My last electric kettle lasted for about 5 years before lid broke off.
I like the glossy black finish to match my kitchen. The exterior is cool and safe to touch even with boiled water inside. It does not look cheap and its well made. It is also more quite than my old one.
I do have a few concerns. 1) I wish the sprout is more pointy. It is easy to spill hot water when pouring into thermos die to the small opening. 2) The lid makes a loud noise during opening/closing. It sounds like plastic cracking. No cracks,just the sound. It seems like this will be the first place it would break in the future. 3) The max water line is not easy to read from many angles.