Lives up to it's description. We love its perfect pour (& I mean perfect), quiet, light weight (yet sturdy), easy to grip & wipe over. Easy to read water level panel (blue illumination when switched on) & under base cord storage. It was my first Amazon purchase & love the security & clear, prompt communication with this site. Always kept up to date with delivery progress & product arrived in percet condition. I hope you love the kettle as much as we do.