For tea to reach its full flavor, it should be steeped at just the right temperature. The Cuisinart¨: PerfecTempª Electric Kettle has 6 preset temperatures for different varieties of tea. 1500-watts provide fast heat-up, and a Keep Warm option will maintain the set temperature for 30 minutes. The kettle can even be removed from the power base for up to 2 minutes without shutting off. Cuisinart¨ continues to make life civilized, easy and delicious!