I come from a family of tea drinkers, so naturally I like to have a tea kettle on my stove for when the mood to drink some tea comes to me, which is often. I liked this little kettle because it matches my stainless steel appliances. It is a streamlined little kettle that does a great job in heating water quickly. The only major problem I ran into, is the handle that lifts the whistling spout broke, and I did not notice it. So I walked away from the stove while the kettle was heating up. I did not hear a whistle because the whistle part was removed from the spout. When I finally came back to check on why I hadn't heard the whistle, I found the water was almost completely boiled away. If I had been really depending on the whistle to remind me, I might have ended up with a fire in the kitchen. Other than that, it is a very nice and stylish kettle that I really do enjoy using, making sure to manually put down the whistle part!