Summary: We bought this kettle in December of 2006 from Amazon and have used it almost daily since then and been very happy. True, after a few months it turned a little brown at the bottom where the heating element is, but since you can easily scrub the brown away I assume it is a deposit of iron oxide from the water rather than corrosion of the kettle. Since this is purely cosmetic and not visible I left it alone.
Summary: I love it. I've got one for work, one for home and one at my moms. I drink a large quantity of tea. We also use it to heat water for pasta, etc. It works very well. I got it for MUCH less than it is currently listed for ($199). On amazon I paid about $70, so it was worth that. I'm not sure I"d pay 199 for any kettle. Compared to the others on the market I do still like this one. It does have some plastic in it, which I am trying to ignore and not panic about.
Summary: Got it about 1 year ago. First some contact got loose and had to turn it this way and that so it would stay on. Then a couple of days ago lots of smoke came out the base and it died all together. The filter screen came off a while ago. not really needed anyway. I don't know why the price is so high, I paid much less. this was the second one in a row that did not last over a year. will not buy again. Stay away from this POS.
Summary: We are serious tea drinkers, and have used a variety of electric kettles over the years. We couldn't live without one! We like the consistency of the water temperature when brewing loose leaf teas, and the automatic shutoff is critical (we've melted a few tea kettles over the years on the stovetop burner).
We thought the Braun WK600 Impressions was sleek looking, and matched our other stainless and black appliances.