Excerpt: This kettle worked just fine for three years. This morning, while I was boiling water, I smelled something burning and noticed what seemed like heavy steam coming out of the pot. I turned it off, unplugged the base and opened the lid, and smoke? steam? billowed out.
Pros: Adequate boil time Good capacity Fits in crowded counter space
Excerpt: Having drunk a lot of tea in Europe, I decided on getting an electric kettle while here in the U.S. I just received this Proctor Silex 1.7L kettle. I was a little skeptical because it is competing with the likes of Braun and T-Fal. But, I was pleasantly surprised by its performance.
Pros: Cordless design, easy access for cleaning, wide opening spout
Summary: It's a water kettle! It heats water! Ideally for Tea and/or Coffee, or anything else for that matter and at 1.7 Litre, that's an excellent size for any application. VERY FAST hot water. BUY IT!!