Cuisinart CPK-17 vs JK-17 The kettle raises independently of the base, obviating the necessity for a cord. Due to the fact that the bottom remains cool, you may set it on any surface without fear of burning it. On the other hand, the chord is positioned at the base. It measures the same width as a kettle but is just approximately a quarter inch thick.It's much less audible than some of the others I've used or heard. It rapidly warms the water to the required temperature while also reducing noise. The noise is initially quiet, but increases in volume as the water approaches temperature. I just filled it to the capacity with cold filtered water, and it reached 200 degrees in about 5 minutes, with only about 3 minutes being "noisy," but I could still chat on the phone from a few feet away.There seem to be two possibilities... One is a piece of white plastic that looks to conceal an inside screw that attaches the handle's bottom, and the other is a portion enclosing the filter that collects water poured outside - the same design as the Hamilton Beach I spotted at Costco. I'd continue to refer to it as a'minimal impact' condition (or marginal)... Bear in mind that many polymers do not have a "carcinogenic effect" when exposed to water... It may be some kind of silicon down there, but I am unable to access it. The higher one, which is contained inside the nozzle and is located above the filter, is relatively thin. I would not be worried about them at this amount of exposure. (If you're considering cancer.) I'm confident it'll be durable - at a bare minimum (.01 percent??). The cordless electric tea kettle is always prepared to brew the perfect afternoon tea, prepare hot chocolate before bed, or fill a French press for morning coffee. The tea kettle's 1500 watts of electricity rapidly boils up to 1.7 litres of water at the press of a button. The kettle is intended for ease, with an open button that raises the top for filling and a 360-degree cordless connection on the base. Grip that is non-slip and keeps you cool. The cover is easily opened. For a speedy warm-up, the light is set at 1500 watts. Protection against boiler dryness and automatic shutdown One-touch controls, a 30-minute keep warm option, a stay-cool nonslip handle, a cordless 360-degree swivel power base, and an auto safety cutoff are all included as custom controls. must-have characteristics: Six pre-programmed heat settings, blue LED indicator lights, and a backlit water window ensure the optimal temperature for steeping tea. must-have characteristics: Six pre-programmed heat settings, blue LED indicator lights, and a backlit water window ensure the optimal temperature for steeping tea. The 1.7-liter stainless steel cordless electric kettle has a concealed heating element that prevents mineral buildup and a 1500-watt heating element for rapid heat up. Removeable and washable scale filter, as well as boil-dry protection. There are only three years available. Consult the user manual for troubleshooting procedures and questions regarding the warranty policy. This item is free of BPA.