Summary: I bought this because I love Cuisinart productsand this kettle has such a terrific "retro" look. It makes a great appearance on my black granite countertops. It boils water in a flash and has a large capacity. One caution - because it is metal, it is hot to the touch, so maybe not great around little kids. That's the only reason I did not give it five stars all around. Overall, I am more than pleased with this purchase.