Summary: I have just lost this little kettle, which did the job for 7 years but just stopped working. Not a bad choice but for the price, should have lasted longer. Pros: fast water heating, sleek design. Cons: pop open lid while pouring may burn your hand, hidden light and on off switch.
Summary: My cheap-ish Black & Decker stainless steel electric kettle lasted a couple of weeks past the warranty period, so I thought that I'd spend more money on a better quality kettle as a replacement. I chose the Cuisinart CJK-17, primarily based on good reviews I found on a number of consumer websites.
Summary: Our old electric kettle, after about six years of daily service, stopped functioning. My wife and I did some research and settled on this one, partly because of its size, appearance, and the Cuisinart reputation. On November 12 of 2009 we ordered one through Amazon.
C Bismuth "CatB; CroquetCreative/HypFoods", Amazon
1 January 2010
Summary: It seems absolutely purr-fect. And when it works properly, it is! We've had our first one for about 5 years without ANY major problems. Some comments on the reviews of others: 01> It is a wee bit noisy when it boils, but come on! It is boiling water in a small, confined space.
Summary: We had this kettle for quite a while, let say 6 months. We were fairly pleased with it as it did what we expected. Boiled water for tea. Anyhow, the kettle began shutting off before the water came to a boil.
Summary: Like many other failures mine would not turn on. Called Cuisinart; although within guarantee period they needed receipt, Visa bill not sufficient. Simple mechanical fix: remove the bottom cover of the base recepticle Middle contact needed to be bent toward contact point on pot.
Summary: Bought one without research in BBB, what a mistake. The first one lasted for about two weeks, the second one lived for 2.5 month. I took it apart just to see what's inside. The spring metal is so cheap, that it acts no better then a foil (that's how the first one died - lost contact I think), the...
Summary: This WAS a great kettle, until it broke after only 10 months. The unit now constantly turns on and off and takes forever to heat the water. No wonder Amazon sells a REMANUFACTURED version of this kettle. Since I had nothing to lose, I disassembled the unit to debug the problem.
Summary: I'm sorry to hear that so many folks have had trouble with this kettle. My experience has been basically perfect. In 2003, I bought one for my mother and another for myself and they're both still going strong with no problems at all.