The top of the base of the Qi Aerista Smart Tea Brewer is covered by a piece of protective film. It is there to protect our scratch-resistant panel from damage during factory assembly. If you want, you can actually remove it by carefully peeling it off the top panel. Here is how to proceed:
Step 1 - Please slightly rub or scratch at the top panel's edge to see if the film can start revealing itself. Slowly peel off the film from the top panel.
Step 2 - If small pieces of protective film linger around the mounting ring, use a sharp edge such as a box cutter to carefully remove the excess. Please exercise extreme caution in the process to avoid possible injuries or damages to the base.
Step 3 - Completely peel off the film.