This is the perfect electric kettle I was looking for on my dark countertop. The appearance of the kettle is so modern yet it does not lose its original function - boiling water. For the whole 1.5 L, it takes 4 minutes and 30 seconds. (Yes, I used my timer to record it!) The kettle turns off automatically after that. The handle is smooth to carry the kettle. The inside is very easy to clean since there is no hidden corner. The lid is flat so that you can easily clean it as well. For an electric kettle at this price, I am happy with what I paid for.