I ordered two of these; one for myself and one as a gift. I have used glass electric water kettles for a number of years. Have been through 2 of them so ordered from Overstock this time as disappointed the other ones only lasted about 3 yrs then they did not boil water as shut off when the water got a little warm. My husband loves the blue LED light on the this kettle but I am not completely satisfied with the large handle and the little filter screen seems to be in the way when I put my hand into the kettle to dry it after each use. Also the electric cord is heavy duty and is ugly sitting on the counter, although that may make the kettle last longer on this 1100 watt kettle. My other two kettles were 1500 watts with a lighter weight cord but they boiled water much quicker than this one. This ones seems like it takes a long time to boil water so I usually shut it off before water boils as in a big hurry for my coffee or tea. I don't like my water boiling hot anyway.