The kettle boils quickly and is reasonably quite. The temperature reading at the front is bright, clear and surprisingly useful. We're using the kettle in an office, and it's nice to see from afar whether the kettle needs reheating.
The keep warm facility can maintain the temperature for 40 minutes, which is quite handy in a busy office where making coffee is constantly delayed by distractions. The temperature display highlights how quickly the water temperature falls, suggesting better insulation would complement the keep warm facility.
Unfortunately the fill gauge is at the back of the kettle and is not very clear. You have to turn the kettle around and lift it to see how full it is. Also, the materials feel quite cheap and the handle is uncomfortable to hold. The lid doesn't open fully, so you can't clean inside the kettle and its hinge looks flimsy.
If you want the keep warm facility, then the kettle is worth considering, otherwise I would recommend the Philips HD4644/00 White Energy Efficient Kettle, 3000 Watt - 1.7 Litre
PROS: reasonably quick and quite; clear temperature gauge; the keep warm function is useful.
CONS: lid feels fragile; fill gauge is at the back and difficult to see; uncomfortable handle.