Hamilton Beach Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle - 40996 Just as effective as the morning alarm, but not as noisy or unpleasant, the Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle can wake you up peacefully to ready, piping-hot water, right when it's needed most. With 1500 watts, this electric kettle can rapidly heat up and retain a range of programmed temperatures for a variety of caffeine and herbal teas, coffees and hot cocoa. All disguised by a cordless base and brushed, stainless steel exterior that's compact, space-saving and appealing on the kitchen counter or at the table. Overall, as an economical, high-performing kitchen accessory, the Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle offers modern functionality without the old-fashioned teapot look or a long, tacky cord to get in the way. PRODUCT FEATURE BENEFITS Boils water faster than a microwave and is safer than a stovetop kettle Control panel/display includes 5 pre-set programmed temperatures, manual temperature buttons, countdown timer, programmable clock and automatic one-hour shutoff setting Brushed, stainless steel exterior hides fingerprints and conceals heating elements underneath Cordless kettle allows for cord-free serving and easy storage 1500 watt power base retains hot water for up to one hour Push-button lid opens easily with one hand and reduces spills Extra-large 1.7 Liter (L) kettle pot holds a large capacity of water for multiple cups Removable anti-scale mesh filter (inside spout) purifies water for drinking Water window on kettle handle equipped with pre-marked measuring lines for accurate pouring Boil-dry protection helps keep unit safe from damage and over-heating Smart Programming With built-in, pre-programmable settings and easy-to-use buttons, the Programmable Electric Kettle gives you the complete freedom to choose the type of hot drink and desired temperature setting. If there's no time to select a temperature, simply pick from one of the five pre-set temperatures that are already available. To do this, press the PROG button repeatedly until the desired temperature shows on the display. If you have a young child and need a slightly cooler temperature, select the PROG button and change the + and – until your desired temperature shows on the display. Remember to make sure the clock is set for the correct time of day. This will ensure successful heating without being awakened in the middle of the night. Changes from °Fahrenheit (°F) to °Celsius (°C) With adaptable temperature settings to read either Fahrenheit or Celsius degrees, the Programmable 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle is the versatile, low-cost solution for any hot beverage drinker – the tea lover, the coffee drinker, even the metric-minded individual. Simply press the + and – buttons at the same time to show the water temperature in °C, or repeat this process to change it back to °F. Automatic Safety Elements Protect from Damage and Overheating Concerned about the kettle floor discoloring or kettle pot boiling dry? No worries, this electric kettle is equipped with safety devices to give you the ease and peace of mind for during and after use. Also, if the kettle is accidentally switched ON without being filled with water first, don't fret. The kettle's automatic safety setting will automatically switch OFF. Beverage Temperature Guide Not sure what the ideal hot water temperature is for your beverage? Complimentary on the exterior of this Programmable Kettle is an easy-to-follow guide offering novice tea drinkers and hot beverage enthusiasts the exact temperatures and times for preparing hot water to make green, white, oolong, black and herbal tea as well French press coffee and hot cocoa. Easy Cleanup Allow the unit to cool before taking off or putting on parts for cleaning or use. To disconnect electric kettle before cleaning, turn any control to OFF (O) and then remove the plug from the wall outlet. For optimum performance and a clean mesh filter every time, do not to use abrasive souring pads or cleaners since this may damage the stainless steel surface. Instead, rinse the filter periodically under running water and gently brush with a clean toothbrush. TIPS & CARE Before use, fill kettle with selected amount of water with mesh filter in place, and ensure that water level is between 0.5 L and MAX on the water level window and on level surface before serving. Overfilling the kettle may cause boiling water to spit out of the spout. Do not use for any other purpose than heating water, as other liquids or food will contaminate the interior. If the kettle floor starts turning colors, don't panic. This is normal and tends to happen, and does not affect the kettle's performance. Note: Care must be taken when handling the kettle to avoid spilled hot liquid, scalding or burns – use knobs or handle.