I received this kettle as a gift from a friend, and it has been an excellent addition to my kitchen. It heats up water very quickly, is large enough for multiple cups, and is a great quality for the low price. I also like that it does not take up a tremendous amount of room on my kitchen countertop, but is large enough to make plenty of water. The water seems to be a great temperature for my cups of tea, and the auto off feature works perfectly and is a must for safety. However, one negative is that it is quite noisy while heating water, to the point where it can be difficult to have a conversation if using it in a small kitchen or space. Its small top also makes cleaning a bit difficult, but cleaning is still doable with a bit of maneuvering. Have recommended this item to my friends and families, but typically warn others of the noise level which can be a bit annoying and seems unnecessary.