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CHEFMAN - 1.7L Precision Electric Kettle - Clear-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good feature set at an affordable price

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    elyk53
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    This kettle heats water quickly, and provides an audible beep when it is done, which is sufficient to be heard from another room without being overly obtrusive. When set to a particular temperature, it initially overshoots the target a bit, then stabilizes. The hour-long temperature hold (not available when targetting a full boil) is useful and works well. It would be nice to have a bit more granular control for the temperature or simply different set points. Many coffees and teas target 195 or 205 degrees, but adjustments are performed in tens, so it is only possible to do 190 or 200. This is mitigated by the aforementioned tendency to overshoot the target. Additionally, the display shows a live display of the current temperature, so it is possible to program the kettle to reach e.g. 190, then bump up the target and watch the display to stop when it reaches 195 (usually less than a minute later). A minor annoyance is that the kettle beeps five times one hour after it is turned on, even if it turned off automatically upon reaching a boil, or was manually turned off after reaching a pre-set temperature. It also beeps whenever it is lifted from or returned to its base. In addition to the removable tea infuser, there is a removable fine mesh filter which fits across the pouring spout. This has the side effect of substantially slowing down the speed at which water pours. Whether that is good or bad is a matter of opinion. As a bonus, the clear sides and blue light from the bottom look very cool as the water reaches a boil.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Tea Kettle..

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    Coraraven
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    Pros: -Transparent Glass: Will allow you to see the water levels with much ease [even has measurement markings too] -Tons of modes and temperature manipulation for a varied amount of tea preparations -The kettle itself is not wired: which makes taking it into a different room to serve company very simple. -Infuser: Lets you make a full pot of your favorite loose tea or you can just have the water heated to desired preference. -Alerts: Beeps nice and loud to let you know it's ready and have lovely blue LED lighting while it's heating the water. -Affordable: Got this on a black Fri and it was certainly a great value Cons: -Spout: I don't love the pouring spot on this kettle. It's a bit rounded and can sometime require a steeper angle to pour out it's content. -Difficult to clean: You can't remove the upper parts with lid and spouts are located. I recommend purchasing some good cleaning brushes with the length to let you get into the small areas to keep it nice and tidy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    complete temperature control electic kettle

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    Cenuticket
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    got this to use in making pour-over coffee but also teas, cocoa, and even ramen noodles. It heats the water up quickly but there are two little gems about this unit that I wasn't able to find elsewhere for anything near the price. FIRST, you can choose a preset temperature, as it states, but the temperature is measured every step of the way. Thus if you want some temperature other than the presets you can either turn the unit off and let it cool down to the temperature you want, or remove the kettle as the temperature is rising. SECOND, the kettle is marked for amounts and you can see the water in the kettle. I paid attention the first times using it and quickly memorized how much water I needed for various uses. All this for half the price of most other electric kettles. I haven't cleaned it yet as I only heat water in it but I don't see anything tricky to doing so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    feature functions

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    KevM
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    I changed from a Cuisinart water kettle to this after my Cuisinart had contact issues with the heating element less than 2 years after purchase. I wish this would display the current temperature of the water after turning it on. I think I will go back to a Breville which lasted me over a decade when this one decides to stop functioning when I did find a way after playing with it for a little bit. Ideally, Id like the display to read the current selected temperature after pressing the on button. Then after displaying the selected final temperature, show the current temperature. If you would like to see the final temperature selection and the current temperature. After pressing the on button, press the program button.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could be great, but...

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    Islandgirl01
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    I used the kettle for two months before it started to act up. The water would not stop boiling no matter how low I set the temperature, and then it wouldn't shut off. I was doing things around the house and the water boiled completely away and it burned the bottom of the kettle. After that it quit working. I'm just glad that I was home and did not rely on the auto-shut off to turn it off. Beware of this! Their customer service is very hard to get a hold of, no body answers. Finally I went to the directory and punched in letters until I got a person. I sent them everything they needed and I am still waiting for a replacement. I hope the next one is better!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good alternative to that expensive tea kettle

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    KenFromVegas
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    There is a very expensive tea kettle out there that does it all. Programmable temperature and a tea infuser that automatically submerges for the right length of time. This kettle has all the temperature programability, but you have manually put the tea in the pot. For a fraction of the cost, I'll do the manual method. The temperature overshoots a bit. The temperature showed about 200F when the water was already boiling, then caught up. For black tea, they recommend 212F (boiling). I would use 205F instead. This will bring the pot to a boil (or nearly) and then hold it at 205. Perfect in my book. Not really designed for a cup or two of tea, this is really more for a big pot of tea (or a big pitcher of iced tea). If you aren't a tea fanatic, just buy a boiler without the programability (this brand or another).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellente'!

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    SSSS
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    I have another of this companies products and have also given one to my daughter as a gift. I like iced tea and I drink a lot of it. Since buying this kettle I have averaged (on this version) 3 kettles a day without a problem. I use my other one to alternate when guests are over! It's that good. Not good enough, you say? I spent my own hard earned money on it so the truth is, it really is that good. I highly recommend this device! Yeah...Trust me. I know what I'm doin' when I'm reviewin'.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Started off great.

    Posted
    BeMe

    This kettle worked great for 11 months. Temperature control settings were fantastic and have completely spoiled my family to plain boiled water from the stove. However, after 11 months of normal use the kettle simply stopped working. It lights up and sets temps as usual, but no longer heats up the water at all. I reached out to the Chefman company since it's still under warranty (3yrs allegedly) and have yet to get a response from them although they "guarantee" responses within 24-48 hours. Very Disappointing!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 2 mo of use

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    Alex
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    Loved this kettle until it suddenly stopped working. All the lights go on but the water doesn't heat. Best Buy won't refund or replace because it is past the Jan 15 deadline for holiday purchases. It's one thing that the US doesn't offer consumers the basic protections available in other countries; it's another when a major retailer that is totally dependent on reputation for service FAILS to ensure that it is selling quality products that will last. #DisgustedwithBestBuy

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice tea kettle

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    JediSpock
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    I purchased this during a deal of the day. It is a very nice kettle for the price and does a fantastic job brewing tea. The tea infuser is very nice and well constructed. The only complaint is cleaning. You can't submerge the carafe due to the heating element and the top isn't removable so it's a bit tricky to wash out and dry. For drying, a tip is to either let it dry upside down on a rack or leave the top open so it's exposed and dries faster to the air.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Electric Kettle

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    KariX2
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    This really is a great electic kettle! I bought it for my mom for Christmas and she loves it! It lights up blue, which I did not know when I purchased it, and it has really great extra features like steeping tea & it also has different temperature controls for different types of tea! My mom only uses it for regular hot water but this will also keep the water/tea at the same temperature for an hour. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Electric Kettle

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    carbon08
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    After looking at several kettles, I went with this one as having the features I was looking for, and price point I was willing to spend. It heats water quickly and has the adjustable temperature settings. The only thing I found slightly annoying about this kettle is the beeping. It beeps when you remove or set the kettle on the base. It beeps when you turn it on or off. It beeps when it's done heating and it beeps when it turns itself off. I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient and good looking

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    Persnickity
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    I've had traditional kettles and 2 other electric kettles (can't remember the brands but ended up giving them away because I didn't like them). This one is sleek and easy to use, although I've only used the on/off - have not programmed the temp. I like that it boils water quickly and beeps when ready. Also beeps after an hour when it auto-shuts off. Tea infuser works well. The only thing I would change is to have the water level markers on both sides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Started leaking from the base

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    Shmapes78
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    I was excited to purchase this tea kettle because it was a "better" quality kettle than the one I had previously and was on sale at Best Buy. I was disappointed when only after 4 weeks of moderate use, it started to leak from the base. I expected more form a $99 valued product. Fortunately I had kept the receipt and the box it came in and exchanged it at Best Buy for different brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Okay for those speciality tea drinkers

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    Tinker
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    Not for those who require boiling water most of the time. A ridiculous eleven button presses to set it to boil unless left plugged in to store the previous set temp. Poor electronic circuit design. Should have separate button for boil like my previous Saeco kettle. Digital temp. Indicator not that precise but I don't need to see 212 with a clear glass kettle to know when it's boiling.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    heats quickly, not to specified heat at small vol.

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    olivega
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    I love the look of this electric kettle, but it doesn't seem to heat to lower than boiling temperatures when filled at the minimum level.. if anyone has suggestions, I would gladly try them. It just seems like a waste to heat all that water, even if it's only to the lower temp.. I only want a couple cups. Other than that, very quick, looks great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a kettle, it's clear, it's electric

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    NorthernExposed
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    The CHEFMAN - 1.7L Precision Electric Kettle - Clear serves its purpose well. It's efficient (heats quickly) regardless of how full or not full it is. It takes up little enough space to keep it easily accessible on the counter, and cleans easily as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Electric Tea Pot!

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    tracykarno
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    I love my new tea kettle! It works really well. I love being able to pick the temperature that I want for the type of tea that I am drinking. Rather than watching the bubbles or waiting for the water to cool down for the more delicate teas. My boyfriend's children also love watching the water start boiling with the lights off since it has an led light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great kittle for tea lover

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    94542
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    This is a beautiful glass kittle. It not only has all the features other kittles have and also has temp control function that can keep water warm. When it turns on to boil water, the blue light is on too, very beautiful. You can easily see how much water in the kittle and easy to use. I bought 2, one will be a gift for a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does what you want

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    BbZoolander
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    The infuser is not terribly hard to clean but after about a dozen uses, I think you can taste the previous teas that you made! I think so... and you have to be mindful about how you place the carafe back on the base because it can leak. This is a year into using this

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend