Perfectly good kettle to start with. After about 8 months I thought I'd been dripping water onto base as I put kettle on it. After another month, the base would be full of water after the kettle had been standing overnight.There was obviously a leak from the base of the kettle. The replacement kettle only took 6 months until it started leaking. Now on the look out for another kettle. The problem is, most reviews are written soon after purchase and don't really give you a chance to see if a problem develops later.