For tea to reach its full flavor, it should be steeped at just the right temperature. The Cuisinart perfect temp 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!