Summary: I have only used it for two weeks now but so far so good. As mentioned in previous reviews it is quiet, efficient as well as good looking and easy to clean. Time will test the durability and I am hoping it will last for at least a few years since it was a bit pricey.
Summary: I don't think any kettle heats up faster than another. They are all the same. The exterior can feel hot. Be careful to grasp only by the handle. This has the looks, a nice blue light in the switch, a hidden element and a lid the doesn't need to be removed as it's hinged and opened with a button.
Summary: The perfect kettle. Almost all metal (no plastic parts to concern the hippy in me). No stupid gimics that are prone to breakage (like 300 different temp settings), and it looks good in my kitchen. My favourite part was 2 day shipping.