Summary: I love this hot water heater. Heats quickly and quietly in about 5-7 minutes. It holds the right amount of water for 2 adult tea drinkers and 3 children who love instant oatmeal. Does feel warm to the touch but not bad. I am not too happy with the magnetic power cord but it is worth the convenience. I keep bumping the power cord accidentally unplugging the unit. Suggesting for manufacturer add tabs to lock it in place. Still love it and would buy again.
Summary: This is the second unit my wife has had, the other one just died after four years of continued and constant use. She is Korean and drinks a lot of tea and mocha so it is used at least fifteen hours a day.
Summary: I saw my parents with a water boiler and wrote it off as a old Chinese thing to have in the house. However, the prospect of making coffee, tea, and hot chocolate without having to wait for water to boil was appealing since I moved into a new home and winter was coming. I'm glad I bought it. I use this water boiler EVERY DAY. I wake up and fill it to just under the max line with cold, filter tap water.
Summary: So far so good. This is the pump one where you have to manually push down. It costs about $25 more for the special, electronic button. I'm not worried about rust any time soon, except that the water provided through the sink leaves traces of calcium inside of the water heater. Yes, a trail of white, crystal like salty grains are left behind if you leave the water inside (2-3 days).