Top positive review
Love this kettle
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2018
Love this kettle! Has a 4 hour keep warm feature. (yes, you read that right...4 HOURS!) 8 pre-set temp's; 100 great for bread making & 140 great for just plain hot water to drink. The other temp's cover any beverage you may want to brew. Spout delivers more of a goose neck effect which is an advantage for pour over coffee and pouring over loose tea leaves. The bottom of the kettle is also cool to the touch so it can easily be placed on any surface without causing any damage. Since it does have the stainless steel interior and the plastic exterior, which provides some insulation, the kettle keeps the water warm for a good period of time when off the base, or if you need to re-heat it. (For instance if you did not use the keep warm feature.) It heats the water fast; about 7 minutes for a full pot of room temp water and only a couple of minutes for 16 oz's. The less the water, the less the heat time. And, of course, if you are re-heating water, then the heat time is really short. It has a stainless steel interior but there is a very small gasket around the thermostat at the bottom and the spout is plastic. In the stainless steel lid there are small holes ( I'm guessing for venting) that exposes the plastic outer lid construction. Steam appears to pass through the lid vent holes. I assume this steam could collect on the upper plastic lid & drip back down onto the water in the kettle. However, I have not been able to find a electric kettle without some plastic parts. I feel the plastic in the unit is minimal and it is BPA free. Therefore, I am not concerned about any health risk as a by product of the plastic. There is not an internal memory for the selected temp setting when you remove it from it's base. If you desire to keep the water warm at the selected temp, then you must re- select it each time you replace it back onto the base. If you do this, then it keeps the water warm at the selected temp for 4 hours. For the $49 price point and given all it's other features, I can live with this manual re-set as it only takes a second to do. To keep warm, it does let the water cool down about 5 degrees then it kicks on and reheats the water to the selected temp. I did a lot of research on electric kettles before deciding on this one. This unit is the only one I found with 8 temp settings, long keep warm feature, and a stainless steel interior with a plastic exterior for a cool touch exterior which is a great benefit for accident prone people like me. The others I found with the cool touch exterior feature had a glass interior which I was afraid would break over time and if bumped and knocked over. I have been using this kettle daily for about 2 hours in the morning and about 2 hours in the afternoon for the past three weeks and have not been disappointed. For the $49 price point, this kettle can not be beat...LOVE it!!!