Summary: Do not buy this. I bought this product, feeling duped that it was a 220 volt when clearly a 220 volt does not work in a standard American kitchen. Of course in hindsight I should have read every part of the description but when I buy a blender, coffee maker, etc., I expect it to work in my American kitchen. I sent it back and somehow it got lost and I did not get my money back.
Summary: My sister has a Braun Tea Kettle that heats up in about 2 minutes and is very light, so I ordered this one for myself. It is a European model that needed a converter (not mentioned in the Ad) and even with the converter took about 7-10 minutes to heat up. Ended up purchasing a KRUPS. Apparently my sister's Braun is an anomaly, because the Krups also takes about 5-7 minutes to heat up.
What is wrong with the people who write the descriptions ...
Keith Grove "Keith", Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: What is wrong with the people who write the descriptions of these products, OF COURSE 220 volt appliances WORK IN THE USA, you just need an AC outlet that provides 220 volts. Any modern house can have a 220 volt AC outlet.
Summary: I purchased this kettle for Russia as it works at 220 v. Finally my friend got it and are absolutely happy with this ultra fast and silent Braun electric-kettle.No plastic smell or taste in water. I have to mention that picture shows different color of the kettle- white and grey. My kettle arrived in black and dark grey. I don't complain about the color, I liked it. But if you do care for spec color, inquire before you order.