beautiful kettle, boils water quickly. Unfortunately, there is a major design flaw - when you tip the water out, the handle is placed in such a way that you get burned by hot steam unless you are holding handle far down towards bottom of kettle. I purchased for my office and had to throw out almost immediately due to concerns someone would get burned. don't purchase this product due to design flaw. it's a shame because it is lovely and boils water very quickly.