My 12 year old electric cordless kettle died. I searched for one and this one seemed the best. It heats even hotter than the last one. I may give it 5 stars in the future when I get used to it. but two things are not as convenient yet as my last one. The lid, which doesn't come off which is good as my last one fell causing the beginning of the end, is a bit hard to get to pop up, but it does when pushed hard enough. Also putting it back on the heating plate correctly took some time to master.
It has a beautiful blue light that lights upon when it is boiling water. It boils a liter of water really fast so I don't know why others are complaining about it. It is working fine and doesn’t have any dirt at the bottom. I can't find any difference with the taste of my tea as well. I love it. It's fast, beautifully designed and affordable too!!!!
I wouldn't buy this product again. I wish there was a way to return it. I was very excited, my first order with overstock only to be disappointed in the end. What did I expect anyway??? For XXXXXX something dollars, the joke is on me...BUT great shipping speed. Bravo!!! At least I liked that.