Summary: A very good electric tea kettle. I have had one of these for about six years. The top lid went bad on me after about 5 years and I purchased another lid and it is still working. I purchased this one as a backup about a year ago, but have not needed to use it yet. I am satisfied with it enough that I would buy another one if needed.
Summary: Wow, I thought the other people who said that this kettle ends up leaking from the handle were being a bit harsh, but nope, mine is leaking now too. After about two months. Hard to believe they still sell this. It really should be recalled.
Summary: This is an excellent and fast boiler that has some minor issues. We are on to our 3rd boiler in less than 5 years. The first one had to be replaced due to a faulty on-off switch. This was replaced by the store we bought it in. When that one started leaking after a few years we decided to try for another one on amazon. After a couple of years, that one too is now leaking. As great as this boiler is (and it's been pretty good), we've gone on to a different model.
Second time around with this product - same problem. It leaks!
Amie Pen, Amazon
29 May 2013
Summary: My first kettle lasted a couple of years. The new one lasted a few months. Same problem, it leaks just below the handle and becomes a hazard since water gets all into the electrical connection. I called Krups (their website is impossible to navigate) and they said they have discontinued this plastic one due to this problem and gone to stainless steel. They say they are, however, replacing my leaking one with another plastic kettle since it's still under warranty.
Summary: Bought my first Krups electric kettle 11 years ago and it was used daily. Recently, while cleaning it, I dropped the top and it cracked. The kettle still worked until the new one arrived. It's perfect for my needs. Over the years, I have given several of them as gifts. They are always much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend the Krups electric kettle. I could not have hoped for better quality and durability. It's definitely the best!
Summary: Such a reliable little gem of a kettle. Use it daily, several times each day. Love the see through panel/measuring points on the side of the kettle. Very easy to know how much water is in the kettle. Krups is durable, very cost-effective and meets all our needs.