Summary: I wanted an electric kettle because sometimes I start the water heating, go to do some work in the home-office and then forget about the water. I ruined a tea-kettle last year doing this and wanted something that would turn-itself off. I've had this kettle (Proctor Silex) for 7 weeks. Twice it's failed to turn itself off. I return and almost all the water is boiled out and it's still going.
Summary: This is the second kettle I have purchased and both have worked great. I bought this one for a 2nd house because it was bigger and "cordless". I am very pleased and would recommend it to anyone looking to heat water fast and efficiently.
Summary: My kettle worked pretty well for about two years and then stopped working. Also at some point it developed a slight burning-plastic smell, which was definitely unappetizing. But it did boil water quickly, and was pretty cheap.
Summary: I've had this kettle for months and keep hoping that I'll be able to get rid of the plastic flavor in the water it boils, but it's hopeless. It ruins the flavor of tea, but is also probably harming anyone who drinks it.
Summary: I loved this kettle from the moment I bought it. I have another, smaller version, from the same company at work which has lasted for 5+ years. I purchased this 2 years ago and suddenly it's smelling of burned plastic, also making the water taste of burning plastic. I'm so disappointed!!
Summary: I hate this kettle. It scaled up in about two minutes, I quickly got in the habit of not drinking the whole cup to avoid a mouthful of white flakes. Water comes pouring out of the lid, my counter was constantly swimming in water. It needs about 4 cups of water to get the minimum and takes FOREVER to boil. Frankly I don't even want to donate it, it's so horrible.