We’ve listed both the Breville BKE820XL and Cuisinart CPK-17 as two of our top rated variable temperatures kettles. In this post, we’ll be comparing the two kettles side by side to help you decide which one is best for you.

Breville BKE820XL vs. Cuisinart CPK-17:

Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle
Best Pick
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle - Silver
Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle - Silver
Temperature Selections
5
6
Keep Warm Option
20 Minutes
30 Minutes
Capacity
1.8L
1.7L
Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle
Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle
Temperature Selections
5
Keep Warm Option
20 Minutes
Capacity
1.8L
More Info
Best Pick
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle - Silver
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle - Silver
Temperature Selections
6
Keep Warm Option
30 Minutes
Capacity
1.7L
More Info
  • Capacity: Both have around the same water capacity with the Breville having a slightly larger 1.8L vs. 1.7L for the Cuisinart… hardly any difference there.
  • Pre-sets: The Cuisinart has 6 temperature pre-sets: 160, 175, 185, 190, 200 and 212F. The Breville has 5 pre-sets starting at 175F up to 212F.
  • Keep Warm Mode: The Breville’s temperature hold keeps temperature of water up to 20 minutes, while the Cuisinart keeps it for 30 minutes.
  • Design: The Cuisinart’s buttons are all located on the handle of the kettle, illuminated with blue LED light. The water tank level is illuminated as well. The Breville on the other hand has all its button at the base of the kettle, which is detachable. Both kettles have sleek brushed stainless steel exteriors.

Which Should I Buy? The Breville BKE820XL Or Cuisinart CPK-17?

For us, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp is definitely the winner:

  • It has more pre-sets.
  • Keep Hot Mode holds the water temperature for longer.
  • Better button location, and illuminated buttons are a plus.
  • It is less expensive than the Breville and under $100.

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