We bought this because it was recommended by Which? magazine (and still is recommended in the current December 2013 issue. It is well made and boils water very quickly. It bleeps when the water has boiled, so that you do not have to stand over the kettle and wait for it to boil. It also has a useful device to keep the water boiling, if you do not want to use it immediately.. Overall an excellent kettle and by far the best we have had.