I purchased 25 of these electric kettles for a hotel I work at to be placed in the guest rooms upon request. They are sleek looking and the cord can wrap up under the base to be shorter ultimately limiting accidental trips. Unwrapped, the cord is 3 ft long. It is about 10 inches tall and 5 inches wide. With water (1.7 liters =7.18 cups) it weights, a little over 5lbs. Without water, it is a little over 2lbs. It boiled 1.7L of water in 7 minutes and 4 seconds thought it was louder than expected during the beginning stages of the boiling process. You cannot control the temperature of this kettle. It’s either on or off. It is warm to the touch after boiling.
It boils at 212 degrees F so check the temperature before brewing your tea. Most teas require temperatures closer to 200 degrees F for brewing.
The lid only opens if you press a button and I would suggest letting the kettle air dry to avoid mold. You can wipe down the outside of the kettle with a damp towel and NEVER submerge it in water or put in the dishwasher.
One of the cons I noticed is that it is the “max fill line” on the inside of the kettle is only visible if you are right handed. If you try and fill up the kettle with your left hand, the “Max fill line” isn’t visible. I know it doesn’t seem like a big deal unless your dominate hand is left then try to hold a 5lb kettle with your non dominant hand to fill up with water.