Equipped with a 1500-watt immersed heating element, this electric kettle quickly brings up to 1-2/3 liters of water to a rolling boil. To use, simply fill the kettle using the LED-illuminated water-level indicator to gauge how much, return it to its power base, and flip the switch to the on position. In about two minutes, hot water will be ready for anything from tea, instant coffee, and hot cocoa to instant soup or oatmeal. The kettle lifts off its power base for graceful serving without the hassle of a cord and can be returned at any angle. Other highlights include a cushion-controlled lid that opens with the press of a button, a viewing window in the lid, a ready bell indicator, a removable scale filter, a soft-grip open-style handle, and convenient cord storage. For safety, the kettle automatically shuts off when water reaches a full boil, and its boil-dry protection won't allow the unit to operate without water inside.