Summary: I have liked my previous DeLonghi purchases. But, I have an older kettle model: KBX1510. It is 2 years old with an obvious design flaw. (My last kettle lasted for over 10 years.) A little (1/4") plastic part, that releases the kettle lid, broke off the plastic control arm .
Summary: Like the other reviewers were saying, the kettle leaks all over the counter. It is amazing that it hasn't shorted out the fuse or shocked anyone. After a crappy heater and another crappy water kettle, I'l stay away from DeLonghi.
Summary: I've come to like De'Longhi products but this one is disappointing. Pro's: Looks nice, really like the water filter, heats fast, clicks itself off as soon as it's done. Cons: The leaking! man.. it's not huge amounts but it leaks water on and under the base.
Summary: After getting the teakettle in January, I had to stop using it by June. The kettle was leaking water all over the kitchen counter and at time it would not turn off by itself. Delongi sent me a new kettle to replace the one that was broke but it was a model only worth $80.00.