I love this electric kettle. Pros: The controls are simple, it heats the water to the temperature I want it and then keeps it there until I'm ready to use it. It heats it faster than a kettle on the stove and thanks to the double-walled construction even when the contents are boiling you aren't going to burn yourself on it. Cons: The lid does not seem to be completely removable. If I had fat arms I might not be able to easily clean in it. Fortunately, I have skinny twig arms so it isn't much of an issue.