Just idling thru reviews while I decide whether to buy the matching toaster or not, and I was surprised to find how poorly this is rated.
And yet, I can hardly disagree with some - the gauge is particularly bad and does indeed look as though it's registering water content when there's none.
However, I find it robust, a good pourer, I like the side-ways handle on the lid, so that if you do take it off to re-fill after boiling, you don't scald yourself. I also like the fact that it will boil small amounts of water, and always turns off at boiling, whether it's full or got hardly any in.
Yes, it is Very Noisy, you can't have a phone conversation next to it when it's boiling.
I've had mine about 6 months in a fairly average kitchen, I'm no perfect housewife, but it doesn't look grubby or tatty yet. I've just been to stare at it to check.