Summary: This is a great kettle and worth its cost. It is stylish and I trust it even more as it is made by Bosch. I only have one fault with it and that is that even though one of the reasons I chose this model was for its whistle, it would be nice if you could turn it off if necessary. (Like in the middle of the night!). It is a quick boiler and having a choice of what temperature you want the water is great.
Summary: We have had a number of kettles over the last few years from all the big names and they have failed either during the guarantee period or just after. So we decided to pay a bit more and give Bosch a try, as we have a number of their white goods. It is useful to be able to see the temperature light as the water reaches certain temperatures (80/90/100) and the whistle to start and finish is not too annoying. Useful keep warm facility. Hopefully this one will last!!
Summary: Easy to open lid. Large capacity. Noisy initially when button pressed to boil, but boils quickly so minimal disruption. Nice looking, but black plastic may cheapen look for you if looking for something more solid / austere..
Summary: This is a very fast boiling kettle.Noise-wise it is not the quietest, it does beep loudly when you turn it on and when it's done boiling but I actually find this useful if I wonder into another room while its boiling.The lid opening mechanism is a great feature as you literally just push the middle of the lid and it pops up. Feels a sturdy, good quality kettle. Sides don't heat up when boiling so no chance of burning yourself. A little on the heavy side.