I love my Braun Electric Water Kettle. It is fantastic for making a quick cup of tea or hot chocolate. I use mine almost every single day. It really is an essential part of my day. I also take mine along with me when we go to visit my in-laws. They do not drink coffee or tea so I need to bring my kettle with me. The cord can be wound inside the base so that only the needed length is used. The base of the kettle has a "360-degree rotational connection," which means that you don't have to align the kettle in any particular way when replacing it. You just place the kettle on the base and you are ready to go. Because it is not attached to the base, when you fill it with water you do not have to deal with an dangling cord. I love how you can see the water level on the side so you know just how much water to put in it. It has a large capacity so you don't have to refill it constantly. It boils quite fast and shuts off automatically so I don't have to keep too close an eye on it. It's very easy to clean because it detaches from the base. This kettle is very durable and is also very easy to wash - I wash mine by hand.