Summary: This is a very good kettle. I used it for a while, but it was too heavy for my arthritic hands. i had to buy another one, which is lighter to handle. But this one is great for anyone who can pick up something a little heavy, by the time you put water in it.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a 10-year-old Toastess kettle. There is no comparison. This one feels flimsy, the lid is always falling into the closed position when refilling, the fit onto the base is not as smooth, it is easier to get steam burns, etc. It's just not a high-quality design. That said, it does the job. Guess I will keep it around until it breaks, which I'm guessing will be much sooner than 10 years!
Summary: Since people often ask about this when considering getting a plastic kettle, I got this information from Toastess Consumer Services in Quebec: "All of the plastic parts on the TJK28W, as well as on all of our kettles, are made with polypropylene, which is one of the safest reusable plastics and doesn’t contain BPA." I have been very satisfied with this product.
Summary: This kettle would work better if it had a decent design. unfortunately, you either have to stand there pushing the handle down so it makes conact with the power source, or, like I did, put a wedge of somesort under the front or spout side of the kettle, so the back sits down properly. the bottom has a sort of bubble that holds the back part up just enough to break contact with the power.
Summary: I had one that lasted three years and used it 3 - 4 times/per day. Great for heating water for coffee, tea - even when I'm in a hurry and want to do a fast pot of spaghetti! Just ordered my second one. Works better than many more expensively priced. Just be sure to always leave enough water in the bottom to cover the element and yours will last years.