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Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 vs Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle with temperature presets is better. The stainless steel Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 or the glass Chefman Electric Kettle RJ11-17-CTI-RL?

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Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1

Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets

Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 vs Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets

Overall Verdict

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The comparison between the Cuisinart Electric Kettle CPK-17P1 and the Chefman Electric Kettle RJ11-17-CTI-RL highlights the fact that not all kettles with temperature presets are built the same. Nonetheless, although the Cuisinart is better in all aspects, the Chefman still has its place with its highly affordable price and most importantly, its removable tea infuser.

With a higher power draw, the Cuisinart boils water faster and consumes less energy. Although the Cuisinart is stainless steel and the Chefman is glass, they both have similar noise levels while boiling. The thing that separates them the most is the Cuisinart’s ability to maintain the water temperature for up to 30 minutes after it’s finished.

Their temperature settings are not too different and all just require one touch to operate. The Chefman’s LED ring that changes color depending on the chosen preset is quite cool though. Both have a problem with small lid opening for cleaning but their removable limescale filters are still appreciated.

Pros & Cons

  • Stainless steel carafe
  • 5 preset temperatures
  • Keep Warm function
  • Relatively lightweight
  • Top performance 
  • Intuitive to use
  • 5 different presets
  • Removable tea infuser
  • Low price
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Not the most affordable
  • Narrow carafe opening
  • Slow boiling time
  • Small opening
  • Awkward handle

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.86 x W5.91 x H9.45 inches
L8.66 x W6.50 x H8.98 inches
Weight
3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
Material
Stainless steel
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
60.9 fl oz (1.8 L)
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$93.04
$34.34

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.5
6.7

Boiling Time

8.1
5.6
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp). The digital timer displays 6 minutes and 54 seconds.
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL). The digital timer displays 9 minutes and 23 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
Boiling Time
6m 54s
9m 23s

Energy Consumption

8.4
7.0
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1) to be 148 Wh.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) (14745) to be 155 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
115 V
Current
11.39 A
8.625 A
Power
1290 W
993 W
Energy Consumption
148 Wh
155 Wh

Noise Level

8.9
9.1
The Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 71.5 dB. The power meter reads 114 V, 11.39 A, 1.29 kW, 0.90 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
The Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 69 dB. The power meter reads 115  V, 8.625 A, 993 W, 0.82 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
71.5 dB
69 dB

Keep Warm

10
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 209°F for both probes. In the middle is the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer displaying 5 minutes on the countdown.
After 5 minutes, the Cuisinart CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp still maintains at 209°F.
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 202°F for both probes. In the middle is the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer displaying 5 minutes on the countdown.
After 5 Minutes
209°F / 98.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
7.7

In the Box

On the upper left is the box of the Cosori Original Electric Glass Kettle (GK172-CO) . On the right is the carafe. Below the carafe, on the right is the instruction manual and on the left is the power base.
On the upper right is the Chefman Electric Kettle with Temperature Control (RJ11-17-CTI-RL). On the left is a cardboard box. Below the kettle, on the right is an instruction manual and on the left is the power base.

Dimensions

The Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is 8.86 inches in length, 5.91 inches in width, and 9.45 inches in height.
The Chefman Electric Kettle with Temperature Control (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 8.66 inches in length, 6.50 inches in width, and 8.98 inches in height.
Length
8.9" (22.5 cm)
8.7" (22.0 cm)
Width
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
9.4" (24.0 cm)
9.0" (22.8 cm)
Weight
3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)

Carafe

7.0
8.0
The carafe of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) sitting on top of its power base.
The water level window of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The opening diameter of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is 2.76 inches.
The heating plate of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The stainless steel V-shaped spout of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The removable mesh filter of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The carafe of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The carafe of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The opening diameter of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 3.23 inches.
The plastic black V-shaped spout of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The mesh filter attached to the plastic black V-shaped spout of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
60.9 fl oz (1.8 L)
Weight
2.4 oz (69 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Materials
Stainless steel
Glass
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
2.8" (7.0 cm)
3.2" (8.2 cm)
LED Ring
Blue
Multi-colored
Filter
Removable mesh
Removable mesh filter
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
Detachable

Handle

9.0
5.0
A hand holding the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) by its handle.
A hand holding the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch

Lid

7.0
7.0
The lid is pop-up button of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is located on its handle.
The lid is pop-up button of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is located on its handle.
The pop-up lid of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) opens at an 80° angle.
The open button for the pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The open button for the pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) opens at an 80° angle.
Materials
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button
Push-button pop-up

Base

9.0
9.0
The top of the power base of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The top of the power base of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The bottom of the power base of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip silicone pads.
The top of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The top of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The bottom of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°°
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The three-pronged plug of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The three-pronged plug of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp).
The three-pronged power cord of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) is 37.99 inches long (96.5 cm).
The two-pronged flat power cord of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 29.72 inches long (75.5 cm).
Type
three-pronged plug
two-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
38.0" (96.5 cm)
2.5 ft (0.8 m)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
6.8

User Control

9.0
7.0
The control panel on the handle of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) has nine buttons: OPEN, Delicate tea, Green tea, White tea, Oolong tea, French Press, Black tea, START, and KEEP WARM.
The control panel on the handle of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) has two buttons. On the left is the on/off switch and on the right is the button to toggle between 5 preset temperatures: 175°F,185°F,195°F,200°F, and 212°F.
Control
One-touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
Red LED
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
6
5
Keep Warm
30 minutes
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes
Yes

Ease of Use

9.0
7.0
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) into a cup.
A hand pouring tea from the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) into a glass.

Cleaning

6.0
6.0
A hand using a kitchen tong to wipe the interior of the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle with 6 Preset Temperatures (CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp) with a tissue.
The opened Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) with its removable mesh filter and tea infuser.
The Chefman RJ11-17-CTI-RL has a removable mesh filter and tea infuser.

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