I dislike this kettle a great deal, but not enough to spend the time looking for a replacement. My two main gripes are that the handle is fat and difficult to grip-- it gives you the least amount of grip when you/where you need it most, which is when it's very full of water. The sound it makes when the water is ready is not noticeable, and the 'ready' light is off to one side to where if you are left-handed you can't see that it is on. Really, the grip of the handle is aggravating-- look for a better kettle than this one!
I am recently separated and now just need one cup of instant coffee or instant latte each morning. This Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle does it rapidly. And I don't have to turn anything off because it turns off itself! What could be better than that!