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  • Brand: Cuisinart
  • Product: Kettle
  • Model/name: CTK17GU
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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Traditional Kettle
CTK17 Series
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Cuisinart
Traditional Kettle.
For over 30 years Cuisinart’s aim has been to produce the
very finest kitchen equipment. All Cuisinart products are
engineered for exceptionally long life, and designed to be
easy to use as well as to give excellent performance day
after day.
To learn more about our products visit our website
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Product Control Guide............................................................................... 4
Important Safety Cautions........................................................................ 5
Safety During Use....................................................................................... 7
Instructions For Use................................................................................... 8
Hints & Tips................................................................................................. 9
Cleaning & Maintenance........................................................................... 9
UK Guarantee & After Sales Service......................................................10
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Product Control Guide
Easy grip lid for quick and easy filling
Soft grip handle
Dripless pour spout with
water filter
Power ‘On’ switch
Water level indicator
1.7L capacity stainless steel
traditional kettle
Power base
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Important Safety Cautions
Carefully read all the instructions before using the appliance and
keep in a safe place for future reference.
Always follow these safety cautions when using this appliance to avoid
personal injury or damage to the appliance. This appliance should be
used only as described within this instruction book.
WARNING: very hot surfaces.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Always use the handle.
THIS IS AN ATTENDED APPLIANCE. Do not leave unattended during
use, unplug after each use.
WARNING: Use extra care when working with hot liquids to avoid
injury from overflowing, steaming and splattering.
WARNING: Do not remove the lid while the water is boiling.
CAUTION: Position the lid so that the steam is directed away from
the handle.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use
of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should always be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with this appliance.
Not for use by children. Keep the appliance and its supply cord out of
reach of children during and after use.
This appliance is for indoor, domestic use only and is not intended to
be used in applications such as: staff kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments; farm houses; by customers in hotels,
motels and other residential type environments; bed and breakfast
type establishments.
Do not use the appliance if the supply cord is damaged. In the event
of supply cord damage, discontinue use immediately. If the supply
cord is damaged it must be replaced by the manufacturer. Return
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the appliance to the Customer Care Centre (refer to ‘UK After Sales
Service’ section for further information). No repair must be attempted
by the consumer.
Take care not to allow the appliance surfaces to come into contact
with other heat sensitive surfaces.
Before first use we recommend operating the kettle 2 or 3 times to
remove and dust or residue remaining from its manufacture.
Always unplug the appliance from the mains outlet and allow to cool
before cleaning.
Do not exceed the maximum fill level as clearly marked on the water
level indicator. If the kettle is overfilled, boiling water may be ejected.
Ensure to regularly descale the appliance.
Always ensure the voltage to be used corresponds with the voltage
on the appliance; this is indicated on the bottom of the kettle and the
power base.
The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of external
timer or separate remote control system.
Always disconnect the appliance from the electric supply if it is left
Never pull the plug out of the mains socket by the supply cord.
Always ensure that your hands are dry before touching the supply
cord or removing the plug from the mains socket.
Do not wrap the supply cord around the main body of the appliance
during or after use.
Ensure all packaging materials and any promotional labels or stickers
are removed from the kettle before first use.
Always inspect the appliance before use for noticeable signs of
damage. Do not use if damaged, or if the appliance has been dropped.
In the event of damage, or if the appliance develops a fault, contact
the Cuisinart Customer Care Line (refer to “UK After Sales Service
section” for further information).
Do not use the appliance for anything other than its intended use. This
appliance should be used only for preparations of drinks as described
within the instructions for use that accompany it.
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Do not use accessories or attachments with this appliance other than
those recommended by Cuisinart.
Do not leave the supply cord hanging over the edge of a kitchen table
or worktop.
Do not allow the supply cord to come into contact with sources of
Do not place the appliance on or near a hot gas or electric burner or
place in a heated oven.
Never leave the appliance unattended when switched on or plugged
Periodically check all parts before use. If any part is damaged DO NOT
To avoid injury or possible fire, do not cover the appliance when in
To protect against fire, electric shock or personal injury, do not
immerse the cord, plug or appliance in water or other liquids or place
in a dishwasher.
The kettle must only be used with the stand provided.
Do not turn the kettle power on when there is no water in the jug.
Always close the lid before plugging in and turning on the kettle.
Ensure that the kettle is switched off before removing the kettle jug
from the base.
To help prevent build-up of hard water lime scale, empty the water
from the kettle after each use.
Switch off and unplug the appliance after use.
WARNING: Polythene bags over the product or packaging may
be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from
babies and children. These bags are not toys.
This product complies fully with all appropriate EU and UK legislation
and the standards relevant to this type and class of appliance. We are an
ISO9001:2015 certified company that continually evaluates our Quality
Management System performance. If you have any queries regarding
product safety and compliance, please contact our Customer Services
Department (see “U.K. After Sales Service” section).
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Disposing of electrical and electronic appliances at the end-of-life
In everyone’s interests and to actively participate in the collective effort
to protect the environment:
Do not discard your products with the household waste.
Use return and collection systems available in your area. Some
materials may be recycled or reused.
Instructions For Use
Before using for the first time we recommend operating the kettle 2
or 3 times. This will remove any dust or residue remaining from its
manufacture. Fill to the MAX mark fill level (1.7L), bring to the boil and
when boiling has finished and the kettle has switched off, discard the
water and rinse out the inside.
Position the kettle on a flat sturdy surface with the spout facing away
from you. Gently lift off the lid, whilst holding the handle.
Fill the kettle with the required amount of cold water. The water gauge
is either side of the kettle and is marked with min and max. Please take
care not to exceed the max mark as this may cause spitting from the
spout when boiling.
Position the kettle with the spout facing away from you. Replace lid on
Align the kettle over the power base and gently lower it into position; it
will find its own way and sit firmly on the base.
Switch the kettle on by pressing down the power ‘On’ switch at the rear
of the kettle. You will hear a slight click and the switch will illuminate
with a blue LED.
The kettle will switch off automatically when it has finished boiling.
However, the kettle can be switched off at any time by simply lifting the
power ‘On’ switch in an upwardly direction. The LED will switch off and
the same click will be heard as switching on.
Pour water out slowly. Return kettle to base after pouring. If you wish to
re-boil the water, you must press the power ‘On’ switch again.
N.B. A couple of water droplets or condensation may appear on the
powerbase, this is quite normal and not a leak.
N.B. Do not remove the lid of the kettle when pouring; escaping steam
may scald.
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Once the kettle is re-located on the power base, it can be switched on
again at any time. If the switch will not stay down it means the control
is still a little warm; this is normal and it will simply re-set itself in a few
seconds when cooled and will be ready to boil again.
N.B If the kettle is accidentally switched on without a sufficient water
level, a boil dry mechanism will automatically switch the kettle off.
Hints & Tips
Always use fresh, cold water each time you boil.
N.B. For your safety, always ensure the lid is on properly when the kettle
is in use.
If the kettle is accidentally switched on without a sufficient water level,
a boil dry mechanism will automatically switch the kettle off.
For best results, empty the kettle after each use. Do not leave water
standing in the kettle. This is to help prevent build up of hard water

Cleaning & Maintenance
Always unplug the appliance from the mains outlet before cleaning.
Allow to cool before cleaning the appliance.
Clean the exterior surface of the kettle with a clean damp cloth to
preserve its original highly polished finish. Dry and polish with a soft
Clean the water filter with a soft, clean, damp cloth once a month or
as necessary.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring agents of any kind on the
interior or exterior of the kettle.
Warning! Do not immerse the kettle or power base in water or other
liquid. Ensure the electric kettle socket is kept dry.
To get the best performance from your Traditional Kettle, we
recommend descaling it from time to time. Frequency depends on the
hardness of your tap water and how often you use it.
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We suggest use of a kettle descaler in order to dissolve the scale. Simply
follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on the packaging. Alternatively
pour in enough white vinegar to cover the bottom of the kettle by about
2cm. Bring the vinegar to the boil; you may need to repeat this several
times with cooled vinegar to remove the build-up completely. When
the kettle is descaled, empty the kettle and rinse out several times with
clean water. Take care not to inhale fumes.
UK Guarantee
The Conair Group Ltd, Unit 3 Waterfront Business Park, Fleet, GU51 3TW
This appliance is guaranteed for consumer use for 3 years and is only valid within the
United Kingdom.
This guarantee covers consumer use only i.e. defects occurring under normal use within
the home from date of purchase or date of delivery, whichever is later.
If the product develops a fault due to defects in materials or manufacture within 12
months from the date of purchase, to avoid delays and unnecessary inconvenience, where
possible please return the product to the point of purchase for an exchange.
If the product develops a fault due to defects in materials or manufacture after 12
months from the date of purchase, and within the guarantee period, Conair UK After Sales
Service will repair or replace the product.
This guarantee will no longer be valid meaning that The Conair Group Ltd will not be liable
to repair or replace your product where:
The appliance has been used on a voltage supply other than that which is marked on
the product, or advised within this instruction booklet
2. The appliance has been purchased from an unauthorised stockist*
3. The appliance is used for professional / non domestic usage
4. Repairs or alterations have been attempted by unauthorised persons
5. The failure of the appliance is a direct result of misuse
6. The failure is a result of not following the instructions for use
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This guarantee does not cover any cosmetic damage due to misuse of the product nor any
damage to persons or property that occurs because of product misuse.
*unauthorised stockists include, but are not limited to online auction sites, private sellers
and those selling second hand goods, refurbished products etc
Please contact the Conair Customer Care Line on 03702 406902 (09:00 to 17:00 Monday to
Friday) or email for further information on authorised stockists.
It is important to retain your proof of purchase. We recommend attaching your
receipt to this page.
Even where a refund may be applicable, no refund will be provided without a valid
receipt or proof of purchase, we will only be able to offer a repair or replacement
service. Please note this does not apply if the product was purchased directly from
The Conair Group Ltd.
Guarantees on replacement products run from the original purchase date or date of
delivery, whichever is later, and not from the date of replacement.
This guarantee is an additional benefit and does not affect your statutory rights as
a consumer.
If you have any queries regarding this guarantee please contact the Conair Customer
Care Line on 03702 406 902 (09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday) or email your enquiry to
UK After Sales Service
For further advice on using the appliance or should you need to return your product,
please contact the Conair Customer Care Line on 03702 406 902 (09:00 to 17:00 Monday
to Friday) or email your enquiry to
Return address:
Customer Care Centre
Conair Logistics
Unit 4, Revolution Park
Buckshaw Avenue
Buckshaw Village
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Please enclose your returns number, name and address details, together with a copy of
proof of purchase and details of the fault.
Please note this Instruction Booklet is not the guarantee.
The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this
product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be handed
over to an appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this
product. For more detailed information about the recycling of this product,
please contact your local council office or your household waste disposal
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