I helped my elderly neighbors pick out this striking, cordless, chrome kettle with the stainless steel interior. They needed the many safety features it provided. A favourite characteristic, the automatic on-off switch, it can never boil dry. It, also, has a red light which can be clearly seen when it is turned on. The water level can be viewed through a window which is unique, it is on both sides for the left or right handed user. They like the strong, easy to open safety lid which doesn't allow any spillage when pouring. Since they have limited countertop space the storage area under the kettle base for the cord was appealing. Sunbeams one year warranty offer on this product sold it since my neighbors had bad luck with previous kettles breaking down within months of purchase. The only drawback was it is somewhat pricey at $56.97. However, for a family who enjoy a good cup of tea and wanted a quality item this has been considered an excellent purchase.