I've had this kettle for about a week and a half and am quickly getting addicted to hot drinks! This kettle works very well. The kettle itself is cordless--the base plugs in, but the kettle separates completely from the base. This is a very nice feature, because it means you don't have to worry about getting water all over the plug, or about the cord trailing all over as you pour. I also like the fact that amounts of water are marked in volume and in terms of cups on a clear panel in the side. The kettle heats up very quickly--a full kettle of water (1.7 liters) takes about 5 minutes to come to a boil. That said, this kettle isn't perfect. The cord could be a little longer. Also, the minimum water level that the kettle requires is too much for one person. It's about five cups. If you drink with other people, you won't care, but I tend to want just one cup of something when I'm studying at night.
Notre Dame, IN