"Beautiful to look at , very compact size but still big enough to hold sufficient water for a full pot of tea, the lid opening is only just big enough to fill so you do need to be careful. The hinged lid is a nice idea but if you end up tipping the kettle to get every last drop out it flips up and could burn you. I now automatically hold the lid in place whilst pouring and in fact find that most times I use an oven glove for complete safety. I used to use an electric kettle which boiled rapidly, the hob kettle takes longer but I've adjusted quickly and usually find something to do in the kitchen while I'm waiting so in fact I've gained a cleaner, tidier kitchen into the bargain."
Elizabeth Godfrey - Southport, 13th August '09