Summary: I requested a RMA from the manufacturer today. I will complete this post with the outcome.
Pros: Heats water quickly.
Cons: I have owned and used this item on a regular basis for tea and for hot breakfast cereal and for noodles and other quick meals. It has heated water like it is supposed to do. After 5 months of use, I happened to look inside the carafe and noticed that the seam along the bottom of the carafe wall is covered with a half-dozen places a half-inch or larger where the carafe is rusting through. I don't know how long I have been drinking rusty water, but I am not any more. Th...
Summary: I have now purchased two (2) of these Maximatic kettle, One I returned because it oozed glue from between the top [art and near the gauge. I returned it to Amazon and purchased another one. I have repeatedly tried to speak to someone in customer service or any other person available and all I GET IS NO ONE IS AVAILABLE! WHAT SORT OF COMPANY NEVER HAS ANYONE TO SPEAK TO A customer I AM CONTAING AMAZON AND WILL RETURN THIS KETTTLE ALSO.
Summary: This is good basic kettle. It works fine. I did not like the ergonomics. Top doesn't open enough to poor filtered water, "boiling" light and water level are on the opposite sides, so I had to always rotate the kettle. The shortcomings though are minor, generally it does what you expect.
Summary: It's very hard to find an electric kettle that has the feature set like this one for such a good price. It's just as good as any other one that's 3x the cost. One minor issue is that the water boils for a while before the switch flips off automatically.
Pros: Fast, hot, inexpensive, good build.
Cons: Takes a little too much time for the switch to flip off automatically. I would like an audible indication that the water is boiled done.
Summary: Heats water almost instantly! Discovered the Elite kettle when visiting family. They've used theirs for years. I liked it so much, I ordered one for myself when I got home. If you like to drink lots of tea, this is great!
Summary: I actually have ordered 4 of these over the past year and have been extremely satisfied with them. I ordered one for myself and one for 2 of my grand-daughters. The 4th one I ordered so I will have one if mine should ever quit working. We have nothing negative to say about this product. Excellent, love it!!!