This thing is amazing! It only just boils water and it does it in minutes. The design is attractive and it's comfortable. It's also pretty durable, I'm sure I can drop and bang that thing and it would still work. This thing boils water really hot and you can see it through the blue windows it has on both sides. It's very easy to use, just open it up and push the lever on the handle up and a light lights up and it will pop back down automatically and the light will turn off to signal that it's done. On the spout there's a thin filter that'll filter your freshly boiled water. It's not like a Brita filter or anything fancy but I think it helps and makes a difference anyways. It's very easy to clean but most of the time you don't even need to clean these things. This is very useful when you need hot water for beverages or for cooking. They have a cordless one also so if you're willing to spend the extra money, you should get that!