My Braun Electric Kettle is the most frequently used appliance in my kitchen. I use it first thing in the morning everyday, and several additional times during the day.
One of the best features it that the cord attaches to the base, but you lift the kettle off the base to fill it, or to dispense hot water. The composite plastic material does not impart any taste into the water, like alumium sometime does.
It holds up to seven cups of water and reaches a boil in slightly more than one minute.
Whether you need hot water for beverages, cooking, or whatever, it is easily available when you have this puppy on your counter.
I have had my Braun Kettle for about 5 years. It is more expensive than other kettles, but its features make it worth it.