1. What makes the Chef'sChoice® TeaKettle, Model 685 worth the cost?
This revolutionary appliance has unique features that set it apart from other hot beverage products. The heating element is sealed beneath the vessel floor so there is no contact with water or build-up of objectionable mineral deposits on it. The power base is separate from the unit, which allows it to be conveniently lifted for cordless filling and serving. With 1500 watts of power the Model 685
boils water faster than the average microwave. This Chef'sChoice hot beverage appliance is the best of its kind.
2. What is the capacity of the Chef'sChoice Tea Kettle?
The Model 685 has a generous capacity, easily holding 1 1/3 quarts of water - more than enough to make a full pot of coffee or tea in minutes.
3. What safety features are included in the Chef'sChoice Tea Kettle?
The Model 685 has many unique safety features. The indicator light illuminates when the unit is powered and the steam switch automatically shuts power off seconds after water boils. A self-resetting "boil-dry" switch protects the teakettle if it is turned on with too little or no water. The corded heating base and the base of the unit are made of cool- touch polymer, safe for any surface.
4. What about the kettle handle, is it stay-cool also?
Yes, the handle is stay-cool and unlike conventional teakettles whose handles are typically on top, the handle of the Model 685 is located safely out of the way of hot steam as you pour.
5. Is the Model 685 easy to clean?
Yes, the Chef'sChoice Tea Kettle's enclosed heating elements and durable, 18/10 stainless steel interior make clean-up a breeze and will give you years of service.
6. How long is the power cord on the Model 685?
The short cord attached to the power base of the Chef'sChoice Tea Kettle (approx. 28 inches) is another important safety feature. The cord can be stored easily in the space provided on the underside of the base and adjusts conveniently to different lengths.
7. How can I purchase the Chef'sChoice Tea Kettle?
The Tea Kettle, Model 685 is available from leading department, cookware and specialty stores as well as mail order and online catalogs. For specific retailers, please call customer service at 800-342-3255.If you prefer to order Chef'sChoice products online, please see our list of online retailers.