This kettle has a really good lid mechanism (a let-down in our previous kettle), boils quite quickly and quietly, and feels well made. The handle is good and the "on" switch has a bright light - quite attractive! It is light - many kettles are just too heavy for my rather weak wrist - and pours and fills well. The only problem was, as noted by another reviewer, a strong taste of TCP even after many boilings. Research elsewhere revealed this is due to a release agent on plastic mouldings, which clings through any treatments with water alone but can be removed using bicarbonate of soda. Added two teaspoons, water up to max level, boiled once more and the taste has gone! Many other kettles, even stainless steel ones, apparently suffer from funny tastes and all seem to be curable by this method.