while at the beach I purchased an electric kettle. I never planned on bringing it home, but I did and I love it and I'm not sure why I didn't have one before. I live in a tiny space and so that was just one more thing, I always used the stove, but this thing is so fast. And it's bright 1970s orange. I would really like one with a base that detaches someday, but for now this is great.