inside two small pieces of plastic. Remove these and you have a 100 percent stainless tea kettle. These doodads have zero functionality – so no loss there. Why cuisinart doesn’t remove or replace these themselves and market the kettle for its pure stainless interior i honestly do not know. Based on related threads, i am sure they could even charge an extra $20 as a ‘healthy lifestyle product. ‘for those of you with kettles with plastic lids or plastic parts in your kettles, please note that all interior parts are bathed in superheated steam. Anything the steam picks up from the plastic drips right back into your water. Is that a cup of hot tea you are drinking or a warm cocktail of bisphenols, phthalates, and who knows what else?.
Not the first one of these i’ve owned. They do burn out after heavy use so i recommend getting the warranty. Still, best plug in water heater i’ve had. Got a crummy one from fred meyer that made the water taste like melting plastic, yuckit is not cordless in the sense that it runs on its own power or batteries. It’s just that the cord comes out of the base, so don’t take it to the rustic cabin. Beware: because it looks like a classic stove kettle it’s really easy to space out and put it over a gas burner if you are very tired.
Not only is it adorable, but it works very well. I just don’t know what they mean by cordless?. It has to beplugged in or else it does not work.
Key specs for 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
Comments from buyers
“Ours lasted over 9 years
, So easy, buying on Amazon
, Remove two little plastic pieces for a 100% STAINLESS interior
I had one of these for years & it finally died on me & nothing could compare to the quality of this kettle. It makes a perfect cup of tea. No chance of burning this up from it running dry. I guess i got spoiled with this pot but you will not be sorry if you get it. The price was very good compared to other places too.
This replaced a 9 year old unit which was used every day. On/off switch had broken so needed a replacement. We were very happy to have found the same model still available. Heats up in 20 seconds looks great and is heavy-duty.
Paid for itself in electric cost savings for us in three months. Have the convenience of quick hot water and at a savings of heating water on the stove.
Excellent item in the 2 months that i’ve owned it. Takes slightly longer than my old electric water kettle to heat up but very easy to use. Most importantly, it’s sturdy and well built.
3 stars because i like the product but unfortunately it seems they no longer make it as was well as they did when i purchased this model the first time, almost 10 years ago now. I used that one several times every day and never a problem but this last purchase of the same model only lasted me 8 months . I ignored the reviews because i had such good luck with the first one but not this time. Like the last model that lasted me so long this one did the same. One day it just decides it’s no longer going to heat the water. I can understand this happening after so many years but only 8 months later?. Completely unacceptablecuisinart, you just lost a loyal customer.
It’s a quality kitchen appliance that is good value for money and works well. The heating elements are concealed so the water is always clean and free from sediment. I bought this to replace the same one i bought 10 years ago.
After wasting hours and several days driving from store to store to try finding this kettle, i went onto amazon and found it in – seconds. Ordered it in a few more seconds. It came in the mail a few days later, in perfect condition. A way easier method of buying than mall crawling. Add water, press the bottom switch, and it flips back up when the water’s boiling so you can walk away and forget about it, unlike standard kettles on the stove, which can boil dry. One of the best things about this unit is that the body of the kettle lifts off it’s base, leaving the base and cord behind. No need to unplug the thing from the socket. It automatically disconnects, and you’ve left the pesky cord behind, so you’re not dragging it across everything. I highly recommend this kettle as a kitchen necessity.
Replaced my old one that corroded at spout connector after more than ten years of use at least 3x per day. Still worked but leaked on pouring sadly. Fast, easy to fill , easy to clean inside and out, stylish design still.
Bought this kettle in 2007 and have been very happy with it. I am now in the market for a new kettle as the cord gets hot when using my kettle now. Pros: rapid boiling, cordless, automatic shut off, no plastic partscons: no temperature control, handle is in awkward position when pouring entire contentsi plan to research the current offerings and make my selection.
My mom has had one of these for years, and is so pleased with it that i decided to purchase one. Why did i wait so long to get this?. I work at home, and make tea or coffee all day long. I realized i was wearing out one of the electric burners on my stove, so i had a ‘duh’ moment. . And ordered the electric kettle.
I had this electric kettle for 10+ years. When i went to look for a replacement, i found there were models with different ‘bells and whistles’ which never interest me because i feel these features are more things that can break. Most importantly, i wanted an electric kettle that was basic, had steel interior, easy to pour, easy to fill, and is a good quality item. I was disappointed that this item is not carried in retail stores, at least not in my area. This is a great electric kettle.
I bought this kettle for my mother who drinks at least 6 cups of tea a day. This kettle is a workhorse and heats water up fairly quickly. She now has two of these kettles, one at her house and one at mine. The one she has, she has had for a long time. I am not surprised as it is made really well. Stainless steel is much healthier to heat water up in than the plastic versions. I highly recommend this kettle.
This electric tea kettle is top-quality, heats water quickly, is ergonomic and easy to use. We bought one ten years ago, and it finally gave up after ten years of hard use (we are a tea-drinking family and used it a lot for many purposes). The kettle itself held up well, looking as good as the day we bought it. We look forward to another ten years with the new one we just purchased.
I use this kettle several or more times a day. After reading how dangerous it is to heat water in the micro, this is the only way i heat water. I heat water for tea 2-4 times a day, heat water to make jello, it is amazing how many times a day you need to heat water. I highly recommend this product.
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. Almost exactly 2 years after purchase the heating element failed.
Being english, we boil water constantly to make tea. In past years we have owned a variety of electric kettles which have not stood up to the wear. This kettle is a shining exception. Despite continual use it has performed faultlessly for several years. This latest purchase was to have one in stock just in case our present kettle packs up (which it shows no sign of doing).
I have to have boiling water for my tea. Have tried other models but none of them last very long. So i treated myself to the real thing.
We just received our new kettle, after our last identical model died after 9. Out of every machine/device/appliance we’ve ever owned, this little kettle takes the cake. We used it every single day, from between 3-7 times. I was a bit hesitant to reorder after reading recent reviews. I worried the quality had deteriorated. So far, the new one seems exactly the same as the old one. I checked the handle attach points, smelled for plastic, checked out the interior surface, etc. Also, i wonder if the people who note the ‘metallic flecks’ in their water after a few months, are actually dealing with scale?.
After ten years of near daily use, often 2-3 times daily, our kettle is dying; the cuisinart kettle i had before lasted right at ten years, too. So i am about to order the third. Sometimes you just luck out with appliances. That anything, including cars, lasts ten years is a small miracle in these days of built in obsolescence.
My old one of these has been slowly dying for months. It was more than 10 years old so i figured it was due for replacement. I looked at various other electric kettles but ended up going with the same make and model that had served us so well. It is just what i expected and works beautifully.
We had one that got ruined and wanted another one because we liked it so much. It heats water quickly and the kettle is cordless. It doesn’t take up a burner on the stove. (or shouldn’t, see below) we use distilled water in it and there is no residue in it. We had our first one for several years and it looked new until it was ruined. What i don’t like about it, is that if you set the pot on the burner of a gas stove and someone inadvertently turns the fire on – it destroys it.