During the winter months, I love to drink lots of tea. My old tea kettle wasn't working for me anymore so my sister bought me this KitchenAid 2Qt Porcelain Tea Kettle for my birthday. Not only does it work perfectly, but I love the way it looks so much that I leave it sitting on my stovetop all the time. This tea kettle boils water quickly and when it's done there is a very loud whistle that I can hear no matter where I am at in our house. I have used this tea kettle for both bagged tea and loose tea, as well making soup when I'm in a hurry. The best part about this tea kettle is the silicone handle. It allows me to pick up the kettle without burning myself and it makes pouring the boiling water so much easier. Water pours evenly without any issues. Clean up is simple, I typically just rinse with water and soap about once a week. I would recommend this KitchenAid Tea Kettle to anyone who frequently boils water for everything from tea to soup and wants a functional product that also looks nice.